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The Empire

Color:
Blue Gold
Black Gold
Black Black
Blue Black

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 It was created to challenge outdated ideas.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


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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.

Empire Fit information.

  • The Empire has been designed to fit nearly all faces.
  • When viewed from the front it is 141mm wide
  • When viewed from the side its 145mm long
  • The lens diagonally is 52mm
  • 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!

    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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    My favorite glasses ever

    These glasses literally get more and more comfortable as I wear them. Blue and gold go well with anything!

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    Great Sunnies and Amazing customer service!

    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.

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    Great Glasses!

    Stylish and durable.

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    Love these sunglasses!

    These sunglasses are awesome! They not only look great but they feel great on my face. Love the classic look!

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    The Empire comes back to San Diego

    I purchased my William Painters "Empire" sunglasses in time for my travels to southern California, this past weekend. So glad I received them prior to my trip, because it was bright & sunny the whole time I was in San Diego. Remarkedly fantastic glasses, with the biggest plus of being very much non-heavy in weight!! Perfect for never taking them off. It was also nice to see other people wearing William Painters along the ocean. I need to buy my wife a pair!!! -WFW

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