It’s Sunglasses Day! So to celebrate we’ve prepared a visual FEAST for your eyes… a spectacular homage to the shady specs that show off our style, keep us incognito (you know those “please don’t let anyone recognize me” days), and most importantly, protect our eyes from the blinding and harmful UV rays of the sun.
But the shades we’ve got in our round-up are not your average aviators or classic Foster Grants. They include the good, the bad, the uber cool, and the truly eyebrow raising styles of the sunglasses world.
Could you see yourself in any of these?
Shwood’s Canby Sunglasses in REAL exotic Zebrawood; Retail price: $145.00
Lace Covered Sunglasses; Retail price: $16.00
Chili Pepper Sunglasses; Retail price: $7.00
On The Fringe
Star Spangled Stache
The Patriot Mustache Sunglasses; Retail price: $10.00
Agent Provocateur Sunglasses; Retail price: $556.00
Pink Flamingo Sunglasses; Retail price: $7.00
Lego My Ego
Oh Mickey You’re So Fine
Jeremy Scott Mickey Sunglasses; Retail price: $460.00
Lead image: Tatty Devine Eyelash Sunglasses; Retail price: $125.00
Although the origins of Sunglasses Day are unknown, the history of sunglasses stretches as far back as 14th century China, where judges used eyewear made of smoke-coloured quartz to mask their emotions. Fast-forward 600 years and modern sunglasses as we know them today were first marketed by entrepreneur Sam Foster on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.