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I'm a huge designer sunglasses'aholic', I have around a dozen pairs (ok maybe actually closer to 15 or 16 pairs!). Some people have lots of shoes (ok I have lots of shoes too), some people have lots of handbags (ok I have lots of handbags too), I probably have too much of everything, but hey ho!
I actually have three pairs of Burberry sunglasses, and this pair was the second pair that I purchased. I decided to go for an Aviator shape after buying and loving my pair of Ray-Ban Aviators. I'd steered clear of Aviators for years as I'd always associated them with Tom Cruise and Top Gun, and I really dislike 'The Cruiser'. But seeing as how I love and wear my Ray-Ban Aviators so much I thought that I'd get another Aviator shape.
I've had this pair of Burberry Aviators for around a couple of years now, I bought them in the US, and I paid the equivalent of around £100. I had been hesitant about the Burberry 'brand' initially when buying my first pair of Burberry sunglasses, as I do dislike Burberry in general, my own personal opinion is that it is just too chavy. But I have to admit that their sunglasses are very good quality sunglasses and a lot of the styles are not actually overly in your face Burberry. Some styles are in your face 'Burberry check' though for if that happens to be your kind of thing!
The Burberry Aviators that I have are a light gold brushed metal frame, with a graduated brown lens, I would say a darker brown lens at the top, fading down to a mid brown lens at the bottom. The lenses are certainly dark enough to give adequate protection even in fairly strong sunlight.
Unlike my Ray-Ban Aviators which have are a fairly flat lens shape, these Burberry Aviators have a slightly curved lens shape which means that they do give more protection at the sides of your face and let less sunlight in. The lenses on these are bigger than my Ray-Ban Aviators, but they are not too big so that they look silly on me. The top part of the frame or double bridge is curved downwards on these as opposed to being flat and straight across like my Ray-Bans.
The sides of these Burberry Aviators are thicker than Ray-Ban Aviators, and they are also spring loaded which makes the frame a bit sturdier and more durable. The metal sides are actually covered with a brown tortoiseshell coloured plastic from about two thirds of the way along the sides. An advantage of an Aviator style frame is that it is fairly adjustable, I've pushed the nose pads out slightly on my frame to make for a more comfortable fit.
These Burberry Aviators are really lightweight and they are very comfortable to wear for long periods of time. They also look fairly classy and timeless on, I really don't think that the Aviators will go out of fashion at all. I have been really impressed with these, and I'm happy that I chose another pair of Burberrys as they are superb quality. These look good with my hair up or down, and they go with whatever I'm wearing, they can be dressed up or down and they suit any occasion.
When I bought these I do remember that they came in a variety of different colourways, they had around half a dozen different colour choices if I remember correctly.
My only dissapontment with the Burberry sunglasses range in general is the case that you get with them, it's a hard case to protect your sunglasses but it's in the chavy Burberry checked fabric! I don't actually use any of the cases that I've had, I've given the cases away and I prefer to use other sunglass cases that I have instead. There's nothing wrong with them in terms of protecting your sunglasses I personally just hate the design!