It’s Not Easy Being Green – Great Eyewear For St. Patrick’s Day

St Patrick's-Day Eyeglasses

Kermit was quoted as saying “It’s not easy being green”.

St Patrick was born in Roman-occupied Britain in the late 4th century. He was kidnapped and taken to Ireland as a slave at age 16. He eventually escaped but returned to Ireland later to convert the Irish to Christianity. It was said he drove the snakes from Ireland and used the shamrock to explain the Trinity.

As the Irish emigrated to the United States, they brought with them the religious holiday of St. Patrick’s Day which celebrates his death on March 17th. The first St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in Boston in 1737, followed by New York City in 1762. The holiday has since turned into a largely secular holiday. It’s the day we all wear green and eat corned beef and cabbage.

As Spring nears and with Vision Expo East just around the corner, we celebrate St Patrick’s Day, not with green beer but with great green eyewear. Take a look at some of the great styles from some of our favorite eyewear manufacturers just in time for St. Patrick’s Day 2022.

Roger Eyewear Tinytoon-Piccolo C3

Tinytoon-Piccolo C3
Tinytoon-Piccolo C3

 

A new smaller-sized version of the classic cartoon eyewear series from this Dutch eyewear brand is as exciting as it is beautiful. Made of stainless Patrick steel, this frame is both bright and light. rogereyedesign.com

KALA O-RING 2

KALA O-RING 2
KALA O-RING 2

Handmade perfectly round glasses, clean exterior and free from branding, features saddle bridge and tapered temples. kalaeyewear.com

Kirk & Kirk Ray

Kirk & Kirk Ray
Kirk & Kirk Ray

Ray is bold, edgy, and modernist. This frame is slightly oversized, the bottom of the frame straight and sharp to ensure it doesn’t swallow your features but accentuates them. kirkandkirk.com

TC Charton Carolina

TC Charton Carolina
TC Charton Carolina

 

A fresh take on the cat-eye frame in an eye-catching versatile forest green. Complete with custom detail metal detail on the temples that adds an elegant touch.  tc-charton.com

Anna Karin Karlsson Rose et La Roue 2.0

ANNA-KARIN KARLSSON ROSE ET LA ROUE 2.0
ANNA-KARIN KARLSSON ROSE ET LA ROUE 2.0

Anna-Karin Karlsson tells us the story of a girl lost in a wild and lush garden. There she creates and adorns herself with the most spectacular objects to keep the darkness of her mind at bay. annakarinkarlsson.com

Emmanuelle Khanh 3021

Emmanuelle Khanh 3021
Emmanuelle Khanh 3021

The EK 3021 is an optical frame with graphic and elegant curves. Its slightly oversized gait makes it casual and timeless, ensuring a dynamic and refined look for everyday use. ek.fr

Portrait Eyewear The Master

Portrait Eyewear The Master
Portrait Eyewear The Master

The Master is the timeless squared acetate frame reinterpreted by Portrait Eyewear. It embodies both soft and sharp edges along with the use of under-reliefs and a clean pantograph cut. portraiteyewear.com

Struktur The Writer

Struktur The Writer
Struktur The Writer

A strong men’s square-shaped frame made of acetate and titanium. So lightweight it defies the frame’s boldness with all-day comfort. Made in France. struktur-eyewear.fr

JF Rey Petite PM085

JF Rey Petite PM085
JF Rey Petite PM085

The PM085 meets the current desire for fantasy and toning colors that feel good. They are designed from fine metal, shaping neat, rigorous, and lightweight constructions. Thin Milleraies stripes, vertical or diagonal depending on the model, take shape with bi-coloring treatment. jfrey.fr

VANNI UOMO V2111

VANNI UOMO V2111
VANNI UOMO V2111

An 8 mm thick eyewear style with a strong personality. SUre to turn heads made from solid acetate with an accentuate three-dimensionality that is sure to stand out.  vanniocchiali.com

Erkers 1879 Moore

Erkers-1879 Moore
Erkers-1879 Moore

A handcrafted round frame that is stylish and cool. The added rivets set this frame off and dress up any look. The Moore features a stainless steel wire temple for added class and lighter weight. erkers1879.com

Albert I’m Stein Dreamer C2

Albert I'mStein Dreamer C2
Albert I’mStein Dreamer C2

 

The Dreamer is an exciting and bold frame made of acetate and titanium that is lightweight and refreshing. albertimstein.com

Ocean Pacific Freeze

OCEAN PACIFIC FREEZE
OCEAN PACIFIC FREEZE

 A bold metal aviator design with a rich coloration that extends well beyond the thin and lightweight frame design. cvoptical.com

GIULIANI H173s

GIULIANI H173s – G04
GIULIANI H173s – G04

The Cut-Eyes shape, is the season protagonist on the face, with its thick frame an oversized and geometric line. With black sur ton or gradient dual-tone lenses, they will give an air of mystery and femininity to your looks. giulianiocchiali.com

Lafont Jacqueline

Lafont Jacqueline
Lafont Jacqueline

A bold mix of color and textures, the Jacqueline is both cold and beautiful. Made in France. lafont.com

ECO ARV

Eco Arve
Eco Arve

Arve is the right combination of extravagance and sustainability with an added note of modernity. eco-eyewear.com

Andy Wolf 5086

Andy Wolf 5086
Andy Wolf 5086

 

The 5086 is a bold variation of a cat-eye made of acetate. andy-wolf.com

l.a. Eyeworks FOTINI

l.a.Eyeworks FOTINI
l.a.Eyeworks FOTINI

The compact, tailored impact of FOTINI’s sturdy shaping is tempered by a supple and luxurious family of deeply vibrant materials. laeyeworks.com

HENAU LUNAM

HENAU LUNAM
HENAU LUNAM

 

The Silmo award-winning French-made avant-garde design fits as good as it looks. henau-eyewear.com

Blake Kuwahara BK1015

Blake Kuwahara BK1015
Blake Kuwahara BK1015

Hand-milled acetate insert from the Grey Label Collection. blakekuwahara.com

 

 

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