POLARIZED AVIATOR SUNGLASSES: CLASSIC AVIATOR STYLE SHADES FOR MEN & WOMEN
Need a pair of sunglasses that will not just remain intact for years, but also look awesome no matter how the fashion world changes? Some designs really are timeless, and aviator sunglasses prove it. Our huge selection of aviator sunglasses for men and women are perfect for the modern explorer that needs aviator shades with unparalleled style, durability and practicality.
ACE POLARIZED SUNGLASSES - 57MM LENS -
FRAME - made of high density, mold-injected plastic which is both strong & light.
HINGE - 3 barrel fish-head metal hinge which is long lasting, strong, and holds true to form.
FIT - these work best on a medium to large/wide size face.
What are the original aviator sunglasses?
The original aviator style sunglasses were developed for the US military in 1936. Back then, the sunglasses they were using had plastic frames and green lenses, which were designed to cut out glare without getting the wearer’s vision obscured. Aviator sunglasses became available to the public in 1937 and in 1938, impact-resistant lenses were added.
Why are they called aviator sunglasses?
The aviator shades were initially designed and created to protect pilots' eyes while flying, replacing the flight goggles. Aviator style sunglasses became a popular style when General Douglas MacArthur wore it during his arrival on a beach in the Philippines in WWII. The pictures taken of him by the newspaper photographers at that time became a lasting image.
What is special about aviator sunglasses?
Aside from its design, its interesting history adds to the timeless allure of these sunglasses. This continues to spark online searches for the best aviator sunglasses for men and women up to this day. More convenient and stylish, aviator shades easily replaced the bulky goggles that were once worn by the pilots.
Do pilots actually wear aviator sunglasses?
While there are other styles that are also worn, lots of pilots do sport these sunglasses. Lighter and even effective in protecting the eyes against the elements and blinding glare, these aviator sunglasses were even worn off-duty, becoming a trademark among the air fighters. There are now different versions of polarized aviator sunglasses for women and men today.