Timeless style with an understated quality characterises Giorgio Armani sunglasses. It is appreciated just as much as the clothing line, created in 1974. Italian born Armani started designing menswear with womenswear following a year later. By the eighties, he revolutionised and deconstructed formalwear by removing the suit jacket’s internal padding in favour of a more relaxed approach, worn by Richard Gere in American Gigolo. It was this film that catapulted Armani to fame, it also introduced a new power and elegance to clothing. Being the first designer to launch eyewear in the UK, attention to detail and superior craftsmanship underlines the collections. Armani himself meticulously goes over every detail before giving the sunglasses his seal of approval.