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Aviator glasses

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by the_sulks, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. the_sulks

    the_sulks Senior member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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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    Okay, let it be your way. =)

    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Lol
     
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    What do you mean a size too big? Any pictures as examples?

    Whatever, I tend to think any man looks a bit douchebaggery if he doesn't take them (no matter if the glasses are aviator or not) off when appropriate. Anyway, some girls like douchebags.
     
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    The greatest point of my concert now is how to propely choose the size. How can I be sure the size is mine? Yeah, even though it is going to sound funny I must admit this is my first time when I buy myself sunglasses.
     
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    Personally I do not like polarized lens for anything other than fly fishing. For the same reasons pilots don’t use polarized lenses. Most electronic devices like GPS’s, phones, cockpit instruments, etc. have polarized screens now and you can’t see them using polarized lenses.

    For day to day and driving sunglasses I like Serengeti. The lens I find the most useful is the Serengeti Drivers Gradient Lens. I have both the medium aviator and Napoli and I find that I reach for the Napoli the most. Serengeti offers small, medium and large Aviator frames.
     

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