These days, sunglasses are just as much a fashion accessory as they are protective eyewear. There are multiple styles, colors and brands to choose from. On a sunny day, nothing tops an outfit quite like a trendy pair of sunglasses or shades. You will find everything from wayfarers to aviators, huge frames, cat eyes in pink, yellow red white, leopard or the ever basic black. Sunglasses are a fun way to accessorize and protect your eyes. A symbol of a rockstar, topic of a song, for sports, for play, even for space, sunglasses are everywhere and here to stay. Whether it is to avoid eye contact, seem mysterious, convey detachment, look “cool” or hide the fact that you are hung over, every person should own a pair of sunglasses. There are many wonderful and popular brands of sunglasses and Oakley is definitely one of the top quality, fashionable brands that exist.
Oakley inc. is a company based in California that produces apparel and accessories such as bags, footballs, shoes, watches clothing etc… However, what they are most known for is their Sunglasses. In 1975, a man named James Jannard started the company with nothing but 300 dollars in his garage. He began with a product called “The Oakley Grip”, a grip made for the handles of motorcycles, one of which none had ever seen the likes of before. He would go to motocross events and sell them out of the back of his car. In the year 1960, Jannard invented a pair of goggles called the O-Frame, with the Oakley logo embellished on the strap, after which the logo was gaining recognition. He then started producing ski goggles in 1983. In September of 2004 Oakley signed a lucrative deal with Fox Racing. Oakley Sunglasses have been a fashion icon in many popular movies such as The X-Men, Spiderman, Black Hawk Down, Blade II, Wanted and G.I. Joe, it is also sported by famous stars such as Rappers T-Payne and Lil’ John. World class poker player Phil Helmuth sports Oakley sunglasses during his tournaments not to mention Lance Armstrong who also use the eyewear. In the year 2007, Oakley signed a deal with Luxottica, an Italian company focused on high fashion eye wear.