It’s fair to say the Italian Leisure wear brand, Parajumpers, isn’t for the faint hearted. Even the inspiration for Massimo Rossetti’s brand is extreme to say the least. It’s inspired by the men of the 210th Rescue Squadron, a crack team of highly experienced individuals who are trained for extreme rescues and recoveries in the wildest, most remote and hostile corners of the World. Whether it be rock-climbers stuck atop a treacherous mountain peak, ships adrift at sea, or submariners sunk at unimaginable depths, these men are called to intervene.
Its latest venture is a little tamer, in the shape of a sunglasses range. Launched at the prestigious PITTI UOMO exhibition, where the great and the good of the Fashion industry preview their latest ranges. The sunglasses, all made in Italy, to the highest specifications are five contemporary “free spirited” designs. As with everything the brand produces they hold an appreciation for classical and timeless design values, not trends and fads, these are investment pieces that will see you through years of Summers, if looked after.
The titles of each of the designs is, of course, suitably iconic and adventurous SPITFIRE, LIBERATOR, AVENGER, WILDCUT and THUNDERBOLT, well you could hardly expect Foxglove or 2716/383, from a brand like Parajumpers. Plus they are constructed of a high quality metal and acetate combined frames with at least polarised base 2 lenses with anti-reflection.