History Lesson

  • Aviator Sunglasses - Back To The Start

    Now universally recognised have you every wondered how the iconic Aviator sunglasses were first realised? No!? Well we're going to tell you anyway!

    We can date the classic aviator shape sunglasses as far back as World War II. The original aviator design was by the iconic Ray Ban a former brand of the American company Bausch & Lomb. They were produced as a response to the US military's request for sunglasses protected pilots eyes whilst flying. Up until that point pilots had complained of headaches and eye strain from the glare while flying long distances. Continue reading

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