Want to look like a celebrity or have the same glasses as your favorite movie character, but don't want to spend a fortune? Check out these 10 famous sunglasses that cost less than $100*.
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Zach Galifianakis is one of the friends in the popular 2009 movie The Hangover. Zach's character, and the baby he takes care of, are wearing a pair of demi tortoise nylon Blublocker sunglasses. These glasses are known from TV infomercials and are very inexpensive, available from 16,99 at Amazon! It's the most popular model of Blublocker, and only recently became available in this tortoise color, see the BluBlocker website.
These Blublockers have temples made of memory retention nylon. The temples stretch and contract to fit any size face and the pin hinges are thick and durable. The large lens provides ample protection and the nosepads are molded into the frame itself.
Thanks to Matt Campbell for the ID
Reference: Blublocker Demi Tortoise Nylon 2725K
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The Human Tree t-shirt as worn by Zach Galifianakis in The Hangover is a major hit, just like the movie itself. A must have for Halloween or dress-up party. Get it now at Amazon ($19.99 - $28.00). Or get a replica of his satchel (it's not a purse!) for $34.95.
These Gargoyles sunglasses are still available and are not even expensive, so if you want that 'Dirty Harry meets Terminator' look, get them!
Reference: Gargoyles ANSI Classics - Color: Black frame, Grey Silver Flash lenses (code 3347016F)
In the tv series CSI: New York, Melina Kanakaredes as CSI Detective Stella Bonasera, wears a pair of Vogue 2406 sunglasses. These Vogue sunglasses can be seen in CSI: NY Season 5, Episode 1 (Veritas).
There are several color combinations for these glasses, but the correct version (as seen in the series) is the Vogue 2406 with Brown frame and Brown lenses, color code 1410/13.
Reference: Vogue 2406 - Color: plastic Brown frames, Brown Fade lenses (code 1410/13)
It has been suggested that these glasses are the Fitovers Navigator N002 (Matte Black frame, PDX Grey lenses), but it could also be Fitovers Navigator N002A (Matte Black, PDX Amber lenses) since the lenses in most movie screenshots seem to be amber color, instead of grey.
Fitovers sunglasses are designed to be worn over prescription eyewear, hence the large, strange shape.
About The Fitovers Navigator Collection
Designed to be worn over medium, oval or round prescription eyewear frame shapes not exceeding 131mm x 48mm. They come standard with PDXTM PolarDynamiXTM Polarized Lenses and Side Shields, Wrap around 100 % UVA & UVB protection, Hyper-allergenic Crystal NylonTM Frame and helps prevent Cataracts. Fitovers Eyewear is specifically designed to be worn right over your prescription eyewear.
Fitovers Eyewear frames are also popular for use as "wear alone" sunglasses. With polarized glare-blocking protection and full wrap-around styling, Fitovers Eyewear is the perfect sunwear solution for your favorite outdoor pursuit.
Reference: Fitovers Navigator - Jonathan Paul Collection - Color: Matte Black frame, PDX Amber lenses (code N002A)
According to Luxottica, the manufacturer of Ray-Ban, president Barack Obama has been wearing the Ray-Ban RB 3217 sunglasses. The exact color of the Ray-Ban sunglasses that Barack Obama is wearing is matte black frame and gray green lenses, color-code 006/71.
Obama has been spotted with these Ray-Bans on many official occasions and the sunglasses were clearly visible on the cover of the 2008 August edition of Ebony Magazine.
Reference: Ray-Ban RB 3217 - Color: matte black frame, gray green lenses (code 006/71)
The glasses can be seen on the movie poster / dvd cover, as well as in the film. On the poster the glasses have been photoshopped to create a 'mirror' effect, but the lenses on the film are regular dark grey lenses.
Reference: Ray-Ban RB3136 Caravan - Color: Arista frame, Chrystal Green lenses (001)
Actor Zac Efron wears Ray-Ban 3025 (also known as the Ray-Ban Aviator) sunglasses in the 2009 comedy 17 Again. The sunglasses can be seen on the movie poster as well as some movie stills. The exact color of the Ray-Ban sunglasses that Zac Efron is wearing is Gold (arista) frame and Gray Polarized lenses, color-code 001/58. The lenses look like they are Polarized: see the picture on the left, where the extra P (for "Polarized") next to the text "Ray-Ban" on the glasses is visible.
The Ray-Ban 3025 are available in many frame and lens colours. If you don't want the Polarized lenses, the Ray-Ban 3025 with Arista frame and G-15XLT lenses is a cheaper alternative with similar looks.
Reference: Ray-Ban RB 3025 - Color: Gold (arista) frame, Gray Polarized lenses (code 001/58)
In the movie Men in Black Will Smith wears Ray-Ban RB 2030 Predator sunglasses. These Ray-Ban wrap frames can be seen in the movie, on the posters and are even mentioned in the Men in Black title song by Will Smith, as he sings "the black suits with the black Ray-Bans on".
Tommy Lee Jones wears the same sunglasses in this film, and in the sequel Men in Black II. Ray-Ban reported a huge increase in sales of these glasses due to the popularity of the movie.
The Predator glasses can be bought with Matte frame or Glossy frame.
Reference: Ray-Ban RB2026 and RB2030 Predator - Color: W3284 Glossy Black frame / G-15XLT lenses
The extra thick bridge above the nose, that characterizes the 3030 Outdoorsman Aviators, can just be seen in the screenshots on the left.
These glasses are more robust than the classic aviators, and feature cable temples that wrap behind the ears to ensure that your sunglasses stay in place during intense movement, or when riding a motorcycle.
If you don't want these wrap-around stems, have a look at the Ray-Ban 3029 Outdoorsman II: same cool design but standard temples.
Reference: Ray-Ban RB 3030 Outdoorsman Aviator with Cable Temples - Color: Arista frame, G-15XLT lenses (code L0216)
Patrick Dempsey was a Serengeti brand ambassador in 2007. Among the sunglasses he was endorsing, are the Serengeti Napoli aviator sunglasses (see advertisement on the left).
Serengeti Aviator Collection is designed for those who move, whether in the air or on the ground. Choose a gradient lens, preferred by pilots because they block harsh glare from the sun above, while providing a clear view of instruments below. Or select non-gradient lenses for uniform, top-to-bottom protection against sun and glare. No matter what you're piloting, Aviators with Serengeti's advanced photochromic lenses minimize fatigue and eye strain from the sun.
Reference: Serengeti Napoli - Color: Espresso / Drivers Polarized Lenses (6940)