summer days: shades
Photographer: Scott Schuman for The Sartorialist
Sunglasses = eye protection +cool. So much punch in a single accessory. I don't need to go into why they're necessary health-wise and fashion-wise on sunny days, do I?
I'm quite boring about this, my one idea of perfect sunglasses is the Ray Ban aviators. "Top Gun" got me young. It's a little badass, a little glamorous, utterly classic, and okay, it suits the shape of my face.
Also, I love the little Ray Ban convention in "Reservoir Dogs" where everyone is rocking some awesome design by the brand - Quention Tarantino is a big fan - the Wayfarer, the Clubmaster, the Predator.
Photograph from "Reservoir Dogs"
A close runner-up to aviators for me are Steve McQueen's Persol 0714 ones in "The Thomas Crown Affair". He loved them so much that he also wore them in "The Getaway", and in real life too. They are sporty, elegant, and have a dash of charm and wit. See how ridiculously good he looked hauling sacks of money.
Photograph from "The Thomas Crown Affair"
What's your favourite style of sunglasses?
Photographer: William Claxton
Pictures from the sartorialist, t magazine, laist, lexposure