The Maiori limited edition design from EB Meyrowitz’s Amalfi collection, priced from £850
The handmade horn and acetate frames at EB Meyrowitz are some of the most desirable pairs of glasses. It’s a company with well-tended roots that go back to the 19th century – founder Emil Bruno Meyrowitz first started creating spectacles and optical goods in 1875, with stores in London, Paris and New York – and the brand is now cherished by those who want a personalised approach and individual style. It hasn’t launched a ready-to-wear range of sunglasses in over a decade, so the unveiling of its Amalfi collection of shades (from £850) is an event of note, and the five designs – made in editions of only 12 pairs – are exclusive to its Royal Arcade boutique.
The Positano sunglasses in black
The Praiano sunglasses in yellow
Loyal customers want something much more considered and interesting than a basic spin-off aviator shape, and the selection – including The Positano, The Sorrento, The Praiano, The Maiori and The Salerno – meets this need. Frames are light, bright and bold in tortoiseshell and citrus ambers and lemons. Silhouettes have typically classic, vintage appeal – these are sunglasses made for people who appreciate the importance of summer millinery and blazers – and the quality, of course, is impeccable. “You want a frame elegant enough to wear poolside at the Santa Catarina,” says Jamie Davison-Lungley, the brand’s director, “but also sturdy enough to withstand the journey to Capri.” And the inspiration? “A good dose of sunshine, a strong sea breeze and copious amount of limoncello,” he says.
The Salerno demi-blond sunglasses
The Sorrento design in yellow and black