Aviator sunglasses for men, a.k.a. pilot glasses have a long and classic history both in real life and in Hollywood movies. The icon brand is RayBan, however there are many many more available brands nowadays, both designer and off brand. Everywhere you look you can pick up a discounted pair of aviators for approximately fifteen dollars or you can shell out from three hundred to five hundred dollars for iconic RayBans.
RayBan designed the first pair of aviator sunglasses for men in 1936 specifically for military pilots. They were extremely comfortable and both cut the glare for pilots while actually protecting their eyes from the sun while in flight. Soon Bausch and Lomb was making them for the United States Air Force pilots. Aviator sunglasses are still regulation issue for military pilots in the United States today.
The original aviator sunglasses were dark, reflective lenses with metal frames and a shape that easily covered more than twice the eye size. The large slightly convex lenses were made of hardened glass and the goal was to protect as much of the eye as possible from the light. By 1937 they were being mass produced and could be purchased anywhere in the United States. Aviator sunglasses enjoyed a new wave of popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s and stay so today. They were actually worn by the astronauts when they landed on the moon.
Today you can find a wide category of aviator sunglasses for men. The style has been made exceedingly popular in films like Top Gun, by todays stars like Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. You will find Kanye West, Paul McCartney and Kidd Rock wearing them as well. They were worn in real life by men such as General Douglas MacArthur and Michael Jackson. One of the reasons that they are so popular is their versatility. These sunglasses fit pretty much any guy and look hot on almost any shape of face.
So what does it cost to get a really lovely pair of aviator sunglasses for men? Online you can find RayBans priced from one hundred and forty dollars down to ninety nine dollars. At the same time you can find knock offs for twenty nine dollars. Ray-Ban however are no longer the only designer sunglasses offering the aviator style. You will find aviator sunglasses being made today by the likes of Oakley, Christian Dior, Diesel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Serengeti, even Nike. These designer sunglasses cost from one hundred dollars to over five hundred dollars.
At Amazon you can get aviator sunglasses for as low as $2.99! These have polycarbonate lens in classic hinge, solid body construction and comes with UV 400 protection. That is quite a deal!. On other discount sites you will find aviator sunglasses for men in a variety of colored wire frames, with mirrored lenses, or with lightweight plastic frames. These days you can find aviator sunglasses in any color, material or price range that suits your lifestyle and your wallet.