A retro style that has seen a huge resurgence in the last couple of years, pilot glasses are a big trend at the moment. That’s why 1001 Optical has put together a range of pilot glasses for you to choose from, including many luxury and popular brands. Pilot glasses, often known as aviator glasses, are a fun way to get a vintage style, and you can choose between clear lenses and sunglasses with any of our frames.
Pilot Glasses offer a timeless look
Pilot shaped glasses have been around since the mid-30s when they were designed by the US military for the air corps. That’s where they get their name and why they’ve long had a military association. In the late 30s, the glasses were redesigned with a metal frame, and the classic Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses were born. While they were initially sold as being for sports, these glasses became a big fashion trend in the 50s, and since then everyone from Elvis to Tom Cruise has famously worn pilot glasses.
Pick Pilot Glasses Frames to suit you
While pilot glasses frames have a distinctive shape, there are variations which mean you can get different styles. Don’t forget, we offer pilot glasses for both men and women.
Firstly, choose a frame size that suits you and doesn’t overwhelm your face. The oversized style is certainly the biggest trend at the moment and tends to suit those with faces that are heart-shaped. If you feel this doesn’t work for you, consider a smaller frame or one with lenses that are more rounded than teardrop-shaped. Those who haven’t tried on pilot glasses before might want to visit their local branch to try some different styles.
The material used makes a big difference too. If you have strong facial features, consider wireframes, but if you have a softer face, opt for a slightly thicker frame in acetate or similar, perhaps in a darker colour. Those who want true retro appeal should look for the gold or silver-coloured wireframes, which tend to be the ones that were popular in past decades.
Pilot Glasses work great as sunglasses
If you spend a lot of time outdoors, why not turn a pair of our pilot glasses frames into sunglasses? It couldn’t be easier to do. Simply choose your frames, and when it comes to choosing your lenses, select a sunglasses lens instead of a clear one. You’ll then have a cool pair of aviator sunglasses that’ll make you feel like you’re off to pilot a plane.
Take a look at the range of pilot glasses on 1001 Optical. You can buy your glasses online if you wish, or you can visit your local branch for an eye test and choose the perfect frames. Got any questions about your order? Contact us and we’ll be happy to help.