Limited edition Oakley glasses celebrate the Tour de France

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Oakley has released its limited edition Tour de France range ahead of the biggest race of the year in July

Oakley has released its limited edition cycling glasses range ahead of The Tour de France that begins in July.

The glasses are a celebration of the race, which Oakley call the “ultimate human endurance challenge”, with a heritage as steep as Oakley’s own in the cycling world.

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The eyewear specialist has comprehensively decked out its range, including its lightweight, minimal Evzero model, its Radar range and the hugely popular Jawbreaker glasses.

All three ranges come with Oakley’s famous Prizm lens technology that fine tunes individual colours to enhance road details when out riding.

In particular, the lens brightens whites and enhances yellows, greens and reds so the riders can see subtle changes in road texture as well as hazards.


Siddhant Kapoor used dad Shakti Kapoor’s suit and sunglasses for his ‘Haseena’ look

Actor Siddhant Kapoor will be seen teaming up with sister Shraddha Kapoor for the very first time in Apoorva Lakhia’s upcoming film ‘Haseena’, which is based on the life of Dawood’s sister Haseena Parkar and Siddhant Kapoor will be seen playing Dawood while Shraddha Kapoor will play Haseena.

In his two looks that the makers revealed recently, the boyish Siddhant looks utterly sinister and menacing as the young Dawood with his slicked back hair, a flashy suit and oversized aviator sunglasses. However, did you know the interesting story behind Siddhant’s look test for the film?

The actor says with a guffaw, “Apoorva Lakhia told me ‘I know you will pull off the acting, but convince me that you can look like him’. I then hired a photographer and got into the full old school look with dad’s clothes and sunglasses, did a shoot and nailed the look.” Siddhant, who also had to put on weight for his role as the older Dawood, binged on chocolates and burgers to put on 9 kilos for some portions of the film.

A source attached to the film said, “The way Siddhant prepared for the role and transformed into Dawood was truly awe-inspiring and his portrayal of the dreaded don is going to be one of the most sinister portrayals ever seen on the silver screen. When Siddhant came on the sets in this look for the very first time, the unit was quite taken aback to see the boyish actor look so menacing.”

Directed by Apoorva Lakhia, the film is being presented by Swiss Entertainment and has been produced by Nahid Khan. ‘Haseena’ is slated to release on July 14. How To Choose The Perfect Sunglasses – From face shapes to frame styles, secure your ideal shades

Diligent readers, and those with considerably less crow’s feet, will have only stored their sunglasses away for a few months (the rainy ones when you objectively look like a tool for wearing them). But while UV is year-round, it’s summer when frames become a daily essential. Unless, of course, you’re fine with permanently squinting.

Sunglasses are not just a style statement – they can attract or repel, be a mirror or a shield. If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then perfectly suited sunglasses aptly deserve to be called ‘shades’.

But the business of selecting a pair is equally shady. The range of styles available these days is dizzyingly diverse, and that’s before factoring in variables such as materials, colour and budget. Before breaking out into a sweat, use this guide to shed some light on the process.

The Right Frames For Your Face Shape

In the hunt for the perfect pair of sunglasses, it’s essential to first identify the frames that complement your face shape. While a handful of guys will be able to wear any they like, some will be completely off limits.

(Related: How To Determine Your Face Shape In 5 Easy Steps)

Oval Face Shape

Oval Face Shape - MenThose with oval faces will always be lucky in life since pretty much every haircut, hat and pair of shades will look good on them.

Aviators, clubmasters or wayfarers; heavy rims or none – anything goes. The only advice for oval face shapes is to refrain from oversized novelty frames, as they do no one any favours.

Round Face Shape

Round Face Shape - MenGuys with an undefined jaw and roughly equal face width and length should avoid curved shapes. “If round-faced, aviators will never work,” explains stylist and fashion editor Christopher Maul, who has dressed the likes of David Gandy and Oliver Cheshire. “Instead, opt for frames that pack an angular punch or wrap around the face.”

Short rectangular designs and wayfarers will offset this shape’s natural curvature, helping create definition while also making the face appear longer.

Square Face Shape

Square Face Shape - MenUsing the same principle of choosing a frame that’s opposite to the face shape, square-faced men with prominent jawlines and foreheads will benefit from a style that softens harsh lines. “Square faces need some curve appeal, so aviators are the best bet,” says Maul.

