Monday, April 12

Spectacle Loves IC! Berlin's Collaborations

The fine folks at IC! Berlin have come up with 2 great collabo's that recently caught our eye.

One is the International Collection which was brought to life by the team of Ralph Anderl, who started Ic! Berlin, Steve Goldberg, an American from City Optics, and a Japanese fram maker.Since it was designed by 3 designers from 3 different countries, it was given the ic! berlin international moniker.

Each model comes with the inscription "蛙の子は蛙" on the inner temple. Evidently this means, a frog's son is still a frog or like father like son you'll have to forgive us our Japanese aint what it used to be.

The other frame was done in tandom with uber hip bike messanger bag company Freitag.

Here is the lowdown on these cool as hell aviators
Since 1993 FREITAG has been making bags from recycled truck tarps. Invented when the Freitag brothers were living in a cheap apartment next to the highway, they now sell to hundreds of progressive street- and fashion stores around the world as well as through their own shops in Zurich, Davos, Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin and Talking to Ic! Berlin, the direction was clear: Finally a good pair of trucker shades!

FREITAG rarely does co-ops. But the brothers’ respect for ic! berlin’s screw-less constructions and the fact that they were given complete freedom in design was enough to make an exception. The two models «Dirty Lyle» (mirrored) and «Spider Mike» (matted) are a tribute to Sam Peckinpah’s 1978 truckin’ masterpiece «Convoy» with Kris Kristofferson.

The sunglass design was developed by Daniel and Markus Freitag, inspired by seventies aviator shapes. It helps you spot that cop car when you’re driving into the sunset, it does a good job hiding your eyes and facial expressions from the nosy public if you’re famous, and it keeps the wind out of your eyes when you’re cycling (rather important, seeing FREITAG bags have always been close to bike messenger circles).

Both of these models can be viewed at your local Spectacle, just stop by and ask us about 'em and remember, Spectacle Loves You.