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ERKER'S 1879 : Sunglasses collection expands

This month, Erker’s 1879 is ramping up their line of sunglasses, introducing 10 new models and 5 never-seen-before colours to the range. The frames all go through a 48-step manufacturing process in which they are hand polished and handcrafted using high-quality materials, including surgical-grade stainless steel, eco-friendly acetate, and authentic rivets. Each new sunglass model is available in 4 colorways, which are designed exclusively for the brand by the Erkers family themselves. Of the new sunglasses, there are 4 metal, 3 acetate, and 3 combination models.

Frames from Erker’s 1879 are described as “primarily designed using classic, timeless shapes blended with a subdued-modern colour palette”. The new models branch out to include a handful of brighter, bolder colour choices. With every release, the Erker family works together to create new color blends, conducting research on the latest and upcoming trends to help inspire their designs. This release features five completely new acetate colour blends: Spirament, Spritzer, Sky Glitz, Coffee Beans, and Cotton Candy. Spirament and Spritzer are both designed for sunglass model Market, an oversized square-shaped design with a sharp edge. Model Tucker, a striking cat-eye with an angled cut along the brow, features the remaining three newly-designed colours. 

The new sunglasses are part of Erker’s STL Flag collection, featuring a gold emblem of the St. Louis flag on temple tips and the brand name lightly etched into the lens. Like every release, each frame was named after an area in St. Louis. The sunglasses can be seen throughout the brand’s new video shoot, which highlights the latest additions to STL Flag.


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