Decoding Ryan Gosling’s Gold Mirror Aviators in “The Fall Guy”
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Decoding Ryan Gosling’s Gold Mirror Aviators in “The Fall Guy”

The internet is buzzing with excitement over glimpses of Ryan Gosling’s upcoming action thriller, “The Fall Guy.” In the released shots, he’s sporting a pair of classic gold aviator sunglasses with gold mirror lenses, accessorized with custom leather accents. For fans and fashion enthusiasts asking what exact style Gosling wore, these shades are none other than the iconic American Optical Gold Mirror Original Pilot model. Let’s delve into this stylish choice and what it might reveal about Gosling’s character.

A Legacy of Flight: American Optical's Iconic Original Pilots

Ryan Gosling in “The Fall Guy”

A Legacy of Flight: American Optical’s Iconic Original Pilots

American Optical, a name synonymous with quality and heritage, has been crafting eyewear since 1833. Our brand boasts a rich history, particularly with the Original Pilot sunglasses. Developed in the 1950s for the US military, and originally named the FG-58 (Flight Goggles 1958), these aviators quickly soared in popularity, becoming a symbol of both functionality and timeless cool. They were even issued to Gemini and Apollo NASA astronauts and are the only sunglasses to have landed on the moon. Their sturdy frames and glare-reducing lenses were perfect for pilots navigating the skies, while their sleek design resonated with a wider audience, including celebrities and pop culture icons.

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From Top Gun to Hollywood Stuntmen: Sunglasses as Character Clues

Sunglasses in film often serve as more than just eye protection; they become an extension of a character’s personality. Think of Tom Cruise’s confident swagger in “Top Gun,” accentuated by his aviators, or the enigmatic aura of Clint Eastwood’s “Man with No Name,” shielded by his wide-brimmed hat. The choice of eyewear can communicate a character’s profession, social status, or even emotional state.

Gosling’s Glasses: Unmasking the Mystery in “The Fall Guy”

Gosling's Glasses: Unmasking the Mystery in "The Fall Guy"

Left to right: Ryan Gosling, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ben Jenkin, Logan Holladay, Justin Eaton, and David Leitch on the set of The Fall Guy.

So, what could Ryan Gosling’s Gold Mirror Original Pilots signify in “The Fall Guy”? While details about the plot remain under wraps, we know the film is a modern reimagining of the 1980s television series of the same name, which centered on a Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter. Given this context, the sunglasses could be a nod to the adventurous spirit and daring nature of Gosling’s character. The Original Pilot’s association with aviation and military prowess could also hint at a backstory or specific skillset.

The choice of gold for the frame adds another layer of sophistication and intrigue. Gold sunglasses have long been associated with glamour and luxury, often favored by those looking to appear confident and show off a bold sense of style. From the classic aviator to more contemporary designs, gold-framed sunglasses make a statement, catching the light and drawing attention to the wearer. Opting for mirrored sunglasses lenses for Gosling’s quintessential stuntman character, Colt Seavers, speaks to the role on two levels – the flash mirror represents the stunning visuals stuntmen create, but they also keep the man behind the stunt hidden.

The leather pieces added to the Original Pilot were custom-designed by Gosling’s stylist extraordinaire, Mark Avery, and lend a distressed look in sharp contrast to the flash mirror lenses, showing the hard work that stuntmen endure.

Whether Gosling’s character in “The Fall Guy” embodies these traits remains to be seen, but the choice of gold Original Pilots certainly hints at a personality that is anything but ordinary.

Taking Off: The Final Countdown to “The Fall Guy”

Ultimately, the true meaning behind Gosling’s sunglasses will be revealed when “The Fall Guy” hits theaters. However, the speculation itself highlights the power of a well-chosen accessory. Whether they’re channeling a character’s inner maverick or simply adding a touch of mystery, sunglasses have a unique ability to tell a story without saying a word. We, for one, can’t wait to see how Ryan Gosling and his American Optical Original Pilot sunglasses take flight on the big screen.


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