Sunny side up: the ramp sunglasses guide

On this day of sunglasses? For once, it's worth looking not through the lenses, but at the protective optics themselves. Because some of them shaped film legends - and pop culture at the same time. Our top four iconic accessories.
Text Alfred Rzyski
Photo Persol / Luxottica

Oliver Goldsmith Manhattan

The 50s and 60s send their regards: Cat-Eyes. Style icon Audrey Hepburn wore this shape with a slight hint and made not only herself but also Oliver Goldsmith Manhattan immortal in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". Which is why it is still in demand today - and being manufactured.

Persol 714 SM

Never out of fashion: the aviator glasses with mostly teardrop-shaped lenses with double bridge. Alternatively, of course, they can also be worn with a single bridge, but then foldable - as in the case of Steve McQueen and his 714SM from Persol. Practical. And cool.

Ray Ban Wayfarer

Unisex model with solid black acetate frame and semi-dark lenses. And most famous for the classic movie "Blues Brothers". By the way, one of the first to wear this shape was James Dean - who also helped to make the shape of the glasses a real archetype.

Round

The Circle sunglasses with fine metal or acetate frame. Simple, but chic. And simply a round thing, as also proven by the French cinema star Jean Reno in his role as "Léon the Professional". A clear recommendation for purists - apart from the lifestyle Reno cultivates in his role.


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