What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of the year 1956? Elvis Presley releasing his first hit "Heartbreak Hotel", the first computer hard drive invented by the IBM, or Grace Kelly marrying Prince Rainier? How about when the sunglass world was revolutionized when the classic horn rimmed design was introduced to the public in 1956?
This classic style skyrocketed in the 1960's when people like John F. Kennedy started to rock a pair of these bad boys when out an about. Although social media wasn't around back then, public figures like this were able to influence and change the way styles were worn.
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This classic design has evolved over the years into one of the most iconic sunglass styles for both men and women. The vintage horn rimmed design can now be found with color tinted lens, mirrored lens, clear lens, and many more.
As the horn rimmed style has grown more and more popular over the decades, so have similar styles with a semi-rimless twist. The similar horn rimmed design has a luxe feel with added metal detail. Perfect for that man seeking that dapper look with slick hair and mirrored lens. Or, choose to tone it down with a neutral colored lens, and rock it athleisure-style.
What about face shape?
We think these styles look good on everyone, but like every sunglass design, they have certain effects on different face shapes. This classic style tends to soften oval and round faces, and enhance triangular and square faces. Although some people may be hesitant to pair these styles with their face shape, these classics will help enhance your face shape, just in a different way than others.
Just for men?
Of course not! Although these are classics for men,
they are bangin' sunglass styles for women. The horn rimmed trend
took a dip and came back in the 21st century, but became a
universal style that is not going to disappear again. Then the
semi rimless appeared and it was game over for the classics. Pair a color
mirrored half frame with a sun dress for a day out, or a classic
black pair with a t-shirt and jeans and call it a day.
Making a pair of classics your next purchase for sunglasses
won't be a mistake. Having a pair that will never go out of style
in your closet is a must! Unisex, can be styled in endless ways,
timeless, and one of a kind, don't wait another minute to be a part
of this universal trend.