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Aviators

Aviators are known for their style and attitude, the most popular amongst Sunglasses for men. This incredible frame was first developed by Bausch & Lomb in 1936 which is now marketed as Ray-Ban Aviators. With the growing popularity of the shade, now other manufacturers have also started to produce aviator style sunglasses. These sunglasses provide large lenses which are slightly convex though not completely flat.

Also known as Pilot’s glasses, it is most accepted around pilots to shield their eyes while flying and therefore also got its name “Aviator”. The first ever aviators sunglasses were developed for fighter pilots by Ray-Ban during the World War II. The design of the glasses also shapes like tear drop to imitate pilot goggles. These glasses help the most to eliminate sunrays and glares and keep the vision clear as well as smog free or away from flying debris. These sunglasses started to get popular when General Douglas MacArthur landed on a beach in the Philippines during World War II. At that very time journalists and photographers clicked his photographs and next Bausch & Lomb launched a whole range of sunglasses on his name in 1987. The same frame has gathered popularity amongst the French Army as well.

This style of sunglasses features dark lenses instead of having reflective lenses to cover much more area around the eyeballs and thin metal frames mostly with black, gold or silver color with double or triple bridge which is also called as bullet hole. The bayonet earpieces or flexible cable temples hook behind the ears and the lenses help in transmitting 15% of incoming light. This is the shade that attempts to cover the maximum range around the human eye. G-15 tempered glass lenses is featured on the original design and it prevents the maximum amount of light to pass through.

Typically theses frames offer fitted and flat lenses that bulge outward slightly. Protecting from the harsh sunlight, they also uncertainly leave an repulsive tan on the face as it can only cover the area inside the goggles. There are also goggles of this kind where a certain amount of sunshine is allowed to darken the eyes area as to match the rest of the face. In this modern time, it seems that it has become a fashion and classy mark to wear an Aviator and carry your style. They represent the timelessness of sunglasses and after much modifications for over 80 years , this trend stands strong beyond all odds.

Celebs are often seen wearing this particular Sunglasses for men like Brad Pitt, David Beckham or Tom Cruise and many many more. Michael Jackson was one of the celebs who dedicated a lot for its promotion as he loved this goggles style and attitude a lot. Nowadays the aviator trend also include rimless and semi-rimless profiles with flashy colors and patterns having bolder hues. The top Aviators being Ray-Ban, Maui Jim, Serengeti, Persol, and Polo, now Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Burberry have also started developing their own line of aviator-style sunglasses to make you feel much more comfortable and stylish.