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Masunaga 9001 Aviator Sunglasses

Who doesn’t love a good aviator?  Throughout the history of sunglasses the aviator shape is one of the most iconic.  Its popularity be can be traced back to General Douglas MacArthur.  He looked quite sharp in them.  Moss Lipow writing for TheEyewearBlog.com has researched the history of aviators and found that the other reason they were so popular after World War II is that not much else was available to consumers in the years that followed.  The Masunaga 9001 is one of my favorites from my personal collection.  I personally own the black and silver with the gradient grey lenses, but in this picture I am wearing the new black color with glass polarized grey lenses. I love these glass...

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