Gentlemen: Wayfarers vs. Aviators?

  • Style
posted by Kate McCart

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.

1. Ashbury Cosa Nostra Sunglasses – Black. 2. Dot Dash Staghorn Sunglasses – Tort Brown Gradient. 3. Electric AV1 Large Sunglasses – Gold Bronze. 4. Le Specs Just Maui’d Sunglasses – Gold Black.

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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.

1. Colab x Elke Kramer La Mort Sunglasses – Black. 2.  Ashbury Davidson Sunglasses – Hyper Brown Tortoise. 3. Otis Reckless Abandon Sunglasses – Tort. 4. Afends Gypsy Sunglasses – Black Gloss.

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So, what’s your style?

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