Grey Ant sunglasses are the perfect shades if you’re looking to style yourself after a John Hughes movie. They’re oversized with thick rims. They’re also perfect for rock stars and pop icons. These sunglasses are on the cutting edge of retro Hollywood glam, spotted shading the eyes of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Usher to name a few. Read on for details about the top five styles of Grey Ant shades.
The Status is probably the most popular of Grey Ant styles. These glasses have thick rims and oversized lenses, which make them perfect for a variety of face shapes. The original Status is available in black with black tinted lenses for about $260.
A variation on the Status shade takes the irreverent wayfarer style to the next level. A grey translucent frame makes the shades a little lighter, yet still eye-catching and dramatic. With translucent frames, these shades don’t weigh down the face as much. They’re available for about $230. Both versions of the Status have been spotted on major celebrities and trendsetters in Los Angeles and elsewhere.
The Grey Ant Kennedy sunglasses are an updated version of the Jacki O’s iconic frames. The rounded lens and thick upper frame are flattering for most face shapes. With the barest hint of silver in the corners of the frame, these are sunglasses for the truly stylish. You can get your own pair, in a variety of frame colors, for about $210.
The latest Grey Ant sunglasses to hit the market are the Foundry and Wax #4 styles. These glasses are unique, distinguishable by a bottom that looks like it has been sliced off. The Wax #4 style is slim; black frames surround dark lenses that seem to be missing the bottom portion of the sunglasses. The effect is surprisingly flattering, emphasizing the cheekbones and inducing a double take among most passersby. You can buy a pair of Wax #4 glasses for about $260.
The Foundry style is a rounder version of the Wax #4. Again, the cut-off bottom of the frame is flattering for most face shapes. You can buy Foundry sunglasses with the black frames and black lenses, or you can get them with white frames and black lenses. They’re the ultimate in disconcerting style that works, and you can purchase them for $260.
Grey Ant is based in L.A. and was founded in 1998 by Grant Krajecki and Natalie Levy. Krajecki is inspired by the rockers of the past few decades; the ideal year for him is 1978. His goal is to make sunglasses that the rock stars of yesterday would throw on if they were transported to today. And with the “Status” and the “Wax #4,” it’s hard to imagine they wouldn’t. The Grey Ant website is under reconstruction at the moment, but it will be re-launching in a few weeks. If you like this style of shade, keep an eye out. Five new styles will be coming out any day.