The Squared Off Aviator: Ray-Ban Caravan – $86.68 – $125
What the New Wayfarer did for the classic Wayfarer, the Ray-Ban Carvan does for the classic Aviator. Or more accurately, has been doing for the aviator off and on since the late 50s.
Like a suit, you want to wear the sunglasses. You don’t want the sunglasses to be wearing you. And that’s tough to do with a traditional pair of droopy, portly aviators. Sure they look great on some guys, but for many of us, they look awkwardly ginormous.
The Ray-Ban Caravan’s shape chops the lens sag at the bottom and thus, makes them proportional for most faces. They’re a little more angled, and that’s a huge improvement.
- For the Goldish/Arista Color, go Direct through Amazon for $86.68 (J. Crew charges $125).
- For Silver, try Eddie Bauer w/ code June20 for 20% off, which drops them to $100.
- For everything else, (like the darn near perfect gunmetal), looks like it’s direct through Ray-Ban.
Or… if you just won the lottery, there’s the completely over the top expensive Ray-Ban Ultra Caravan. The frames are 18k gold plated titanium, come with polarized lenses, and tortoise shell patterned ear pieces. For $480.