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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.

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Optical Range

  • Barkers Optical B109
    Black
  • Barkers Optical B109
    Havana
  • Barkers Optical B110
    Havana
  • Barkers Optical B110
    Dark Blue
  • Barkers Optical B110
    Gun Metal
  • Barkers Optical B111
    Black
  • Barkers Optical B111
    Gun Metal
  • Barkers Optical B112
    Black
  • Barkers Optical B112
    Crystal
  • Barkers Optical B112
    Havana
  • Barkers Optical B100
    Havana

Inspired by a classical shape and modern design twist, Barkers model B112 comes in a transparent “crystal clear” finish. This frame reveals what other models cover up, displaying the metal temple inlay and the workings of the hinges. Bringing out the wearer's natural skin tone and character. The frame is strong and individualistic and the see-through “crystal clear” design that it radiates makes this a bold timeless classic.

  • 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

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

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.

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