‘Be the shout, not the echo’ is the mantra created by designer Robert Stock in 2001 when he envisioned the bland and boring fashion world exploding with bold patterns, luxurious fabrics, and exquisite colors and shapes that would define his creation of the Robert Graham brand. Stock used his 40 years of experience in designing men’s clothing as a blueprint to incorporate quality, detail, and fine artisanship into the Robert Graham line of apparel, accessories, and furnishings that appeals to ‘risk takers, the curious and confident, and the centers of attention.’ Stock recently partnered with REVOLUTION EYEWEAR to create a ROBERT GRAHAM Eyewear collection.

Out of the Ordinary
This sophisticated line of designer eye- and sunwear targeted to men aged 25 to 60 features 10 ophthalmics and 10 sunglasses (all with polarized lenses) in a mix of Mazzucchelli acetate and metal styles.

Just as the Robert Graham clothing sports little design surprises in such places as under the collar or inside the cuffs, the frames also incorporate unique and unexpected elements. For example, Robert Graham clothing fabric matching the frame’s color scheme is imbedded in the acetate temples using a lamination process. The temple tips of each frame are garnished with a button hand stitched with thread, then covered with epoxy to make it a permanent part of the design. Both the buttons and thread are color-coordinated with the frame.

Outstanding Ophthalmics
Wilson is a round acetate with a conservative personality. What makes this frame masculine and modern is the temples. A metal plaque at the front of the temple sports a hieroglyph-type design with a cursive “Robert Graham” printed in the middle while the tips display the signature button on the outside.

Jackson is a classic ’50s design with an acetate brow bar over a full metal eyewire. The fabric-infused acetate temples bring this frame up to date for the sophisticated man. A metal plaque with a design resembling tweed is featured at the front of the temples while the button is on the outside of the temple tips.

Plastic geek-chic Howard also has fabric-infused temples. The top of the front has the densest color and fades to clear as it moves down the frame. A metal Robert Graham logo is affixed to the front of the temple.

Sun City
Harking back to the wayfarer style, Sammy has thick temples with a decorative metal color strip at the front of the temples. The colorful mirrored lenses complete the bold look of this style.

Princeton, a round gradient-colored acetate sunglass that sports a metal bridge and endpieces. It has solid mahogany temples and adjustable temple tips. The signature cursive Robert Graham is printed on the front of the temple.

Robert is a retro-style acetate. A metal plaque with the zipper design adorns the endpieces and front of the fabric-infused temples. The two plaques join to form a zipper detail when the temples are open.

Robert Graham eyewear complements the sophisticated, eclectic wardrobe of those who rail against gray flannel suits and the brand of the bland. Built on a heritage of quality, style, and the idea of living a more colorful life, the Robert Graham brand emphatically shouts “out with the old and in with the bold!”.

Dee Carew is a licensed optician and optometric tech at Maumee Center for Eye Care in Maumee, OH.



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