Michael Jackson has recently departed for his next tour which will be out of this world if you haven't heard.
In his last years he was rarely seen without his classic 3025 Ray-Ban aviators with custom super dark (SD) lenses. In the Thriller era of the early eighties MJ wore mirror aviator shades by another company as the 3025's were not made in a full mirror finish like the ones he usually wore on stage. Unseen and usually hidden by hair, Michael usually opted for cable temple arms on his glasses as they were unlikely to come off during his performance.
Michael Jackson wore many different types of sunglasses but he was always true to the aviator style never deviating from that shape of sunglass. In the early years of his Off the Wall album he could be seen wearing large plastic aviators which are today gaining a resurgence in popularity.
Michael even created his own line of sunglasses, a uni-lens aviator that sported his name Michael Jackson in white script at the top of the left lens. Released at the height of his career in 1984, the "Thriller" years they quickly climbed into obscurity.
For Jackson, sunglasses were a tool of the trade and he was skilled in their use.
R.I.P. Michael Jackson June 25, 2009