Randolph Engineering

As Summer peeks around the corner, peek back in style while protecting your eyes. Randolph Engineering aviators ($99) were first brought to our attention by Michael Bastian (they are one of his five summer essentials for every guy’s closet). It is a solid aviator by an outfit who’s been supplying sunglasses to the U.S. Military and Air Forces world wide since 1982. They’re meticulously handcrafted using only the finest materials. Though lightweight, they feel like they could withstand mission after mission over Iraq...because they do. It’s a no-brainer for guys. But for the ladies? Absolutely. You can customize frame, lens and temple configurations, ensuring a proper fit for your smaller frame.

Spring for a classic American silhouette (in gold with gray flash mirror lenses) in lieu of overpriced designer aviators this summer. Configure your own pair at Randolph Engineering's website or just drop by Sid Mashburn’s place in Atlanta and try on a pair in person.