About this project
At William Painter, we were tired of all the compromises made in the products we used on daily basis. While other companies are racing to the bottom, we stand for something more.
We believe everyone deserves to have the best products, with solid customer service that treats you like family.
You live an active life, we make products that can keep up with your adventures. That's why we use the most durable materials and back it up with a lifetime guarantee.
We truly believe that having trusted everyday accessories will enhance your life and inspire you to be more.
The first clubmaster style sunglasses that are a new level of quality, durability, perfect balance and worry free - combined with the perfect fit allowing you to live your amazing life.
You are a person, who needs eyewear to keep up with style. The Empires are a vintage & timeless look re-engineered using state of the art materials. With our lifetime guarantee, you never have to worry about taking them along for the adventure.
These sunglasses are made from the same materials used in a Fighter jet, F1 Race Car, Lamborghini, Bugatti Veyron and many ultra-luxury watches. The Empire are extremely strong, but also deceptively light. Titanium is also hypoallergenic, meaning it is perfectly safe for the human body. Doctors use the element for hip and knee replacements for this reason.
You are an active person, who needs eyewear that can keep up. We examined drill bits, knives, firearms and F1 race car pistons. From this, we developed our own titanium protective coating.
Ever had sunglasses fall down your nose? We HATE that! Proper sunglass fitment is taken to heart. By using a thick titanium and ultralight lens, we are able to greatly improve the center of balance.
The Empire frames come with the highest quality Japanese nylon polarized lenses. They are light, durable, clear and are shatter and scratch resistant unlike glass or inferior acrylic lenses.
Lenses are taken VERY seriously around here. What's the point in making awesome sunglasses if the optics are crappy? We literally searched all around the world looking at various types of lenses. From Glass, Polycarbonate, CR39, Acrylic, and Nylon. Each one has its merits but we wanted something truly exceptional. We are extremely proud to introduce William Painter's Lifelong Lenses.
They are the lightest in the world, less than half the weight of traditional glass lenses. Our lenses are PREMIUM - they cost more to produce than an entire pair of “high end” brands.
Polarized lenses neutralizes glare, clear up objects and reduce eye strain. They work especially well on car windshields, oceans or lakes and other high glare environments. Typically lenses have a polarizing and tint coating added to the top of the lens to achieve this effect. Over time, however, the polarizing and tint can bubble and flake off of the lens. Have you ever seen a bad tint job on a car? Same problem. With The Empire that problem is solved with LifeLong Lenses.
Our frames are made prescription ready. You can take them to your local optometrist and have your prescription put in with ease.
We want you to have only the very best, that's why we engrave a subtle reminder to "Live your Dream". It's the details that matter, and we think it is the perfect finishing touch.
We have worked really hard on making a high quality pair of glasses, but also a way to protect them. The William Painter hard case is custom built for The Empire. It fits snuggly and doesn't shake around when moving the case.
Pick a reward, become a backer, and help us bring these new products to life. To say thank you, we offer the lowest possible price and deliver to you before anyone else.
Risks and challenges
We have worked extremely hard to ready this product for Kickstarter and full-scale manufacturing and fulfillment, but here are what we see as the risks:
MANUFACTURING: The manufacturer has lined up and we have quality assurance people on site during production.
FULFILLMENT: Sometimes things get a bit crazy and stuff happens that can’t be planned for: a supplier misses a deadline, customs clearance or a shipment gets lost. Those things could cause a delay. We are using an experienced logistics team in Asia to get our products to the US. We have used them before, from there the product goes into our 3PL warehouse and should be on the way to you shortly after that!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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