Balmain is a French luxury fashion house that was founded by Pierre Balmain in 1945. You can now get the same legendary Balmain style and luxury also in sunglasses.
- Unisex style
- Gradient lenses
- Acetate frame
- Bridge width 0.79"
- Temples length 5.51"
- Lenses diameter 2.05"
- Cat. 3 UV protection
- Visible logo
- Shipped with original case
Good to know about sunglassesUV protection
All our sunglasses offer full UV protection. Cat. 2 and Cat. 3 refer to how much the lens lets visible and UV light through. Cat. 2 being the most common in sunglasses and best suited for general use, watching and taking part in sports. Cat. 3 provides extra protection from both visible and UV light. These lenses usually allow less than 20% of visible light through, so they are better suited for environment where there's a lot of light.
What is Acetate? Cellulose acetate is a plant-based plastic that is hypoallergenic, made from a renewable resource, lightweight, and very strong. It is made from cutting, forming and polishing sheets of plastic. Today’s acetates are known for being strong, lightweight, and flexible. Cellulose acetate also has the widest range for transparency, rich colors, and finishes. More complex colorations are able to be produced by layering several colors or transparencies in layers and sandwiching them together.
There are endless possibilities for these laminated acetates. Cellulose acetate is a non-petroleum based plastic that is made from natural cotton and wood fibers. While petroleum products can be more expensive and harmful to the environment, cellulose acetate is made from renewable materials. Cellulose Acetate for eyewear is made by forming layers of plastic into large blocks then carefully slicing individual parts, hand polishing and finally assembling them into a frame.
Lens diameter is the width of the lenses at the widest part.
Bridge width measures the piece of metal or plastic that connects the lenses. In order to measure the bridge, you start and end at the innermost side of the lenses and measure to the same spot on the other side of the bridge.
Temple length is the measurement of the arms of the sunglasses. Also called the temples, the measurement of the arms starts at the hinges and continues in a straight line to the farthest point without sloping downward.
Brand sunglasses often have these measures marked in the temple or arm. Smaller figure is the bridge width, middle figure is the lens diameter and the largest figure is the temple length.