The best aviator sunglasses – Top Gun: Maverick

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Monday, 01 August 2022 Share this blog: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Copy link Copy Link

It’s been 34 years since the first ever Top Gun Movie and while much has changed, one thing remains the same. Ray-Ban’s iconic aviator sunglasses are still being rocked by Maverick (Tom Cruise) and consequently sales are soaring. Since their first appearance in the original 1986 picture, these frames have remained a timeless classic, and are now often referred to as the Top Gun sunglasses. To honour the occasion of the latest Top Gun movie (which we loved of course) we’ve decided to put together a round up of the best aviator sunglasses.

Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator

The Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator is and always will be a classic. An iconic frame that’s paved the way for all the other aviators that have come after, these frames are the original Top Gun shades and combine style with optimal comfort and quality. Not only can you get these classic frames in gold with green lenses, but they are also available in many other colour combinations for those after a unique spin on the original. All lenses offer 100% UVA and UVB protection and are available with different lens coatings too. Choose from mirror, gradient, or polarised lenses.

Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Gold Green 181

Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Gold Green 181

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Polaroid PLD 6069/S/X

A true classic turned contemporary, the Polaroid PLD 6069/S/X sunglasses in rose gold are the perfect aviators for those after a chic and feminine design. These frames feature acetate coated temple tips in a gorgeous Havana print for a stunning contrast. The rose gold lenses are mirrored and glazed with filters that are both polarised and feature 100% UVA and UVB protection. Not only do these frames look stylish but they also offer optimal clarity of vision.

Polaroid PLD 6069/S/X

Polaroid PLD 6069/S/X Rose Gold 210/0J Polarised

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FGC Robin C05 Light Brown Polarised

The FGC Robin C05 Light Brown Polarised sunglasses are an excellent choice of aviators for those who are looking for a stylish frame without breaking the bank. Similar to the Polaroid sunglasses above, these feature a rose gold frame and are paired with light brown lenses for a subtle contrast. We love these for their unique take on the aviator with their slight angular square shape lens.

FGC Robin C05 Light Brown Polarised

FGC Robin C05 Light Brown Polarised

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Versace Medusa Charm VE2199 1002/81 Black Polarised

For those after something a bit extra, the Versace Medusa Charm VE2199 1002/81 Black Polarised sunglasses will do the trick. These frames are an ultra-modern take on the classic aviator with their thick brow and gold accents which lend these frames a super luxe appeal. Dark grey lenses are surrounded by a classic teardrop frame.

Versace Medusa Charm VE2199 1002/81 Black Polarised

Versace Medusa Charm VE2199 1002/81 Black Polarised

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Superdry SDS Trident 004 Matte Black

The Superdry SDS Trident 004 Matte Black aviators are a fun and playful take on the classic frame with their oil slick mirror lenses giving off a colourful rainbow effect. Featuring a black frame crafted from high-quality metal, known as Monel, these vintage-inspired frames are also very lightweight for a comfortable pair that can be taken with you anywhere, whether you’re sightseeing in an urban city or lounging on the beach.

Superdry SDS Trident 004 Matte Black

Superdry SDS Trident 004 Matte Black

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Ray-Ban RB3561 The General Gold 001/57

Even Ray-Ban has put a modern spin on their own classic aviator with these slightly more square-shaped pilot frames. The Ray-Ban RB3561 The General Gold 001/57 are inspired by the retro originals with their timeless silhouette and enhanced brow bar for a more distinctive style. The gold metal frame is contrasted against alluring tortoise-printed temple tips.

Ray-Ban RB3561 The General Gold 001/57

Ray-Ban RB3561 The General Gold 001/57

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Hugo Boss BOSS 1045/S/IT 000/70 Rose Gold

The Hugo Boss BOSS 1045/S/IT 000/70 Rose Gold sunglasses lend the aviator a touch of sophistication whilst staying true to the laid-back classic. The perfect mix of on trend and retro, these stylish sunglasses may not be the ones which Tom Cruise is wearing but they are nevertheless a choice for the stars, having been worn by the British actor Henry Cavill.

Hugo Boss BOSS 1045/S/IT 000/70 Rose Gold - Henry Cavill

Hugo Boss BOSS 1045/S/IT 000/70 Rose Gold - Henry Cavill

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Dunlop Sun 38 Blue C2 Polarised

The Dunlop Sun 38 Blue C2 Polarised sunglasses are the perfect aviator style for the sporty type. Exhibiting a unique an innovative aviator shape, these stylish sunglasses are complete with classic teardrop lenses that feature a grey flash mirror effect and a dark blue frame.

Dunlop Sun 38 Blue C2 Polarised

Dunlop Sun 38 Blue C2 Polarised

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So, there you have it, aviators for everyone no matter what your style. These iconic frames are an excellent choice for all and can be found at Feel Good Contacts for up to 40% cheaper than the high street. Aviator sunglasses are most certainly the coolest of all shades. Originally developed in the 1930’s for pilots, these frames have certainly come a long way and aren’t going away any time soon.