I think you all remeber my first special about my alltime fav. sunglasses the Alpina M1!!!
Today its time for the 2nd Special and this time its not about a COOL FRAME that everybody loves, no, its about a COOL GUY that everybody loves. STEVE WONDER was born in 1950 and is known all over the World as a great musician. His first recored was recorded in 1962 so he only was 12 years old and since this time there was no stopping for him as musican and componist. But thats not the only reason im posting this here, you all gone know, it about his style of shades he is wearing the 70′s and 80′s.
I really was suprised when i was searching for photos what kind of styles he was rocking. Some of them is well known and i can easely name them but there are a lot i dident could identify. Maybe one of you can tell me a frame so i could expend my knowledge about vintage frames.
Thanks for yourt help, just leave a comment or drop me a mail.
Kool Moe Dee
And for sure
Yoko One (espacilly on the rolling stone cover from the 1st Oct 1981).
Its a Alpina M1/8 as far as i learned it was only made cause of an anniversary of the Alpina Company and only gave away to spacial shopholder or customers…i dont know if its the truth but they are really rare so it sounds like it could be.
I know three colorways of the M1/8. The White, the Black and the Golden one, all 3 have the tortoise decor as you cann see on the white one. These are really really ill!!!
The first vintage shades i had where a pair of Alpina M1`s. I found them on a Fleemarket im my hometown. I rocked them without knowing what kind of classicpiece a found for one Euro!!!
After a while i realized that Jay Z is rocking the same Pair of shades in his “show me what you got” video. So i started searching for them and now im an addict to all of these vintage glasses.
Now i know that Jay Z is wearing the small version of the M1 but i really like the Big Ones better!!!
I thought it would be intersting to show who is or was sporting the Alpina Topseller from the 80′s. Its not like only the Rapstars from nowerdays are in love with them Alpina sold millions of M1′s when they where originally producted.