Aviator sunglasses are a very popular sunglasses style, first developed by Ray-Ban. Characterized by a dark, often reflective lenses and having an area around two or three times the size of the eye socket, the Ray-Ban aviator also has metal frames with paddles or wire temples that hook behind the ears.
The Ray ban Aviator 3025 was first produced for and championed by World War II fighter pilots in 1936. The double bridge was perfect for the pilot’s cigarette to fit comfortably in, while flying. The Ray-Ban Aviator became even more well-known when General Douglas MacArthur landed in the Philippines during World War II wearing a pair. Photographers snapped several pictures of him wearing them that appeared in the newspapers. They then became an instant hit with many Americans.
Continuing to grow in popularity, the aviator sunglasses style became one of the must have styles during the sixties, and then even more so in the 1980s. This is largely due to both pop stars such as Michael Jackson, and their prevalence in films such as Top Gun, where they were worn by Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise.
However, it is not only celebrities that love the Ray-Ban aviator. They are hugely popular with both the military and the police force too. This is largely due to their excellent cancellation of glare, durability and prevention of eye contact which can extremely important. Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses are also popular in the shooting field.
The Ray-Ban Aviator 3025 is now one of the most emulated sunglass styles in the history of sunglasses and has made a massive comeback over the last couple of years. The Ray-Ban aviator have once again become one of the must have sunglasses for top celebrities, fashionista and the general public alike. The Ray-Ban brand has become one of the best loved names and produces many of the most iconic styles we know. Think about it for a minute, if you were to name some sunglasses of the top of your head, chances are that the aviator, wayfarer and clubmaster would rank high for most.