Aviators are one of the most popular glasses frames on the market, and it’s easy to see why!
Will aviator glasses suit me?
Aviator glasses are a unique silhouette that’s instantly recognizable. They’re characterized by a teardrop frame and large lenses, and can be found in both classic and modern interpretations.
And no, you don’t need to be Tom Cruise from Top Gun to pull them off! The best part about aviator glasses is that this flattering style will fit just about any face.
Its teardrop shape and forgiving edges make aviators the perfect unisex frames.
The very cool history of aviators
Whilst aviators today are known for their universally flattering style, they were initially created for their functional use.
It’s all in the name: the first wearers of aviators were pilots! In the 1930s, a group of American firms came up with aviators as a medical necessity for the pilots flying fighter planes during the First World War. Back then, aviators were all about protecting pilots’ eyes from the blinding glare of the sun whilst they were up in the sky.
Their shape has slowly morphed throughout the years, and aviator glasses shot to popularity when they entered the civilian market in the late 30s. By then, they’d adopted the iconic aviator shape that we know and love them for!
They gained momentum in the 1950s and soon became an aspirational eyewear and cultural staple – just think Robert De Niro in the 1976 classic movie Taxi Driver.
Today, aviator glasses are mainly made of plastic or metal, and can be purchased in sunglasses, or optical form. Often, their lenses come with enhancements such as UV protection, vision correction, and scratch-proof coatings to improve the glasses’ durability.
What makes Mouqy aviators so great?
At Mouqy, we stock both aviator eyeglasses and sunglasses made in high quality materials. You can purchase this timeless style in both prescription or non-prescription form.
You can find a range of aviators in various colors, and modern and classic styles. Start browsing today and experiment with our Virtual try-on feature to see how they’d look on your face!