Sunglasses to wear with your flight jacket...

Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by MikeyB-17, May 22, 2018.

  1. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    Hey Greg, it's my old Good Wear goatskin 27798. The knits are a lot less red than the photo shows.
     
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  3. Smithy

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    You'd be best to email the companies in question Greg and ask for some info about the lens. Although as they're both around the 12 to 13 quid mark you have to have doubts about the quality of the lens.
     
  4. johnwayne

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    Vintage B&L Outdoorsman (the springlike wrap around the ears can be irritating but they ain’t gonna fall off anytime) or Randolph’s which I believe are official USAF still but sometimes it’s Clubmasters and I particularly like my Persol ‘McQueen’ fold ups as they do give good eye cover from sides. Sorry no pics Steve!!
     
  5. Greg Gale

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    They just replied to my email. They're not UV lenses :(
     
  6. Smithy

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    TBH I didn't think they would be for that price Greg. If I were you, I'd save up for the real deal. You've got your standard Ray-Ban aviators in the meantime so you've got a damn good pair of sunnies already to use whilst flying.

    Save your pennies for the real thing.
     
  7. johnwayne

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    Gone right off Ray Bans since they sold out to Luxottica of Italy, quality as dropped by some way IMO, for that reason I’ve sought out vintage versions! The Italians now seem to own most popular brands so they’re all much of a muchness and not worth the price tag the original quality would command. Unfortunately that’s how life is now with most top of the line brands be it clothing, shoes, you name it, as has been discussed elsewhere on this forum!!
     
  8. Edward

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    I have three pair of 1930s wire Willson Sunglasses. Thomas A. Willson & Co. opened the first factory in the world to manufacture optical glass for lenses and reading glasses in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1871. In 1929 the company became Willson Goggles, Inc., and by World War II, Willson Goggles was helping the war effort by making aviator goggles and high altitude oxygen masks for pilots in the military. In 1936, the company again changed its name to Willson Products, Inc. and began to produce fashionable sunglasses. So iconic American eyewear with a touch of WWII history to boot. LOL! they are of course a bit uncomfortable to wear after an hour or so and leave a nice indentation across the bridge of the nose. so fashionable! LOL!

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  9. falcon_ib

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    American Opticals w/ bayonet temples and green lenses (Vietnam configuration) or some vintage looking tortoiseshell raybans for when i actually need to see!
     
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  10. fleet16b

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    Rayban Signet Sunglasses. Have worn them for almost 30 yrs
     

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  11. Grant

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    Victor's right, Rayban Wayfarer's are also a solid choice.
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