Titanium is the strongest metal for its weight. Which allows you to use your sunglasses actively without worrying about them breaking. Your sunglasses are made from the same materials used in a Fighter Jet, FI Race Car, Lamborghini, Bugatti Veyron and ultra-luxury watches. They're also hypoallergenic, which means it is perfectly safe for the human body. Doctors use titanium for hip and knee replacements due to this reason.


Polarized lenses neutralize glare, make objects clearer and reduce strain on the eyes. They work especially well on car windshields, water (ocean or lakes) and in other brightly shining environments. Typically lenses have a polarizing and tint coating added to the top of them to achieve this effect. Over time, however, the glass can bubble and flake off the lens. Have you ever seen a bad tint job on a car? This is the same, exact problem. Our lifelong lenses guarantee goes one step further. We integrate both the polarizing and tint layers all the way through the lens, so it will last forever.


For our coating, we examined titanium drill bits, knives, firearms and FI race car pistons to develop our own matte black protective glazing. We call our protective titanium covering "Black Armour." This stuff is strong - like drill bit strong.


If due to whatever reason, you’re in need of prescription-ready sunglasses - we’ve got you covered. All of our titanium pieces give people the ability to pop in their own shades when it is necessary. William Painter sunglasses have been Rx tested and are ready. Unless you see something that says otherwise that we don’t know about, they’re ready to be installed by the optician of your preference.


We’ve taken everything that we’ve learned from visiting exactly where our products are manufactured to oversee every aspect that goes on behind the scenes. Additionally, we’ve gone back and forth with other sunglass companies’ opinions, so we could see their successes along with challenges that we felt we could take in and improve upon.

However, the most important step in all of this has been formulating a relationship with our customers in order to see what you wanted in your sunglasses. We want to give you a flawless masterpiece more than anything.


We have worked tirelessly on making not only high quality pairs of glasses, but also ways to protect them. The William Painter hardcase is custom built for the Hook. It fits snuggly and doesn't shake around when moving the case. We've tried over 100 hardcases. This one is perfect.


Our glasses have exceptional balance. We focus on shifting the center of gravity of the shades to the rear for added comfort and stability.