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If you need an incentive to make an eye appointment, here's one. Fashion's recent love affair with vintage-inspired frames, both prescription and non, have people experimenting for the better. A handsome frame can add a personal touch to any look. Sunglasses are always in vogue, but we're finding that boys do make passes at girls who wear glasses. Have a gander at the city's new and tried and true optical shops.

Guns and Shades Pop-Up Shop Brings New, Rare Vintage Eyewear to Lower Haight

Yes, it’s June 14. But at a new pop-up shop in the Lower Haight, today’s all about Mayfourteenth.

That’s the name of a newly-launched eyewear brand from local photographer and designer Benjamin Belsky, who’s decked out the one-month-only Guns and Shades shop with his line, a weapon sculpture art installation by Peter Gronquist and an assortment of dead stock vintage frames that include a rare pair of Cazal shades priced at $1,200.

“They were big in hip hop in the 80’s,” Belsky says of the high-end, German eyewear brand’s pop-culture associations.

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