Few things say “confidence” like a pair of aviator sunglasses. Their iconic teardrop shape has been a making a bold statement since 1936. Nowadays, aviators are still used for pilots, real and pretend (Top Gun anybody?), and remain a perennial fashion mainstay with movie stars and hipsters around the globe. Here are 10 of the best aviator sunglasses of 2018.
These are the aviators that all other aviators look up to. Popular with movie stars and humble folk alike, the RB3025s are the classic look.
What makes these some of the best aviator sunglasses of the year? A younger, slightly more streetwise relative to the RB3025, these ultra-hip renditions of the classic Ray-Ban aviator look will get you second looks from just about everyone.
You’ll feel famous with these fashion-forward Persol aviators on your face. When you sport the iconic metal Supreme arrow, those in the know will give you the nod of approval.
You could easily call these sharp Oakleys the “positive comments” sunnies because that’s what you’re going to get. Popular with women, these super-stylish frames add a gentle touch to the classic look.
Show everyone you know where come from and where you’re going with these sleek, throwback aviators from Mont Blanc. Available with polarized and mirror lenses, you’ll have no trouble seeing the road ahead when you’re out cruising with these Mont Blancs.
You’ll be ahead of the pack with these new Italian-made aviators from Maui Jim. These sizzling sunglasses have been awarded the Seal of Recommendation from the American Skin Cancer Foundation for having the highest amount of UV Protection on the market. Boom.
The Prada Linea Rossa Benbow sunglasses is a hip, chunky update to the classic aviator style. You’ll radiate unpretentious confidence in these sleek shades.
You talkin’ to me? You’ll definitely grab our attention when you sport these Caravan aviators, famously worn by Robert DeNiro in “Taxi Driver.” If that’s a little too intense, don’t worry—Julia Roberts has featured them, too!
These Oakleys make our list for coolest sports aviators. Whether you’re out for a run or rolling with the top down, these made-for-women, aviator-inspired sports shades will knock down glare from the first to the final mile.
These Randolph Engineering aviators will give you a ton of postmodern attitude. We absolutely love their fashion-forward, slightly industrial look! An ultra-cool take on the classic design.