Our Favorite Shades

Today marks National Sunglasses Day but we believe every day is Sunglass Day. Never leave home without them. Much like with children, it’s challenging and perhaps unfair to choose one favorite pair of sunglasses. But who are we kidding, we all have (or should have) one pair of shades that makes us feel glamorous, one […]

The Spring Summer 2019 Collection

Inspired by Chicago STATE’s Spring Summer 2019 Optical collection is all about color play and texture. As a new transplant to Chicago, creative director, Nico Roseillier, drew fresh inspiration from the combination of colors juxtaposed throughout the city – skyscrapers against the river, the lakefront meeting the skyline, green spaces entwined with vintage architecture. You […]

Introducing New Original, Paul Hletko

Our latest New Original is Paul Hletko, founder and distiller of FEW Spirits, maker of some of the best bourbon we’ve had. What better way to introduce Paul than in his own words; we sat down and asked him a few questions… What inspired you to start FEW? FEW was inspired by a couple different […]

In Conversation with Marquis Hill

We’ve been thinking a lot about Marquis Hill lately. Partly because we can’t wait for his upcoming album release, Modern Flows Vol. 2, on November 9th, but mostly because we just love this guy. Rarely do kindness, wisdom, and talent come together in one package. We sat down with Marquis a while back to ask […]

Every Day is Manufacturing Day in the STATE Factory

National Manufacturing Day is a fantastic way to shine a light on all the makers across the US, but we have to say, every day is manufacturing day in the STATE factory in Chicago. Every day 60 craftsmen clock in. Every day those craftsmen impart a little piece of their soul into each frame they […]

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This collection is designed for the STATE customer; someone who is independent, who doesn't follow convention.

Blake Kuwahara