Goodbye, geek glasses: why aviators are this seasons biggest eyewear trend

Thick frames are out, and the classic pilots specs designed for aviation and then sold as sporting equipment are back, thanks to the vogue for the 70s look Music to your ears, or rather for your eyes: geek glasses the thick, dark acetate frames associated with Le Corbusier, SpongeBob SquarePants and last decades much-maligned hipster stereotype are on the wane. So claims the New York Times, anyway. It says that aviator-shaped glasses thin, steel or titanium frames, based on the shape worn by pilots during the second world war are this seasons frame of choice. If this seems unlikely, then keep looking. Luxottica, the Italian company with the monopoly on eyewear (Chanel, Persol and Ray-Ban frames are all sold through them) has noticed the same thing: Wired frames, and aviators in particular, have become more popular lately. So popular, in fact, that Ray-Ban relaunched its aviator opticals this year. Vision […] Read more »