3 updated aviators for the best friend who has always wanted to be a top-gun, or the girlfriend who’s always stealing your sunnies.
The past few years have seen a resurgence of classic sunglass shapes. From wayfarers to rounder frames almost every archived design has been reissued and re-released. It got us at August Man thinking that maybe a true tried and tested shape that fits most faces is what we want and need right now. With its classic tear-drop frame, aviators have always maintained their popularity; with Pop culture gods – from The Beatles to Marlon Brando and Tom Cruise in Top Gun – adopting this look through the decades. The common thread that binds them all together might be rebellion, but ultimately, it’s a look that says don’t mess with me.
1. Ray-Ban Folding Aviator Ultra Limited Edition in Yellow Gold.
The creators of the very first aviators have released a limited edition version of their classic wire rim shades. Dipped in 22 carat gold with leather bound temple earpieces, this luxe version folds up neatly, small enough to fit into your shirt pocket. Good things do come in small packages. Price SGD $820, available at all leading opticians.
2. Cutler and Gross 1055.
Designed as part of the brands premium collection ‘Hong Kong Motorcycle Club’ this handmade design combines minimalist appeal (a missing nose bridge bar) with a classical sensibility (diamond-patterned wire rim and diamond headed). US $537, from www.eyegoodies.com
3. YSL ‘Y’ Logo Aviator Sunglasses.
The subtle ‘Y’ logo on the nose bridge lends an art deco touch to this sleek beauty. Slightly retro in the best way possible, this pair will look as hot on your girlfriend as it would on you. Price Approx SGD $480, from www.mrporter.com