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Monday 13 September 2010

The Hangover. The aviator. And how the classic was born.

So, I watched The Hangover recently and there was one thing I could not take my eyes off.

Well, apart from the delicious Bradley Cooper.

It was his aviator specs. And his blue crumpled shirt, windswept long-ish hair, and broad shoulders. But mainly his specs.

Tom Cruise made this style of sunnies the ultimate cool must-have in Top Gun. But way before that, they had a rock solid rock 'n' roll connection. Originally appearing in the mid-1930s, the Ray-Ban Aviator glasses were first used by the military and civil aviation industries. During the Hollywood boom of the 1950s, fashion-forward acting icons such as Jack Nicholson and Robert Redford wore their Ray-Ban Aviators with pride. By the 1970s, music stars of all stripes were flaunting Aviators as the stylish accessory to be seen in. Classic rock ‘n’ roll photography captures the biggest stars of the day sporting the look: Jeff Beck, Don Felder and Eric Clapton to name but a few.

Pictured here is the Classic Aviator with a polarised lens, $289.95. And the blue Metal Glide Aviator $199.95.

Stockist details: Ray-Ban 1300 655 612 or http://www.ray-ban.com/

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