Along with aviators, round John Lennon-style frames or semi-rimless options make for solid choices in this case.

Long/Rectangular Face Shape

Rectangle/Oblong Face Shape - MenThe need to add balance is the same for face length and width as well as features. As Maul explains, rectangular faces should opt for slightly oversized frames. “Look to wayfarers or shields, which will add width.”

For some, shield sunglasses have the faint whiff of ski holiday about them, so keep these for strictly off-duty wear. Meanwhile, the trusty wayfarer can be relied on as an easy work-to-play staple.

Heart Face Shape

Heart Face Shape - MenHeart shapes must contend with wide foreheads and narrow chins, a contrast that can be difficult to frame correctly. “Consider something like semi-rimless clubmasters,” says Maul – a style that, like a heart-shaped face, has a sense of contrast to it.

Round frames can also add balance to this shape if rimless is not an option – look to fellow heart shape Johnny Depp for inspiration.

Picking The Right Frames

Once the minefield that is face shapes has been successfully navigated, it’s time to explore the other points of difference that come into play when finding the perfect sunglasses.


Second only to the overall style of frame, the shade of shade (if that’s not too confusing) you choose has the biggest impact on their wearability.

While it’s often a classic choice for clothes, black is not always necessarily a perfect match for every skin type when it comes to sunglasses. “Black frames mean business but can sometimes overpower a paler complexion,” say Maul. For a timeless alternative, try tortoiseshell or a dark woodgrain finish.

(Related: How To Pick The Right Colours For Your Skin Tone)

“Unless you’re Joey Essex or a teenager at a rave, steer clear of anything harshly fluorescent,” adds Maul. Instead, if you want to come away from traditional colourways, look to more muted hues such as burgundy, emerald and caramel, which will transition from work to play seamlessly.

Colour isn’t just for the frames either – also consider using different hues to liven up your lenses. Rose-tinted lenses are a classic that will add softness to a minimal sports luxe outfit, while champagne lenses can bring a sense of sophistication to tailored attire. Just don’t go matching the lenses to your shirt or pocket square, which often looks contrived and screams try-hard.

Trend-Led Or Timeless Classic?

If torn between a classic pair of sunglasses or something more of-the-moment, cover all bases with a design that straddles both sides. But don’t forget that eyewear trends, like others, are fleeting. “The goggles of the 1980s illustrate this beautifully,” says Maul. “It’s OK to embrace a thicker, fuller frame that’s on-trend, but you should be prepared to look back in 10 years’ time with a cringe.”

If opting to buy shades that lean current rather than classic, it’s also worth shelling out for a wearable pair that’ll not only work now for more buttoned-up environments and events but won’t date as quickly either. Think timeless shapes such as aviators, wayfarers or clubmasters in traditional metals or dark finishes.

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You only need to look at Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver or Michael Jackson at the 1984 Grammys to see that sunglasses of all kinds are achingly cool. But remember their original purpose is to protect peepers from eyeball-searing UV rays put out by the sun.

Always look for quality sunglasses that block 100 per cent of both UVA and UVB rays. This is usually marked on the lenses by a sticker or a CE mark, which shows they meet European standards.

This level of protection is not only available at the luxury end, so there’s no need to neglect cheaper frames found on the high street. However, those flimsy plastic frames bought from a man by the side of the beach in Kos probably won’t cut it.


In the same way different sunglasses look better on different faces, different materials look better on different frames. While you likely don’t need us to tell you that wooden aviators are probably (read: definitely) a bad idea, a primer on the key styles can help make the process of buying less of an eyesore.

Acetate is high-quality plastic used particularly on shapes such as the wayfarer. In addition to being strong and lightweight, it’s one of the most common frame materials because of its ability to take on a range of colours and patterns, including tortoiseshell.

Equally as popular, metal frames are usually a mix of several materials such as titanium and stainless steel that combine to give a strong, lightweight feel to styles like the aviator. In the case of models like the clubmaster, metal is used alongside acetate to give a sleek finish to sturdy frames.

The use of wood in sunglasses is on the rise, with brands such as Calvin Klein and Diesel using the textured material to upgrade traditional shapes. However, it’s best kept to accents, such as on the arms (à la Tom Ford) or the upper part of half-rimmed styles.

