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The Empire

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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 It was created to challenge outdated ideas.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


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Reviewed by Andrew E.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Outstanding service and product .

I bought a pair of the Empire blue and gold from Kickstarter when the campaign ran a couple of years ago. Great glasses however they began to wear on the frames. A quick email to William Painter and within a week, I had a brand new pair. Bloody fantastic service. These are now over a year old, in perfect condition and I cannot go outside without them. Most comfortable and best glasses I have ever owned. Alway getting comments about them.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Hands down, my best shades ever!

Not only are these the best looking sunglasses I’ve ever purchased, they are also the best fitting and by far, the most well constructed. The materials are exceptional! Love ‘em!

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Rated 5 out of 5
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The Best Pair of Sunglasses I Have Ever Owned!!

From the very first ad I saw about William Painter sunglasses, I was interested in what the brand had to offer. Upon viewing the prices of the products for the first time though, I was hesitant to buy. With the risk-free trial offered I decided to give The Empire a try and it was the greatest decision I ever made regarding sunglasses. Durable, comfortable, and sharp??? I will never ever buy a pair of sunglasses from any other company. The product is worth every penny, and I am excited to expand my collection!

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While i thought the price of The Empire shades was steep, I immediately recognized the quality of the frame and lenses. Coming from a guy who bought cheap walmart/target sunglasses for years, I am a big fan of The Empire. Would recommend 👌

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Super light, sturdy.

These shades fit snugly on me, and with the titanium frame, they feel super light. My 10 month old pulled it off my head (how my previous sunglasses deformed), played with it, and this pair came out unscathed!

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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)

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