An eyewear line named for a Muse: Christopher Cloos

The new kid on the block comes from Denmark with all the cool-cat Scandinavian vibes. This eyewear line was inspired by an intriguing man from Monaco that the two founders met along their travels. He has a zest for life and a love of classic retro frames. He lives by his motto, “Bon Vivant”. In an instant, he became the muse for a line of affordable sunnies reflecting his style. His name? Christopher Cloos.

It’s no secret I’m a sucker for a romantic brand story, but what’s even more important to me is quality and design. These frames boast just that — timeless, minimal designs with a subtle modern twist. Take the frame I’m wearing for instance - the Paloma. Named after the beach club where the two founders met their muse, the Paloma frame is a vintage round retro style with a clear high-quality acetate giving it that updated edge.

I’m especially a fan of the attention to detail with every element of the brand — the Paloma is available in 5 colors with each color being named after a typical refreshment on Cote d’Azur in the French Riviera. I’m wearing color champagne.

Christopher Cloos’ latest collection is a limited edition frame designed and worn by singer, songwriter and producer, Robin Thicke, inspired by and named St. Barths.

Currently the collection can be found in more than 400 retailers globally as well as online. At an affordable price starting at under $150, there’s no reason not to indulge in a pair for your next voyage. Go on, be your own Bon Vivant. Christopher Cloos would undoubtedly approve. For a limited time you can also use code MUSE20 for a sweet little 20% off your purchase.

xx, The Monocle Muse