Mr Porter - The Men's Style Destination


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The Reference Library came into existence through an opportunity presented to us by Mr. Porter. (read more here)

Asked to create a capsule collection of sunglasses which would be exclusive to Mr. Porter for 2020 we dug into our archive of inspiring images to find shapes from the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's and 1980's that felt right for today. 


Working with our designers, commissioning the best sunglasses makers and providing them the best materials, we produced a collection in colours chosen in collaboration with the Mr. Porter team.

All styles in the collection are made in strictly limited numbers, and we have seen some "low stock" alerts already appearing on the Mr. Porter site, so if you have had your eye on a pair of sunglasses from the exclusive capsule collection for Mr. Porter by The Reference Library, don't hang around too long.

You can shop the collection  here.

Also please note all The Reference Library eyewear frames can be fitted with optical prescription lenses by your own or any optician.