Tom Ford is a pretty smooth customer. So it follows that our expectations for his line of designer eyewear are high; his label should be as potently fashionable as he is. Ford is credited with injecting a whole new sexy, glamorous feel into the style and marketing campaigns of Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent prior to going solo and launching his independent brand in 2004, and since then, he's carried on polishing his own brand in dedication to top-notch fashion.

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With the delivery of the Spring/Summer 2013 campaign, we get everything we could ask Tom Ford for and more. One optical frame in particular has an extra special treat included: an uber stylish, clip-on sunglasses front. The Tom Ford 5276 is the one we're talking about--one and the same as the item modeled by the shiny gentleman above.

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The 5276 is offered in six stylish colour variations, so if you're not too hot on the bold black acetate with the silver and grey gradient lenses of the 5276 001 on our gentlemen previous, your palette preferences will be catered to with subtler Havanas (5276 053) and kick-back Ambers (5276 041). There's a nicely balanced feel to the shades on offer here, and warm and cool hues cluster together to evoke something quite unique.

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Wondering what they look like without their fancy clip-ons? We're on it:

TF5276 001

TF5276 053

TF5276 041

TF5276 64F

TF5276 62J

TF5276 020

So it's good news! This piece makes an equally stylish pair of glasses or sunglasses. The 5276 of course features the signature Tom Ford "T" on either side of the temples, and is characterised by a nice, solid acetate. You really couldn't ask for much more from a merger of practicality, functionality and style. With a little luck (and a lot of patience for those of us in the UK), we'll soon be skipping about in stunning spring/summer weather. And what better opticals for the season?

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We foresee some pretty fashionable picnics in the works.