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Rated 4.8 out of 5
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The Hughes

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Forged from aerospace grade titanium, the Hughes provides the ultimate in comfort and durability. And with our lifetime guarantee, you never have to worry about taking them along for the adventure.


The Hughes are the embodiment of the free spirit. Light as a feather and tough enough to come out unscathed, this unique take on the classic aviator style is always ready for action.

Lens Description: Polarized Japanese Nylon

100% UVA and UVB Protected


FREE SHIPPING
FREE HARD CASE
LIFETIME GUARANTEE
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  • 100% LIFETIME MONEYBACK GUARANTEE + FREE RETURNS: If for any reason you feel our sunglasses are not the best you’ve ever experienced, then we will pay for your return shipping and give you your money back. And if our shades are ever stolen or lost, contact us and get a discount to replace them
  • CLASSIC AVIATOR STYLE MADE WITH AEROSPACE GRADE TITANIUM: You already know that aviators look good on you. But realize that these are the highest quality, longest lasting, most durable pair of polarized aviators ever made, which got us featured in Maxim, US Weekly & more. Titanium is the strongest metal for its weight, which allows you to use your sunglasses actively without worrying about them breaking.
  • WORLD'S LIGHTEST NYLON POLARIZED LENSES - SCRATCH RESISTANT AND 100% UVA/UVB RAY PROTECTION: At less than half the weight of traditional polarized glass lenses, you can reduce eyestrain, ban your eyes from blinding glare, which makes driving safer, etc.. Oh and you also get a wipe clean cloth and a custom fit hard case that protects your shades.
  • KICK STARTER CAMPAIGN RAISED MORE THAN $200K: We received such an overwhelming response from the world, we had to bring them to our site. Disclaimer: These are authentic William Painter sunglasses, designed by a small independent team in California. These are not Ray-Bans, Oakley, Maui Jim, Arnette or any other Luxottica brand. Available in 2 colors - Golden & Matte Black.
  • INCREDIBLE VALUE FOR LIFELONG DURABILITY: There should be bans placed on major brand name sunglasses selling for ten times what it costs to make, which is due to the hefty markup costs of selling to retail stores. We don't have to charge $300+ because our vertically integrated ecommerce model bypasses the cost of retail store markup as we sell directly to consumers online, which allows us to deliver the world's highest quality glasses to our customer for the best price possible. Period.

At William Painter we create products that help you live an uncompromising life. Whether you are climbing mountains, doing yoga on the beach, or drinking adult beverages with your friends at a BBQ we’ve got you covered. If you are not completely satisfied please return your pair and we’ll give you a full refund and cover your return shipping.

At the same time, if something doesn’t fit we want you looking your best so return a pair for a full refund. We’ll even cover your return shipping!

If you have questions regarding returning a William Painter item, just email one of our WP unicorn handlers at help@wpainter.com and we’ll get you taken care of.

Everything we design has a classic shape, and therefore should be familiar sizing to other classic styles. Each pair has been custom designed to fit comfortably on your immaculate face. Seriously our shades fit every face size and shape.

When designing a pair we have used the lightest lenses in the world and quality materials to create a balanced fit. You can be as active as you want without worrying about them sliding down your nose. Our acetate frame pairs also custom mold to your face so they will be perfect for you.

If something doesn’t fit we want you looking your best so return a pair for a full refund. We’ll even cover your return shipping!

Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty Covers the following:

(You will receive a free brand new replacement pair with no time limit restrictions, but you must return your damaged item at your own shipping costs)


  • Screws fall out
  • Hinges break
  • Breaking under the pressure of your badass life.
  • Paint Chipping
  • Lenses are warrantied if the following conditions occur
  • Breaking, popping out, or bubbling
  • Lenses scratching in first 30 days

  • Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty DOES NOT COVER the following:

  • Does not cover lense scratching after 30 days
  • Hinges becoming loose over time
  • Lost Sunglasses
  • If you lose your sunglasses or they get stolen, we still have your back!  We know it sucks to be apart with your amazing William Painter sunglasses, so we'll hook you up a discount to replace your lost pair. (just show us your order number)

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    Classic

    Great fit. Love them!

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    Great Aviators(Hughes) with fit and finish

    I found WP because I was unhappy with the constant discontinuing lens of another known brand. Instead of buying a new pair of shades over again, I researched WP and have been pleased thus far. The polarized lens took an adjustment period for me, but again I'm pleased with the durability of the product.

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    Super durable, lightweight and balanced. Great purchase.

    These sunglasses are super lightweight and well balanced. I go through sunglasses so quickly and the overall durability of these glasses has surpassed my expectations.

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    By far the best sunglasses I have ever worn

    After a long week and a bad day, a good friend of mine venmoed me some money to buy the Hughes. Much more than the money it was his intention to make me feel better.

    Three days after they arrived. I was hesitant because I bought sunglasses online before and they never fit. Not only the previous experiences were overpriced but the quality was not closer to William Painter. They fit perfectly, the quality is unprecedented, even though they look delicate and fashionable and are durable and sturdy at the same time (I have no idea how these guys do this), I bring my case every way I go, as I like them and mean so much to me that I do not want to get any single scratch.

    Thank you guys for such a wonderful product. I will definitely be increasing my collection.

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    Me likie

    Love them. Light weight great fit. Only thing is I can’t read the digital clock or radio station in my car with them on. Don’t know why because my other glasses are also polarized. Not enough to make me not wear them.

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