Glossy Black Eyeglasses Favored by Jazz Great Dizzy Gillespie!
Dizzy Gillespie. Chet Baker. Thelonious Monk. Miles Davis. These are just some of the innovative jazz greats who chose shiny black eye frames that became part of their brand. The stark bold shape and style of these frames attracted other musicians in the late forties and in the fifties, rock legends like Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison.
Whether you wish to personify a Mississippi Delta Blues giant, a New Orleans Jazz legend or simply like to "mix it up Chicago style", adding tinted lenses to these frames makes them the perfect Jazz sunglasses to radiate your inner cool. These shiny black zyl frames, with their rhythmic angles and sense of self-satisfaction, were first made prominent when worn by the inventor of BeBop, the brilliant jazz artist Dizzy Gillespie. In recognition of Dizzy Gillespie's gift of a new popular style of frames, we named our frames 'BeBops' after his musical invention.
BeBops are truly authentic, made from mold casted, metal reinforced Zyl resins. These frames can also be made into genuine "Blues Brothers" style sunglasses by simply adding dark shaded lenses. In fact, many celebrities have adopted BeBops as a symbol of independence and non-conformity. Just think of the glasses you associate with Woody Allen, Arthur Miller, Spike Lee and Malcolm X. And now you can get BeBops in Demi Amber tortoise shell!