They're called "Aviators" because they were designed with Pilots in mind. If that seems super-obvious, then you're one of the few people that remember the true origins of these great-looking glasses.

Developed in 1936 by Bausch & Lomb, this style of shades was designed to be worn by pilots while they were flying. The goal was to keep as much of the sun out of the pilots' eyes from every angle while in the air. The lenses are usually dark or mirrored, and the frames are lightweight and sturdy.

When a product begins as a design with military applications, they usually stick around for a good, long time. Aviators are no exception. After photos of Gen. MacArthur wearing his Aviators showed up in newspapers, the design became part of popular culture.

In the tradition of style icons(Elvis, Michael Jackson) KZ wants to make sure you have plenty of choices when it comes to these classic shades. With frames in lots of colors - and lenses to compliment them, you'll never run out of options.

Like all of our shades KZ Aviators:

  • Have Polarized, UV protective lenses
  • Come in color/style combinations for everyone on the planet
  • Are covered by our KZ4Life! Replacement Program

For a look that never goes out of style, grab your KZ Aviators today!

Chris Anderson
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