Simon owns five pairs of sunglasses, including this pair of Carrera “Champion” shades, and another pair of vintage Carreras from 1982. This pair features the classic Carrera “Pilot” shape, with racing stripe-inspired metal detailing around the plastic lenses, and the signature Carrera “C” on the bridge. In ’82 or 2013, these sunglasses are a summer staple and versatile as ever, whether dressed up for an outdoor wedding, or worn with shorts and a T-shirt like Simon for a casual day out.
Allan liked the look and design of these Carrera sunglasses – and we have to agree. Like the Ray-Ban Wayfarers and Aviators, these Carrera shades are a classic, and continue to look good years after they were first introduced.
Founded in 1956 and inspired by the launch of the Carrera Panamericana – at the time the longest, fastest and most dangerous road race in the world – Carrera was one of the first eyewear brands to draw influence from the worlds of sports and fashion. At once functional and stylish, the sunglasses continue to be popular today, whether worn on stage like Rihanna, or for a casual day out like Allan. The unique square-shaped rims and racing-inspired stripes are a Carrera signature, and Allan’s black and white pair shows off the details perfectly.