Unique models

While retro is important to us at Theflyshades, we are also a 21st-century brand and the developments in modern manufacturing and lens quality allow us to offer the best of both. We don’t believe in fast fashion and ever-changing trends. The construction and design of our two unique wrap-around sunglass models is about longevity, frames to take you through decades of wear and enjoyment.

Viking 1973 style

U2’s Bono Fly Sunglasses


This is the model we produced for U2 in 2011, in one-piece and with ‘THE FLY’ logo on the left arm, upon Bono’s request. The Viking 1973 sunglass in black colour has become popular since the irish singer wore them back in 1992, as the fly persona while on tour. Since 2011, this frame has also received names such as ‘THE FLY’ sunglasses, “ÜBER” fly shades or simply the ‘ACHTUNG BABY’ fly sunglasses.