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Monday, January 11, 2010

Lacoste 101: Revisiting a Tried-and-True Classic

Limited editions have great appeal: spending one's hard-earned money on something only a fast-acting (or lucky) few will possess is much more satisfying than buying mere stuff. Lacoste first produced these aviator-style 101 sunglasses in 1980, and is now celebrating the frame's 30th anniversary by re-issuing 1000 pairs (complete with original temple grips and anti-reflective mineral lenses). They won't last long. Knowing this, FA2L has kept words to a minimum and suggests you get a pair while the getting is good. Ready, set, shop!

Photograph: Karl Simone. Grooming: Yinna Wang. Model: Grayson
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