Layne Staley vs. A$AP Rocky
How Grunge Influenced Streetwear: The round lens style of sunglasses were famously worn by John Lennon, but made a comeback in grunge since they were so unfashionable at the time. Layne rocked out with these when he was leading Alice in Chains, and A$AP Rocky channeled the grunge rocker's mad scientist vibes in 2012.
What's Changed Since Grunge: Since grunge, the glasses have gotten a little less kooky and a lot more designer. But the basic shape is the same, and always offers a refreshing switch-up from the usual Wayfarer or Aviator styles.