Smith introduces 50th anniversary archive collections
For January, Smith introduces three additional frame designs to the iconic Archive Collection, exact remakes of original Smith frames introduced over the last 36 years. Each re-issued piece is labeled with its debut year and offered in original colorways.
The Questa, one of Smith's most iconic and distinct frames, was originally introduced as part of Smith's moto series in 1990. The unisex sunglass features a round lens shape with dual-toned face fronts and a retro-patterned design etched into the metal nose bridge.
The feminine focused Rebel, circa 1988, has a subtle cat-eye shape and offers a mix of face fronts that combines metal eye wire with cellulose propionate material for a rich, vintage vibe. For the fashion forward, bold color options and mirrored lenses are available, along with classic black and tortoise colorways in polarized and non-polarized lens options.
Clean corners and traditionally shaped temples define the Tioga, a time-honored aesthetic for outdoor lovers, same as when it was originally released in 1993. The medium-fit frame is a wearable classic that continues to evolve with the modern explorer.
While the Archive Collection stays true to the original styling, Smith has enhanced the experience utilizing beautiful Carbonic TLT lenses for superior optics. All new styles (MSRP $80 non-polarized, $119 polarized lenses) also feature smooth operating barrel hinges, fully adjustable wire core temples and are RX compatible.
The new Archive Goggles will be available at specialty wintersports retailers and online at smithoptics.com beginning September 2015.
Originating from Sun Valley, Idaho, Smith was founded in 1965 with the invention of the first snow goggle featuring a sealed thermal lens and breathable vent foam. With 50 years of innovation and design experience, Smith is widely known today as an industry leader that pioneers advanced eyewear and helmets that incorporate dynamic technologies, optimized performance and clean styling to fuel fun beyond walls. Smith seeks to power thrilling experiences in snow, surf, bike, fish and peak performance outdoor adventures with a comprehensive collection that exudes modern style and vibrant personality. To Smith, the experience is everything.
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