Erker’s 1879 expands the STL Flag Collection with a range of new limited-edition colors to their Forsyth and Market sunglasses. The distinctive style of their heritage brand can be seen throughout the six new styles, using classic and contemporary influences within the design of their custom acetate blends. Each handcrafted piece demonstrates the care and attention put into every detail, a craft that the Erker family has been perfecting for 145 years.
Originally introduced with four colors in the Fall of 2021, this new release doubles the colorways of the Forsyth sunglass with four additional blends: Crystal, Matte Olive Tort, Sugarfire, and White Black. This masculine sunglass is characterized by a thick, rectangular silhouette with a sharp edge, softened by smooth curves along the brow and bridge.
First seen in their Spring 2022 release, the Market sunglass has received two new color blends, including a classic Ancient Tortoise and a new color to the brand, Peach. This feminine sunglass was designed with a modern square shape, smooth rounded edges, and a subtle cat-eye edge. A deep curve at the brow paired with wider rims at the edges gives this frame a bold, glamorous style, balanced by a slimmer temple.
Like each frame from Erker’s 1879, the sunglasses are built with a custom 3-rivet German hinge engraved with their year of inception on the end, which can be seen through the translucent faces of the Crystal and Sugarfire blends. The Crystal, Peach, and Matte Olive Tort colors also display the custom-designed wire core along their translucent temples, which give strength and flexibility to each acetate frame from the collection. As part of the STL Flag collection, each new piece features a gold emblem of the St. Louis flag inlaid on the temple tips, inspired by the family’s rich history in their hometown.
Find Erkers1879 at 100% Optical booth #E238 and #E246, or at Vision Expo East stand P411 to see the new styles. Book an appointment at one of their showings today: www.studiooptyx.com/appointments
Erkers1879 is an independent, family-owned brand of premium, handcrafted eyewear. Based in St. Louis, the Erkers have been leaders within the optical industry for over 144 years, dedicated to the craft of beautiful, high-quality eyewear for 5 generations. At the start, the Erkers were known for making anything with a lens, and they later narrowed their focus towards eyewear. The company is now run by the 5th generation of Erkers, Jack III and Tony Erker. To see these and the entire Erkers1879 collection, visit their website erkers1879.com.