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The Best Black Sunglasses to Flaunt this Summer

The Best Black Sunglasses to Flaunt this Summer

Saying goodbye to summer is always hard. Well, Britain might be known for its bleak summertime, but the months from June to August hold a very special place in everyone’s hearts. From wholesome barbeque sessions to relishing strawberries and cream and lazing around in Brighton and Bournemouth Beach, there is something so quaintly charming about the English air during the summer months.

But, as we spearhead into August, summer is about to end and chilling winters are just around the corner. However, what better way to cherish the last days of summer’23 than donning some cool black sunglasses?

The eyewear world’s hero - black shades - are renowned for being versatile, high-fashion, and yet incredibly wearable. It is impossible to go wrong with a pair of black sunnies - they are as indispensable as a white shirt or a navy blue suit. So, whether you want to enjoy the Edinburgh Festival or simply look suave, this blog on black sunglasses has got your back!

Top 6 Timeless Black Sunglasses You Can Flaunt This Season

The timelessness of black sunglasses does not need any elaboration. From John Lennon to Jackie Kennedy and James Bond to The Terminator, pop culture’s fascination with black sunglasses is no secret.

  • Tom Cruise’s Black Pilot Sunglasses

Pilot sunglasses, which are, undoubtedly, one of the most popular eyeglass styles emerged in the 1950s as a means to help pilots steer clear of the sun’s harsh glares. They attained massive traction throughout the 1950s and 1960s, and faded into obscurity for a few decades, and came back with a vengeance in the 1980s.

Hollywood hunk - Tom Cruise - can be credited with making black sunglasses for men popular again. His black pilot shades in the 1983 film - Risky Business - breathed a new lease of life into pilots, spiking the sales to 360000 pairs practically overnight. Thereafter, Top Gunn was released in 1986, wherein Tom Cruise donned a pair of classic pilots, which went on to become one of the most recognisable pilots in the history of sunglasses.

Want to don a classic pair of black pilot sunglasses this summer, something inspired by the likes of 1980s Tom Cruise? If yes, then our HOVE 1-S has got your back. These shades have the classic teardrop shape of pilots and the matte black colour further elevates the style quotient.

  • The Opaque and Crisp Black Sunglasses in the ‘Men in Black’ Franchise

Tommy Lee Jones (Agent K) and Will Smith (Agent J) from the ‘Men in Black’ franchise also made a particular type of black sunglasses quite popular. Their secret agent’s outfit would not be complete without dark black square sunglasses with opaque lenses. The first instalment of Men in Black was released in 1997 and created quite the fascination towards crisp black sunglasses.

Even after 26 years, the opaque black sunglasses, as seen in Men in Black, are incredibly popular and high-fashion. For a similar pair, our CHEADLE 3-S has got you covered. With a crisp and edgy silhouette, an opaque black lens, and intricate details, these sunnies are sure to make you look and feel like a sizzling ‘secret agent.’

  • The Resurgence of Black Browline Sunglasses during the 1980s

Browline frames were developed during the 1940s, but their popularity and appeal were quite limited. However, during the 1980s, browline sunglasses in a black hue attained a much-deserved revival when Bruce Willis began wearing them on the hit TV show - Moonlighting. Then, black browline sunnies became a staple in the world of eyewear.

Thereafter, the release of the movie - ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ in 1986 further thrusted black browline shades into the mainstream. Even in 2023, some of the most memorable scenes from the movie (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) are the main characters riding their infamous red Ferrari donning browline sunglasses.

Want to know more about browline frames and how they differ from pilots? Read our latest blog!

The browline black sunglasses for women and men trend is at its full flight. Our GRACE CB 1 has a unique browline design, intricate detailing, and a flattering silhouette, all of which make it the perfect pair to wear this season.

  • The Round Black Sunglasses of Jackie Kennedy

Nobody screams ‘fashion icon’ more than the erstwhile First Lady of the United States - Jackie Kenndey. She became well-known in the United States and abroad for her immaculate sense of dressing during the 1960s and 1970s. Along with pillbox hats and flat-heeled pumps, Jackie also became widely popular for her signature dark black round sunglasses. In addition, Jackie O also made oversized cat-eyes very famous! These sunnies are still in style and considered a timeless fashion accessory.

This summer, why not go take the Jackie Kennedy route and flaunt charming round black sunglasses? Our CHESWICK 1 is the perfect black pair for women who want to stand out from the crowd.

  • Black Sunglasses for the Kardashian-Jenner Clan

Black sunglasses have always been a style staple. But, currently, they are paraded by icons like Kim Kardashian and her sisters - Kendall and Kylie Jenner. Kim’s sunglasses styles have become very popular in recent times. Her collaboration with the fashion brand - Balenciaga - made the ‘Bug-eyed’ sunglasses look quite the rage. On the contrary, Kendall Jenner is known for loving moderately-sized black rectangular sunnies. Her Instagram account, in fact, looks like an archive of super-stylish shades.

Among the trendiest black sunglasses you can flaunt this season are the oversized variants. Our KNOWLE 2 has an extra-large surface with catchy blue-coloured detailing, which is sure to elevate all your outfits.

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Black sunglasses are a timeless accessory and the perfect way to end your tryst. At Specscart, we have a massive collection of black sunnies. From square black sunnies to rectangle frames, we have ‘A frame for every game’

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