Wire Rimmed Sunglasses


There are lots of reasons that wire framed sunglasses are always in style. The low profile frames don’t get in the way of your field of vision. With iconic shapes like the Original Pilot aviator, wire sunglasses instantly add a cool factor to your look.

What are wire rim glasses?

Wire rim sunglasses feature thin frames made of wire. The frames are made from metal, and are designed to be lightweight and unobtrusive.
The design of the wire frame sunglasses allows the focus to be on the lenses and the eyes, rather than on the frames themselves. Some classic wire rimmed sunglasses shapes are aviator, round, and rectangular.

Our wire rimmed sunglasses shapes

Aviator wire sunglasses

Aviator wire sunglasses, like the Original Pilot and General have been our bestsellers for decades. They are a timeless style that flatters all face shapes and looks good year round.

Round wire sunglasses

When you think of wire rimmed glasses, round glasses come to mind first. They are an absolute classic. AO’s round sunglasses draw on vintage inspiration and update each look for today’s style.

Rectangular wire sunglasses

Rectangular wire rim sunglasses offer a wide field of vision and a classic look. Rectangular glasses look great on oval and round face shapes.

Check out our collection of wire rimmed sunglasses

Wire sunglasses have endless styling possibilities. Find your perfect pair by shopping by shape, frame color, or lens color. From tried-and-true styles like the General, Original Pilot, and AO-1002 to more unique shapes like the Sebring and Whitney, there’s a pair to suit every style.

Why choose wire sunglasses?

Wire rim glasses have been a popular style for many years and are often associated with a classic or vintage look. If you want glasses that have some subtlety to them, but still provide a classic look, wire sunglasses are perfect for you. If you want a pair of statement sunglasses, wire sunglasses can also be perfect for you – choose a bold lens color to really make the look pop.
Wire rim glasses come in various shapes and sizes, including round, oval, and rectangular, and can be made to fit a wide range of face shapes and sizes.

Why American Optical?

American Optical wire rimmed sunglass frames are all manufactured in our US factory from premium global components. It was 1833 when founder William Beecher handcrafted his first wire frame in the US and we are proud to carry on in his footsteps.

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Craft That Has Been Honed for over 150 Years.

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52-20-140mm | glass Non-Polarized Lens
$280.00
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55-14-140mm | glass Non-Polarized Lens
$280.00
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56-21-145mm | nylon Non-Polarized Lens
$250.00
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55-19-140mm | nylon Non-Polarized Lens
$250.00
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58-18-140mm | nylon Non-Polarized Lens
$250.00
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51-19-145mm | nylon Non-Polarized Lens
$250.00
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56-15-145mm | nylon Non-Polarized Lens
$250.00
Can’t decide which wire rimmed sunglasses are right for you?

Can’t decide which wire rimmed sunglasses are right for you?

We’re here to help and are happy to offer personalized style advice, don’t hesitate to contact us. In the meantime, don’t forget about our virtual try-on feature to see each style on face right now.
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Frequently asked questions

Wire rim glasses come in various shapes and sizes and fit a wide range of face shapes and sizes. Use our virtual try-on feature to see which style best fits your face.

As the originator of the aviator style, our wire sunglasses have been engineered for strength and durability for military pilots. All are manufactured in our US factory using the finest global components available and are electroplated using precious metals.

The thin wire material used in wire frame sunglasses makes them lightweight and easily adjustable for extreme comfort.

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