SUMMER HAS FINALLY ARRIVED AND AS THE TEMPERATURE RISES THIS MAKES FOR THE PERFECT EXCUSE TO SPORT A STYLISH NEW PAIR OF SUNGLASSES.
Leading brands Oakley and Ray-Ban both appeal to different fashion conscious markets and with models such as the timeless Wayfarer and classic Aviator alongside signature models from the ‘O’, there is a great look to suit everyone.
With so many sunglasses to choose from, we decided to leave the comfort of our air conditioned office to take advantage of the sun and come up with our Top 5 picks that caught our eye this summer. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it and we hope you appreciate our commitment!
Ray-Ban have created a brand which are more than just sunglasses but a way of life which has enveloped their own culture and stylish following while retaining a look that is high on prestige and fashion.
Crafted in Italy, the home of fashion, these Ray-Ban LiteForce Wayfarer Sunglasses are immediately distinguished by their supremely lightweight feel which is both highly resistant and extremely durable. The secret behind this design is the revolutionary PK001 material which has previously only been used in aeronautics, electronics and medicine. The result is durability, resistance and flexibility of course alongside comfort and style.
Ferrari are defined by their speed, power and precision so teaming up with the technical excellence and unique styling of Oakley is a match that is pure performance and perfection. Durable and lightweight, carbon features heavily (or rather lightly) over the frame and stems while the polarized lenses offer not just 100% UV protection but help reduce glare to aid athletes, drivers and sports spectators. Then again you could just wear them to show off and look good.
Further distinguished by the Ferrari emblem laser-etched onto the corner of the lens, these Oakley sunglasses are more than just a fashion statement but a show of prestige that command attention wherever they are sported.
Having changed the face of society forever, the Ray-Ban Aviator merges a formidable design with cutting-edge technology. Crafted in Italy, a classic look is presented and one which has stood the test of time while remaining practical.
Sleek and lightweight with 100% UV protection, just like all our Ray-Ban sunglasses they also come complete with their own stylish carrying case so you can be prepared for any occasion, indoors or outdoors.
You simply haven’t felt lightweight sunglasses until you slip on Oakley’s Carbon Blade, gliding over the scales at just 22g. Not just light but also rather strong, the stress-resistant carbon fibre frame material stands up to regular use while the Unobtainium® earsocks and new air-filled silicon nosepads ensure a snug, secure fit. The polarized Plutonite® lenses also filter out 100% of UVA / UVB / UVC & harmful blue light so you can be confident of going out in any conditions.
Of course it’s not all about technology and features as this is also one fine looking pair of sunglasses. With a sleek carbon based design presented around the frame, less is more when it comes to the Oakley Carbon Blade.
For those who like the timeless design of the Aviator but are looking for something even more special then you can’t go wrong with a cool white look. Then again, throw some gold colouring into the equation and you really do have a look that is straight off the catwalk.
With the Aviator range understandably one of Ray-Ban’s most popular collections, they were originally designed to combat the blinding glare experienced by US Air Force pilots. Much more of a fashion statement these days, you probably won’t be experiencing G-Force in them but you will be turning heads.