8 Aviators For Nailing the "Top Gun" Look

There's a reason the aviator is a well-minted classic. It works with everything, every time. But the true pinnacle of the look can be attributed to one man: Tom Cruise. From Top Gun through Mission Impossible: Fallout, the guy's practically a walking mannequin for aviator frames. Here's how you can be one, too.

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Ray-Ban Standard Original 58mm Aviator Sunglasses

You can't go wrong with a classic. Ray-Ban perfected the look on the first try, decades ago. All that remained, then, was to refine the materials—and the color options, of which there are five, ranging from the standard black steel to a '70s-inspired blue-and-gold gradient. (from $153; nordstrom.com)

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Tom Ford Erin Sunglasses

To truly cop the movie-star look, you'll have to cop the movie-star wardrobe. Enter: These sleek aviators from Tom Ford, which dazzle with polished rose gold frames. Oh, and they offer 100 percent UV protection, too. Yes, they're pricey—but hey, you get what you pay for. ($395; barneys.com)

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Persol Brow Bar 59mm Aviator Sunglasses

Fresh and funky, these avant-garde blue-and-brown frames from Persol are a marked departure from your run-of-the-mill aviators. A word of warning, however: Treat them like you'd treat leather—don't wear them with a black belt or shoes. ($290; bloomingdales.com)

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Vuarnet Swing Large Titanium Pilot Aviator Sunglasses

With a titanium frame and anti-reflective lenses (meaning: no one can see through to your eyes, but they won't catch their reflection, either), these classically-styled Vuarnet aviators are an examplary perfection of the form. ($410; bergdorfgoodman.com)

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Zegna Light Gold Metal Rounded Sunglasses

Slightly more circular than your traditional aviator, Zenga's matte-gold option is ideal for guys with rounder faces. And for the style-conscious, there's a distinctive chevron pattern along the temples. ($435; zegna.us)

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Tommy Hilfiger Square Aviator Glasses

That's right: Not all aviators need be curved. Tommy Hilfiger's gold-and-turtle-shell offering proves that a departure from form doesn't have to mean a departure from style. In fact, if it's a swerve as good-looking as this, it can even be a step up. ($130; usa.tommy.com)

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Giorgio Armani Sunglasses

Get a look at these mirrored beauties. Elegantly minimalist, flawlessly constructed, and designed to go with literally any outfit, these aviators are the ne plus ultra of sunglasses. It's only fitting they're from the menswear maestro himself: the one-and-only Giorgio Armani. ($280; macys.com)

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Michael Kors Lon Rounded Aviator Sunglasses

You can pick up Michael Kors standard-issue aviators in all manner of color options. For our money, though, the red-and-gold are your best bet. It's out there without being too out there. (And, if you're a Star Wars fan, you'll recognize the coloring as that of the Sith.) ($159; michaelkors.com)

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