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Rated 4.8 out of 5
81 Reviews

The Hughes

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Gold

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


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FREE HARD CASE
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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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    Light and comfy

    These are definitely a nice pair of sunglasses. They are super light and sit pretty comfortably. I was wearing them while driving and actually preferred the sunglasses on even when it started to rain. They were nice on the beach and riding as well. The only thing I don’t like so far is the hard case. The glasses don’t always fit well and I have to maneuver them a little to get them in the right position.

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    Best sunglasses I've ever had

    I've been wearing a pair of Hughes sunglasses for more than 2 years now. I'm not an occasional wearer. I'm a 24/7 wearer with the sunglasses atop my head when they aren't shielding my eyes from the sun. (I do take them off when I go to sleep). I can say that these glasses are sturdy and long-lasting. Previous brands of glasses I've worn have tweaked out of shape and the "nose rests" have fallen off. Not these. I did have one of the lenses pop out and fall to the ground while I was traveling. I just retrieved the lens and popped it back in, and it has stayed in place ever since. That was over a year ago. You can't go wrong with these glasses. Buy a pair and a spare.

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    Love them ❤️

    Super cute and fit great!

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    Above my expectations

    I bought 2 pairs of gold Hughes. One for my lady’s birthday and one for myself. We got them just before our fishing trip to British Columbia and Alaska. They were beauties in the sun, cutting the glare and helping us land salmon.

    I’m a clutch and drop glasses.... often. These bad boys took the abuse with no problem. They are so tough I didn’t hesitate to let my daughters (15, 12 & 10) use them to land salmon without going blind from the glare of the beautiful northern Pacific. After they were done I only needed to wipe off fingerprints and scales.

    These are the best sunglasses I’ve ever owned. Thank you.

    I know what my daughters and captain Papa Ian are getting for Christmas this year. 😎

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    I’ll say awesome to put it mildly.

    These sunglasses are the sunglasses other sunglasses would aspire to be, forgive the redundancy. They don’t feel like you’re cheating your sight with shades or filters and that’s if you can feel them at all. They’re beautiful yet unpretentious, light but sturdy. I know that in the future I’ll be saying to myself “Self, congratulations for buying such an amazing pair of sunglasses”. Thank you guys, for real.

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