Shades Of Style: Oxford Vaughan Sunglasses

The spring sun is out and the warm glow feels magnificent on the face of the discerning gent. After all, it has been a long winter. Now the sun has made an appearance, it’s naturally triggered thoughts about sunglasses. A trusty pair is the epitome of cool and one style accessory the discerning gent should never be without with the sun out in force.


Elysium Magazine’s Travel section has likely prompted the booking of a holiday to sun-drenched destinations so you’re in need of a fine pair to wear whilst catching the rays at the beach or besides the pool. Let’s not rule out wearing them as you navigate the city before and after the holidays too.


One maker of sunglasses that’s really caught the eye and style of Elysium Magazine is luxury British brand Oxford Vaughan who has recently introduced its inaugural collection of sunglasses for Spring/Summer 2013. Featuring slick lines and shades, there is something from the collection that should appeal to discerning gents of all tastes. Let’s take a look at Elysium Magazine’s favourites from the new range.


The SpeedBird

An evolution of the classic aviator style favoured by celebrities and discerning gents around the world – it’s a timeless style. Originally developed for the US fighter pilots and made famous by the likes of Top Gun et al, its distinctive shape was designed to eliminate glare from the cockpit windshield – but holds similar practicalities for non-pilots too. Available with either gold plated or platinum plated reflective mirror lenses. RRP £1,250


The MonteCarlo

Few eras capture the essence of effortless chic like sixties’ life along the French Riviera and it’s the jewel of the Riviera’s crown that inspires the luxurious design of the MonteCarlo. Echoes of the exclusive Super Privés salons are found in the MonteCarlo Square monogram emblazoned on frames fitted with world-renowned Carl Zeiss Lens technology for unrivalled eye protection. Hand-built using premium cotton-based acetates wrapped around aircraft grade titanium and plated with 18-carat yellow or white gold, the MonteCarlo gives the discerning gent the feeling of just hitting the jackpot. RRP £1,350


The Monza

With the classic racing car driver in mind, The Monza takes its styling influence from the era of the big motoring powerhouses such as the Le Mans GT40s and Porsche 917s from the late sixties and early seventies. The frames are even inspired by the classic car steering wheel and scream of masculine strength. Craftsmanship sees the use of the best acetates encasing aircraft grade titanium frames plated in either 22-carat yellow or white gold. RRP £1,500


For more details and stockists visit: www.oxfordvaughan.com

Amit Chakravarty

Amit Chakravarty

Amit has a refined taste for all things luxury lifestyle, with a particular penchant for men’s style. He’s keen on the latest watches – especially classic timepieces, new drinks, luxury travel, fine dining, executive technology, new gadgets and sports for the discerning gent.