Key Sunglasses Styles


Originally designed to protect WWII pilots’ eyes while flying at high altitude, aviators soon made the switch from cockpit to catwalk.

Today the teardrop frame is available in a range of designs, including metal and acetate frames with mirrored, solid or gradient lenses. Just avoid wearing them with anything that could appear costumey (think aviator jackets or boiler suits), for risk of looking like you’re on your way to a fancy-dress party.

Will Suit: Oval and square face shapes.

Key Brands: Ray-Ban, Persol, Cutler and Gross, Oliver Peoples, Tom Ford, Barton Perreira, Jeepers Peepers, Reclaimed Vintage, Acne Studios.

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The original thick-framed wayfarers should – strictly speaking – be bought from only one brand: Ray-Ban. That said, these days the American firm’s instantly recognisable icon can be found in various guises (often labelled ‘D-Frame’ sunglasses) and at every price point, from high-end to high street.

(Related: The Best Sunglasses Brands For Your Money)

Typically, this style comes in two sizes (regular or oversized), so it’s wise to try before you buy to secure the perfect fit. While you’re there, consider lesser worn examples such as those with reflective or coloured lenses to give this timeless silhouette a contemporary twist.

Will Suit: Oval, long and round face shapes.

Key Brands: Ray-Ban, Oakley, Cubitts, Cutler and Gross, Prada, Saint Laurent, Buddy.

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Despite being more widely being referred to as the clubmaster, the half-rimmed shape worn by Malcolm X and Lyndon Johnson was known as the ‘browline’ when it was introduced in the 1940s.

The name came from the thick upper frame that sits across the brows, making them perfect for drawing attention up the face and away from a larger jaw.

Will Suit: Oval, heart, round and square face shapes.

Key Brands: Ray-Ban, Mykita, RetroSuperFuture, Gucci, Thom Browne, Persol, Jeepers Peepers, Urban Outfitters.

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Round Frames

Getting over round frames’ association with Harry Potter and Where’s Wally is harder than finding a high-quality pair. But the circular shape also has a long list of stylish wearers, from Johnny Depp and Samuel L Jackson to Nick Wooster and Stanley Tucci.

Whether large or small, metal or plastic, round frames will make a statement, so it pays to opt for classic, minimal examples in dark colours for a subtle style upgrade.

Will Suit: Oval, square and heart face shapes.

Key Brands: Moscot, Cutler and Gross, Garrett Leight, Oliver Peoples, Mykita, Illesteva, Ray-Ban, Han Kjøbenhavn.

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Square Frames

Anything worn by Michael Caine and Jack Nicholson in the 1950s and 1960s gets a resounding thumbs up in the style stakes. Take square frames, for example: the perfect antidote to rounder faces, the structured style helps give the illusion of strong cheekbones and a chiselled jawline.

The term ‘square’ can refer to a range of shapes, but typically they look best in dark tortoiseshell and with sleek details such as a browbar and keyhole bridges.

Will Suit: Oval, round and heart face shapes.

Key Brands: Tom Ford, Persol, Prada, Saint Laurent, Oliver Peoples, Cutler & Gross, Oakley, Buddy.

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YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS Ophthalmologists insist on the importance of using sunglasses

When buying sunglasses it is important to choose a quality protection against UV radiation.

Sunglasses have become a fashion accessory. However they are we really need to protect your eyes from sunlight, dust and other adverse factors. About why the sun is hurting my eyes, how can we prevent it? and buy the right sunglasses.

The sun damage to the eyes

The sun is the source of heat and energy that is integral to all life on Earth. However, as we know, all’s well that in moderation, and prolonged sun exposure can lead to the development of several adverse events, mainly skin and eyes.

Clinically proven that if a person stays for a long time under direct sunlight without proper protection, it can damage not only the surface of the eye, but also its internal structure. Further it leads to development of acute and chronic ocular pathologies that require serious treatment.

In case of direct exposure to ultraviolet rays damage the cornea of the eye, and such failure is similar to skin burns. In addition, regular exposure to ultraviolet radiation on the eye has a cumulative effect that can cause the development of serious ocular pathologies. So, in rare cases, when exposed to UV rays may develop melanoma of the eye. It’s rare, but at the same time, very aggressive disease that metastasizes very quickly. Currently, treatment for melanoma eye.

