In 1958 American Optical released the Flight Goggle 58 – now better known as the “Original Pilot Sunglass” (or OPS) for the US Air Force and NASA. The Flight Goggle 58 would become standard issue for all American pilots and astronauts from the late-50s right the way through into the mid-80s, three decades that would…
The new Stelvio range of sunglasses from Autodromo have been designed to evoke the style of the sunglasses worn by drivers in the 1950s, each pair is made by hand from high-quality acetates and has polarised UV lenses with stainless steel detailing. If you think Persol sunglasses are a little passé and that Ray-Bans have…
The Ottomilla 8M1 is a limited edition series of sunglasses that are each handmade in Italy, as it happens ‘Ottomilla’ is Italian for ‘8,000’ and that also happens to be the number of this model that’ll made for sale worldwide. The design of the 8M1 was influenced by the mountaineers of the 1930’s, men who…
We featured Knockaround Sunglasses here on Silodrome a few months ago and they were hugely popular, for those who’ve never heard of them – they’re UV400 proof sunglasses with FDA approved impact resistant lenses that only cost $25 USD each.
If you’ve ever wanted a pair of sunglasses that float you might want to take a look at these wooden sunglasses by Shwood. The model pictured here is called the “Govy”, each pair comes in a protective wooden box and the MSRP is $145 – which is comparable with a mid-range pair of Ray-Bans or Oakleys.
Submariner-style frames were first created for the US Navy, they were used as prescription frames for personnel aboard submarines and are still being worn by crews on submarines today.
The Clubmaster by Ray-Ban is one of the most iconic sunglass designs of the 20th century, the retro look has now entered “timeless” status – meaning they’re in the same league as the Wayfarer and the Aviator as sunglasses that you can wear no matter what the current trends are, and still look good.
These are the Ducati Garage Rock Sunglasses by Oakley, they’re designed to be worn under helmets by motorcyclists and feature about as much technology as you’d expect from a collaboration from brands with pedigrees like these two.
The American Optical Flight Goggle #58, or AO sunglasses as they’re more commonly known, were the first sunglasses to land on the moon.
Knockaround is an eyewear company founded by Adam “Ace” Moyer after he managed to lose 3 pairs of expensive sunglasses in a single weekend.
American Optical have been around for a hell of a long time, they created the sunglasses used on the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo astronauts…first sunglasses on the moon….
I belong to the school of thought that every man should have at least 2 pairs of sunglasses. Mostly because I break sunglasses with startling frequency and have learned the hard way not to take expensive eyewear camping, fishing, surfing, sailing or any place that might require some level of physical exertion.