Wayfarers have been manufactured by Ray-Ban since 1956 and have gone on to become their most classic and enduring sunglasses.
The reason for the Wayfarer’s fame is that the style is so versatile and looks great on anyone. Wayfarer sunglasses will never go out of style.Shop now on Asos
Along with the Wayfarer, aviators are another enduring frame shape. Aviators were originally designed in the 1930’s to shield US pilots from the Sun’s strong rays when up in the air, though their popularity took off during the 1980’s when Tom Cruise sported a pair in the hit film ‘Top Gun’.
The classic Aviator frame is metal, and is characterised by a double or triple bridge. You can never go wrong with a classic pair of Aviators as their look is timeless and suits most face shapes. You can also get plastic rimmed Aviators if you want something a little trendier and different.
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Also known as ‘horn rimmed’ glasses, clubmasters were inspired by the 1950s and would’ve been seen among the intellectuals of the era.
Nowadays you’ll see celebrities like Bruno Mars wearing clubmasters. With their mix of retro and hipster-cool, these sunglasses are ideal for a man who wishes to make a statement.
These frames are characterized by rounded–or perfectly circular–lenses and frames. This style was immortalised by musician John Lennon, giving these glasses a cool, vintage vibe.Shop now on House of Fraser
This particular style is associated with Italian designer Persol. There’s a reason this classic brand has been going strong for a century, Persol sunglasses are the epitome of cool.
The distinct style is characterised by a notch in the bridge of the frames just above the nose as well as by the sunglasses’ ability to fold in half for compact storage.
They became popular in the 1960s when they became the style of choice for movie stars like Steve McQueen. Nowadays you’ll see the likes of Daniel Craig, Ryan Gosling and Leo Di Caprio rocking Persols.Shop now on SmartBuyGlasses
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