How to become a cult pair of sunglasses
We all probably have our favourite glasses, which suit our face, and never let us down. There are styles and colours that people particularly go for, and with the movement of technology in lenses and frame structure there are more and more choices on the market.
So how does a pair of sunglasses become an icon or create a cult following. Mostly down to the person who wears them and also where they have been seen, mainly in films.
Originally, Hollywood stars would wear shades in the studios to protect their eyes from the harsh lighting, and soldiers in World War II would wear them to protect from explosions and flashes.
The Wayfarer from Ray Ban became one of the biggest cult shades, due to the like of James Dean. Jacky Onassis created her own look and sunglasses have been named after the famous first lady.
Arnold Schwarzenegger played the terminator in which are “Gargoyle” sunglasses hid his robotic eye.
Tom Cruise Starred in Top Gun and the revival of the Aviator caused a great stir and sales of the popular sunglasses went up by 40%.
Audrey Hepburn made an RB8310 014/73 63 incredible fashion statement in the film, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and the original design for that particular frame has been kept by Ray Ban but made available in a variety of different colours.
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones played Agents J & K in the film Men in Black, their particular shades protected them from the mind erasing powers of the nebuliser when they came in contact with an alien. These sunglasses became the most popular sunglasses of the 1990′s!
The most popular sunglasses ever have to be??well it’s probably a tie between the Ray Ban Wayfarer and the Aviator. Both styles have sold millions over the past half a century and continue to grow.
Prints have been RJ9049S 100/71 and are currently incredibly popular in RJ9048S 173/11 the fashion world, from animal, floral, swirls to spots, cars and music stereos. A print piece of clothing can be an exciting and bright addition to your wardrobe. Printing doesn’t have to stop at clothes, this season see an amazing array of printed sunglasses, so if you’re looking for something cool, interesting and eye catching, take a look at the range of printed sunglasses on and off the high street.
To start us off on our quest for printed sunglasses, New Look offers this pair of aviator style sunglasses with floral print on the arms, pretty and subtle.
Debenhams stock these rather nice Block printed sunglasses, which are chic, with brown tinted lenses, featuring circular prints on the arms.
Asos offer these oversized Gaspard Yurkievich animal print sunglasses, which look fabulous in summer.
Taking a look at designer printed sunglasses, Dolce and Gabbana offer their Havana Sunglass in a blue or red animal print.
Alexander McQueen has some gorgeous brown printed sunglasses oozing sophistication and elegance.
There are hundreds of printed sunglasses on the market, with some chic subtle designs to outrageous bright designs. The great thing about printed sunglasses is you can make a statement without going wild with the wardrobe. They are exciting, they are eye catching and you will love them. When purchasing any sunglasses make sure they offer you 100% UV protection and the bigger the sunglasses, the more protection they will offer you around the eyes.