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Journal

The Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Jul 07
My AO
The First Moonshot. On July 20, 1969, the universe, as we know, opened up. That was the day that Apollo 11 landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong uttered the...
Aviator Sunglasses – Back in Black
May 05
Style
You asked and we listened. We are excited to say – the Original Pilot is once again available in Black! Black aviator sunglasses always look fresh. Update your look in...
AO Under the Tree
Dec 12
My AO
  There are still a few days left to be a Christmas hero and get some amazing AO sunglasses under your tree. Which style is best for your loved one?...
Your Last-Minute Halloween Costume – Solved
Oct 10
Style
You meticulously planned your kids’ costumes, even the dog is ready to receive trick-or-treaters, but…uh-oh! Suddenly it’s the end of October and you haven’t given a thought to your own...
AO Presents – Glasses in the Movies
Jul 07
My AO
What a movie character wears speaks to us before the character ever says a word. Their clothing, hair, makeup – all carefully designed to let us know who that person...
Celebrating American Manufacturing
Jul 07
My AO
In 1833, American Optical founder, William Beecher, recognized the importance of manufacturing spectacles in the US and changed the world of eyewear. His ingenuity and passion instilled a legacy of...
The Classic American Road Trip
May 05
My AO
Ingredients: 2+ wild hearts A full tank of gas A plan Being willing to abandon the plan Original Pilot in Gold When it came time to photograph the core AO...
Reviving the AO Tournament
Apr 04
Style
American Optical 2021 – Vintage Inspiration Updated for the 21st Century. 2021 sees the AO sunwear selection expand. We’re proud to reintroduce, the Tournament, reviving another classic AO style. Along...
Hello Beautiful! Return of the General in Rose Gold
Apr 04
Style
There’s nothing like a strong woman in a pair of aviators. That’s why it was important for us to offer the General – our quintessential aviator – in shades that...
The Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Jul 07
My AO
The First Moonshot. On July 20, 1969, the universe, as we know, opened up. That was the day that Apollo 11 landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong uttered the...
AO Under the Tree
Dec 12
My AO
  There are still a few days left to be a Christmas hero and get some amazing AO sunglasses under your tree. Which style is best for your loved one?...
AO Presents – Glasses in the Movies
Jul 07
My AO
What a movie character wears speaks to us before the character ever says a word. Their clothing, hair, makeup – all carefully designed to let us know who that person...
Celebrating American Manufacturing
Jul 07
My AO
In 1833, American Optical founder, William Beecher, recognized the importance of manufacturing spectacles in the US and changed the world of eyewear. His ingenuity and passion instilled a legacy of...
The Classic American Road Trip
May 05
My AO
Ingredients: 2+ wild hearts A full tank of gas A plan Being willing to abandon the plan Original Pilot in Gold When it came time to photograph the core AO...
First on the Moon
Feb 02
My AO
When Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and proclaimed “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” it was also a monumental jump for American Optical....
The Birth of Aviator Sunglasses
Feb 02
My AO
For most of us, it’s not possible to remember a time before aviator sunglasses. For most of us, aviators have stood for style and authority our whole life. Let’s take...
Aviator Sunglasses – Back in Black
May 05
Style
You asked and we listened. We are excited to say – the Original Pilot is once again available in Black! Black aviator sunglasses always look fresh. Update your look in...
Your Last-Minute Halloween Costume – Solved
Oct 10
Style
You meticulously planned your kids’ costumes, even the dog is ready to receive trick-or-treaters, but…uh-oh! Suddenly it’s the end of October and you haven’t given a thought to your own...
Reviving the AO Tournament
Apr 04
Style
American Optical 2021 – Vintage Inspiration Updated for the 21st Century. 2021 sees the AO sunwear selection expand. We’re proud to reintroduce, the Tournament, reviving another classic AO style. Along...
Hello Beautiful! Return of the General in Rose Gold
Apr 04
Style
There’s nothing like a strong woman in a pair of aviators. That’s why it was important for us to offer the General – our quintessential aviator – in shades that...
How the Saratoga Became Legendary
Feb 02
Style
Sometimes when a classic item is worn by a legendary figure, it takes on a persona all its own. Such is the history of the AO Saratoga, most notably worn...
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