There has been a huge dispute between classy wayfarers and sexy aviators over the past few months. The plastic frame sunglasses happen to be quite trendier at the moment since they also come in variety of bright spring colors like blue, yellow, red and white. But aviator always had their sexy vintage look as well. So which one wins?!
Aviator sunglasses, or "pilot's glasses", were originally developed in 1936 by Ray-Ban for pilots to protect their eyes while flying.
Aviators were given their name due to their original intention of protecting aviator's eyes. The aviator style has been popular since the 1960s, but became even more so following pop culture references of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Freddie Mercury, and later use by celebrities in films like Top Gun, where Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, and Anthony Edwards sported them. Ray Ban aviators were also prominently featured in films Cobra starring Sylvester Stallone and To Live and Die in L.A.
So if you think you are as cool and tough as these characters go for them!
Wayfarer design was a revolutionary break from the metal eye-wear of the past. Wayfarers are sometimes cited as the best-selling design of sunglasses in history (although Ray-Ban Aviators have also been credited with this achievement) and have been called a classic of modern design and one of the most enduring fashion icons of the 20th century. Wayfarers rose to popularity among musicians, including Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Johnny Marr, Blondie's Debbie Harry, Madonna, Elvis Costello, and members of U2, and among other celebrities such as Jack Nicholson, and even Anna Wintour.
Choose quick, are you Maverick in Top Gun or more and Indie Band/Jet Set Wayfarer wearer?
Both are iconic styles of sunglasses that have been worn for centuries by Hollywood and the rich and famous. People instantly recognize the shape of both these glasses because they are really distinct. Aviators ooze traditional “cool” and a more manly edge wear as Wayfarers are more laid back and “stylish”.