Originally Posted by somatoform
Randolph Engineering as an (cheaper) alternative to Rayban's aviators. Having handled both (and bought the randolphs) I can vouch for the serious quality of these glasses.
RE and AO aviators are definitely very good plus that extra something about them that they are used by the airforce and have been used by the astronauts who went to the moon. And they are very reasonably priced.
Further rayban and...
Original navy G-1's don't have side openings for the hands, only the top openings.
Not sure if Cooper made/makes them for the navy, but their jackets for the regular customer has them.
If you want the real navy ones you can get those at very decent prices on ebay, even the goat skin ones who are better than the modern cow leather.
Have one from the 50's and the quality of the leather is fantastic.
Originally Posted by borderline
Given the source for this material, and the decline in elephant populations, I think you should be looking for other options. There is a reason there is a global ban on ivory trade. Something to think about.
totally agree with that.