Since the 1960s, oversized sunglasses have become a fashion trend. There are many variations nowadays. Big glasses continue to be popular, and celebrities may use them, ostensibly to hide from paparazzi. Indeed many sunglasses manufacturers have reintroduced larger sunglasses styles but none that ever matched the mystique of our fly shades.

U2s Bono 'Achtung Baby' Fly Sunglasses

It’s no secret that we are the manufacturers of the fly sunglasses Bono wore from 1991 to 1993, as ‘the fly’ persona during one of the most successful rock tour ever made, U2’s Zoo Tv tour.

In 2011, twenty years on, a special anniversary edition of Achtung Baby was released. U2’s Principle Management contacted us that year – upon Bono’s request -, to include the Viking 1973 fly shades style, in their ‘über deluxe box set’ as a souvenir, and for collectors. Click here to read more: u2.com