The Aviator

The Aviator

Ray-Ban Large Metal Aviator sunglasses

Aviator sunglasses are a style of sunglasses that were developed by Bausch & Lomb. The original Bausch & Lomb design is now marketed as Ray-Ban Aviators, although other manufacturers also produce aviator style sunglasses.

The Aviators named was taken from the United States Aircraft Pilots, as these were initially created for them. The pilots were naturally affected by the intense sun at higher altitudes, as they would land exhausted and stained with no eye protection. Bush & Lomb optical protection manufacturer took the contract from The Army Air Corp with a mission to have sun blocking glasses. The design of aviators by Bausch & Lomb was a classic tear drop shape, which was perfect for covering eyes and giving protection for the eye.

Gloria Steinem

The frame was available to the public in 1942 when Douglas MacArthur, landed on a beach in the Philippines during World War || and a photo of him was snapped by every photographer.

Ray-Ban started commercials on their Aviators promising, that they would give real scientific glare protection.

Iconic figures like Gloria Steinem and Paul McCartney, in the 60s and 70s, started adopting the

Tom Cruise in Top Gun

trend of wearing Aviators. Top Gun featuring Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer, were wearing Aviators which gave the millennials a perception of what a person from army should wear and look like.

While the Aviators are a good pair for me when I ride a motorcycle or drive a car, as it does the purpose for what it is made for “protection of my eyes.”

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