Avant-garde eyewear aficionados and film-loving fashion history buffs will want to pencil in a visit to Wittmore in DTLA this month. After relaunching three years ago, iconic Japanese brand Matsuda—the eponymous line of legendary designer Mitsuhiro Matsuda—has unveiled its first-ever line of sunglasses, which are shoppable for the first time at the cool menswear shop.
The Santa Monica-based luxury label is holding court at the boutique's Arts District pop-in space, which is also hosting a cool Matsuda retrospective for the entire month of September. Honoring its namesake founder's eye for intricate, forward-thinking details (like filigree engraving and steampunk-esque side shields), the handcrafted brand has rolled out ultra-cool styles made from 24k gold, titanium, cotton-based Japanese acetate, and more luxe materials. (Fun fact: over 250 steps are involved to create each artful pair by hand in Japan.)
Offering both spectacles and sunwear, the 40-piece collection ranges from $380 for opticals to $1500 for the limited edition sunnies made famous by badass babe Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2 (Iron Man superfans can also scoop up Robert Downey Jr.'s futuristic frames), with most styles going for $400 to $500.
Take a peek at the shoppable mini-museum exhibit in the gallery above and swing by Wittmore DTLA from 11am to 7pm daily.