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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 It was created to challenge outdated ideas.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 Matthew F.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Best sunglasses (double period).

First pair of quality shades that I’ve bought. Tested out a few pairs from 3 other brands, WP was far and away the best. Biggest thing was that they never slide. They’re super light, but the stay put. My only wish is that the lenses were a bit darker. But seriously dope shades.

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Great buy

great not sure if its 100% polarized but it sure looks good. Its a head turner

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Almost a year wearing them

Surprised by how light they were, fit comfortably even when running. Haven't needed to push them up even in the summer, since they don't really slide down. Lasted almost a year without any visible scratches. Unfortunately I dropped them on blacktop and they got two minor dents in the lens, besides that, they've held up waaay longer than any of my previous pairs. Would definetly consider getting another pair.

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AMAZING!

Yes these are more expensive than most, but my fiance bought a pair, and after wearing his, I HAD to get my own. Worth every penny. You definitely get what you pay for!

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Overall gorgeous pair of sunglasses

This was the first time I have bought sunglasses online and I was nervous that the glasses would not fit well on my face because I didn't have a chance to try them on. However, once they arrived all of my worries were put to bed. The glasses fit incredibly well, looked incredible, and most importantly, they felt sturdy, like no matter what I was doing they would be able to handle it. Overall this was the best purchase I have made in 2020 and was astonished by both the product and the company.

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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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