3 Top Sunglasses Trends by Celebs

Are you wondering what are the top 5 sunglasses trends that are prevalent? A good way to spot trends is to see what celebrities are carrying off at the moment. We’ve compiled a list of top 5 sunglasses trends worn by celebrities from Bollywood as well as Hollywood. Check it out!

  1. PILOT
    A shape that’s take the world by storm for over 80 years – the Pilot shape of sunglasses. It’s unique shape has been incorporated by almost every brand and worn by many celebrity – both male and female.

Pictured above are Salman Khan playing Chulbul Pandey in the household movie, Dabaang. His character opened up the Pilot fashion to all of India. Second image has Brad Pitt at an event sporting the Pilot sunglasses.

Check out some of our Pilot sunglasses here!

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2) ROUND

Round shaped sunglasses has already had a couple of fashion cycles. It was famous in the 70s, then in the 90s and once again, you guessed it, now!

Pictured above is Shah Rukh Khan in a scene from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in 1995 & Shah Rukh Khan at an even recently in 2017! These sunglasses have a distinct personality and are a very stylish pair of sunglasses for both, men and women!

Check out Glassic’s Range of Round Sunglasses!

 

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3) DOUBLE BRIDGE

This is one of our personal favourite shapes. It’s got a bold frame front that accentuated by a double bridge – a nose bridge with two lines, hence the name, Double Bridge. Check out Ryan Gosling in this famed shape. Doesn’t he look like a million bucks?

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Check out some of our Double Bridge Sunglasses!

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Don’t Be Shady! 4 Steps to Choose the Right Sunglasses For Eye Health

Sunglasses for men and women aren’t just for fashion or style. Other than complementing your attire and enhancing your personality, sunglasses were created for a very important function – to keep your eyes safe from harm.

Sunglasses help protect your eyes from UV Rays. These UV rays have detrimental effects on your eyes and are responsible for cataracts and wrinkles. You’re probably thinking, “that’ll happen when I grow old anyway!”, but (affordable & stylish!) prevention is better than cure.

The goal of this blog post is to help you understand the dangers of buying inefficient sunglasses. This applies to the cheap sunglasses available on the roads or even the designer sunglasses that run in to five figure costs because of the design & label.

1) UV protection is most important: As mentioned above, UV rays can damage the eyes causing cataracts, benign growths on the eye’s surface and painful sunburn of the eye. As mentioned above, it can also lead to skin cancer around the eye, so make sure your pair guarantees 100 percent UV protection.

Tip: All of Glassic sunglasses for men and women are 100% UV protected!

2) Polarized lenses have nothing to do with UV protection: Polarized lenses act as a filter to absorb light waves, which helps to reduce glare that bounces off surfaces like pavement, car metal bodies or water. While they offer clearer vision in extreme sun, being labeled “polarized” has nothing to do with how well they protect the eyes against UV rays.

 

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3) Darker lenses don’t necessarily protect better: The tint or color of the lens also has nothing to do with UV protection. Regular eyeglasses lenses of specific materials such as Polycarbonate, have 100 percent UV protection & actually protect your eyes better than a dark pair of shades with no UV protection. Sunglasses without UV protection can cause the pupils to dilate, exposing even more of your iris to UV rays.

 

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4) You don’t need to spend a lot of money: Price is no indication of safety, so while you could drop upwards of Rs. 10,000 on a designer pair, style might be the only thing they offer. Remember that UV protection is key, and while you can definitely buy a protective pair for tens of thousand of Rupees, you could easily find a pair of sunglasses under Rs. 3000 (Glassic!) that offers just as much protection.

Our Picks of Top 5 Sunglasses Styles for Men & Women

If you’re looking for the top sunglasses styles for men this year, this post is for you. Before we get in to this, here’s a brief intro about Glassic:

Glassic is a fashion eyewear brand that designs & manufactures it’s own eyewear and sells it directly to customers through it’s website, https://www.glassic.in. Our strategy of controlling everything in house allows us to control the quality (we keep a close watch to make sure it’s high) and cost (we keep a close watch to make sure it’s low). Essentially, we’re selling you branded quality eyewear at super affordable prices of under Rs. 3,000!

