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The aviator: re-imagined

Optometrist and lifestyle blogger, Lizzy Yeowart, revisits a timeless look


Fly high in the style stakes with a modern take on a perennial style classic. Here’s OT ’s pick of the latest aviator frames.

Tailored geometry

Vysen letecantiquerg LT10GR
‘Letec’ by Vysen

The ‘Letec’ by Vysen is versatile and smart. This new take on a timeless design will suit any face shape. Its tailored geometry guarantees a fearless, adventurous look.
Letec, ‘Vysen’

Colour splash

Face a Face Issey2
‘Issey’ by Face a Face

This contemporary aviator combines strong, industrial, clean lines with an unexpected pop of colour. The ‘Issey’ by Face-a-Face is handmade in Europe with a choice of different colourways.
Face a Face, ‘Issey’

Triple standard

4JFREY style
‘JF2898’ by Jean-François Rey

Mellow wood with electric blue accents makes for a unique design. This triple-bridge JFRey aviator is composed of carbon fibre and natural wood. It is beautifully light, very flexible and incomparably solid.
Jean-François Rey, ‘JF2898’

Bags of class

‘SML067S’ by Mulberry

The upper bridge of these stunning Mulberry aviator sunglass is decorated by crystals that stand out on a hyper-thin metal frame, recalling the brand’s eponymous bags. Gradient lenses feature the iconic Mulberry Tree logo.
Mulberry, ‘SML067S,’

Lizzy's style notes

OT's columnist, Lizzy Yeowart, considers a dispensing scenario. This month for a 45-year-old architect with presbyopia

Lizzy says...

One must assume that a 45-year-old presbyopic architect will have an interest in the aesthetic and will spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen.

For women

Caroline Abram
‘CH12567’ in rose gold by Caroline Abram

The ‘Vibrant’ by Caroline Abram is a soft, flattering cat’s-eye made entirely from titanium. It comes in six colourways, each offering a beautiful contrast between the top of the frame and the temple.
Caroline Abram, ‘Vibrant’

For men

Bruce and Booth
‘BB2004’ in colour ‘Reflection’ by Bruce and Booth

The ‘BB2004’ by Booth and Bruce combines style with practicality. It is deep enough to accommodate an intermediate prescription or varifocal, and lightweight enough to wear all day.
Booth and Bruce, ‘BB2004’