Arnette, Del The Funky Homosapien Collaborate On Signature Pair Of Sunglasses

By Jay Casteel (@JayCasteel)  |  10/20/2011

Del edition Fire Drill sunglasses by Arnette

Sunglasses company, Arnette, announced this week the upcoming release of a collaborative pair of shades with prolific Heiroglyphics member, Del The Funky Homosapien.

The company added Del's unique flair to their already released Fire Drill model, creating two new signature colorways, which will be available exclusively through retailer, Sunglasses Hut.

Del's frame of choice, the Fire Drill, is Arnetteā€™s funk-infused, modern classic, making it the ideal canvas to reflect the rapper's unique and eclectic sense of style.

The Del edition of the Fire Drill features a matte black frame that dissolves out into purple on the lower rims and temples. Del's signature logo is featured on one temple tip and the iconic Hieroglyphics logo gets placement on the other. The frames are available with either blue mirror or polarized gray faded lenses.

"Arnette has always held me down, so I'm juiced to get the opportunity to funk with them," says Del." These limited edition Fire Drills they are doing for me are raw and if you are down with the funk then you are going to dig these."

Del edition Fire Drill sunglasses by Arnette

The frames drop on October 20th, exclusively at select Sunglass Hut locations in the US and Canada, and on their website, on October 20th.

The blue mirrored lens version of the Del Fire Drill retails for $79, and the polarized gray faded lens model is $99.

Additionally, Del created a new track exclusively for Arnette, which is available online for free on the company's Facebook page, at

"Del is hands-down one of the most innovative and influential artists of our generation," said Arnette's Global Brand Director, Joe Freitag. "As a long-time member of the Arnette family, it just makes sense that we fuse with his sense of style to create a sunglass. We are all huge Del fans at Arnette, and we couldn't be more excited about the opportunity to collaborate with such a legend."

To celebrate the release of the new Del Edition Fire Drill sunglasses, Arnette and Sunglass Hut will be hosting an in-store meet-and-greet with Del at their Union Square location in San Francisco on October 27, from 6-7:30 pm. Then, a launch party will be held at Public Works at 9 pm. Del will be headlining, along with The Souls of Mischief, Casual and Bukue One.

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