Eyewear brand Jacques Marie Mage and hatmaker Nick Fouquet collaborated on a limited-edition collection of sunglasses and hats that pays homage to Southern California. The brands are both based in Los Angeles and their designers have a longstanding friendship, so the collection explores their shared fascination with the American West and prioritization of premium craftsmanship.
The collection features the P.C.H. sunglasses, a love letter to L.A. in the shape of late-‘70s acetate aviators with gradient lenses. It also includes a custom Nick Fouquet hat called the Jackson and two limited-edition hat bands (one made from veg-tan leather and one made from silver).
Only 200 of the glasses are available — 100 in Green and 100 in Lava — and they are available for pre-order at Jacques Marie Mage. The Jackson hat is available for pre-order at Nick Fouquet. Act fast if you want to this unique celebration of the West for yourself — these are sure to sell out quickly.
Jacques Marie Mage × Nick Fouquet P.C.H. Lava
The Havana PCH sunglasses feature unique lenses with a triple gradient fade meant to evoke the color of the sky as the sun sets across the Pacific Ocean. The gradient is inspired by a photograph taken by Fouquet as he drove along the coast. To achieve this unique appearance, the lenses are hand-dipped in different ink baths to create both a light and dark gradient, so no matter where the wearer is, they can take the L.A. sunset with them. Made in Japan, they feature arrowhead font pins, a hairline engrave wire core and custom spur-shaped rivets.
Buy Now: $690
Jacques Marie Mage × Nick Fouquet P.C.H. Green
The Green PCH sunglasses are inspired by the color of the match heads Fouquet includes with all his hats. They feature blue gradient lenses, arrowhead front pins, hairline engraved wire cores and spur-shaped rivets. Both sunglasses come with an oversized cleaning cloth featuring hand-drawn sketches by Fouquet and a collector’s card hand-painted and hand-sewed by the hatmaker.
Jacques Marie Mage × Nick Fouquet Jackson
This handmade has a Cattleman crease and comes in a traditional Silverbelly color. It can be adorned with a hat band made from vegetable-tanned leather, lined with Jacques Marie Mage’s signature burgundy satin, or a custom silver band that features an arrow design and five pieces of turquoise.