Ever since General Douglas MacArthur returned to the Philippines sporting a pair of Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses, the company has held him in high regard. Back in 1987 they released a line of Aviator sunglasses based on those iconic lenses as a tribute to the general.
Now thirty years later, Ray-Ban has revisited these daring shades and have updated them with a more squared-off shape while retaining the distinctive bold brow bar of the originals. This new release of “The General” ($175) continues the aggressive styling of the man they are named for. But not to be held captive to the past, the frames of the new General Aviator sunglasses come in eight daring colors to go with any look you choose to declare. Five distinct colors of lenses, including the classic G-15 green that was developed for military use, also add to the Ray-Ban legacy of fine opticals presented with impeccable taste.