Vintage Designer Shield Sunglasses
Shields, wraparounds, one pieces, whatever you call them we have a great selection of funky deadstock designer vintage shield sunglasses for you to nail that sporty retro look.
The Origin of The Shield Shaped Frame
The roots of the shield design can be traced back to the requirements of the earliest pilots and motor heads who needed a full wrap shield lens to keep their wits about them as they tussled with their mechanical marvels.
The shield sunglasses only really become popular with the mainstream during the 1970s, as advances in lensing technology meant that a single sheet lens could be fitted and bent to create a full wraparound style.
Iconic Vintage Shield Frames
Miles Davis was known for his amazing range of statement shield sunglasses and even wore a pair of vintage Porsche Design by Carrera frames on stage for his last performance. Of course, there are also the classic vintage Ray-Ban Wings series which merge the aviator with a shield lens to create a futuristic style.
In the 90s Gianfranco Ferre created a range of casual vintage shield sunglasses that became an iconic look at early 90s raves in Ibiza. The party crowd loved the lighter tints of these full wrap sunglasses that kept the pupils protected all-day and all-night long.
Feeling Sporty? Vintage Shield Shades are What You Need
As the origins of designer shield sunglasses lies in the sporting world it is no surprise that many of the vintage shield sunglasses in our collection have a sporting purpose. We even have some incredible windsurfing sunglasses by Carrera from the 90s that look as good in the club as they do on the beach.
How to Style Vintage Shield Sunglasses
When you wear a pair of vintage shield shades they will feel weightless on your face and you can often forget you are even wearing them at all. Vintage shields are at their best when worn as part of a futuristic outfit that demands the wearer be seen.
All of our designer shield sunglasses can be tried on at home with our flexible payment options and 30-day returns policy. So, what are you waiting for? Get on the vintage shields trend now!!!