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Imperial

Mai Tais
Polarized

Imperial

Regular price $35.00
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 71 reviews
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Imperial

Regular price $35.00
Highlights
  • Glossy translucent purple frames
  • Gunmetal K logos
  • Polarized smoke gradient lenses
  • UV400 protection
  • FDA approved, impact-resistant lenses with laser etch logo detail
  • Protective pouch included
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The Original

the original

affordable SoCal sunglasses
Highlights
  • Glossy translucent purple frames
  • Gunmetal K logos
  • Polarized smoke gradient lenses
  • UV400 protection
  • FDA approved, impact-resistant lenses with laser etch logo detail
  • Protective pouch included
description

Purple has often been associated with royalty, and that’s certainly how you’ll feel in our Imperial Mai Tais. Glossy translucent purple frames are set against polarized smoke gradient lenses and are a clever mix of beach casual and pinky-up sophistication. Mai Tais are instantly recognizable from their rounded silhouette that suits square and heart-shaped faces, and they’re just as unique and desirable as their namesake. Safety is always included in Knockaround sunglasses; enjoy UV400 protection and impact-resistant lenses.

sustainability

In 2022, Knockaroud officially became Plastic Neutral—for every pound of plastic we use, we remove one pound from the environment elsewhere. But that’s far from where our sustainability efforts end. We’ve also implemented minimalist, recycled packaging, eliminated single-use plastics, and included recycled materials in our products whenever possible. There’s always more progress to be made, but we’re committed to putting in the work.

shipping & returns

We ship Monday to Friday from our warehouse here in San Diego, CA, with the exception of holidays. For most standard orders, shipping takes about 5-7 business days depending on your selected carrier method at checkout (please allow up to 12 days for custom shades). Get your order sooner with our priority mail, 2nd day air, or overnight domestic shipping options. Once your order has been handed off to the carrier, you’ll receive a shipping confirmation email with your tracking information.


We also offer easy, free returns within 30 days of purchase for most products, with the exception of Custom Shop, Limited Editions, promotional items, and international orders. Check out our Help Center’s FAQ on returns for more information.


Questions? Shoot an email to support@knockaround.com, and we’ll get back to you ASAP!

Size & Fit
Imperial Mai Tais

Description

Purple has often been associated with royalty, and that’s certainly how you’ll feel in our Imperial Mai Tais. Glossy translucent purple frames are set against polarized smoke gradient lenses and are a clever mix of beach casual and pinky-up sophistication. Mai Tais are instantly recognizable from their rounded silhouette that suits square and heart-shaped faces, and they’re just as unique and desirable as their namesake. Safety is always included in Knockaround sunglasses; enjoy UV400 protection and impact-resistant lenses.

Sustainability

In 2022, Knockaroud officially became Plastic Neutral—for every pound of plastic we use, we remove one pound from the environment elsewhere. But that’s far from where our sustainability efforts end. We’ve also implemented minimalist, recycled packaging, eliminated single-use plastics, and included recycled materials in our products whenever possible. There’s always more progress to be made, but we’re committed to putting in the work.

Shipping & returns

We ship Monday to Friday from our warehouse here in San Diego, CA, with the exception of holidays. For most standard orders, shipping takes about 5-7 business days depending on your selected carrier method at checkout (please allow up to 12 days for custom shades). Get your order sooner with our priority mail, 2nd day air, or overnight domestic shipping options. Once your order has been handed off to the carrier, you’ll receive a shipping confirmation email with your tracking information.


We also offer easy, free returns within 30 days of purchase for most products, with the exception of Custom Shop, Limited Editions, promotional items, and international orders. Check out our Help Center’s FAQ on returns for more information.


Questions? Shoot an email to support@knockaround.com, and we’ll get back to you ASAP!

Measurements

  • frame height

    50mm

  • frame width

    144mm

  • lens width

    54mm

  • nose bridge width

    20mm

  • temple length

    140mm

Fit

Head Size

Head Small Icon

Small

Head Medium Icon

Medium

Head Large Icon

Large

Face Shape

face shape Heart

Heart

face shape Square

Square

NON POLARIZED

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Stay Glare Aware

POLARIZED LENSES

Polarized lenses cut glare by filtering out horizontal light waves, like the ones that bounce off water or the road. Without this glare, you’re left with a more gentle view and reduced eye strain, not to mention crisper, cleaner details!

In The Wild

Imperial Mai Tais

Knockaround Sunglasses and Forbes

“Knockaround sunglasses deliver a lot of value for a very reasonable price.”

Knockaround Sunglasses and GQ

“Buy five and don’t worry about if (or when) you lose a pair.”

Knockaround Sunglasses and Newsweek

“If you're looking for affordable sunglasses that you can wear without worrying, Knockaround is the answer.”

Knockaround Sunglasses and Men's Health

“The selection styles are massive and always changing. If that isn't enough, you can even customize your own frames.”

Who we are

Sun and San Diego

Born, raised, and bathed in San Diego sunshine, Knockaround is the original, affordable sunglasses brand. Since 2005 we’ve committed to making durable shades that are both practical and stylish. Our stellar customer service and ever-growing selection of high-quality eyewear have made us not just hometown favorites, but go-to’s across the globe!

Plastic Neutral

KNOCKAROUND IS PLASTIC NEUTRAL

Making high-quality shades is the core of what we do, but inevitably that means we contribute to excess plastic byproduct. The idea of being a net drain on the environment doesn’t sit well with us, so we partnered with 4ocean to maintain plastic neutrality and work further to improve the environmental friendliness of our process.

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