No one has a definite answer on how tortoiseshell sunglasses first came about, but if there’s one thing for sure, they do carry a timeless appeal that you just can’t go wrong with. With a speckled frame that emulates that of tortoises’ shells (and hence named as such), they typically come in mix of amber, brown and yellow shades. And while vintage pieces were actually made out of real turtle shells (yes, sad, but true), the styles here today come in acetate plastic that will never go out of style, essentially classics that can be worn season after season.
First up, if you’re all about chunky, statement-making pieces, you can consider Burberry’s Square Sunglasses (SGD350) or Miu Miu’s Oval Sunglasses (SGD385), both of which come in bold frames with thicker-than-average sides that will complete the look you’re gunning for. You will be able to find these pieces available at Choice Optical and EYEWERKS respectively.
Next, you can always count on Oliver Peoples for its chic and well-made eyewear as seen in the Irven Sunglasses (SGD445) that’s handcrafted from layers of custom-designed acetate with green tinted premium CR-39 lens. Moving on to Prada’s signature Cat-Eye Sunglasses (SGD365), this time coming in an interesting mix of tortoiseshell frames and thin black sides that’s guaranteed to turn heads. Can’t wait to get your hands on them? You will be able to find Oliver Peoples over at Eyes @ Work, while Prada’s version is available at Capitol Optical.
Last but by no means least, a quintessential pair of Ray-Bans, with the Meteor Sunglasses (SGD290) above that comes with light grey gradient lenses. Inspired by the 60s, it carries with it a vintage look that’s updated with a modern lightweight frame for utmost comfort. And if you must know, this classic piece is now available across all Ray-Ban stores. #happyshopping