Whether through hi-tops or Hypercolors, it's fun to channel the 70s and 80s, but when that theme party's over you best dress down, because people who look like Boy George have no place in modern society; for proof, look no further than Boy George. Or, compromise with subtly 80s sunglasses from RAEN
Dropping its debut collection right now, SoCal's RAEN constructs luxurious yet affordable shades composed of lightweight acetate and 100% UV-protective CR39 lenses, all inspired by the flamboyant styles of the 70s/80s, but toned down enough for people with a more developed sense of decency than the Aussie kid who threw the big party at his parents' house. For understated steez, look to the Noval, resembling tidy, angular Wayfarers; the flat-bridged, speed-boat-ready Voltas, w/ silver or red hinge accent; and the bulky, concave Regals, which wrap the face comfortably, unless you're Mayor McCheese. Styles for the bashful attention-whore in you range from the Kasbah, which gets large yet skinny squared-off frames, to the jumbo Cobain-ish Saise in black, olive, or dark brown, to the cat-eye shaped Lux with little side windows, for coyly glancing and implying with your sidelong gaze, "who's your tabby?"
The one frame that doesn't exude much throwback vibe's the un-showy Regan, in tortoise or black, which comes only with clear, prescription lenses, for those with no place in modern society, except parties where the theme is Nerd.