The perfect sunglasses for David Beckham’s new Mad Men look
Style icon David Beckham's new look is based on Mad Men's Don Draper, but where to get the sun glasses?
While it’s unlikely David Beckham will have felt the pinch over the past few years, it is a fact that in hard times fashion tends to go back to something we are familiar with such as the slick back hair style popular in the 1950 and 60s.
In 2009, the fictional Draper was named the most influential man in the world by Ask Men ahead of such real-life figures as Michael Phelps and Barack Obama. This makes Beckham’s fashion choice interesting, as previously he has tended to lead new looks, rather than follow them.
For any self respecting Don Draper wannabee there is already a wealth of information on the internet on where to get the suit, shirt and shoes but less is known about one of the most critical parts of Draper’s attire. His iconic sunglasses.
In keeping with his character these are not ordinary sunglasses, they’re Randolph Aviators. If in your view sunglasses are a bit of metal with some coloured plastic, you might as well stop reading now.
Randolph Aviators are built for hard times. There is a well known saying, buy quality and pay once, buy cheap and pay many times over. The brain child of US firm Randolph Engineering these sunglasses are seriously tough. In fact they are standard issue to the US armed forces and are the preferred choice of many pilots on account of their superb lenses which block almost all UV radiation and glare with little compromise to vision.
Each pair of Randolph Engineering Aviators undergoes over 200 production processes and comes with a lifetime warranty on the solder joints. Tested by the military elite, you can be assured it will be many years before you need to buy another pair.
If Don Draper isn’t your bag, you might have seen Randolph Aviators in the following places: Robert De Niro wore Randolph Sunglasses in Taxi Driver. Johnny Depp has worn Randolph Eyewear in several films and also wears them in everyday life because he like them.
Randolph Engineering Sunglasses, including the Randolph Aviator are available from the Mandon Store: http://www.themandonstore.com/
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