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Malcolm X's American Optical Sirmont Sunglasses

Malcolm X's American Optical Sirmont Sunglasses

Worn by Malcolm X and President Lyndon B. Johnson, this vintage style is being reborn as sunglasses.


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Editor’s Note

While Malcolm X remains a controversial figure nearly 60 years after his assassination, his place as a historical figure of the Civil Rights era can not be argued. Part of his lasting legacy was his strong sense of style, which included ever-present pairs of American Optical Sirmont glasses. Drawing from the original design blueprints, AO is bringing the frames back in the form of sunglasses, with a slight update to accommodate flatter modern faces. Details like the AO spearhead piece, channeled bridge, and bold browline upper rim remain, enhanced by AOLite Nylon True-Color Gray lenses that are impact-resistant, anti-reflective, and offer 100% UVA/UVB protection. Handcrafted in the USA.

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  • Dimensions: 51mm x 21mm x 145mm