Wednesday, June 18, 2008
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The Wayfarers are perhaps the most classic and timeless sunglass style to be found, with aviators being a very close second. The list of people that have made this style cool to wear is a bizarre and long one, and perhaps the only list that all of these people would be found on together (Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Tom Cruise, Corey Hart, Dan Ackroyd!). Perhaps the first star to make them big were Audrey Hepburn in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, in what is maybe the classiest photo I’ve ever seen.What’s so great about this style is that it looks good on most people, men or women, and is very stylish. It can morph from upper class to street nerd by just changing faces. After RayBan’s patent on the model expired, a plethora of companies have copied it, and even the high-end fashion brands have their own version of it. If you are thinking of getting a fashionable pair of shades at a decent price, you really cannot go wrong with Wayfarers. This year the most popular colors I’ve seen are white and turquoise. So stop thinking about it and just get on the bandwagon.
Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia CommonsLink: RayBan Website
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