When we think of the iconic Aviator sunglasses, we automatically think of Tom Cruise in Top Gun, while the Wayfarer is a style for Ray Charles and JFK, who both love the face-hugging shape, and if you are wondering which of the two styles suits you the best, here are a few aspects you might like to consider.
The Shape of your Face
If you have more of a rounded face, the Aviator tear-drop style would balance the roundness, adding a little length to your look, whereas a long face is best paired with Wayfarers, which have the eyebrows slightly pointing inwards. If you are lucky enough to have high cheek bones, then either style works as they can sit against your cheeks, giving more support than just the nose pads.
The Bridge of your Nose
This is another aspect to consider, which might be high, medium or low, and if you have a prominent bridge that stands out from your nose, then Aviators will sit nicely on the side of your nose. If you have a low bridge, Wayfarers would probably offer the best fit, as the underside of the glasses will sit nicely on your cheeks, but as we are all unique, try both designs to see the effect. Check out Humps exclusive mens Aviator sunglasses that come in a wide range of designs, plus they have a great selection of Wayfarers, so you can view both. When you buy designer sunglasses online, you can expect to save 15-25% on the recommended retail prices, as the online retailer does not have the huge overheads of the traditional retail store.
Classic American Style
If you like the rugged American look, Aviators are the ideal choice, which is best seen when looking at a photo of Tom Cruise astride his motorcycle in the 1986 blockbuster movie, Top Gun, and with a range of tints from yellow to black, you can choose a pair that look right on you. The Aviator design was invented in the 1930s for aviation pilots who required an anti-glare solution, with the Ray-Ban sunglasses on sale to the public shortly after, and, of course, when Tom Cruise sported the design in Top Gun, this really pushed Aviators to the top of the fashion tree. Both styles have been copied by all the major manufacturers and many stars wear them as much today as they did in the previous decades.
The Smart Street Style
Wayfarers are for the cool, streetwise guy who has an air of mystery, and of course, you have the option of mirrored lenses, which really do make all the difference. A Google image search will bring you hundreds of photos of male models and movie stars wearing both designs and for many fashion-conscious men, owning both designs is the perfect solution. With online designer sunglasses suppliers, you can afford to buy at least one of each style.
Both the Aviator and the Wayfarer have their own unique look and with a couple of pairs of each, you can choose which you prefer on the day.