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Barkers Mens Glasses and Sunglasses NZ

Barkers Optical Range

To develop our first complete collection of sunglasses and optical eyewear this year, we looked inwards at the classic tailoring, high quality materials and effortless style of our own heritage, and then looked outwards for a global expert who could match those design imperatives.

We've partnered with Euro Optics, a New Zealand company established in 1983, to find top-notch suppliers and a wide range of distributing optometrists. Barkers' designers also worked with Pascal Jaulent, a notable French eyewear designer and founder of luxury brand Face A Face, who shares a love of small, masterful details and considered style. The Barkers Eyewear optical range is available at selected specialists, and our sunglasses collection in selected Barkers stores. 

Optical

Barkers Optical B100

Havana

Barkers Optical B100

Black

Barkers Optical B101

Black

Barkers Optical B101

Havana

Barkers Optical B102

Black

Barkers Optical B102

Havana

Barkers Optical B103

Black

Barkers Optical B103

Blue

Barkers Optical B103

Brown

Barkers Optical B104

Black

Barkers Optical B104

Blue

Barkers Optical B104

Gunmetal

Barkers Optical B105

Black

Barkers Optical B105

Gunmetal

Barkers Optical B106

Black

Barkers Optical B106

Havana

Barkers Optical B108

Black

Barkers Optical B108

Havana

 

 

Optical Design

The materials used in Barkers sunglasses and optical frames is cellulose acetate. This is plant based plastic that is hypoallergenic. This material has been used to make eyewear for over 70 years due to its stability. The main characteristic of acetate is its strength and durability. Cellulose acetate is a non-petroleum based plastic that is made from renewable materials such as cotton and wood fibres.

The metal frames in the Barkers Eyewear optical and sunglass collections are produced using high quality stainless steel. This is a hard wearing and durable material that is also lightweight and provides excellent resistance to corrosion, abrasion and heat.

 

 

 

 

Sunglasses

BETHELLS SUNGLASSES Washed Black

BSG15230

BETHELLS SUNGLASSES Black

BSG15231

MAHIA SUNGLASSES Washed Black

BSG15222

MAHIA SUNGLASSES Tortoise Shell

BSG15223

MILFORD SUNGLASSES Washed Black

BSG15226

MILFORD SUNGLASSES Tortoise Shell

BSG15227

ONETANGI SUNGLASSES Black

BSG15228

ONETANGI SUNGLASSES Tortoise Shell

BSG15229

TASMAN SUNGLASSES Black

BSG15224

TASMAN SUNGLASSES  Tortoise Shell

BSG15225

WANAKA SUNGLASSES Silver

BSG15220

WANAKA SUNGLASSES Gold

BSG15221

 

 

Sunglasses Lenses

The perfect lens partner for Barkers sunglasses is the lightweight and very durable CR-39 (Columbia Resin 39). The material was first used commercially during World War II in the B-17 bomber aircraft where it was used to help create glass –reinforced plastic fuel tanks. CR-39 is a plastic polymer and is commonly used in the manufacture of sunglass lenses and offers excellent optics. The lenses are category 3 sunglass lenses and offer 100% UV protection.

 

 

 

 

Optical Stockists

Barkers Optical range is currently stocked in over 70 leading Optometrists across New Zealand, with more coming soon.