In honor of National Sunglasses Day I share this picture of the 3 Little Brown’s with you.
What do Chinese judges of the 12th century and modern poker players on TV have in common? Both groups have used sunglasses to hide the emotions in their eyes.
“For centuries, Chinese judges had routinely worn smoke-colored quartz lenses to conceal their eye expressions in court,” according to Idea Finder. Sam Foster is credited with elevating sunglasses to their current status as a fashion accessory. He began selling his Foster Grant sunglasses in Atlantic City in 1929.
Today we use sunglasses to protect our eyes from harmful UV rays. We also wear them because they look cool. Various movie icons have relied on sunglasses to achieve their look. Consider Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Tom Cruise in “Risky Business,” and Arnold Schwarzenegger in “The Terminator.”
Until next time…