Now that you know who we are and what we do, let’s get to our top 5 picks of sunglasses styles for men and women!

  1. ROUND

The trademark of the ’70s – round sunglasses. Back then, this style was popularised by icons such as John Lennon and is now back in fashion as one of the most wanted vintage style sunglasses for both men and women! Check of these pictures below to see how classy these shades look.

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You can shop round styles with Glassic. Check out some of our round shaped sunglasses for men & women!

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2. SQUARE

Square shaped sunglasses were the epitome of style in the 1950’s. Worn by some of the most influential people, this shape is now considered one of the best selling retro inspired shapes of all time!

People like Bob Dylan wore these sunglasses during live concerts, Tom Cruise wore them in Risky Business & closer to home, Hrithik Roshan sported these sunglasses in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara!

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At Glassic, we have a number of square sunglasses for men and women to choose from! Check them out below:

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3) PILOT

A shape that needs no introduction, it was the first ever pair of sunglasses that caused a frenzy after it was launched. Even now, the frenzy has hardly subsided!

Originally launched for American pilots during World War II, these sunglasses soon got into the hands of civilians and boy, did it leave it’s mark. 8 decades later, it’s still one of the most inspired vintage shaped sunglasses.

Adding to it’s iconic status was the fact that it was sported by so many icons across time. Some of them include Michael Jackson, Tom Cruise, Al Pacino & closer home, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and many more!

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At Glassic, we have created some pretty unique pieces of Pilot sunglasses. One made from light weight & flexible stainless steel & another made from the strong & robust material, Aluminium. Check them out below!

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4) DOUBLE BRIDGE

Double bridge sunglasses, as the name suggests, has a bridge with parallel lines (one above the other). Hence, the name Double Bridge.

These fashionable sunglasses provide you with a super edgy look. It’s been worn by a number of celebrities such as Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro. It’s designed to showcase a look of luxury and boldness.

We have some of the most distinctive double bridge shape of sunglasses for men. The light tortoise colours are something you don’t see everyday! Check it out:

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5) MIRRORS

Mirror sunglasses are shades with mirror reflector tints. These are in vogue today with a variety of mirror tint colours being available.

Originally, mirror tints were created as a way to cut out additional glare. But today, as with many functional creations, it has not become a fashion statement. At Glassic, we have a variety of mirror tinted sunglasses, as you can see below, for both men & women.

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An interesting point to know is that, unlike other brands who have different lines for polarised & non-polarised sunglasses, all our sunglasses (mirror & non-mirror tints) come with Polarised lenses.

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Introducing Governor

If you’re a fan of double bridge sunglasses, boy do we have something for you. We’ve introduced a pair of double bridge sunglasses & we’re calling it Governor. It’s assertive, bold & powerful. Just like you.

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Constructed from the highest grade of stainless steel, it’s super light yet ultra flexible. We’ve included Polycarbonate lenses – which means that you get the lightest but the toughest lenses in the market guaranteed never to crack & break. Super-Flexible Design

Our lenses are also Polarised, which helps in cutting indirect glare from the sun. By contrast, normal sunglasses cut only the direct source of glare – which is the sun, but they allow all sorts of nasty indirect glare to enter your eyes. Some examples of indirect glare include glare from road tar, metal bodies of vehicles & water. Take a look at this un-retouched image below to see the difference for yourself.

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Left: View Through Governor   Right: View Through Regular Sunglasses

Governor is available in 2 categories – Governor & Governor M, non-mirror & mirror sunglasses respectively and are available in a total of 5 colours(see image below).

