At The Reference Library our Stevie Sunglasses are inspired by classic aviator sunglasses for men. Worn by some of the most stylish men, in memorable iconic movie scenes and off screen too in their own time, Aviators are possibly the ultimate in cool sunglasses for men.
The Reference Library actually named these men’s aviators after Stevie Wonder (and not Steve McQueen as many people have thought.) Now we know Stevie Wonder didn’t wear sunglasses, but the inspiration came from a pair of aviator frames in an image we had saved of Stevie in full 1970’s funky flight in an Instagram post.
Designed in top quality cellular acetate from Mazzuchelli in Italy, our Stevie Sunglasses will ensure you stay cool and protected from the sun's harmful rays and are both durable and comfortable. The natural quality of the acetate frames ensure they can be worn comfortably all day long while the scratch-resistant lenses offer clear vision no matter how much wear and tear they endure and provide protection from harmful UV rays. They will block out up to 100% of UVA and UVB rays, they provide the necessary protection to keep your eyes safe in the sun.
The aviator shape is timeless and the Stevie design features a double bridge and slim temples and they are available in black or tortoiseshell frames. We are currently making these to order which allows some flexibility in choosing your lens colour. We recommend Pale Green with tortoiseshell, our signature colour scheme and most popular, and Black Lenses with the Black frame, but please email if you would like to request other colours.
Sometimes known as Pilot sunglasses and still a popular choice for pilots, many stylish men who have famously worn aviator style sunglasses are associated with the style. Paul Newman, Steve McQueen and Robert Redford of course but in more recent years there is of course Tom Cruise, who famously wore them in the movie "Top Gun," and Robert Downey Jr. sported them in "Iron Man." They are not just men’s sunglasses though. Ladies look great in aviators too.