Italy is hip, we've all know that since 1953 when Gregory Peck chased Audrey Hepburn all over Rome in Roman Holiday and the movie won an Academy Award for costume. It also introduced the Vespa motor scooter to Americans, and the affection for both movie and scooter resulted in the 1946 Vespa from the movie – the oldest in existence – selling for close to $200K.
Salt Life is an ocean-inspired brand that knows style and cut its teeth on eyewear, and so it's no surprise their sunglasses are made in Italy. We've been sporting the Laguna shades in shiny gunmetal and loving their aviator style and subdued colors. The Lagunas are very light thanks to minimalist use of materials – no heavy temples or beefy frame here. These are perfect when you're not on the glacier and just need a pair of shades to not go blind, thanks to our baby blues.
The Lagunas are great for medium faces, but note if you have a very narrow nose they may ride a little lower than you'd like due to the wide pads, which alas are not adjustable. Otherwise if you're going to be wearing sunglasses all day and have the florins to spare, check out the Lagunas. The solid metal construction, tough 100% UV-proof polycarbonate lenses and comfy nosepads won't weigh you down.