Make a statement and stay sun-safe with Kirk Originals


Words: Philippa Harvey

One of the best parts of living in sunny South Africa is the gorgeous weather, perfect for days at the beach, braais outdoors and soaking up the rays. The catch is that sun exposure can be very bad for your eyes – too much UV light can cause long-term damage and various eye diseases. Which is why the K2 twins are promoting Kirk Originals sunglasses as the perfect way to protect your eyes.

Delectable duo Alex and Charlie are brand ambassadors for iconic eyewear brand Kirk Originals. The mouth-watering pair, who sizzle on the pages of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s 2015 Sexy Men Calendar, are not just pretty faces. They have first-hand experience with what the SA sun can do, given that they own a farm just outside of Vredendal in the Western Cape. Their need for hardworking eyewear that can keep harmful UV rays at bay is balanced by the fact that not all sunglasses are created equal. This model pair need something quirky and original that expresses their individuality and blazes ahead on the fashion trail, which is why they can always be seen sporting a pair of handcrafted Kirk Originals.

Alex explains, “We spend a lot of time in the sun when we are at home working on the farm. I love the fact that Kirk Originals have such a funky, unique look – but their superior quality is what sets them apart. Each pair is handcrafted in France from Italian acetate, and the lenses are 100% UV400, which equals excellent defence against the sun.” Charlie elaborates on why the Kirk Originals brand held such appeal for the K2 twins, “The brand is about achieving icon status, about making your mark. We are thrilled at the opportunity to represent it.”

Anyone itching to own a pair of Kirk Originals sunglasses or optical frames can find out more at And for an eyeful of brand ambassadors Alex and Charlie, go to