summer shades

Not to tag team the unofficial start of summer, but I feel compelled to post about another fashion staple popular this time of year – Sunglasses. Unlike men’s shorts, sunglasses are not ‘fraught territory’ by any means. However, there is no rhythm nor reason to the rationale of sunglass frames. Hence the cause for so many obnoxious styling faux pas.  Me, I keep it simple with the classic, non-statement statement look.

Since frames are such the frezi fodder, I decided to focus on the functional purpose of sunglasses – the lens. More importantly, lens color. Choosing the proper lens color can let the sun shine even on an overcast day.

color makes a hue difference

Yellow or orange Heightens contrast in overcast, hazy, low-light conditions outdoors or for indoor sports. Filters blue light for sharper focus.

Amber, rose or red Heightens contrast in partly cloudy and sunny conditions, but causes significant color imbalances. Especially suited for fishing in sandy lake or stream beds. Interesting.

Dark amber, copper or brown(Includes melanin lenses.) Blocks high amounts of blue light to heighten contrast and visual acuity. Particularly useful to improve contrast on grass and against blue skies.  This lens works best when fishing in waters with grassy bottoms. Who knew, eh?

Green Heightens contrast (mildly) while preserving color balance.

Gray Reduces overall brightness while preserving 100 percent normal color recognition. Good for all outdoor sports in bright light conditions. Even fishing.

NOTE: No matter which type of sport sunglass lens tint, consider having anti-reflective coating applied to the back surface of the lenses. AR coating eliminates the reflection of light from the back surface of tinted lenses when you are facing away from the sun, avoiding glare caused by these reflections.

this blogger’s  random sunglasses nonsense: 

  • Ray Ban Aviator are the bomb, though …
  • Revo fit my face best –  But then, I kinda look really good in both. As if there was any doubt.
  • Once you go Polarized you never go back, baby.
  • next on my twice checked wish list – Maui Jim charcoal frames with olive lens.  #ChristmasinJuly?
  • Only douchebags wear white framed sunglasses
  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith is the best movie about marriage. Period. The only reason I mentioned the film is because, Brad and Angelina wore really cool, yellow-tinted glasses in the final fight scene. Very cool!
  • I once tried on a pair of Mont Blanc sunglasses that cost $795. I would so buy them. They were so all that.

Corey really does have Hart

Just because anything retro is making a comeback, I decided to close with a blast from the past that will never be out of style. I think if Mr. Hart changed up those lens, he may see things more clearly. Because, it’s night, of course.

Did I mention that only douchebags wear white framed sunglasses?

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