Rated 5.0 out of 5
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The Empire

Blue Gold
Blue Black
Black Gold
Black Black
100% LIFETIME GUARANTEE

Forged from aerospace grade titanium, the Empire provides the ultimate in comfort and durability. And with our lifetime guarantee, you never have to worry about taking them along for the adventure.

The Empires classic styling and revolutionary titanium construction is the foundation for the entire William Painter line. It was created to challenge outdated ideas.

Lens Description: Polarized Japanese Nylon

100% UVA and UVB Protected


FREE SHIPPING
FREE HARD CASE
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  • 100% LIFETIME MONEYBACK GUARANTEE: If for any reason you feel our sunglasses are not the best you’ve ever experienced, then we will give you your money back. And if our shades are ever stolen or lost, contact us and get a discount to replace them
  • CLASSIC STYLE MADE WITH AEROSPACE GRADE TITANIUM: You already know that these look good on you. But realize that these are the highest quality, longest lasting, most durable pair of sunglasses ever made, which got us featured in Maxim, US Weekly & more. Titanium is the strongest metal for its weight, which allows you to use your sunglasses actively without worrying about them breaking.
  • WORLD'S LIGHTEST NYLON POLARIZED LENSES - SCRATCH RESISTANT AND 100% UVA/UVB RAY PROTECTION: At less than half the weight of traditional glass lenses, you can reduce eyestrain, ban your eyes from blinding glare, which makes driving safer, etc… Oh and you also get a wipe clean cloth and a custom fit hard case that protects your shades. Disclaimer: These are authentic William Painter sunglasses, designed by a small independent team in California. These are not Ray-Bans, Oakley, Maui Jim, Arnette or any other Luxottica brand.

At William Painter we create products that help you live an uncompromising life. Whether you are climbing mountains, doing yoga on the beach, or drinking adult beverages with your friends at a BBQ we’ve got you covered. If you are not completely satisfied please return your pair and we’ll give you a full refund and cover your return shipping.

At the same time, if something doesn’t fit we want you looking your best so return a pair for a full refund. We’ll even cover your return shipping!

If you have questions regarding returning a William Painter item, just email one of our WP unicorn handlers at help@wpainter.com and we’ll get you taken care of.

Everything we design has a classic shape, and therefore should be familiar sizing to other classic styles. Each pair has been custom designed to fit comfortably on your immaculate face. Seriously our shades fit every face size and shape.

When designing a pair we have used the lightest lenses in the world and quality materials to create a balanced fit. You can be as active as you want without worrying about them sliding down your nose. Our acetate frame pairs also custom mold to your face so they will be perfect for you.

If something doesn’t fit we want you looking your best so return a pair for a full refund. We’ll even cover your return shipping!

Dimensions:

  • Total Frame Width: 145mm
  • Lens Width: 50 mm
  • Lens Height: 45 mm
  • Bridge: 25 mm
  • Arm: 140 mm
  • Weight: 0.9 oz
  • Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty Covers the following:

    (You will receive a free brand new replacement pair with no time limit restrictions, but you must return your damaged item at your own shipping costs)


  • Screws fall out
  • Hinges break
  • Breaking under the pressure of your badass life.
  • Paint Chipping
  • Lenses are warrantied if the following conditions occur
  • Breaking, popping out, or bubbling
  • Lenses scratching in first 30 days

  • Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty DOES NOT COVER the following:

  • Does not cover lense scratching after 30 days
  • Hinges becoming loose over time
  • Lost Sunglasses
  • If you lose your sunglasses or they get stolen, we still have your back!  We know it sucks to be apart with your amazing William Painter sunglasses, so we'll hook you up a discount to replace your lost pair. (just show us your order number)

    WHAT MAKES The Empire DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SHADES?

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    Great fit and look.

    I really like the look and feel of these glasses. They don't feel too light and, when bent properly, fit perfectly. The polarized lenses are fantastic, the Blue and Gold goes with almost everything that I wear. The lifetime guarantee is fantastic as well! I am grateful that I found these glasses I was searching for a good deal and a good look, this is it.

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    These aren’t mine. I got them for my grandma for her 80th. She loves them. They were recently stomped on a cruise and she was devastated! I contacted customer service and they were prompt in getting her replacement before she left back to Brazil. She doesn’t wear any other pair and it’s her favorite! Thank you William Painter!

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    Best Sunnies Ever!

    I love sun glasses and have owned easily 20 pairs in the last few years. Some price some not so much. I have never owned a pair of sunnies that fit so well, that say where I put them, all while looking GREAT!! Five Stars without question!

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    Love the sunnies

    Ordered for my wife and she loves them. She told me that they are the best pair of sun glasses that she's ever owned!!!

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    Even if one of your ears are slightly higher than the other, they fit perfectly and look incredible!

    When I saw these sunglasses I thought they looked amazing. And I needed sunglasses too because I love driving and the sun can really be bothersome while driving. However, I faced an issue when it came to sunglasses. My issue was that my ears were offset meaning I was born with one ear slightly higher than the other. And not me or anyone else notices it until I put on sunglasses and the sunglasses will be slightly crooked on my face. When I was looking at these I wasn’t sure at first because I had tried everything to see if I could get a perfect fit. With the 100 day guarantee I figured why not if they don’t fit me I’ll send them back. And now I have a pair of empire sunglasses and I will not be sending it back. When I put them on I was like “no way a pair of sunglasses that fit on my face!” Somehow they managed to fit on my face even though one of my ears were higher than the other. With these I can enjoy driving more. These glasses look great and fit incredibly well on any face, even if you’re like me and you’re ears are slightly unaligned! Thank you William painter! I love this product, definitely recommend it!

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