Let's try some pop-culture word association: Top Gun
? Aviators. Risky Business
? Wayfarers. Cruise proves it time and time again: a great pair of sunglasses makes all the difference!
Now sure, times have changed since 1983 — the Cold War's over and Ray-Ban is just one fish in a sea of wayfarers
— but sunnies are still, without a doubt, the go-to accessory for box-office smashing outfits. Want proof? Check out our first NYC edition of shade-stalking
(sorry left coast, we know how to rock 'em better than you). Yep, we got in the faces of friendly sidewalk passersby to get a close-up look at their summertime specs. Sure enough we could really, erm, see ourselves
in them. You, too?
Click through for 24 sick pairs of sunglasses straight from the NYC streets.
Photographed by Guang Xu