Gant Spring/Summer 2012 Sunglasses

Posted on May 30, 2012

Boys! Let’s all go try on some sunglasses! It’s our favorite thing to do!

Normally, we’re pretty good about not being too extravagant with our clothing purchases, but when sunglasses season rolls around, we have to sometimes be physically restrained lest we wind up buying 30 or so. We love trying on sunglasses the way some women love trying on shoes. It’s therapeutic. And since the fine folks at Gant have a tendency to produce items that make us salivate, we are wimpering and scratching at our screens like starving puppies at the site of some of these beauties.












Here are the ones for whom we would cut a bitch: Wolfie, Moresby, Gavin, and Jax; possibly Greg and Chester, but they’d be harder for us to pull off. And you, Boykittens? Which ones are you trying on in front of the pretend-mirror?

Oh fine, girlkittens. We know you want to play too.


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  • Lina_bee

    It is 1987 all over again.

  • michelle shields

    love the Wolfie but can’t pull it off because of blond hair. I’d have to go with Todd.

  • cmb92191

    All the names read like a prep school catalog.. ok maybe except for Jerry.  I do like Jax, but on my girl head- it may look like movie 3d glasses. Wolfie is my favorite.

  • I have a cheap version of Jerry already but this looks fine. Otherwise possibly Jerry. Wolfie and Chester are absolutely ridiculous.

  • judybrowni

    I satisfy the urge at the 99 cent store, so I don’t care when they break.

    Just bought a pair like these ’80s throwbacks.

    Just sayin’.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      Me too, I get mine at the corner drugstore because I scratch them up within a week. I wish I could be good about keeping them in good condition, then maybe I would splurge on a more expensive pair. I have a friend who is addicted to expensive shades; she’ll go out and spend $350 on a pair, then she’ll go out and tip a few drinks and forget them at the bar. They never turn up, of course. She’ll call the bar: Hello? Did you guys find a pair of gold-rimmed Cavallis? No? Ok. *click*  
      I couldn’t put myself through that.

  • I just bought a pair simliar to Wolfie’s from Zenni (they have to be prescription for me) for like $15. Good to know my assumptions were spot-on with what’s on trend this season. 😉

    • MilaXX

       LOVE Zenni. I have probably 15 pair. I also love having the option to get them made into sunglasses. They are pretty good about having versions of the latest trends

      •  What I love about Zenni is that I can buy frames to match outfits if I want and not break the bank.

        • MilaXX

          Exactly! and I can afford to splurge on trends.

    • Qitkat

      I had never heard of Zenni. Thanks, also @MilaXX:disqus . I’ll definitely have to
      try them. Really tired of paying out the nose for my Rx glasses and
      sunglasses. Do you then just walk into Lenscrafters to get them adjusted to fit right?

      • Melvis Velour

        Warby Burton – or whatever – has fab retro frames that are much more reasonable than the major designer ones.

        • Qitkat

          I’ll check it out, thx

      •  What I did was get my eyes tested, and then brought my prescription (including pupillary distance, that’s important) to Zenni. When the frames come in, they’re usually okay on my face but you could go almost anywhere and ask to have them adjusted. Some places will do it for free, some will charge a nominal fee, and I’m sure there are others that won’t do it at all.

        • Qitkat


  • Judy_J

    I was gonna say, are these just for guys?  ‘Cause I’d love to own several of these.  I’m a sucker for sunglasses.  It’s an easy way to spruce up any look.  I especially like Todd, Nelson, Jerry and Greg.

    • meowing

      I’ve worn glasses for a gazilliion years, and several times chose a “man’s” frame.  You just need to get a small-ish sized one to fit your face.  Some of the choices were much nicer than the glitzy “women’s” frames.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Jax and Greg would look fabulous on me, and my birthday is only three weeks away!

  • Georgi Velev

    Chester is what I’d love to try on!

    • emoxic

       h&m has a similar frame in black for like…. 6$ which i love.

  • girliecue

    Wasn’t Cartoon Tom rocking a pair of Chesters at one time? You two could make any of these sunnies work – er, werq. Me, I’m partial to Wolfie and Greg, but wouldn’t say no to any of these fine gents. Except maybe Nelson. Nelson kinda looks like a tool.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Want want want them all.

  • Chester I’d Da Man for these old eyes!

    • Anathema_Device

       I like those a lot. The color is fabulous. The shape reminds me of some eyeglasses I had in the pre-lasik days.

