Eyewear Fit For Better Living
French Made, Ireland Born
A few months ago, I stumbled upon the eyewear brand Pewpols via Instagram. Mainly after seeing my friend Akieff modeling/wearing the eyewear on the Pewpols account, I knew this was a brand I need to investigate a bit further.
Fast-forward to today, the brand was kind enough to send me a pair of their Meriner Havana shades from their Sun Collection. Based in Ireland, the brand sources premium quality acetate from Italy, however; the all their eyewear is produced by a family owned manufacturer of 11 skilled workers in Oyonnax, France.
Below you will find my review of these sunglasses and you can check out how they look in the “wild” as well.
Meriner Havana Sunglasses – Pewpols €360.00
Before getting deep into my impression of these sunglasses, let talk specs (pulled from Pewpols.com:
• Constructed from 8mm Italian block acetate
• Custom 3mm raised diamond front pins
• Signature Irish Herringbone engraved wire core
• 5-barrel German hinges with diamond rivets
• Plated 'P' logo embedded on temple tips
• 6 base CR39 blue sun lenses made in Italy
- Lens width: 47mm
- Bridge: 24mm
- Temple Length: 145mm
As an avid wearer of eyewear, it’s hard to find a pair of sunglasses that meets all of my demands — lightweight but sturdy, properly proportioned width, a universal frame color and unique details. However; the Meriner Havana shades falls in that rare echelon of perfect 10.
From a detail perspective, herringbone pattern on the inner-arm wire, plated ‘P’ at the end of the arm and the color variation of the frame are subtle and feeling like details you’d find in a a tailored suit.
Let’s talk about the CR39 blue sun lenses. On my very first wear, it was like stepping into an hi-def world. With sun protection that was damn near next level, for the first time in a while, I could drive without squinting. These lenses are so clear, I often forget to remove these shades when I come inside.
From a design perspective, the arms hook perfectly around your wear without pressing on your temples and stays in place even when you look down.
In The Wild
Overall, the best fitting and stylistic pleasuring pair of sunglasses that I've ever worn
Looks great with everything in my wardrobe from tailored wear to sportswears
I'd love to see this sunglasses in a true Tokyo tortoise shell frame
Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM