Photographed by Stephen Mark Sullivan

Choosing between tortoise and black frames is a bit like trying to decide which half of a black and white cookie is better. How do you decide? Black is strong, clean and graphic. Tortoise is warm, nuanced and personable. Both are eyewear classics, come in countless styles and offer limitless ways to express personal taste. Both flatter any complexion and complement any wardrobe. Perhaps that’s why you see these frames everywhere on everyone. Perhaps that’s why these two classics are the stars of our March Street Seen.

–Iris Johnson