The Givenchy Visor: Strap Sunglasses Worth Wearing

The Givenchy Visor: Strap Sunglasses Worth Wearing

The Givenchy VISOR is surprisingly stylish, with bold wordplay.

The Givenchy VISOR is surprisingly stylish, with bold wordplay.

Text: Thomas Freeman

Typically, strap sunglasses are confined to Little League games and the deepest, most ironic enclaves of Brooklyn. But in the latest style gamble by Riccardo Tisci and his team at Givenchy, a particularly conspicuous red strap has been attached to a pair of visor sunglasses—a true double whammy.

Still, the results are actually quite cool. The Givenchy VISOR possesses a sporty look with an oversized rubber nose pad, silver end pieces and rimless specs that provide ample coverage. The lenses have a brownish tent while the rubber features are in an olive green—a classic colorway that allows the bright-red neoprene band to really pop.

Written on the back of the band, in bold-faced letters, is “REAL EYES. REALIZE. REAL LIES.” If the strap—and its vague, anarchistic message—feels like too much on any given occasion, then simply slip it off.

The new Givenchy VISOR, part of its 2017 Spring/Summer collection, is now available at Givenchy boutiques.

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