      • I had some similar for realsies specs like these that I always got compliments on. I would go there again.

  • sleepycat

    I need Chester and Todd.

  • mjude

    i am partial to the jax

  • hughman

    After I break out my unstructured linen suit, throw it on over a t-shirt and push up the jacket sleeves, I suppose I would be ready to try them on. Otherwise I’d buy Chester and have them made into “real” glasses in a heartbeat. 

  • TheOriginalLulu

    You don’t like the Todd frames? I think they’re so cool looking.
    The Gavins are pretty great too, but the Jax ones are too plain. I just think if you’re going to spend $100-$200 on a pair of shades, they should look special, not like a pair you picked up at the neighborhood Duane Reade. 

  • nancy

    I work in the optical industry and love looking at sunglasses too! As a girlkitten not given to girly frames, I would totally wear the Wolfie.

  • SewingSiren

    I would like  version of Chester for my real glasses, maybe in clear.

    Sewing Siren

  • Le_Sigh

    Todd, Gavin and Jax.

    Sounds like members of a boyband no?


  • anotherEloise

    Todd, Wolfie, Jax. 

  • suzq

    Hand Todd over to me. 

    I dated a guy named Todd once…He would have looked kickin in the Chester or Wolfie. 

  • MilaXX

    I’d wear every pair except the Moresby and Gavin. Metal frames don’t look good on me.  Unfortunately I have reached that stage where even my sunglasses are prescription.

  • gabbilevy

    I’m very into the round look, like Chester, but I don’t know if I could pull of such a bold tortoiseshell. Also, the names are ridiculous. 

  • gabbilevy

    I’m very into the round look, like Chester, but I don’t know if I could pull of such a bold tortoiseshell. Also, the names are ridiculous. 

  • StellaZafella

    Moresby, Todd and Chester: Dated the men, worn their glasses…all gone, alas, now I could wear these to keep my tears from showing.


  • StellaZafella

    Moresby, Todd and Chester: Dated the men, worn their glasses…all gone, alas, now I could wear these to keep my tears from showing.


  • mommyca

    Todd and Wolfie…. 

  • Qitkat

    Giggle. As a girl I like the Gavin. But I have a hard time picturing Chester, Wolfie or Jerry on any man.

  • JasmineAM

    Gavin and Moresby please! I am a sucker for aviators.

  • Wolfie and I will be wed in P’town this summer – save the date!

  • ghopping

    I recently went to a frame convention with my optometrist parents, and I saw these off in the corner. I feel in love with this collection and made my parents stock them in the office/order some for me!

  • MzzPants

    Jax for me.

  • The Nelson’s look like prison glasses (I only know that because I got sucked in to a marathon of Locked Up on MSNBC this weekend.  The inmate called them “gangster nerd.”)

  • AutumnInNY


  • I’m a girlkitten, but I love the Nelson.

  • Anathema_Device

    Love them all, with the exception of the Jerry and Greg. Mr. Device would look very good in the Wolfie, as he was a dedicated Ray Bans guy when I met him back in the early ’80s.

  • Linderella

    Wolfie is the only one I really like (Jax is a maybe).  So many of them are too round.  I cannot get away with round eyeglasses, I have a long, thin face (and very high forehead) and end up looking like a Poindexter.

  • filmcricket

    Chester should be renamed Johnny, as Mr. Depp wears very similar frames. I still love them, though, and want them for myself.

    As for what boykittens should wear: I dunno. I love a man in glasses, but for some reason that does not extend to sunglasses. 

  • Todd or Chester!!!! Preppy forever!!!!

  • ccm800

    jax and greg for me 

  • Thankfully, my parents are both skiers and pack rats, so I’ve been able to content my sunglass-addict self by raiding their collection of vintage Vuarnet and Ray-Ban sunglasses.  Though if I was in the mood to spend some money, I’d go with the Todd.

  • Todd and Jax, maybe Wolfie, and would love to just try on Chester once.

  • LordZoe

    hello! Todd, always and forever.

  • Melvis Velour

    Jax is the only one out of the bunch which scores any points with this boykitten

  • fursa_saida

    WOW, y’all and I have completely different taste. (Some of it is probably that I’m a girlkitten? I can’t believe I just typed “I’m a girlkitten.”) I want Chester or Todd.

  • Gavin! Before I required prescription eyewear, I rocked a pair of red aviators. Loved them.

  • LOVVVVE the Chester.  I have an el-cheapo pair with the same look/shape, but those are killa.