Friday, October 2, 2009


So today, I just got a pair of sunglasses I've been wanting for a while. Now these are not the exact ones I'm looking for, but will do as in between ones.
These are the military classic American Optical.

The classic Jet Age Pilot sunglasses.

I'll give them a whirl today and see how they do.

Finding originals is slightly difficult but not impossible. As a kid, all the Army Surplus places only had these, now they're tough to find. The company still makes them, but I want the vintage ones.

A great pair of sunglasses are a must for the Vintage Gear Guy!


  1. How can you tell if they are vintage? I have two pair of these. I see these glasses listed from $10 to $700 but can't tell what markings indicate the age of the glasses.

    1. they'll have mil spec stamping on them.


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