The quality of my Empire is truly unmatched. They are a solid pair of glasses made with high quality material. I ALWAYS get complimented on how good they look. Because of all the compliments I was about start gifting these to my friends but I selfishly don't want them to have the same stylish sunnies as me so I settled on gifting it to family members.
In addition to looking great they have great customer service which is huge for me. I've had my Empires for awhile now (I ordered mine during the kickstarter days) and this past Saturday I lost one of the nose pieces rough housing with some children on the playground, totally my fault and nothing to do with the quality of the glasses. I'm actually impressed they've lasted this long with everything I've put them through, it's really a testament to their quality . So I reached out hoping to be able to buy a replacement nose piece but they are sending me new pair! Freaking amazing! I reached out and they said to send the old pair. As soon as I confirmed the pair was in the mail they sent out my replacement pair...no need for them to wait until they receive them.
All around a great product and company. They definitely have a lifetime customer in me.