See those glasses in Buzz Aldrin's left hand? They're not Ray Bans, they're American Optical Pilots. These American shades—not some Italian-crafted designer ones—are the glasses that went with Neil and Buzz to the lunar surface on Apollo 11.
The Original Pilot has been manufactured in Massachusetts since 1958, remaining a favourite amongst pilots. You can get them in various combinations of glass or polycarbonate lenses, frame finishes, and temple styles, but the formula remains the same: high-quality optics, sturdy metal frames, and timeless design. It's these qualities that earned them a spot on Apollo 11 and a permanent display case in the Smithsonian. Own a piece of history starting at £26. [Optics Planet via Gear Patrol]
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