Gucci luggage and purses are the mainstay of the company’s line. Red plastic frames with the interlocking logo($240) or horse bit sunglasses($325) either way there’s a great match with other items in the Gucci repertoire. Contemporary or cute these styles take the wearer for a drive uptown or to a day at an amusement park. Any mood or function–Gucci is there.
Fashion colors are to be found on many of the Gucci sunglasses styles. Pink, sand, dark mauve, blue, brown, black and gray are frequently used on these. Any Gucci handbag can be matched to a well coordinated pair of Gucci sunglasses.
Men’s styles in Gucci sunglasses tend toward the conservative. With prices ranging around $250 to $340 for many styles this designer label isn’t the most costly around. Many logos on men’s styles consist of “Gucci” written out. The logo on at least one men’s shield sunglasses is embossed on gold arms at the temple. The front of frame is Havana (tortoise shell) with brown gradient lenses.
An open-temple style($250) only bears the “G” in plastic cut out. Yet another logo type in a repeated pattern adorns other styles. Gucci men’s glasses are just enough boardroom and just enough sports car to send a very successful message.
There are many imitators in the marketplace offering knock-offs for a fraction of the cost of designer labels. Don’t be fooled. There is only a slight similarity in styling of these sunglasses. The high quality of these design houses relies of workmanship and materials. No one would confuse Gucci with a knock-off if the two were seen side-by-side. There’s an adage that you get what you pay for. This is absolutely true with brand name apparel and accessories. It doesn’t hold true for knock-offs. These are generally a little over priced.
Very low end sunglasses will have obvious flaws. Sharp edges are found on plastic frames because care isn’t taken at the factories. Lenses have distorted optics which can be dangerously impairing. Cheap copies will often have a warped rather than perfect shape. They can look crooked on the face. The hinges will always be inferior and break at precisely the wrong time. Even plastic has different grades. Low end glasses are not made of the better ones. Sunglasses don’t appear to contain many materials of any kind involved but it’s just enough to be truly irritating if these are poorly made.