Sacrifice, duty and honor. Those are words — vows — not to be taken lightly. The men and women who fought in the second World War were real heroes — our Greatest Generation. We carry with us images from the World War II era that have become unforgettable. Soldiers raising the flag at Iwo Jima. A sailor kissing a woman in Times Square on V-J Day. General Douglas MacArthur in aviator glasses, landing at the Philippines in 1944. The news photos of MacArthur inadvertently started a craze for the aviator sunglasses. Although the style was originally designed for the military and then adapted for American WWII fighter pilots, today they’ve become a facet of American popular culture.
These Legacy Aviator Sunglasses by Eagle Eyes® are based on the classic WWII Aviator style. The hand-crafted gold-finished stainless steel frame is complete with bendable bayonet tips and soft, adjustable nose pads, designed to be customized for the shape of your head. The award-winning TriLenium® tinted polarized lenses were developed and refined from NASA optic technology. These are the only sunglasses certified by the Space Foundation, and inducted into the NASA/Space Foundation Technology Hall of Fame. Each pair comes with a zipper carrying case and micro-fiber pouch for safe storage.
Thanks to the heroism of the Greatest Generation, the Aviator is an iconic design that will never go out of style. We’re proud to honor our American heroes and offer this legacy to you at an historic price.