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Monthly Archives: September 2016

  • Celebrity Shades Spotlight: Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt in the 1999 cult classic 'Fight Club.' Small, rounded and tinted lenses were popular in the 90's Brad Pitt in the 1999 cult classic 'Fight Club.' Small, rounded and tinted lenses were popular in the 90's

    Seems like Bradgelina is over, although we thought it would be a perfect time to see how Brad Pitt’s sunglass style has changed over the years. In the 90’s Pitt was known to rock the small sport style sunglasses (like the ones he wore in Fight Club). This was definitely keeping with the trends, as these minimalist style sunglasses were all the rage in the 90’s. However, his more recent films and red carpet appearances have shown him to wear more aviator style glasses. Whether it is Ray-Ban 3025’s or Gucci 2281/s, he seems pretty dedicated to that style of frame and the teardrop lens shape. Then again, aviators have had a serious resurgence in popularity the last 10 years, so it makes sense that he is sticking with the trends. My guess would be that in another 6 years he’ll have a different go-to style, and I'm sure it will be very fashionable as well.

    Another shot of Pitt wearing aviators Another shot of Pitt wearing aviators
    Classic 3025 Ray-Ban's Classic 3025 Ray-Ban's
  • Movie Sunglasses Spotlight: War Dogs

    wd1One of the summers big hits, the action/comedy movie “War Dogs”, depicts the true story of Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz as they get a multi-million-dollar government contract to sell arms overseas. Diveroli is portrayed by comedian Jonah Hill, while Miles Teller plays Packouz and it is shaping up to be a hit with a cast like that. While I have yet to see the movie, I immediately took an interest in the sunglasses that Hill wears in the trailer/ poster of the film.

    Gucci 1018/S 57mm 0791 CC Gucci 1018/S 57mm 0791 CC

    At first glance they are clearly aviators, with their unmistakable teardrop lens. I originally thought that they were Carrera Speedway’s, as they have the thick frame aviator look that is reminiscent of 1980’s sunglass style (think Scarface sunglasses). However, looking into it a little bit more it became clear they were Gucci’s by the telltale G on the side of the arms.

    They appear to be the Gucci 1018/S model with the Havana color frame. Gucci has been modernizing the aviator design with several models like 1627/S (Kayne West’s partial to these) and the 1076/N/S. They are made for the most part of high quality plastics to cut down weight and are highly sought after by celebrities looking to be a part of the Gucci Designer culture.

    Jonah Hill wearing the Gucci's in the movie Jonah Hill wearing the Gucci's in the movie

    Gucci seemed to have done something right putting these glasses in the movie, as sales for the 1018/S model have increased since its release. It’s pretty amazing how easily a movie can have an impact with sales of products if its done correctly. As of right now these glasses are on Backorder until September 20th, so if you want a little bit of international arms dealer style you’re going to have to wait!

                                                                                                                                                                    By:Peter Cusumano

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