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Popularity of Aviator sunglasses


So many sunglasses were created, so many shapes and models, styles and colours. Butterfly, cat-eye, goggle, shield and so on and so force. But, undoubtedly, there are some styles of glasses, which are on the top of the sale due to its world-wide popularity. One of them is Aviator style. Today we will speak about such glasses.

The Aviators were primarily manufactured by Ray Ban Company in 1937 and mostly used by the pilots and army personnels. This is when the US military forces asked the Ray Ban Company to manufacture these sunglasses in order to make it a practice among the pilots of the Air Force to use sunglasses. They were created to protect the eyes of the pilots from the harmful rays of the sun as well as the harsh glare keeping the visibility level the same. For these reasons, the Aviator sunglasses are light and sturdy by design. Style were characterized by dark, often reflective lenses having an area two or three times more than the area of the eye socket, and metal frames with wire temples which hook behind the ears.

The popularity of the aviator sunglasses shot up after the release of the chartbuster movie Top Gun, Hollywood actor Tom Cruise, sported the Aviator sunglasses which created a trend thereafter. The trend started picking up pace in the 1970′s and just broke all records during the 1980′s.

Different types of materials are used to make the aviator sunglasses sturdy while still being light weight. They are normally made of polycarbonate lenses that come in different shades. It is the polycarbonate that makes the sunglasses so light weight, durable and comfortable.

Aviator sunglasses never seem to go out of style, with the advancement of time, different styles of aviator sunglasses are coming up making them all the most desirable. is supported by

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