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The Entire Range of Governor Sunglasses

So, super flexible yet sturdy frame design, ultra light yet virtually unbreakable lenses & polarised technology. All of these features for just Rs. 2,499. True to our statement, Governor is a revolutionary product at a super revolutionary price point. Any other brand would sell you a product of this caliber for a minimum of 5 figures. What 5 figures exactly? We leave that to your imagination!

Check out the product video of Governor below. We hope you get your hands on them soon!

Paying Too Much for Glasses – A Thing of The Past

Hey folks! Our previous post was a tribute to Marvel where we showed the conversation that took place between me & Devesh about why we started Glassic & how the idea came to life.

In this article, I’ve highlighted in detail as to why glasses cost so much and how Glassic is trying to change the game.

Do you ever wonder why you pay *so* much for glasses? Have you ever tried to buy eyeglasses or sunglasses online looking for “cheaper” solutions, but they’ve turned out to be a bit too cheap? Or you’ve found something that looks good on screen, but didn’t know if that pair would suit you? Or realised that the designs of frames & site were just so bad that it made you shut the site & never visit again?!

To begin with, let me throw some light on the first question by asking you another question: which is your favourite eyewear brand? Ray-Ban? Oakley? Prada? Or Bvlgari? Ever wonder who makes these eyewear? It should make sense when I tell you that Ray Ban makes Ray Ban & Oakley makes Oakley and so on. I only wish it were true.

80% of major eyewear brands are manufactured, distributed & retailed by a single company. That’s right. Just ONE. And if you ask me, there really is not much of a difference in quality between these brands. Their designs are great. But is it really warranted for you to pay 5 figure sums of money for just the brand label and succumb to this environment of artificial competition created by this entity?

If you answered “no” for my last question, then I have something that would be of  interest to you. What if I told you that there is a start-up which recognises this lopsidedness? And that they have created a website where you can get really awesome pairs of eyewear for a fraction of the price? How much you ask? How does Rs. 1,999 sound to ya?

Rs. 1,999 for any frames or sunglasses (all polarised lenses) – all made from the same raw material as branded eyewear. I’m Kailash Nichani, one of the two co-founders of Glassic. Check us out here: www.glassic.in

“How the heck is it possible to provide great quality at such an affordable price, Kailash?”, you might ask. Well, a simple tweak to the supply chain is what has allowed us to do so. We design, manufacture & sell our own eyewear – no middleman, therefore no redundant costs to be borne by you.

Great, now that you know what we do, you might be wondering about the answers to the other set of questions I asked in the first paragraph. These are some very common issues that you would face when you try to buy a pair of glasses online.

So, here’s how we’ve tried to overcome those hurdles:

First off, we’ve got an insanely easy to use interface which shows you *only* the stuff that’s important for you to see in order to make your purchase decision.

Second, we have a state-of-the-art virtual try on feature. And I’m not talking about that “Upload Your Photo” nonsense. Ours is a 3D augmented reality based software that uses your webcam to show you a live feed of yourself. It’s like you’re sitting in front of a mirror!

Third, our prescription tool recommends the best lens for you, in terms of thickness, based on your power (prescription required). Toggle around our options to understand the features & pricing using our simple 4 step process. And since we believe in providing you with only the best, we have an exclusive tie up with the world’s best lens manufacturer, Essilor.

All our frames & sunglasses have a one year limited warranty, 14 day free returns & COD. All lens orders come along with an authenticity card straight from Essilor.

Go ahead and give us a try. You won’t be disappointed!

PS: Startups interested to get your hands on our eyewear for your teams are welcome to touch base with me. We could set up exclusive pricing options just for you.

– Kailash Nichani

Why We Started Glassic

Our first blog post is a tribute to a man and a company who has captured the hearts of millions of people across the globe by daring to think different and ended up producing a whole new world of characters, design, printing techniques & art – the one and only Stan Lee, the creator of the Marvel Universe.

Here are the co-founders of Glassic, Kailash & Devesh Nichani, in the exact moment when they conceived the idea of Glassic. Depicted in true Marvel comics style.

Check out: http://www.glassic.in

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