Although the history of the optics dates back to more than 100 years, we would like to start on in the end of the 60’s, to supply you with some background information on those sunglasses we are offering you. In the sixties, special emphasis was given to functional features and practicality of glasses above all. Individual manufacturers produced partially through handicraft incredibly solid glasses and sunglasses, which entirely served to protect the eye.
Since that time oversized sunglasses have become a fashion trend. There are many variations nowdays. Big glasses continue to be popular, and celebrities may use them, ostensibly to hide from paparazzi. Our fly sunglasses are unique with a beautiful design. The catalog you will find from us contains mainly two different fly shades styles. They are named “VIKING 1973” & “SPARTAN 1968”. The VIKING 1973 model was included in U2’s ACHTUNG BABY – ÜBER DELUXE BOX SET back in 2011. We’re the manufacturers for those branded fly sunglasses.
Since 1990, many sunglasses manufacturers have reintroduced larger sunglasses styles but none that ever matched the mystique of our fly shades.
We worked hard to make them available in our online store. These shades were a rarity for a long time and consequently very ‘hard to find items’ for many, many years…