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Serving as an ode to the extraordinary, The Empires are relentless in their pursuit of sophistication that never goes out of style. This pair of sunglasses connects robust frames through a subtle yet distinct bridge. The best clubmaster style sunglasses you'll ever buy!

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  • Total Frame Width: 145mm
  • Lens Width: 50 mm
  • Lens Height: 45 mm
  • Bridge: 25 mm
  • Arm: 140 mm
  • Weight: 0.9 oz
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    We cover all damages for life. Exchange your damaged pair alongside a $49 processing fee to receive a brand-new pair.

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    What sets The Empire Apart?

    With our patented titanium design, you can take on the world.

    Black Armour Coating

    We examined drill bits, knives, firearms, & F1 race car pistons to develop our own titanium protective coating. Our "Armour" is strong and scratch-resistent.

    Laser Etched Arms

    Each one of our titanium arms is laser engraved to ensure it stands the test of time. It's the details that matter, and we think it is the perfect finishing touch.

    Japanese Nylon Lenses

    Twice the scratch resistance of glass lenses & amazing optical quality means you'll be seeing the world in HD. WP lenses weigh less than half of the weight of traditional glass lenses so they don't slide down your nose when you lean forward. Truly the world’s best lens.

    Rear-Weighted Balance

    Titanium frames & ultra light lenses greatly improve the center of balance, which makes for a comfortable fit & helps ensure the glasses stay planted on your beautiful face.

    Aerospace Grade Titanium Arms

    Made from the same materials used in Fighter Jets; they’re extremely strong, but also deceptively light.

    Next-Gen Polarization

    Neutralize glare & reduce eye strain. Our Lifelong lenses go one step further integrating both polarizing & tint layers all the way through the lens so it will last forever.

    FIT & STYLE

    Frame Shape

    Round

    Frame Fit

    Medium

    Lens Style

    Black or Color Mirrored

    Frame Finish

    Matte/Gold

    Options

    Prescription Ready

    Accessories

    Hard Case & Cleaning Cloth

    At William Painter, we were tired of all the compromises made in the products we used on daily basis. While other companies are racing to the bottom, we stand for something more.

    We believe everyone deserves to have the best products, with solid customer service that treats you like family.

    You live an active life, we make products that can keep up with your adventures. That's why we use the most durable materials and back it up with a lifetime warranty.

    We truly believe that having trusted everyday accessories will enhance your life and inspire you to be more.

    The first style sunglasses that are a new level of quality, durability, perfect balance and worry free - combined with the perfect fit allowing you to live your amazing life.

    REACTION TO THE EMPIRE

    Styled for Adventure

    You are a person, who needs eyewear to keep up with style. The Empires are a vintage & timeless look re-engineered using state of the art materials. With our lifetime warranty, you never have to worry about taking them along for the adventure.

    Aerospace Grade Titanium Frame

    These sunglasses are made from the same materials used in a Fighter jet, F1 Race Car, Lamborghini, Bugatti Veyron and many ultra-luxury watches. The Empire are extremely strong, but also deceptively light. Titanium is also hypoallergenic, meaning it is perfectly safe for the human body.

    ARMOR COATING

    You are an active person, who needs eyewear that can keep up. We examined drill bits, knives, firearms and F1 race car pistons. From this, we developed our own titanium protective coating.

    REAR WEIGHTED BALANCE

    Ever had sunglasses fall down your nose? We HATE that! Proper sunglass fitment is taken to heart. By using a thick titanium and ultralight lens, we are able to greatly improve the center of balance.

    IMPACT RESISTANCE

    The Empire frames come with the highest quality Japanese nylon polarized lenses. They are light, durable, clear and are shatter and scratch resistant unlike glass or inferior acrylic lenses.

    World's Lightest Polarized Lenses

    Lenses are taken VERY seriously around here. What's the point in making awesome sunglasses if the optics are crappy? We literally searched all around the world looking at various types of lenses. From Glass, Polycarbonate, CR39, Acrylic, and Nylon. Each one has its merits but we wanted something truly exceptional. We are extremely proud to introduce William Painter's Lifelong Lenses.

    They are the lightest in the world, less than half the weight of traditional glass lenses. Our lenses are PREMIUM - they cost more to produce than an entire pair of “high end” brands.

    Next-Gen Polarization

    Our LifeLong Lenses go one step further. We integrate both the polarizing and tint layers all the way through the lens, so it will last forever.

    SEE THE WORLD IN HD

    Polarized lenses neutralizes glare, clear up objects and reduce eye strain. They work especially well on car windshields, oceans or lakes and other high glare environments. Typically lenses have a polarizing and tint coating added to the top of the lens to achieve this effect. Over time, however, the polarizing and tint can bubble and flake off of the lens. Have you ever seen a bad tint job on a car? Same problem. With The Empire that problem is solved with LifeLong Lenses.

    PRESCRIPTION READY LENSES

    Our frames are made prescription ready. You can take them to your local optometrist and have your prescription put in with ease.

    LASER ENGRAVED

    We want you to have only the very best, that's why we engrave a subtle reminder to "Live your Dream". It's the details that matter, and we think it is the perfect finishing touch.

    FREE CUSTOM HARD CASE WITH EVERY PAIR

    We have worked really hard on making a high quality pair of glasses, but also a way to protect them. The William Painter hard case is custom built for The Empire. It fits snuggly and doesn't shake around when moving the case.

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    Love these glasses!

    These Are so good looking I can’t stop people from staring at me highly recommend it

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    Best Glasses Ever

    They are excellent. Pretty beautiful! Resistant and resiliant!

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    Very awesome!

    There are lots of reviews so I will keep it short and simple. What impressed me most (in addition to the great styling/look) of these sunglasses is the toughness/quality combined with the very light weight. I have had very sturdy, tough glasses before but they were heavy and pressed down on my nose hard. These glasses are awesome. I bought two pair (black/black and gold/blue) so I would have one for the car and one for my travel bag. The day they arrived I got online and bought two more pair, Hughes for my wife and another gold/blue Empire to keep near my Onewheel for riding. I wouldn't blow that much money if I didn't think these were excellent glasses. I would absolutely recommend and buy again or as a gift.

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    Can't wear them yet, but love them.

    I bought these because of your funny ads with James and with anticipation of getting rid of my full time eye glasses. I'm actually having eye surgery next month for this and can't wait to put these puppies to good use. I've already taken pictures with them and love the look. So much so that I bought 3 more pairs to go with my other outfits.

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