Style on Trial: shutter shades, Kanye West style


They’re good enough for Kanye West, but are they good enough for you, oh Fashion Police readers? They’re called Shutter Shades, and they’re currently available at ASOS, where you can pick up a pair in pink, red, blue or black for just £12.

Personally, we think we’d end up with a migraine within a few minutes of squinting through these, but of course, we haven’t actually tried them, so we may be completely wrong about that. What we know for sure, though, is that you won’t be seeing the Force out and about in these anytime soon – we’re convinced they’d hinder us in the act of apprehending Fashion Criminals, and we also suspect that they might force us to arrest ourselves, too.

What do you think? Crime of Fashion or just a whole lotta fun?


  • Reply May 22, 2008


    I saw these “little beauties” yesterday and was considering reporting them as criminal accessories, however you guys are really clued up. They look like something that should belong in a RnB music video and ONLY belong in a RnB music video…

  • Reply May 22, 2008


    Do they come with a warning… “Do not attempt to drive a vehicle whilst wearing these shades”?

  • Reply May 22, 2008


    Have to say style, but on kanye…. on me defintely trial

  • Reply May 22, 2008


    These are the worst things ever. Students make me sad for wearing them.
    Kanye West is a moron.
    Piece said.

  • Reply May 22, 2008


    Hey, that’s not fair Orla… I’m a student but I’m not a moron… just ’cause we watch Skins it doesn’t mean we have to dress like the characters – I wouldn’t dare look like an extra to a Klaxons video…

  • Reply May 22, 2008


    £12?! You can get them from most city street vendors for $5 or less…

  • Reply May 22, 2008


    I’m a student too, Hannah. But I didn’t say students were morons, I said Kanye West was.
    And that’s for a whole bunch of other reasons than these abominations.

  • Reply May 23, 2008


    They’re really cool on Kanye West – in white!
    And these look SO cheap?
    .. they remind me of oldfashioned skiglasses..

  • Reply May 23, 2008


    NO. GOD. I hate these! I saw someone on campus wearing these. Despite the fact that they look completely ridiculous, doesn’t anyone realize that light waves really aren’t that big, so wearing these are even worse for your eyes? You might as well wear those fake nerd glasses and pretend you’re smart.

  • Reply May 24, 2008


    God, the 80s really are back. Of course, back then, these used to come in lime green, hot pink, and all the other awful 80s neon colors. I probably still have a pair in some box of forgotten horrors in the basement. Maybe I should sell them on eBay as “vintage” shutter shades. :)

  • Reply May 25, 2008


    No, these are stupid, like crocs.

  • Reply July 29, 2008


    i don’t know what everybody is making a fuss about but..
    THESE GLASSES ARE HOT[on the wall]
    i’ve seen a couple people with them and yea they look ridiculous!
    i tried on a pair in a store and iunno how they do it …i couldn’t see a thing it was so uncomfortable . they only look good when there not on someone.(Y)

  • Reply February 28, 2009


    haha i bought a pair of these for 98p the other day!

  • Reply July 7, 2010


    am a fashion writer in a leading tabloid here in uganda, i was asked to write about shutter shades but honestly i am still stuck with the work on my gesk

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