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U2s Bono 'Achtung Baby' Fly Sunglasses

Since the 1960s, oversized sunglasses have become a fashion trend. There are many variations nowadays. Big glasses continue to be popular, and celebrities may use them, ostensibly to hide from paparazzi. Indeed many sunglasses manufacturers have reintroduced larger sunglasses styles but none that ever matched the mystique of our fly shades.

Our fly sunglasses are unique with a beautiful design. The catalog you will find from us contains mainly two different fly shades styles. They are named “VIKING 1973” & “SPARTAN 1968”.

It’s no secret that we are the manufacturers of the fly sunglasses Bono wore from 1991 to 1993, as ‘the fly’ persona. In 2011, twenty years on, a special anniversary edition of Achtung Baby was released. U2 contacted us that year to include the fly shades in the über deluxe box set version, upon Bono’s request. Read more.

Despite we made them for collectors only, with no folding arms and ‘THE FLY’ logo, now we give you the chance to grab a pair fully folding, offering 100% UV protection and improved lenses vision.