History of Aviator Sunglasses
Aviators were first developed as aviator sunglasses for pilots since the shape optimizes for visibility and sun protection. The lenses were dark and had a mirror texture to minimize the cloud reflection. These aviator sunglasses became a revolutionary part of the reconnaissance and fighter pilots. After the war, they got approved as a standard issue for all US military pilots. It was after World War II that aviators finally gained a permanent association with the military and thus their name.
How to Choose The Right Aviator Sunglasses?
To get this right, we have to understand two things: aviator sunglasses don’t always look conventionally good on all face types, and there is more than one type of aviator style frame.
Let’s begin with the face shape. Luckily, the aviator style is pretty versatile. Its mixture of hard and soft lines means that it works well on nearly every face shape. But generally, speaking, aviators look best on diamond, heart, oval, and square faces. Aviators aren’t typically recommended for people with rounder or narrower faces.
If that sounds like you, but you don’t want to miss out on the aviator craze, then don’t fret. Style is an art, not a science, and these recommendations are only based on enhancing conventionally attractive facial features. The easiest way to see if aviator glasses suit you is to try some on. You won’t know until you try.