Aviator Lookbook

aviator elbAviators have become a staple in every eyewear designer’s bag of tricks.  Although, the birth of aviators was when Bausch & Lomb created the design and branded them as Ray-Bans.  These specks were developed for pilots to use as protection for their eyes when flying.  The original aviator was designed to cover the entire range of the human eye and to prevent as much light as possible from entering at any angle.

Since the sunglasses were made for “pilots”. the moniker “aviators” was born.  Though Bausch & Lomb waited a year before opening up the aviators to the retail sect, it was actually when General MacArthur landed on the beaches of the Philippines during WWII that they became well known.  The aviators were also issued to the French Military which added to its popularity growth.  Ever since the 1960’s, these Ray-Bans have become one of the most popular sunglass style.  There have been interest spikes throughout history such as sightings of celebrity use i.e., Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Cruise in “Top Gun”, Val Kilmer and Stallone.  So, enjoy these images of the “aviator”!  No one can ever have enough sunglasses and any sunglass collection should have at least one aviator!

Heart AviatorsRay Bans I love!Mirrored GlassesAviators and coffeein the sunreadingmichael kors aviatorsAviators on French Bulldogbeachy aviatorsdog-wearing-sunglassesTom Cruise in aviators

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