Ultraviolet light is harmful to eyes and that can lead to the development of photokeratitis (an inflammatory disease of the cornea), snow blindness, and solar retinopathy and dry eye syndrome. As for visible light, it can worsen visual acuity and causes eye fatigue. So when sitting at a computer monitor so my eyes get tired.

It is noteworthy that the eyes of children and adolescents are more susceptible to the action of ultraviolet radiation. This happens due to the fact that their pupil is wider, and the lens is more transparent than adults. In addition, children spend more time than adults and rarely enjoys high quality sunglasses. As a result of such activity before the age of 18 children get to 25% life dose of ultraviolet radiation. In this regard, the UV protection is extremely important especially in childhood and adolescence.

Types of ultraviolet rays

Ultraviolet rays are components of sunlight. Depending on the wavelength they are of three types: UV-A, UV-b and UV-C. According to the laws of physics, the shorter the wavelength, the more energy effect it has. Therefore, the ultraviolet rays with shorter wavelength are more harmful to the body than the ultraviolet rays of higher wave length.

Ultraviolet rays of type A. These ultraviolet rays have the longest waves, and they contribute to the appearance of sunburn. In addition, these rays are responsible for premature aging of the skin.

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Ultraviolet rays of type V. Sun burns mainly occur because of exposure to ultraviolet rays of type V. in addition, they are the most common cause of cancer of the skin (particularly melanoma). Their long-term effects on the eyes can cause the development of cataracts.

Ultraviolet rays of type C. This type of ultraviolet rays are the most dangerous because it has the shortest wavelength. Thanks to the ozone layer ultraviolet rays of type C do not reach the Earth’s surface, although the emergence of a large number of ozone holes has led to the fact that these rays began to penetrate the globe.

It is noteworthy that the strongest ultraviolet rays act on the eye in the morning and in the afternoon, not at noon, as many people think. So, most of us hiding from the sun when it is overhead, fearing the negative effects of sunlight on the skin. However, unlike the skin, the eyes suffer from the sun rays that Shine at eye level. Therefore, morning and afternoon – the most dangerous periods.

Factors influencing the intensity of ultraviolet radiation

Do not forget that there are many factors that affect the intensity of ultraviolet radiation. If you want to protect your eyes from excessive sun exposure, you will certainly need to know the following:

Clouds do not protect from UV rays. Thus, penetrates through the clouds more than 90% ultraviolet radiation;

In the mountains the UV radiation intensity is higher than in the lowlands. If you picked up on every thousand meters the radiation intensity increases by about 10-12%;

– Clean snow can reflect up to 80% of UV radiation, dry beach sand, only 20% of the radiation;

– Sea water reflects up to 30% of UV radiation;

The UV light penetrates the water column and at the depth of 1.5 meter its intensity is 40% of the intensity at the pond surface.

Sunglasses: how they can help

When buying sunglasses it is important to choose a quality protection against UV radiation. This accessory helps in Sunny weather, protecting eyes from bright light. However, not all sunglasses protect from UV rays. If you wear glasses without UV-filter, making things worse. So, in the dark the pupil expands, and this means that the retina of the eye gets more sunlight than usual. In the end, with these glasses you will get a retinal burn.

Quality sunglasses should be made of glass or polycarbonate. It is noteworthy that each of these materials has its advantages and disadvantages. And glass and polycarbonate to securely block out ultraviolet radiation. Glass is much harder to scratch. In addition, it is the most transparent material known to mankind. Therefore, the glass is still used in microscopes, binoculars, cameras and other optical equipment. The disadvantage of glass is the fact that it does not block the ultraviolet radiation of type A, therefore, points require additional coverage. In addition, the glasses of glass heavy enough, very easy misted, and in the fall can be broken.

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As for polycarbonate lenses, they are almost 10 times stronger than glass or ordinary plastic (used to make cheap sunglasses). This durability of polycarbonate makes these glasses ideal for children and athletes. They are much lighter and thinner glass sunglasses and block 100% of UV radiation. The disadvantage of polycarbonate glasses is the fact that this material is quite easy to scratch, and its transparency is not the same as the glass. In polycarbonate glasses objects may not seem so clear.

