My recent purchase of sunglasses resulted in a minor mystery for me. After temporarily “losing” my prior pair, I “found” them when they crunched between my foot and my gravel driveway. So I reflected on how much I use my sunglasses and decided to upgrade a bit to the RayBan Clubmaster. Nothing too exotic. Just decent optics combined with sturdiness and classic styling. I’m already enjoying improved vision. So what’s the mystery?
Well, I really like these shades, but I couldn’t quite figure out why. Sure, my driving and cycling has been enhanced by the improved vision. Yes, they come with a nice case to protect them. But there’s something about that classic styling that speaks to me. But what is it? The marbley-brownish frames? The green tinted lenses? The gold metal trim? I understand this might not be look you are aiming for, but the style just said “classic” to me. But why? That was the mystery…until I finally figured it out.
The Floyd Factor! Yep, I’ve got the same frames that Mayberry’s favorite barber wore. And there’s no question that we all want to be a cool as Floyd.