Longtime supplier of aviator-style sunglasses for the military, American Optics has recently teamed up with Huckberry to recreate the iconic FG-58 model. While the name may not be familiar, the shape surely is. It’s the same design previously worn by astronauts during the Apollo 11 mission, such as Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. Now, the FG-58 design has been recreated for the modern wearer. While maintaining the origins of the classic design, Huckberry has updated the materials for the modern wearer, including 23K gold-plated frames, green scratch-resistant SkyMaster Polarized CR39 lenses with gray tints for reduced strain, and bayonet-style temples to really solidify the retro vibes of this design.
Sold exclusively through Huckberry, these sunglasses will come in an exact replica of the carrying case used by astronauts during their mission, making this a perfect gift for the explorer in your own life (or, let’s be honest, for yourself).