Matsuda Sunglasses were created by a legendary Japanese fashion designer named Mitsuhiro Matsuda several decades ago. During the 1980’s and the 1990’s, these sunglasses were considered one of the ultimate luxury and stylish brands of sunglasses.
The sunglasses got a major boost in terms of popularity during these decades when they were worn by numerous celebrities. In fact, in 1991, Linda Hamilton wore a pair of Matsuda known as the “T2 Matsudas” in the blockbuster movie Terminator 2 and the sunglasses forever became a pop culture icon. They actually came to be known as the Sarah Connor sunglasses.
The brand retained its immense popularity for much of the 1990s, and was even mentioned by Sean Puffy Combs in 1998 in a rap video. Numerous shops carried extensive lines of Matsuda sunglasses because of this Hollywood effect and they were a fan and pop culture favorite. The sunglasses were generally known for being chic and artsy, and they incorporated elements of Mitsuhiro Matsuda’s structured yet soft designs.
After their immense popularity in the 1990s, however, it became impossible for U.S. stores to get stock in Matsuda when OSI dropped their Matsuda line. As such, the popularity of these once iconic sunglasses began to fade as people were not able to get them and the brand eventually became less-well-known or even forgotten among fashion circles.
Matsuda Sunglasses, however, became popular collectors items and some of the most iconic styles have sold for more than $1,000 a pair in auctions and on the vintage market.
Mitsuhiro Matsuda died of liver cancer. His legacy, however, lives on and is growing. In fact, today, new Matsuda models are available for sale that feature the iconic designs of the legendary sunglass designer.
These new models are every bit as stylish, beautiful and luxurious as the Matsuda Sunglasses that took the world by storm in the 1980s and 1990s. They are handcrafted in Japan so you can be confident that you are getting a truly unique and high quality item that stands apart from other sunglass offerings on the market.
Matsuda Sunglasses are not only fashionable and iconic, but they are also functional and comfortable as well. Lightweight and offering full UV protection, you can wear Matsuda anywhere and anytime, and you can be confident that they will work well in protecting your eyes without irritating your temples or the bridge of your nose.