Superhero Aviators

Leave it to eye-conic eyewear fashion house Matsuda to give aviator sunglasses a new lift.

M3023 - Antique Silver and Cobalt Blue with Gray Gradient Lenses

M3023 – Antique Silver and Cobalt Blue with Gray Gradient Lenses

Matsuda‘s M3023 shades are one of the year’s hottest, thanks to them helping Iron Man save the world in the third installment of the Hollywood blockbuster. Quicker than Tony Stark can slip into his superhero costume, the first edition of these gorgeous sunglasses sold out within a few weeks, and finally, they are back! (Unlike mass-produced commercial brands, independent eyewear fashion houses such as Matsuda take weeks and even months to construct each frame by hand, with highly skilled Japanese artisans working with the finest titanium and acetate materials.)

M3023 - Matte Black and Matte Gold with Brown Gradient Lenses

M3023 – Matte Black and Matte Gold with Brown Gradient Lenses

Note the unique detailing of the acetate shades siding along the temples – and that is the difference between Tom Cruise’s plain old Ray-Bans in “Top Gun” and Robert Downey, Jr. in “Iron Man.”

Come slip them on and see the world through Iron Man’s eyes. They’re also available at our big brother, The Lens Men, at the Jem (#01-27) location. We only have four very precious pieces…

Iron Man Robert Downey, Jr. in Matsuda's M3023, as seen in the movie.

Iron Man Robert Downey, Jr. in Matsuda’s M3023, as seen in the movie.

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