I know I am not the first to think aviator sunglasses are cool. In fact, I am probably one of the last. But every summer, I buy a new pair of these gender-bending shades.
My newest pair takes up about half my face, just the way I like it. I spend significantly more time outside in the summer, and these large shades help keep the sun from burning my face and ultimately leading to wrinkles and cancer. When I told this to a guy the other day, he scoffed at me. He said he really hopes he has "laugh lines" because it means he lived a life filled with humor. Although I, too, would like a life filled with laughing, in the end I want to tell people about it, not have my wrinkly face do it for me.
I wish they were a little darker though. I don't get that intimidating cop look because people can still see where I am looking when they are within talking distance. This also detracts from my ability to check out guys unsuspectingly and ignore the kids I work with, uh, neither of which I actually do.
87 stars: Whenever I place them on top of my head, the nosepiece usually catches in my hair and inevitably rips a few strands out of my head. Also, you have to put up with a lot of Maverick jokes.