[Exhales serenely] Joe Biden is officially in the White House. And while President Joe Biden’s aviators were absent to attend the inauguration ceremonies along with the star-studded crowd of attention-grabbers – including Barack and Michelle, Lady Gaga, the second gentleman Doug Emhoff with his daughter Ella, a couple of the two Dior Jordans – You can be sure that they will be waiting for him in Pennsylvania as early as 1600.
Ray-Bans have been Biden’s favorite sunglasses since he was a boy, and have become a shortcut to Joe himself. Ray-Ban makes its pilots in a variety of colors, but if you want to look completely presidential (or go all Maverick) you want the classic gold frame and black lens combination.
Ray-Ban RB3025 classic aviator sunglasses
A quick history lesson: Aviators were first developed for Air Force pilots in the 1930s. They’re lighter, clearer, and more fog-resistant than the bulky goggles pilots used. Eventually, Bausch & Lomb, an early contractor for the military sunglasses, marketed the style to civilians and branded them as Ray-Bans. Now you can find dozens of pilot variants in a variety of materials, colors, and lenses, from affordable gas station rates to high quality precious metal renderings. Probably because fliers look good around every face imaginable. However, you can only find the originals on the President.
With 46 pilots in the country and the release of a sequel to Top Gun on the horizon, the future looks brighter. Grab some sunglasses.