Berkeley – all versions of your favorite sunglasses

Classic, striking, trendy: our Berkeley is the perfect mix of classic elegance and modern coolness. With its round Panto-shape and the wide frame, it is reminiscent of the iconic nerd glasses from the 50s that are currently back and considered to be absolute it-pieces. Whether it’s subtle fancy black or wild tortoise-print - the Berkeley is the ideal companion for a relaxed beach day or a barbeque with your crew. Find out here what defines the Berkeley and how you can show off your sunnies by Kapten & Son.


Berkeley – meet lovers of art, culture and food in the San Francisco Bay Area

Our Berkeley was inspired by the colorful bustle of the city with the same name in the San Francisco Bay Area that has a one-of-a-kind culture, lively hippie charm and the world-renowned Berkeley University of California. Barely half an hour away from the city center, many young students can be found milling about, talking about art and culture, organizing their day-to-day and all the while setting new trends. It’s a source of curiosity, life spirit and discovery. In the evenings, everyone meets in the various bars and celebrates life the way only college kids do. It’s precisely this combination of thirst for knowledge, lust for adventure and an eye for fashion trends that is reflected in our Berkeley - nerds meet fashionistas.

Show who you are – design your style

The Berkeley is a true it-piece that casually adapts - from beach look to campus style - to each of your outfits throughout the entire year. The round Panto-style glass shape that is flattened on top is nothing if not iconic and indispensable in every collection of sunnies. The characteristic model matches your facial contours perfectly. The wide, bold frame emphasizes particular features and underlines your expression. In “all black everything” with a black frame and black glass, this trendy pair of sunglasses looks particularly cool and will definitely work with any of your looks - no matter whether that’s playful elegance or casual rock’n’roll. It gets wilder with the “Berkeley Tortoise Green”, which adds warm shades of brown to the classic tortoiseshell print and is fitted with green glass. This version gives you a warm complexion and makes your features appear softer. You decide what model matches you and your style best.

From the campus to the beach – how to style the Berkeley

The Berkeley adapts to each of your looks. No matter whether you’re opting for the casual basic tee and the ripped jean shorts or the playful summer dress - the Berkeley effortlessly completes each style. For a day at university you can combine the “Berkeley All Black” with high-waisted mom jeans, a casual crop top, your go-to leather jacket and a pair of sneakers - cool, no fuss and also stylish. For the romantic date-night look, you can work an off-shoulder dress with white lace trim, sandals and a jean jacket. With the elegant “Berkeley Tortoise Green” you can round off this summer combination perfectly. You can find more outfit inspiration with the Kapten & Son sunnies on our blog.

Do you have questions about your Kapten & Son sunglasses or need help choosing your favorite model? Then get in touch with our lovely customer service via e-mail, phone or chat. We’re happy to help you out. Take a look around our online store and find your Berkeley sunglasses. Whether it’s San Francisco, Paris or London - you’ll be perfectly equipped for your next adventure. Be Kapten!