Designer Barton Perreira introduces a line of cannabis-themed sunglasses
Barton Perreira is an eyewear design firm that has made luxury sunglasses for some of the biggest names in the business, creating pieces that are handmade out of choice materials in Japan, sold around the world, and worn by celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Heidi Klum, and Orlando Bloom (that’s right — Legolas himself). The company has just announced an agreement with Barneys New York to create (by designer Kenton Parker) some very attractive, fashionable, and as you might guess, not very cheap cannabis-themed sunglasses for Barneys’ cannabis-themed store within a store The High End.
There are three different designs in the line, all essentially borrowed from existing Barton Perreira designs: Aerial, Kahuna, and Thurston (the Kahuna, above, is our favorite, and you can see the Thurston below, while the Aerial borrows quite a bit from standard Aviators). Each pair of glasses comes with a hand-painted case, with an extra pocket for storing a small stash while out and about, along with a custom-designed microfiber cleaning cloth. The glasses also have a very small cannabis leaf printed right on the polarized lenses, and the colors and designs are aimed at representing the cannabis life in style.
And yes, as you might imagine for high-end, custom-made sunglasses sold at a brand name luxury fashion store, these will set you back a pretty penny. The Thurston are priced at $490, the Kahunas we covet so much would cost us $540, and the Aerials are the highest-price entry, at $565. They do look great, though! If anyone ever funds our Patreon, maybe we’ll grab a pair.
If you’re interested, the glasses are available at the Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, where The High End concept store is set up. We’re headed up for a trip to Los Angeles in a few weeks, so maybe we’ll stop by and grab a few photos while we’re up there.