Aviators sunglasses were originally designed in the 30’s for US Air Force pilots but seem to have re-emerged of late as a popular fashion accessory for men and women alike.
Frequently seen in the movies, worn by celebrities, pilots, US police and Army personnel, aviators sunglasses remain very popular. With many different designer brands now producing their own styles, their trademark wire frames can now be found with several different types and colour of lens.
Possibly the most popular type of aviators sunglasses must be the silver mirrored lenses as worn by the US police and seen in the cult TV series C.H.I.P’s and classic 80’s films like Top Gun. Aviators appear to give an element of mystery, intrigue and danger, and it is such properties that have made them a strong fashion choice today.
The aviator design is ideal for protecting the eyes from all angles against the sun and can now be found in a variety of coloured lenses that may or may not be polarised. Polarised sunglasses as you may know, block out horizontal light waves to greatly reduce reflection of the suns rays, somewhat of a plus for pilots! As with all sunglasses, one needs to make sure that the sunglasses you buy protect your eyes sufficiently from all UV rays. Although the mirrored lenses are traditionally more popular, it must be noted that mirrored sunglasses are more at risk from getting scratched, but it is doubted that this won’t stop people wearing them!
Although not the original aviators that were designed and produced by Ray Ban, there are now a range of superb designer styled aviators sunglasses such as the Oakley Crosshair or the more reasonably priced Nueu range who make good quality aviators sunglasses available to everyone. Today’s aviator style glasses make a great and noticeable accessory that suits most faces, male or female.
It doesn’t matter whether you need sunglasses for sports, driving or leisure, aviators sunglasses make an excellent choice because of the available range of coloured frames and lenses that I’m sure you will be more than happy wearing.