Gentlemen: Wayfarers vs. Aviators?
The fashion of shades, particularly for men has remained relatively the same for many years now, with the odd round or obscure John Lennon-esque sunglasses popping back up every thirty or so years. On the whole, there are two key styles donned by stylish gents everywhere: the aviator and the wayfarer.
The Aviator: made famous by films like Top Gun, with the bad ass edge of a fighter pilot and also the suave style of a Versace model. We all know how important it is to make sure a sunglasses style suits and complements one’s facial shape, but aviators come in a range of sizes and widths, so you’re bound to find a pair you can rock with that leather jacket and those jeans.
The Wayfarer: the old school cool of James Dean, and the new school indy rock style – the wayfarer made famous by Ray Ban will never die, and brands have found heaps of new ways to reinvent them – from crazy colours to more angular shapes, the wayfarer is the ultimate in staple sunglasses for gents.
So, what’s your style?