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Celebrities Favour Tom Ford Sunglasses

Celebrities help inspire and even change fashion trends, and what they wear in public is right under the media spotlight, so it’s an important choice. It’s a designer’s dream to see their creations shown off by celebrities and Tom Ford’s sunglasses are no stranger to this reality.

Celebrities love Tom Ford Sunglasses due to their unique style, and Tom Ford do a great job of setting them apart from their rivals by taking risks in new designs, that people could either love or hate, but, when it comes to Tom Ford designs, it’s always the former.

Signature Styles

Frames with open ended lenses, such as the Jennifer, and Whitney, as worn by Denise Richards, and Miranda sunglasses, as seen worn by Angelina Jolie and and Jessica Alba, are one of Tom Ford’s signature styles. Another Tom Ford signature, are the cat’s eyes design and with many different Tom Ford models available supporting this look, it’s seen worn by many a celebrity including model, Molly Sims.

Top Quality

Equally as important as style, is quality, and this is where Tom Ford sunglasses are right at the forefront. You can tell, designer’s name aside, that they are a quality pair of sunglasses, and the statement that you’re just paying for the name, couldn’t be further from the truth. The metal detailing, the hinges, the lens quality are all excellent, and when it comes to protection, this is just as important to celebrities as anyone else, and their 100% UV blocking lenses guarantee this. The most important thing to remember here, is that quality sunglasses will last, and that’s exactly what Tom Ford sunglasses do.

Good Enough for James Bond

We all know that James Bond always looks his best, and a pair of sunglasses is a necessary finishing touch to any of his outfits. Daniel Craig, in the latest Bond film, Skyfall, wore the Tom Ford Marko 18V sunglasses, and really looked the part. He’s also been spotted wearing these same sunglasses off-set, proving this wasn’t just some publicity deal struck in exchange for a huge wad of cash.

A Spin on a Timeless Classic

The classic aviator sunglasses will always be a popular style, they’ve stood the test of time and will continue to do so. Tom Ford has its own range of aviator style sunglasses that look great and are a slight spin on some of the original styles, the Marko being one. Others include the Mathias, William, Russell and Charles and are all favoured in the celebrity world.

Deep Pockets?

“How can I afford a pair of these Tom Ford sunglasses I’m hearing such good things about” I hear you cry. Well, Tom Ford sunglasses are one celebrity owned item that doesn’t cost the earth. In fact, you can get yourself a pair of Tom Ford sunglasses for under £125, which is a small price to pay for a pair of sunglasses which provide 100% UV protection and will last you much longer than the cheap £20 (fake) pair you bought whilst on holiday last summer!

Head over to our Tom Ford sunglasses page now to see the entire range.

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Oakley Dominates The 100th Tour de France 2013

If you’ve been watching the Tour de France this year, you’ll have probably noticed one thing, Oakley Sunglasses. There’s no denying that Oakley’s advancements in technology, design and style keeps them ahead of the game when it comes to sport, and especially the Tour de France. This year sees the 100th Tour de France, and current leader Sky’s Chris Froome is looking strong whilst sporting the Oakley Racing Jacket sunglasses.

Oakley have long been at the forefront of technology with their Sunglasses, but what makes them the choice of so many professional athletes?

The Frame

Durability is important, and Oakley’s lightweight, yet durable frame material lives up to this. The “O Matter” material used for their sport frames is very flexible and springy, yet resistent to stress and comfortable at the same time. The frame stems are then coated with “Unobtanium”, Oakley’s answer to conventional rubber grips. Oakley’s Unobtanium reacts with sweat, increasing friction, and therefore grip – another important characteristic of the perfect eyewear for sports. They also use Unobtanium on the nose bridge, again to increase grip. Vents added both in the frame, and the lenses, allow airflow and in turn assist with cooling. Oakley’s Three-Point fit ensures the frame stays in precise optical alignment, and without the usual pressure points that some sunglasses can exert.

The Lenses

Lens technology is another of Oakley’s strong points and their High Definition Optics ensure clarity, and impact resistance like no other. This clarity is extended right to the edge of your peripheral vision with their Polaric Ellipsoid technology. The wrap around design of the Plutonite lenses provides an impressive lenses curvature that keeps all the elements at bay and of course blocks 100% of UVA/UVB and UVC rays and harmful blue light up to 400nm. Some of Oakley’s sport models feature SwitchLock technology which allows the wearer to change the lenses in a matter of seconds, yet at the same time ensures it’s 100% secure without distorting the natural curvature that’s required for a perfect view.

If you’re looking for a pair of sunglasses for sports, you cannot go wrong with a pair of Oakleys.

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Ray-Ban’s Colourful “Ice-Pop” Wayfarers Arrive Just In Time For Summer

Just in time for Summer, Ray-Ban have unveiled their latest colours of the ever popular 2140 Wayfarer range. Inspired by the famous ice-pop, the new colours are bright and funky and with 6 flavours to choose from, there’s one for every taste. The colour co-ordinating lenses compliment the transparent frames, making them look almost good enough to eat! The Ray Ban 2140 Wayfarer Ice-Pop Sunglasses are available in Citrus, Strawberry, Watermelon, Grape, Mint and Blueberry flavours, the Citrus and Watermelon having polarised lenses.

