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Uber cool sunglasses for this summer

Updated on February 4, 2013

Any movie buff today will agree to the fact that a pair of shades is all that a guy needs to look badass today. Top actors in Hollywood have gained fans for their looks only after they have sported some of the best sunglasses in their movies and here’s a look at the top 5 retro sunglasses from movies.

5. Ray Ban Large Aviator Sunglasses- Top Gun

Top Gun was one of the most successful movies of Tom Cruise. Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell had become a craze among women and men adored the Ray Ban 3025. It was estimated that the sales of this particular Ray Ban glasses increased by 40% after this movie was released. Similar sunglasses were also used by other characters in the movies which also seemed to impress a lot of fans. Though people still aren’t aware of the exact color of the glasses used but it is believed to be a gold frame with green or grey lenses.

4. Ray Ban Wayfarer- Risky Business

Let’s face it Tom Cruise and sunglasses really do make a great pair. Frankly there isn’t a better person to go to when you want to advertise a particular model of sunglasses. He was a very important part of the Ray Ban revival in the early 80s when he sported the wayfarer sunglasses in the movie Risky Business. The newer versions of the wayfarer have the Ray Ban logo on the top corner of the lens but the older version used by Tom Cruise had the chrome diamond on the top and the corner of the glasses.

3. Ray Ban Predator Series- Men in Black

One of the most celebrated stars in the movie industry today is without doubt Will Smith. One of his biggest movies Men in Black seemed to have impressed a lot of people not only for it’s hilariousness but also the style statement that it carried. The sales of Ray Ban 2027 and 2030 Predator sunglasses seemed to rocket as the Men in Black Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones sported these sunglasses. The huge popularity of the movie allowed Ray Ban to sell more of these sunglasses when the sequel of the movie released. There is also a special mention about these glasses in the title song where Will Smith sings “the black suits with the black Ray Ban on”.

2. Tom Ford 108- Quantum of Solace

Well, you cannot forget James Bond when it comes to sunglasses. These two go in hand in hand and it has become a sort of trademark for Bond to wear a Ray Ban today. But this trend stepped to a new level when Daniel Craig sported the Tom Ford 108 in the newest version of the James Bond series the Quantum of Solace. There are two different versions of these sunglasses the brown and the blue. But in case you want the ones used in the movie then you have to go for the blue ones. The sunglasses gained a lot of popularity mainly because of the change in sunglasses. Since Golden Eye, Bond always used Persol sunglasses and hence a change garnered a lot of attention.

1. Gargoyle ANSI Classics- Terminator

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a style statement no doubt. His movie the Terminator was a blockbuster that made people go crazy as this role defined Arnold’s acting skills. The Terminator clad the Gargoyle ANSI Classic which is today considered a part of the vintage sunglasses collections. The Gargoyle sunglasses are without doubt the most preferred today because they are cheap sunglasses that are quite readily available in most Ray Ban showrooms.

Sunglasses not just make you look trendy and cool but also can help you create your own style statement. Grab one of these cool sun glasses and look uber cool this summer!


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      Yaamini Radhakrishnan 

      5 years ago

      Several great options to choose from :-)

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      You have mentioned two of my favorite looks; Bond and Terminator. I love the look on the rugged and the sophisticated.

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      Maanasi Radhakrishnan 

      5 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Thx I dnt knw how that happened :) But jus took it off

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      5 years ago from Singapore

      Reconsider your choice of underlining every word in your article.


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