TRACKSMITH AND
ARTICLE ONE CREATE A CLASSICALLY-STYLED SUNGLASS FOR RUNNERS

AUG 17, 2018
‘CHARLES’

The traditional sports performance eyewear silhouette isn’t for everybody and for those who have been looking for something much more restrained, Article One and Tracksmith have exactly what you’ve been looking for. The styling is classic yet contemporary, but also adds some technical details like a silicone nose pads and silicone ear pieces to keep the frame secure on your face as you run while spring hinges maintain a comfortable fit on a variety of face sizes. You’ve also got Divel CR-39 polarized lenses to cut down on glare and an anti-reflective coating on the back of the lenses. 


 

HIGH FASHION MEETS HIGH SPEED IN THE CHARLES SUNGLASSES FROM TRACKSMITH X ARTICLE ONE

JEFF DENGATE   |   AUG 17, 2018
‘CHARLES’

Tracksmith has been on a roll lately, expanding its apparel lineup and collaborating with fun brands like Mystic Brewery to craft a beer it serves at its store in Boston. The latest collab is with Flint, Michigan-based Article One on a pair of seriously stylish shades. Of course, they deliver a classic look, as you’d expect from the upstart apparel maker, but because Tracksmith is rooted in competitive running, the sunglasses built to perform equally as well.


 

NEW FRAME PRODUCTS:
ARTICLE ONE

VICTORIA GARCIA |  JUNE, 2018
‘MONA, VISTA, CONCORD’

Article One eyewear presents its sunwear and optical collections. Family-owned and operated in Flint, Mich., Article One is an independent eyewear company that produces all frames in a small village in northern Italy, where 12 expert craftsmen work to perfect each piece. All frames are handmade with rich Mazzuchelli acetate that are available in various colorways and feature CR-39 lenses. The company has donated over $17,000 to Helen Keller International’s vitamin A supplementation program which seeks to ensure one child will not die or go blind from vitamin A deficiency.



 

9 UPSTART EYEWEAR BRANDS MAKING A NAME FOR THEMSELVES

RACHEL BOZEK   |   JAN 29, 2018
‘VISTA’

These newer eyewear companies — all born in 2012 or later — express unique vision and articulate their reverence for innovation through their designs. 

Part of the Mixed Materials Capsule, the VISTA offers a combination of sheet metal and acetate. The Pinoptik family, which runs the northern Italy factory where it’s made, also produces a line of prosecco … file under “Best Multitasking Ever.”


 

ARTICLE ONE

‘CASS’

Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Michigan. We produce handcrafted eyewear in Italy with complete brand transparency and a spotlight on the hands that craft our frames. We are proponents of supporting independent optical, giving back to our community, and thoughtful design.

Article One frames are handmade in a small village in Northern Italy at the base of the Dolomites. The family owned factory we work with has 12 craftsmen who are experts in what they do. We work to give credit where credit is due by shining a light on the hands that touch each frame.

The care put into AO eyewear results in quality you can feel.