If you want a fresh, funky look this summer, take a look at the Ice-Pop flavours now.

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Anything’s possible with Ray-Ban Remix

Ray-Ban Remix This week, Ray-Ban unleashed their most recent creation, Ray-Ban Remix. You can now customise the most popular Ray-Ban frames, including the RB3025 Aviator, RB2140 Wayfarer and RB2132 Wayfarer to your liking. From everything to the terminals to your own frame engraving, Ray-Ban have it covered. The new tool over on their website is very easy to use and makes it simple for anyone to create their own look, you can even choose your own case colour!

We think this is a really clever tool, which enables Ray-Ban to get accurate, real-time customer feedback on which colours and combinations are popular. The sales data they can gather from Ray-Ban Remix tool will likely help influence which colour combinations they’ll put into mass production going forward and gives everyone a chance to put their ideas forward.

Head over to Ray-Ban’s website now to have a play with the new Ray-Ban Remix creation, but if it’s a bit out of your price range, took a look at our already popular selection of RB3025 Aviators, RB2140 Wayfarers and RB2132 Wayfarers.

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Reintroduced Ray-Ban RB 4165 Justin Sunglasses Now in Stock

Ray-Ban Justin RB4165 SunglassesThe popular Ray-Ban Justin RB 4165 Sunglasses have recently been reintroduced for the second time. This extremely popular Ray-Ban sunglass is based on the Wayfarer style, but with a modern theme. The Justin has a rubber finish on the surface of each design, giving them a matte look, and with coloured lenses, a style of their own.

The Ray-Ban Justin 4165s are supplied with a new look Ray-Ban case to protect the 100% UV lenses and are in stock and ready to ship today.

Head over to the Ray-Ban Justin RB 4165 Sunglasses product page now to choose your perfect style.

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New Oakley Plaintiff Squared sunglasses now available

Oakley Plaintiff Squared OO4063 SunglassesFollowing the success of their Plaintiff Aviator style sunglasses, Oakley have released the new Plaintiff Squared sunglasses, reminiscent of styles from the 50’s but with a C-5 alloy frame that makes them extremely lightweight and very comfortable to wear.

The detailing on the Plaintiff Squared Sunglasses gives it a unique look, achieved by a shallow channel along the length of the earstems filled with a colour that compliments the frame.

The new Oakley Plaintiff Squared sunglasses comes in a range of colours and styles, and polarised options are also available here at Sunglasses-Direct for very competitive prices.

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Tom Ford gets the Beatles Image

Tom Ford new 2013 sunglasses season is here with a Beatle look. The Tom Ford Lennon brings back the sixties when John Lennon stole the show. This plastic rounded square shaped sunglass is available in a choice of light tinted lenses. The round eye sunglasses, which over the years have become iconic with famous stars are now massively back in fashion. The round eye sunglass is a perfect lens design for long face shapes. Tom Ford Lennon has the t logo on each side.

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Tom Ford Marko Sunglasses in the spotlight with James Bond Skyfall DVD Release

Daniel Craig wearing Tom Ford TF144This week sees the release of the hugely successful James Bond Skyfall Movie on DVD and Blu-Ray, putting the excellent Tom Ford TF144 Marko sunglasses right in the spotlight once again. Skyfall became the highest grossing film of 2012, took over £20 billion in its opening weekend and became the highest grossing Bond film ever here in the UK.

There’s no denying that the image of Bond himself plays a huge part in the success of the films, and the decision for Bond to wear the Tom Ford TF144 Marko sunglasses continued this success.

Speaking in a recent behind-the-scenes video, ‘Skyfall’ costume designer Jany Temime explained the thought-process behind the Bond look.

“James Bond is such an iconic figure that you have to respect a certain style – an English gentleman perfectly dressed up.”

The gunmetal frame and blue lens of the Tom Ford Marko perfectly compliment any smart dressed individual, whilst at the same time are casual enough to be worn with everyday attire.

To mark the occasion, we are offering an excellent discount of £15 on the Tom Ford TF144 Marko sunglasses, this is a limited time offer, so be quick!

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Pedal Medal Winner Wiggins Wears Only Oakley


Not only is he Britain’s first ever Tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins surpassed Sir Steve Redgrave as his country’s most decorated Olympian at the London 2012 Olympics.
Named BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012 in December, Mod icon Wiggins defies all of the cycling stereotypes. In fact it was reported in The Sun yesterday that his award takes pride of place in his local pub (the Original Farmers Arms in Eccleston) where Bradley is a regular.

In the New Year’s Honours List, Bradley has also been awarded a knighthood. He stated that it was a fitting tribute for himself and the other athletes recognised on the list.

When it comes to his sunglasses, Sir Bradley certainly likes Oakley. When cycling, he wears the Oakley Jawbone and it is said that this is his favourite sports frame. He is also a big fan of the classic Holbrook frame too (pictured).