Mar
18
2014
By
of Valet.
 

Foolproof Shades

It's hard to improve on a classic. First introduced by Ray-Ban in 1952, the Wayfarer style has remained virtually unchanged for over half a century. Created by optical designer Raymond Stegeman, the design was a radical shape at the time, a mid-century icon akin to the Eames chair or a Cadillac's tail fins. The legendary shades ended up on the faces of celebrities and civilians alike and went on to become one of the best-selling sunglasses in the world, remade countless times. Which makes sense, considering the style—thicker frames with a geometric, slightly round shape—works on a range of face shapes. Opt for a pair in a tortoise, which suits most complexions and look a little more casual than the standard black. From the slimmed down version of the originals to modified and modernized options by Warby Parker and international man of style Hooman Majd, here are some smart options to consider this spring.

 

Carrera, $146 / $79

 

ASOS, $19

 
 

Ray-Ban, $82

 

Warby Parker, $95

 

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