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Summer Shade(s)

Before I begin to showcase which sunglasses are this season’s right choice, I want to make it clear; I have no quarrels or qualms with those who chose to dawn examples of the wrong choice. Everyone is different. I know and accept this fact. Do you like my snooty little disclaimer? Ha!

Thick, stark, white-framed, robotic, Oakley’s are certainly not my thing. However, if they’re yours… Great! Over-sized, bright, yellow, face-dwarfing Louis Vutton Knock-offs are absolutely not my taste. However, if they’re what you like…Swell!

Now, for those who appreciate a more classic, understated, and timeless look, I have this season’s latest looks within.

These glasses pictured, are in sync with the natural progression of not just accessory fashion, but all fashion. Collections released by many major designers in the past few years, have been remeniscent of classic American living. Understated, stately, and sophisticated looks have swept department stores and boutiques all over North America. Sunglasses in particular, started to reflect this trend through the ever-popular re-sergence of the Wayfarer. This mass-adapted look, essentially kick-started the direction of how new sunglasses were designed. The chunky, oversized shades of the 2000′s were becoming passe and very overdone. Things clearly needed to be scaled back.

Last year’s Clubmaster by Rayban acted as the bridge between plastic and wire-framed sunglasses. This year, designers have been boldly going thinner and rounder with their most popular designs. Slightly more slimmed down frames provide a more subtle and minimalist look, that highlight the features of ones face, rather than hide them.

Below are a few of my personal favorites from the likes of Rayban, Persol and American Apparel.

*UPDATE* – Check out EYE STUDIO on 508 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto.






Comments

  • Anonymous

    We were talking glasses all weekend. I definitely appreciate your style a look with lenses, however, I couldn’t pull off any of these convincingly. That said, I still like the lot of them for what the represent. 

    This is my personal choice. It fits your criteria of a simplistic throwback. Retro Serengeti Cortino’s!

    http://www.serengeti-eyewear.com/products/cortino/dark-tortoise-drivers.aspx

    • Chris Elliott

       I hear that dog. And I loved those Serengeti’s. Unreal! I would actually love to cop a pair.

      • Anonymous

        Figured you would like those as well. You should peep their whole “Classic” line. They are the originators of the “dark tortoise shell” coloring that is really becoming popular again. Old Man Godfrey hipped me to Serengeti when I was a wee lad. 

  • Anonymous

    We were talking glasses all weekend. I definitely appreciate your style a look with lenses, however, I couldn’t pull off any of these convincingly. That said, I still like the lot of them for what the represent. 

    This is my personal choice. It fits your criteria of a simplistic throwback. Retro Serengeti Cortino’s!

    http://www.serengeti-eyewear.com/products/cortino/dark-tortoise-drivers.aspx

  • Anonymous

    I copped myself a fresh pair of Ray Ray Wayfarers about a month ago.  Why?  1) Because they are OG classics, with a classic look and unprecedented quality 2) I had just re-watched Risky Business and young Tom Cruise made those shades bad ass!

    • Chris Elliott

      FUCK YES! On all counts! I love the classic Wayfarers and Risky Business is one of my all time favorite movies. Top 5 for sure. 

  • Dennis

    If you like that classic look without all the branding. Check out Salts, or Tom Ford. If you need a hook up let me know. I’m in the business

    • Chris Elliott

       Thank you sir. That’s exactly what I’m looking for. This kind of look, although popular, is still hard to find. What area of the business do you work in?

      • Dennis

        I am in the Mount Pleasant / Davisville area.

        Give me a shout. Don’t want to do a cheesy on your page, but you can link to my facebook page. facebook.com/eyestudiotoronto

      • Chris Elliott

         Done. I’ve updated this post with your link in it. Always down to support fellow fashion friends!

      • Dennis

        Really appreciate the shout out. Thanks

      • Chris Elliott

        Got you. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000583209773 Sabrina Camp

    i <3 sunglasses :)

    • Chris Elliott

       It’s that time of the year again Bri-Bri! ahahah

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