I lost my regular pair of really ugly, not at all cute, sunglasses about a month ago and have been pedaling around without sunglasses. Not a very smart thing in Flagstaff where the suns rays are pretty intense. A bug flew in my eye on my way home from work on Thursday afternoon so I knew it was time to bite the bullet and put down the cash. Even in a time of economic uncertainty and Congressional insanity, one still has to protect one's eyes. In Target, $17 is on the high side for what you will pay for a pair of sunglasses but I felt these were worth the money. The frames feel just heavy enough and sit securely on my face. I was hoping to find a similar substantial pair of cat eye frames in red or yellow (my all time favorite frame and the best for shape of face) but I like the classic Ray Ban style and tortoise shell finish. Other than the fact that I look nothing like her in any respect, sorta Audrey Hepburn on a bicycle.