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Eyewear: Retro Appeal

Fifties flavor is back in fashion and nowhere is the beatnik trend more evident than in the round thick-framed sunglasses that are popping up.

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Fifties flavor is back in fashion and nowhere is the beatnik trend more evident than in the round thick-framed sunglasses that are popping up on style-savvy men. Channeling the smart, fastidious look of Matt Damon in The Talented Mr. Ripley, spring’s retro shades are as bold and eccentric as the outsiders—like Andy Warhol and Harry Truman—who made them famous. “Creatives of all types embrace our frames,” says Kenny Moscot, president of Moscot Eyewear. “It’s a reflection of the community that our business grew up in—downtown New York City.”

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