In addition to glass and polycarbonate, there are other materials used to make sunglasses. For example, it may be impact resistant lenses that are useful to athletes – skiers and snowboarders.

Special coating and adding special chemical substances to provide extra protection for the eyes from ultraviolet radiation. In more shaded glasses eyes much more comfortable because they are less tired from the rays of the visible spectrum. The more bright Sunny weather, the more it will suit the dark lenses. Lenses lighter shades will fit in cloudy or foggy weather.

Degree of protection sunglasses

There are five types of lenses depending on the degree of protection. Quite light lenses pass 80-100% of the light. They are suitable for wearing in cloudy weather. Sunglasses miss only 3-8% of the light, and they can be used, for example, in the mountains, where UV radiation intensity is much higher than on the plains. If you are going to the sea, in this case you fit the lens 2-3 of the categories that flow from 18 to 43% of light.

Whatever glasses you choose, they should be completely transparent, allowing you to clearly distinguish objects at different distances. Quality sunglasses have special labels indicating the degree of protection and the ability of the lens to adapt to brightness or to remove his glare. The label indicates the percentage of blocking ultraviolet rays type A and B. In some cases indicates where points can be used in the city, in the mountains or the sea. It is noteworthy that in the glasses category 4 can’t drive the car on the labels is also indicated.

It should be noted that photochromic lenses – the so-called “chameleon”, which react to light intensity and capable of changing the degree of darkening, becoming dark in bright light, and the room is almost transparent. However, the photochromic substances into such glasses wear out quickly, so change the “chameleons” you need to regularly. Features and Benefits of Nike Brazen Prescription Sunglasses

​With so many style choices for sunglasses, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the frames can do more than just hold the lenses and look nice. Nike, however, makes sure to add features to its frames that, in part, are intended to make the glasses functionally better than alternatives. Of course, it hasn’t forgotten that good sunglass frames have to be stylish. Buyers can always look forward to a sporty style from Nike.

All of these things hold true for the popular Nike Brazen Prescription Sunglasses. They project an image of an active person, are sleek enough to avoid looking like safety glasses, and have an anti-fog feature.

The Look

These sunglasses aren’t very big overall, so they leave much of the face exposed. This also leaves users with plenty of room to wear ski masks without having to worry about the mask or other face covering scratching the lenses. Nike has made these glasses with skiing and water sports in mind, so it’s important that they work with any associated equipment.

As with many of Nike’s frames, these have wide temples. This isn’t just a style choice; it’s done to help stop glare from coming in from the sides. Nike knows that when users are actively engaged in a sport, they can’t just turn their heads to stop this glare. Instead, the glasses have to do all of the work.

Special Features

The Brazen frame has one notable special feature: A ventilated nose piece. This is meant to help prevent fogging of the lenses. The nose piece is made of a rubbery material that is very comfortable. It, according to reviewers, has only one drawback: It’ll melt if left in a hot car on a summer day. Users should be sure to take their glasses out of the car on sunny days to prevent this from happening.

Another feature that’s standard with Nike frames is vinyl construction. Vinyl can be made more thickly than metal without becoming too heavy, so it’s best for sports glasses. Nike’s frames are always thick enough to provide the durability needed to stand up to active use.

The Lenses

As with any other glasses frame, pretty much any lens style will fit. This, however, doesn’t mean the lenses are all the same. For these glasses, it’s often best to choose Transitions lenses. These lenses turn clear when indoors, but develop their „sunglass” shading when actually in the sun.

The reason it’s a good idea to use these lenses in Nike glasses is that these frames look good enough to want to wear them even when not outside. By choosing Transitions treatment for the lenses, wearers can be comfortable in all situations without the need to buy two pairs of glasses. Doing so also eliminates the problem of having two sets of glasses and then losing one.

Which other lens features to choose is another thing to consider. Polarized lenses eliminate the sort of glare that comes off of the ground or the surface of water, so they’re great for people who buy the Brazen frame for sporting use. This frame is intended for use in skiing and water sports, and both of these activities involve dealing with a lot of surface glare.

For people who buy the glasses for their style value and expect to do little or no actual skiing or water activities, standard neutral gray anti-UV lenses should work well. This color provides the most realistic view.

To learn more about Nike Brazen prescription sunglasses or any other popular frame styles, just contact us. We’ll be glad to tell you all about them and help you choose a pair.