Not all Saudis are air force pilots, but walk around and all you will see are bunch of guys and gals rocking the classical Ray-Ban aviators shades; as if we are shooting the sequel of Tom Cruise famous movie “Top Gun”. Ray-Ban aviators are the most optimal sun-glasses that you can wear here in Saudi, since it goes with any look … especially if you are wearing the traditional Saudi outfit with your head cover (شماغ و عقال), it perpetuate the 80s look, and this look is now “in” among the youngster. But other Ray-Ban models is also popular, so if you want to shoot a Ray-Ban commercial … come to Saudi Arabia and just turn on your camera.
Wearing HUGE sunglasses has became a fashion statement among Saudis. Boys and girls are now rocking the huge Prada, Gucci, and Armani sunglasses; from fat to skinny, tall or short, young or old. If it looks good on you, go ahead and wear it…but I don’t need to see a group of people who look like a bunch of flies walking all over the place.
One friend tried on some huge shades and asked me if it looks good on him… I told him all you need is two wings behind your back to complete the outfit.
When it comes to the gender who has two X chromosomes, isn’t it enough that almost 99.9% of Saudi women look EXACTLY the same when they go out wearing the black Abaya? Now they make us even more confused if we go to a public place and see those women wearing huge shades that cover half of their face? For instance, a kid is trying to find his mom in a grocery store and see 20 women with huge shades and black Abayas in front of him? I guess it means using the process of elimination?
Since when is wearing shades inside malls or coffee shops the “cool” thing to do? I guess the sun never sets on a bad boy? Just wondering…