A Brief History on Wraparound Sunglasses
A look back on classic eyewear staple for Seen Opticians.
When it comes to ‘classic eyewear’, a few names hog all the glory. Sure, there’s nothing wrong with aviators or wayfarers, but surely some other designs deserve to be talked about from time to time? They might be misunderstood, but wraparound sunglasses, in all their many guises, have most definitely reached classic status. Here’s the story behind ‘em…
Whilst names like aviators or wayfarers are pretty much set in stone—used to describe very specific shades, the term ‘wraparound sunglasses’ can cover a huge expanse of styles—from the super-classic to the hyper-futuristic. But as you’d expect, they’ve all got one thing in common, they’re frames that wrap right around your face to help keep the sun’s pesky rays out of your precious eyes.
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