These long-lived glasses show no sign of slowing down; instead, they continue to be iconic specs in popular culture. Embracing their pilot heritage, the specs’ notable appearances in Top Gun these frames will deflect glare and attract attention.
Movie star and film legend Steve McQueen has made numerous impacts on the fashion world, but perhaps none of which are as iconic as his Persol 714 model sunglasses. Popularizing the ingeniously practical folding design, these shades, with their recognizable blue tint, will remain timeless.
Gargoyles ANSI Classics
Probably unknown to most, these sunnies serve to protect the eyes from more than just the sun. Built to withstand high-velocity strikes, the Gargoyles made their own impact on the film and fashion industry when Arnold Schwarzenegger wore them in The Terminator. Looking at current fashion trends with wide, frameless face-shield style lenses, there is no doubt that these glasses were ahead of their time and continue to serve to influence modern designs.
It is impossible to forget the classic square design of the Wayfarers, sported by Hollywood talents and normal citizens alike. Never seeming to go out of style, these frames embody the meaning of the word “shades” as evidenced by their undoubtedly cool owners in The Blues Brothers and Baby Driver.