The style that launched a thousand imitators—from Ray-Ban, the legendary sunglass pioneer. Known as the aviator, its lenses and wire frame are based on the company's original 1937 prototype, which was developed and tested with U.S. fighter pilots to be ultra-lightweight and to cut glare. Since then, these shades have graced the faces of sky-high stars (think Tom Cruise in Top Gun) and style makers alike, who are drawn to their pared-down, timeless styling and functionality. As we like to say, you can't improve on a classic—and these are far and away the most iconic shades of the century. (The best part? You can switch out the lenses for your own prescription ones.) If you are shipping this item to California, please click here for Proposition 65 warning.