The Icons - The Ronnie
The Clubmaster’s roots trace back to the 1950s. It was originally produced to allow the wearer to ‘bespoke’ the colours between the acetate and the metal. This distinguishable spectacle became popular throughout the sixties worn by powerful leading figures, most notably Malcolm X. Clubmaster sunglasses as we know them didn’t come about until Bruce Willis wore a pair of browline glasses with tinted lenses on the TV series Moonlighting in the mid-1980s.
What set's these frames apart? The Clubmaster shape is distinguished by the Browline, a look now synonymous with the 50’s era. The frames draw attention to the wearer’s natural browline by using a dark or contrasting material, in our case premium Italian acetate, only along the top portion of the frame and temples.
The Ronnie, our reinvented Clubmaster frame also features an acetate keyhole bridge and smooth lines for extra comfort. The remainder of the frame is made of a contrasting material, often using a contrasting colour, typically gold or silver metal. Ours are further distinguished by our signature three-dot logo – a mark of quality and perennial style. Unlike bolder sunglasses like the Wayfarer (The Anthony), or traditionally sporty sunglasses like the aviator (The Paul), the Clubmaster has a distinctly vintage appeal, yet simultaneously timeless.
People notice a well designed pair of Clubmasters. They stand out yet remain elegantly understated. You will certainly not be considered a dullard! The Ronnie frame is suitable for just about any face shape, especially round, oval, and rectangle. When choosing your frame for a more contemporary look try the champagne clear acetate frames finished with a gold rim available as both optical frames or sunglasses featuring green lenses boasting 100% UV protection. For an ageless choice for those who are happy to be noticed but in a more understated way we recommend the black with gold as featured above.