“I wasn’t a sex symbol like Bowie, Marc Bolan or Freddie Mercury, so I dressed more on the humorous side, because if I was going to be stuck at the piano for two hours, I was going to make people look at me.” – Elton John.
And boy, he sure did! Elton John’s distinct fashion style had been making headlines over the last four decades. Elton’s sense of style can be categorized as wacky, bizarre and odd. And to match his eccentric outfits are his equally outrageous sunglasses. Although humorous, the media and his fans love his flamboyant choice of sunglasses and they have become his trademark look.
The sunglasses shrine
As reports suggests, Elton John apparently has a closet dedicated for his sunglasses. But this comes as no surprise, because the singer himself revealed that he has a huge collection of sunglasses.
In the last forty years, Elton has personalized his eyewear style by flaunting stylish sunglasses on and off the stage. While some of his eyewear are subtle and classy, some others are just downright outrageous. And only someone like the legendary singer himself can pull it off.
Walk into the wardrobe
Let’s take a look at some of Elton’s sunglasses. On many occasions, Elton John sported tinted round frame sunglasses. These round frame pairs are usually seen on him during formal events.
Elton has also flaunted tons of Wayfarers. But as everyone knows, he isn’t a man who sticks to just being normal. Elton’s sunglasses are an assortment of bold and bright colors. Some of the frames of his Wayfarers are even stylized with glitters, miniature gnome figurines and rhinestones.
Now, let’s take a look at some of Elton’s wackier sunglasses. At the peak of his career, Elton made headlines with his odd outfits which were paired with bizarre looking sunglasses. Although a scissor is a shearing instrument, Elton took it one step further when he wore a pair of sunglasses in the shape of a scissor. Odd, isn’t it? Also, quite famous were his star-shaped and heart-shaped sunglasses. One of his sunglasses even spelled out the word ‘zoom’. But the most bizarre pair that Elton has ever worn would be the one with windshield wipers. This particular pair of sunglasses was battery operated and could actually work.
Is it the end of Elton’s odd sunglasses?
In recent years, Elton John’s stage performances have become somber and even his sense of style has subdued immensely by opting for tuxedos and casual outfits, which are paired with rimless tinted sunglasses.
With some forty years of entertainment behind him, Elton John is one of the most memorable singers to have ever graced the stage. To some, he is an incredible singer and some will remember him for his refined sense of style. But one can be sure that everyone will remember him for his signature sunglasses, no matter how funky or quirky or weird they were.