Movies and television made sunglasses cool, and the fad exploded in the ‘50s. Butterfly, cat eye, square, round, aviator, shield... there was a style for everyone. At the heart of it all was a black design of iconic simplicity: a style created for lifeguards in Florida and California, which quickly caught on with astronauts, CEOs and secret agents.
The groundbreaking sunglasses paved the way for Steve’s look in The Thomas Crown Affair and for the original “mad men.” In the late ‘70s, they became popularized as “Blues Brothers” shades. Simple and masculine, this is a timeless design that has kept its cool throughout the decades.
Eagle Eyes® have recreated that same aura of cool in our new Retroshades. Crafted by Eagle Eyes®, these shades are in the ultra-smooth style. The distinct browline of the tortoise shell frames and the gold-accented lower frames mesh together in a subtle stylistic statement. The Deep Indigo Flash Mirror lenses are oleophobic- and hydrophobic-coated to deter smudging, fingerprints, perspiration, fog and water. The lenses are 99.9% UVA and UVB, and offer blue-light eye protection through the use of the Eagle Eyes® polarized TriLenium® Lens Technology. So much coolness for such a little price.