Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Did Top Gun make Aviators popular?

After the movie Top Gun was released in 1986, a surge of desire to be like "Maverick" and "Goose" hit the nation. It was suddenly uber cool to be a pilot. Let's face it, what man doesn't want to wear a leather jacket, ride a motorcycle, and have beautiful women flocking to you at your becking call?

Now, while actually becoming a pilot, learning to ride a motorcycle, and singing "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" on key may not be the easiest tasks in the world, there is one aspect that rounds the entire image out: Aviator sunglasses.

There is absolutely no training required to own a pair of Aviator sunglasses, and pretty much everyone who puts on a pair, males and females alike, instantly become "cool". Lucky for us, this phenomenon has withstood time and holds true even today.

There's only one important question left to ask: Do you feel the need, the need for speed?

Over and out Ghost Rider!


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