Aviators were first introduced into the military pilots. STRONG. BOLD. BRAVE. Later made standard issue, the frames took on the characteristics of the heroes associsated with them. Their distinctive curvilinear shape, double bridge, and can't-see-me reflective lenses have kept them in style for so many years (since 1936, to be exact) the aviator sunglasses are one of the rare style pieces that actually earn the word "iconic". Best part about this kind of frame is that anyone can rock them! The over-sized sunglasses trend is never out of style for men or women.