Tuesday, 19 October 2010


The image burnt in our minds of Douglas MacArthur, Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen or even Axl Rose and Slash would not be what it is today without them sporting a pair of aviators. Aviators are the enduring ocular accessories that shout American machismo.

The persistence of aviator glasses since their debut in the 1930s, owes much to two things: function and flair, says James J. Spina, editor in chief of 20/20, a trade magazine for the optical industry. "Everything goes in cycles, but aviator glasses are typically so well made and have such a classic shape that they always come back. Fleeting fashion can't keep a good trend down. Come in and see what we've got - Porsche Carrera, Rayban's, Persol and more sexy Italian shades.

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