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Time After Time – A History Of Sunglasses

Sunglasses styles come and go, and in some cases come back around again! Today we look back in history with our sunglasses style timeline and be inspired by some of the most classic styles made popular by historical icons and today’s celebrities…

Sunglasses were first spotted in the early 18th century but were only worn on rare occasions – by the sea, playing golf, on holiday etc. At this time, style was not deemed to be such an important aspect in the design of sunglasses, so the sunglasses were produced with the main aim of protecting eyes from the Sun’s rays.

It wasn’t until the 1920s, when film and movie stars were seen wearing stylish frames in between shoots and in films that fashion designers started to realise that style was just as important as protection in the design of sunglasses. They then starting releasing stylish sunglasses and, due to the demand for new styles, beginning in the 1950’s they brought out a new style every few years offering endless variety and choice in styles. (more…)

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Breo Hero Q&A: Emily Ashwoods (WXC World Racing)

Answering our Breo Hero questions this week is Emily Ashwoods of the WXC World Racing mountain biking team. How long have you been mountain biking? I learnt to ride my bike when I was 3 years old and loved it, going out on rides with my family. Then my dad encouraged me to join my local cycling club when I … Continue reading

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Breo Hero Q&A: Luigi ‘Wiji’ Lacsamana

Today’s Breo Hero interview features the Philippines based designer & tattoo artist Luigi ‘Wiji ‘Lacsamana. Currently enjoying the joys of new motherhood, Wiji shares her tips for aspiring tattoo artists as well as her motivation and heroes. How long have you been drawing/designing/tattooing? I’ve been drawing as early as I can remember–that’s probably when I was two or three? I … Continue reading

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Breo’s Buy A Pair, Get A Spare Offer Begins

Given the range of styles, colours and frame shapes available in Breo’s sunglasses range we sympathise that it can be hard to choose just one pair of sunglasses. So, always looking for new ways to do the right thing, we’ve a new offer that’ll comfort the pickiest of shoppers. Put simply, purchase a pair of our sunglasses and we’ll give … Continue reading

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Breo Hero Q&A: Callum Stewart

This week we caught up with Northern Ireland’s Callum Stewart, a super talented young singer/songwriter. We asked him about his his proudest achievement, what motivates him, who his hero is, his hopes for the future, and his tips for aspiring musicians. How long have you been making music? I’ve been singing since I was around 10 but I only discovered … Continue reading

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Breo Hero Q&A: Laura Lost

Singer/songwriter Laura Lost is the next Breo Hero answering our questions in our Q&A series. We cover her beginnings in the music industry, her proudest moments, her heroes, what motivates her and ask for any tips she’d share with aspiring new bands and musicians. How long have you been making music? I have been making my own music since I … Continue reading

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Top 10 Most Iconic Sunglasses Of All Time

Sunglasses. A great solution to shielding your eyes from harmful UV rays? Oh, so much more! Today we’ve compiled a Top Ten of our favourite pairs of iconic sunglasses from the twin worlds of film and music. From fictional bad guys to real life heroes, they all knew the power of a cool pair of sunglasses…  THE TERMINATOR/HEISENBERG There’s something … Continue reading

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Training Blog: Now We’re Running

It’s almost mid year and everything  is running smoothly but I’m still looking for something different. Something that will make 2015 as the best year ever. I think 6 months of staying relaxed is enough and it’s time to live life to the edge this year so that come December 31st I’ll be popping Moet and partying all night to … Continue reading

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Breo Hero Q&A: Steve Holmes

The fourth of our Breo Heroes facing interrogation is Steve Holmes. Steve is a qualified mountaineering instructor based in Fort William, Scotland where he runs the mountain guiding company Vertical Fever. How long have you been climbing? I was brought up close to the Lake District and so my parents took me hill walking at a very early age, I … Continue reading

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Breo Hero Q&A: Michael ‘Migs’ Enriquez

The next Breo Hero up for interview is Philippines based downhill skateboarder and boxer Michael ‘Migs’ Enriquez. Visit Migs’ Breo Hero page to read his blog posts and view galleries. Read previous interviews with Breo Heroes Sarah Morton HERE and Elaine Abonal HERE. How long have you been boxing? I’ve been boxing for 10 years now. I started when I … Continue reading

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