Goodbye, geek glasses: why aviators are this season’s biggest eyewear trend


By Morwenna Ferrier

Thick frames are out, and the classic pilots’ specs – designed for aviation and then sold as sporting equipment – are back, thanks to the vogue for the 70s look

Music to your ears, or rather for your eyes: geek glasses – the thick, dark acetate frames associated with Le Corbusier, SpongeBob SquarePants and last decade’s much-maligned hipster stereotype – are on the wane.

So claims the New York Times, anyway. It says that aviator-shaped glasses – thin, steel or titanium frames, based on the shape worn by pilots during the second world war – are this season’s frame of choice.

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Source:: Theguardian


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