Michael Bastian + Randolph Engineering

Award winning designer Michael Bastian recently joined forces with eye wear maker Randolph Engineering, provider of classic aviator specs to the U.S. military, to give a fresh take on classic sunglasses.

The 2011 CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year and head of design at Gant by Michael Bastian, reinterpreted five of Randolph Engineering’s classic frames.  OTC favorites include the gold-tone Sportsman and  Signature Aviator II in chrome with mirrored lenses.

The great thing about these classic, timeless and unabashedly masculine sunglasses is that they get the job done while pretty much never go out of style.  However, don’t wait too long because the MB+RE collaboration is around for limited time and only runs through the end of 2011.

You can order yourself a pair here, or better yet, how about winning a pair for free!

Randolph Engineering and OTC are going to give away pair of RE+MB sunglasses to one lucky OTC reader.  Learn more by checking out the contest on our Facebook page.

    4 Comments

    1. I love Randolph Engineering glasses for their fantastic selection of lenses. I have amber aviators for overcast days and grey-green mirrored for normal sunny days. Especially nice that you can get them polarized or non-polarized depending on whether or not you are looking at instruments- flight or otherwise. I get the sabre-style ear pieces so I can yank them off quickly if necessary when I’m wearing my riding helmet. The problem is, I tend to eventually either sit on them, or leave them places. There are a lot of people walking around Virginia with new RE sunglasses thanks to me. It would be refreshing if someone gave me a free pair for once. 🙂

    2. Those sure are some nice shades. Hate to tip my hand, but if I don’t win those on Facebook, I sure will be ordering a pair!

    3. Thirdi

      ***correction needed. Christopher Bastin designs Gant Rugger. Michael Bastian designs Gant by Michael Bastian(which also has it’s own range of sunglasses).

      If you don’t know, now you know…

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