American Optical - Original Pilot -23k GF - Polarized
The Original is back..
From Travis Bickle to Buzz Aldrin These have been worn across the board and have become some of the the most iconic sunglasses you could imagine. Originally built for military pilots and astronauts as the FG-58, These sunglasses famously accompanied the Apollo 11 crew on the first moon landing and a pair came back to reside in the Smithsonian.
I've been personally obsessed with these since I found an old example in a thrift store many moons ago... I wore them to bits and I'm so thankful to now have new pairs accessible. The Pilot's return is faithful to the original while utilizing modern, stronger building methods. The shape is true to form and follows the military spec from their origins.
For now, We are carrying the 23K gold-filled version only. Offered in polarized green or grey glass.