Originally made for the U.S. military, with glass lenses offering 98-100% UV protection. The ones pictured have a 23K gold frame, but there are other frames, lenses and temples available.
The Liteforce Tech Aviators are Ray-Ban’s update on its classic sunglasses. Instead of metal, these ones are made from a thermoplastic bio-material that is very light, durable and comfortable.
Andy Takemoto makes frames by hand, using different kinds of wood as well as bamboo, making each product unique. You can also have a message lasered into the sunglasses’ arms.
Paul Smith’s take on classic aviator goggles. Handcrafted with brown leather sides and bridge trim, round frames and dark grey lenses. We’re no Nathan Drake but we’d love to have a pair.
Woodzee sells handcrafted sunglasses made from different kinds of wood – pear wood, zebra wood, dark wood – as well as bamboo. All models have polycarbonate lenses with 100% UV protection.
Celebrity favorite SUPER sunglasses have created a timeless design with the limited edition 49er, streamlining the classic explorer sunglasses with a slimmer frame. Available in four colors.
Endorsed by the Japanese military, these glasses can handle some serious impact. While not quite bulletproof, they resist shatters with as much as a 0.3″ diameter object striking the lens at 106mph.
Useful for viewing stereoscopic 3D images, but are you actually going to buy them for that? They’re quirky and looks good – it’s that simple. We love how the colors are cast on the wearer’s face.
Make a statement while supporting relief efforts in Japan. These white lacquered stainless steel glasses have red mirrored lenses, and all proceeds (minus VAT) go to the Japanese Red Cross.
Created to celebrate the Italian luxury brand’s 100th anniversary, these glasses have handmade Carl Zeiss Vision sunlenses printed with a camouflage pattern. Available this June for $850.
Inspired by skater Chad Muska, these bold, impact-resistant shades from 413′s CDXIII line send a clear message: you’ve got everything under control, and you look like a real bad-ass.
The new Ashland is as stylish as they come, but the 3-ply frame and 2-ply temple construction makes it especially sturdy. A maple and walnut hardcase can also be purchased for added protection.
The P’8478 has lightweight anti-corrosive titanium frames, as well as two pairs of lightweight unbreakable lenses – one reflective and one solid. The aviator’s frames come in four colors.
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