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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I don't know whether aviator sunglasses are in fashion this year, yet I want to buy some Ray Ban sunglasses. I like these four models (saw all of them in the store today):

1) RAY BAN RB 8307 AVIATOR CARBON FIBRE

2) Ray Ban RB3025 - 001/51 AVIATOR LARGE METAL

3) Ray Ban Sunglasses Aviator L0205

4) Ray Ban RB3386 - 004/13 (this glasses doesn't look like aviator though)


Any advice on how to propely choose aviator sunglasses? Shape? Color? Shade? Plastic vs. glass?
post #2 of 24

Excuse me?  What does "in fashion" have to do with anything?  The question is, "Are aviator glasses stylish?"  Of course, the answer is "Yes!"  So the only remaining issue is whether or not they complement your face. That is something only you can decide.

post #3 of 24
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Originally Posted by OlSarge View Post

Excuse me?  What does "in fashion" have to do with anything?  The question is, "Are aviator glasses stylish?"  Of course, the answer is "Yes!"  So the only remaining issue is whether or not they complement your face. That is something only you can decide.


 

Agree! Men don't have to be in fashion all the time. Some pieces, like Rayban Aviator glasses are classic.

 

You may want to check out Tom Ford though, I bought those last week. 


Edited by Panos - 3/26/12 at 2:27pm
post #4 of 24
Aviators are one of my go to shades and I agree they are always in style. You really should try any on before buying though but you might find this link helpful. I know there are other links out there as well.

http://360blog.nautica.com/2010/11/17/the-fashion-crew-finding-the-perfect-sunglasses-for-your-face-shape-4552
post #5 of 24
Eh... most of the time I see someone wearing aviators, and I think "douchebag". Strangely it is also one of the few times I will also think that in reference to a woman as well.

Of course, I am sure none of you look like douchebags in yours...
post #6 of 24
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Originally Posted by OlSarge View Post

Excuse me?  What does "in fashion" have to do with anything?  The question is, "Are aviator glasses stylish?"  Of course, the answer is "Yes!"  So the only remaining issue is whether or not they complement your face. That is something only you can decide.



Agreed. I'm just at the age that mine are prescription bifocals, military grey-green tint, non-polarized. The military grey-green is about as dark as you can get but I'm also a pilot and they work well in the air on sunny days.

 

 

post #7 of 24
^ fucker.
post #8 of 24
There is some truth to this statement. i find the douchebaggery comes from guys who wear aviators a size too big (which is most) and don't take them off when appropriate. If worn by design, they are a timeless staple.
post #9 of 24
OP, Rayban aviators are classics. My suggestion is to check Randolph Engineering. For almost the same price point (or higher with lense options), imo are better made. good luck
post #10 of 24
If you can spring for it, I'd get a pair with polarized lenses. I've been wearing their Outdoorsman II style for about 10 years - I have them in gold and black, but there are others. I like the wrap around cables.

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post #11 of 24
^ A bit too intense for me IMHO

I like these but they are too big for my face.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/251020517538?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
post #12 of 24
Also check out the American Optical "General" series. AO currently are or have been suppliers to the US and foreign military pilots.

Here's an example:
http://www.marvgolden.com/american-optical-general-sunglasses.html
post #13 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by OlSarge View Post

Excuse me?  What does "in fashion" have to do with anything?  The question is, "Are aviator glasses stylish?"  Of course, the answer is "Yes!"  
Okay, let it be your way. =)
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Originally Posted by OlSarge View Post

Excuse me? What does "in fashion" have to do with anything? The question is, "Are aviator glasses stylish?" Of course, the answer is "Yes!" So the only remaining issue is whether or not they complement your face. That is something only you can decide.
I assume there are some universal rules relating to shape, shade, size. For example, I would like to choose the glasses of gray shade since my face and hair are light.
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by Panos View Post

You may want to check out Tom Ford though, I bought those last week. 
The Tom Ford glasses you posted look great, yet I don't see these glasses in the stores of my neck of the woods often.
post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

Aviators are one of my go to shades and I agree they are always in style. You really should try any on before buying though but you might find this link helpful. I know there are other links out there as well.
http://360blog.nautica.com/2010/11/17/the-fashion-crew-finding-the-perfect-sunglasses-for-your-face-shape-4552
I checked the link. Should I consider aviator heart-shaped?
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