Monday, 14 July 2014
Shuron USA Sunglasses
When you think about classic brands of sunglasses, you will likely first think of Ray-Ban and Persol. What about Shuron? Shuron has been making eyewear since 1865.
Shuron's frames are still made in the U.S.A. from their base in Greenville, South Carolina. (I visited Charleston in South Carolina one time. A charming place with some excellent pubs. I didn't see anyone dancing the Charleston, unfortunately. I must go back some time.)
Shuron began making its famous 'browline' sunglasses in 1947. The first browline frame— where the top of the frame is thicker and of plastic and a metal frame holds the lens below — was the Ronsir; and, as it's still available, it's safe to say that it's a classic.
The browline model you see here is the Ronsir Escapades in tortoise.
If Alain Delon didn't wear a pair in Plein Soleil — and I'm picturing him in a pair — he could easily have done so, and they would have suited him so well.
Shuron created their MacArthur sunglasses (top) for the U.S. armed forces during the Second World War. The 58 model has a 12K gold frame and mother of pearl browbar. A fabulous pair of sunglasses. I want.