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Pica~Picks: Sunglasses

Published: Thu Jun 29 2017

Whether you’re driving your Ford Sierra directly into the centre of the sun, or hiding from the prying eyes of the paparazzi (and people from work you can’t be bothered to talk to), sunglasses certainly come in mighty handy.

Seeing as it’s summer, and summer is reportedly the time that people need sunglasses the most, here’s a quick, but possibly life-changing guide to our favourites… 

Up first, we’ve got these beauties from Denmark’s Han Kjobenhavn. These have a super-classic, Wayfarer shape that should suit most swedes, and the frames have a certain 'oaky hue' that looks a bit like wood panelling in a pub from the 1960s.

Not sure if this was intentional, but we’re not complaining.   

Next? The Dick Moby BCN Sunglasses. Named after everyone’s favourite Euro travel destination, these are just the thing to keep the sun out of your eyes as you’re being flogged weak mojitos, henna tattoos and questionable blocks of hash down on the beach.

Anyway, they look dead good, and as a bit of a bonus, they’re made out of recycled materials. 

Now we’re taking a virtual trip over to Venice Beach with the emperor of eyewear himself… Garrett Leight. These ones here are called the McKinleys, and were apparently designed for people with ‘medium faces’.

If that’s you, you know what to do. 

These ones here are also made by Garrett Leight. The shape is maybe a bit more avant-garde than the McKinley’s, but they’ve still got that high-class, modern-but-somehow-still-classic look to them that Big Gazza is famous for.

Those champagne flavoured frames are pretty tasty too. 

Finally, these absolute visual howitzers from Dick Moby. These are made from really thick acetate stuff that gives them a stout feel missing from most shades.

Sturdiness is an important trait when it comes to sunglasses, and these things have got it by the metaphorical (and metaphysical) cartload.

And there you go. See our full selection of sunglasses here.