The wayfarer shape was first introduced back in 1956 and has since been celebrated throughout the decades for its wearability. In the 1960s the style grew in popularity after being worn by key figures such as John F Kennedy and “The Blues Brothers” as well as worn by actors Tom Cruise in “Risky Business” (1983), “The Breakfast Club” (1985) and then again in “Miami Vice” (1989); Jack Nicholson wore wayfarers throughout the 80's as did fashion maven Anna Wintour.
The Blues Brothers, 1980
Simple, easy-to-wear designs have been frequently replaced with grand gestures; bright colours are married with fancy materials to create new interpretations of ‘classics’.
Our take on the wayfarer style is characterised by simplicity in its lines; it is a true icon of modern design exuding a quiet confidence and delivering ageless appeal. It stands the test of time.
With a layer of Piano Black acetate at the front, the softly-squared rectangle frames are then accented with a second layer of Dark Tortoiseshell for an assured internal finish.
Standing the test of time
Quality is at the essence of a classic design. And it is the quality of a piece that ultimately makes it timeless, something that you can return to again and again. Something you can keep for years, even decades because it will last.
Drawing from our long and rich archive we have created a Curry & Paxton interpretation of such classic styles staying true to their heritage whilst making them uniquely ours.