C’est La Vue Polarized Sunglasses Review
As we enter the summer months, fashionable men will be hunting for new clothing items and accessories to upgrade their wardrobe – shirts, shorts and shoes are always high on the list, but without a doubt, a pair of sunglasses is something truly invaluable once the hot weather is with us. For my latest style blog review, I will be taking a look at the brand C’est La Vue and one of their new releases.
As you can imagine, with a name like C’est La Vue, the brand was born in France. The translation of this famous sentence into English is simply ‘that’s life’, which I interpret that these sunglasses are a vital necessity in one’s daily life, regardless of their circumstances. You must enjoy life for what it is while keeping your eyes protected from the suns rays, looking cool in the process! The brand has a variety of options available, different lens shapes as well as traditional glasses too, allowing you to add your prescription to their unique frames. When it came to the review, I chose the Round Polarized Brown Sunglasses as I felt they offered something different when compared to the rest of my collection.
Design & Style
The sunglasses in question flaunt a striking design which stands out against other styles on the market, as the name suggests they are created with round lenses, albeit slightly more oval then totally round (not suitable for any budding John Lennon enthusiasts). The bodywork of the sunglasses feature a tortoiseshell print in dark brown and orange colouring, semi-transparent, yielding a glowing effect when direct sunlight hits them. The lenses themselves are a pale yellow colour; this chosen hue is beautifully subtle compared to the typical bold and reflective colours which are very popular at the moment. The combination of the frame and lenses hark back to times gone by; you could imagine these being rocked back in the 1950s by Hollywood legends when style was more classic and timeless.
When it comes to branding, the company has dutifully left it relatively minimal. Positioned on the side of the arms is their simple text logo, additionally located on the glass of the right eyepiece in the top corner (which is now par for the course with sunglasses design).
There are so many different styles of sunglasses available and with them different occasions in which to wear them. C’est La Vue are clearly big fans of beachwear; the Round Polarized Brown Sunglasses are undoubtedly most suited to holiday destinations, worn with a sandy beach outfit in the evening would be the perfect occasion. It would be wrong to suggest these sunglasses are only suitable for a vacation; on the contrary, their unmistakably European style can something extra to that urban look.
Outfit wise, as with the locations, they are best suited to a classic summertime look – T-Shirt (perhaps loose and flowing), linen shirt or a muted colour polo shirt. On your legs, I would suggest chino or linen shorts, maybe vintage style denim shorts for a more casual appearance. On your feet I would go with loafers, driving shoes or even espadrilles (maybe clean white sneakers if you are hitting the streets of your holiday destination).
The sunglasses are manufactured using an injected plastic, offering an extremely lightweight feel (quoted at only 30g!) as well as a solid structure, you can safely manhandle them without fear of damage. Many pairs of premium sunglasses I have owned, in contrast are quite fragile and can easily be broken if you are not careful. When you are on vacation, you want a pair of sunglasses you can rely on, no matter what.
The packaging on these sunglasses is something quite different from the norm; mostly you would expect a new pair of shades to arrive in a sturdy yet bulky box, which can be somewhat challenging to transport in your pockets. C’est La Vue have instead opted for a simple brown fabric bag with a drawstring closure, easily slipped into your summer shorts!
Value For Money
Many sunglasses are priced way too high, particularly some of the premium pairs which quite often break into triple figures! This collection is fortunately available at a very reasonable sub £30 price point – which won’t break the bank when saving up for your holiday; additionally it means you spend more time enjoying yourself rather than worrying about the safety of your expensive designer sunglasses!
Overall I wholeheartedly recommend the C’est La Vue Round polarized Sunglasses – Great style and design, good quality construction and all at a bargain price. Check out their latest collection, which is online now
Here is a round up of the high points –
- Great style and design which is also unique
- Easy to wear and pair with a variety of outfits
- Good quality construction from high quality injected plastic
- Amazing value for money
What do you think of these sunglasses, is it a style you could see yourself wearing during your summer holiday? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section.
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