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SOUND OFF: Is there anything ‘vintage Detroit’ about these glasses?

SOUND OFF: Is there anything ‘vintage Detroit’ about these glasses?

What the Buff?

Cartier frames have long been a Detroit fashion staple amongst men and women alike. From buffalo horns (buffs), to wood frames (woods), to wires, there's a frame to fit your face and your fashion sense. You might know them as “Yays,” “Buffs,” “Woods” or “Wires,” but Urban Outfitters wants the world to know otherwise.

The merchandisers over at Urban Outfitters find these glasses to be a "vintage" trend inspired by Detroit. Their "Vintage Detroit Oval Sunglasses" are faux wood Cartier-inspired frames, detailed as "the coolest shades on the block.” Urban Outfitters does not have a store in Detroit, but they’re obviously not oblivious to Detroit fashion.

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Detroiters have inspired fashion trends for generations and while Cartier frames became popular in our city in the 1980s, the staple is still as relevant today. Unfortunately, Cartier frames have been a target for crime throughout the years. They represent a sense of luxury and a staple of Detroit culture and fashion.

"They represent a sense of luxury and a staple of Detroit culture and fashion."