About Men's Aviator Glasses
'Aviator' Style eyewear, given their name due to their oblique teardrop shape, are a classic design developed by Ray-Ban in 1937. Popularity of the Aviator Glasses and Sunglasses style rose largely in the 1980’s following films by Tom Ford as well as the movie Top Gun where Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer wore the fashionable Aviator Sunglasses. All glasses and sunglasses displayed within this category all feature the Aviator frame style.
What is it about aviator shaped frames that men love so much? Is it the association with being a pilot, roaming the skies at complete liberty like a bird? Or is it a reminder that men are men and pilots are men, and aviator frames are used by men for manly pursuits? The aviator shape became popular in the 1940’s when pilots used them in their sunglasses.
But the fashion has remained ever since and extended to men eyeglasses. Most men’s aviator-shaped high quality eyeglasses are made of metal, and include a double-bridge construction. This adds to the strength of pair of shades, and to the durability, and to its ability to hold up a high-prescription lens, and a multifocal, progressive, bifocal, or trifocal lens. But let's not forget about the look and face shapes: real men wear aviators.
Best Mens Aviator Sunglasses
Though they've always retained their timeless appeal, mens aviator sunglasses polarized lenses ready have undergone numerous modifications over their 80-year history. While the original polarized sunglasses with scratch resistant were made using metal frames, plastic frames, which were often much thicker than the thin wire frames of previous decades, began making an appearance in the 1970s.
The celebrity rebirth of the 1980s brought about further innovations in the classic aviator-style pair of sunglasses for men.
The double- and single-bridge models that were popular in previous decades gave way to one-piece lens shields, as seen on Michael Jackson. A wider selection of lens colors and finishes also began to appear. And the mirrored polarized lenses made famous in Top Gun surged in popularity, due to the sense of mystery created by completely blocking the eyes from view.
Other aviator trends over the years have included rimless and semi-rimless profiles as well as a move away from the classic metallic colors to brighter, bolder hues, even black frames. Recently, these flashy colors and patterns have even made their way to the lenses with uv protecting for polarized aviator sunglasses for men.
Though the aviator sunglass design and sunglasses feature were invented by Ray Ban Aviators, many other high-end sunglass companies have produced their own versions of Aviator sunglasses, including Maui Jim, Serengeti, Persol, and Polo. Additionally, many top clothing designers, like Oliver Peoples, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and Burberry, have also developed their own line of aviator-style sunglasses.
Prescription Men’s sunglasses
At our online store, you will find the largest selection of prescription sunglasses anywhere. Our prescription shades are also typically sold for less than you’d find at most retail stores, and our prescription sunglasses are made by authentic designers and brands. You’ll find everything from Ray-Ban to Costa prescription shades on our website.
Find the perfect pair of men’s prescription sunglasses and mens aviator reading glasses at our online store. Suited for all lifestyles and needs, our frames come several brands, shapes, styles and colors for every man’s budget.
Once you find your favorite prescription sunglass frames, you can enter your prescription information or let our opticians guide you through the lens selection process. When your order is placed, we begin the quality control process by thoroughly inspecting your prescription sunglass frames. Once they pass inspection, we send them to our lab to have the prescription added. We put your frames and lenses through a few more quality control checks before sending them your way. Each pair comes with free shipping and 100% money back guarantee. so if your pair of aviators frames break due to no fault of your own, we will repair or replace them.