It’s Sunglasses Day! So to celebrate we’ve prepared a visual FEAST for your eyes… a spectacular homage to the shady specs that show off our style, keep us incognito (you know those “please don’t let anyone recognize me” days), and most importantly, protect our eyes from the blinding and harmful UV rays of the sun.
But the shades we’ve got in our round-up are not your average aviators or classic Foster Grants. They include the good, the bad, the uber cool, and the truly eyebrow raising styles of the sunglasses world.
Although the origins of Sunglasses Day are unknown, the history of sunglasses stretches as far back as 14th century China, where judges used eyewear made of smoke-coloured quartz to mask their emotions. Fast-forward 600 years and modern sunglasses as we know them today were first marketed by entrepreneur Sam Foster on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.