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American Optical - Checkmate
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As the originator of the aviator style, you can imagine the AO archives are full of variations on the classic. The Checkmate revives one such style, tweaking the design for today's trends with a slimmer bridge and tapered temple. This shallower, rectangular aviator shape fills a goldilocks space in the AO collection between the Original Pilot and the General. If you're looking for an aviator look with a standard temple rather than a bayonet, the Checkmate is for you.
The lenses in the Checkmate are made from nylon, which is a lightweight material that can be made in many tint color options.
Choosing the right lens for you:
Grey Lenses are the most neutral option, as they control the brightness of light without affecting color perception, but do not provide the contrast of green or brown lenses.
Green Lenses provide a balance between the color neutrality of grey lenses and the high-contrast provided by brown lenses.
Gradient Lenses are a slightly lighter tint option that can be worn in lower light situations, but also can be used as a standard outdoor tinted lens.