Our very first collaboration, featuring Kevin Kretch, owner of Eyes on Chagrin. While Eyes on Chagrin was established in 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio, Kevin Kretch has been working with is father in the eyewear business for much longer--something him and Erkers have in common. While both brands are known for their high-end opticals, we are also stocking price points affordable to all. We couldn't have asked for a better person to make our first collaboration with. We are excited to introduce you the Dawg Pound frames, named after the Cleveland Browns, something near and dear to Kevin.
"Cleveland is a very diverse and risilient city. I feel like all my adult life Cleveland has been digging itself out of an adversity hole and I truly believe it makes us strong as a community than most places. It makes overcoming adversity even sweeter. For example, I don't think any city has ever felt emotionally what Clevelanders felt when the Cavs won the 2016 championship after going 52 years without winning a championship in any sport."
The Dawg Pound is a bold, chunky acetate frame, available in four colors; Navy, Light Tort, Grey Crystal, and Black Fade. You can find 1879 engraved on one end of the temples, representing Erkers1879, and 2012 engraved on the other for the year Eyes On Chagrin was founded. In addition, you will find a turntable icon on the temple tips. The turntable icon represents the origin of Kevin Kretch's business located in Cleveland, Ohio, known for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.