Details for by Steven A. Queenan CLASSIC FRAMES hat

by Steven A. Queenan
CLASSIC FRAMES
hat
do
Andy
Warhol,
John F. Kennedy, Blues Brothers
Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi,
Daniel Craig’s James Bond, and
Bob Dylan have in common? The
answer is that all have sported
Wayfarer sunglasses as part of
their signature styles. Named the
best-selling sunglasses in history,
Wayfarers were created by optical
designer Raymond Stegeman
in 1952, as part of Ray-Ban’s
desire to produce a radical
design that looked masculine
and dangerous. Wayfarers also
broke with the tradition of wire and
metal sunglasses with their plastic
frames. By 1980, Wayfarers were
rediscovered by such celebrities
as Madonna and Tom Cruise,
then went through another rebirth
in the 2000s. By now, Wayfarers’
trapezoidal frame shape and thick
rims have achieved iconic status.

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EGIONAL EYE OPTICAL offers
a large selection of high end
designer frames, eye glasses and
sunglasses. We will help you select
the style, shape, and color of eye
glasses or sun glasses that are
right for you and your children.
Please call 587-6309, or visit our
website www.regeyecenter.com.
is located just inside Regional Eye
Center at 1455 Montreal Street,
S.E. Our business hours are
Mon. & Thurs., 8:00am-7:30pm;
Tues. & Wed., 8:00am-5:30pm;
and Fri., 8:00am-1:00pm.

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The
ever-developing
technology of lens and frame
production has enabled current
Wayfarers to be lighter and more
comfortable to wear than the
originals.

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