Erkers1879 // Striking Femininity

Siu is wearing Twin Oaks, a striking feminine sunglass from the Roman Numeral V collection of Erkers1879 Eyewear. This thick cat-eye-shaped frame, in the colour Spirament, brings the drama with its oversized silhouette, designed with soft edges and rounded rims for a bold yet elegant style. This handcrafted frame is made with biodegradable cellulose acetate, reinforced by a metal wire core and authentic stainless-steel rivets for added durability, and hand-polished for a buttery-smooth finish.

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The Twin Oaks sunglass gets its name from an area just outside of St. Louis, Mo., which is a mere 25-minute drive from the brand’s original place of inception. The bright Spirament color, a newer addition to the heritage brand, brings a fresh element to their classic subdued-modern palette.

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This light blue-green hue is inspired by the spring-fed waters of the Meramec River, which flows through a state park neighboring the Twin Oaks area. The mint color is contrasted by polarized Grey-Gradient lenses with a hint of purple in their coloring.

In addition to the Spirament color worn by Siu-Yin, the sunglass is also available in Champaign, Black, and Tortoise.

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Symbolizing the Roman Numeral V collection and the 5th generation of Erkers to run the family business, a gold “V” emblem can be found on the right temple tip. Etchings of the brand name as well as their year of inception can also be found throughout the sunglass’s design.

About Erker’s 1879 Eyewear

As a family company since 1879, inspired by the generations that came before them, the Erker team has dedicated their lives to the art of beautiful eyewear. For over 140 years the Erker family continues to design high-quality, fine eyewear that can last a lifetime.
The Generations that came before them contributed greatly to the success of the company. They truly believe that the only way to make great products in the future is to appreciate and give thanks to those who helped pave the way. They honor their ancestors and their milestones within the company with the emblems below. You will find these insignias discretely placed throughout their collection.

Founded in Saint Louis. MO in 1879 by A.P. Erker, the company remains under family control today. The company maintains its headquarters in Saint Louis, for the past 140 years.

Read more about this beautiful American brand on TEF Magazine or visit their website.

Shooting: TEFdoesLONDON
Eyewear: Twin Oaks by Erker’s 1879
Model: Siu-Yin Shing of My Glasses And Me
Photography: Ben Summers

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