Erlik Sunglasses - Mayday
Erlik was started in the early 2000’s by Alex Masse, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He began the first line by bringing back classic 70's styles such as aviators. After developing a few nice styles, a manufacture was found in Italy where Erlik sunglasses are still made today. This is a significant difference that Erlik has over many of the larger brands who can now only claim to be from Italy. The brand grew in Canada via word of mouth now is going international.
Erlik Sunglasses - Detention
The quality of the frames is quite nice. They use alloys of monel, silver and beryllium which creates an near indestructible product that has a nice finish. The plastic frames use TR-90, which is used by a lot of high-end sports brands, so you could use them in sporting. Finally, the hinges are excellent. They are not held together by screws but use a flexible polymer curved hinge which is like nothing I've ever seen. Apparently, Erlik has the global patent for this so they are in the realms of IC Berlin and other European brands with this technological exclusivity.