Ray-Ban sunglasses are iconic, representing over seventy years of authenticity and style in sunglasses. From Aviator sunglasses to Wayfarer sunglasses and beyond, Ray-Ban sunglasses make a cultural statement that has permeated worlds as disparate as Hollywood and the U.S. military. The message? Never hide. Be an independent thinker. The most fashionable person you can be is yourself.
Ray-Ban sunglasses were first created in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb who took out the patent in which the Aviator was made available to the public. Also known then as the Anti-Glare, it had a frame weighing 150gm and was made of a gold plated metal with green lenses made of mineral glass to filter out infrared and ultraviolet rays. The Pilots in the United States Army Air Corps immediately adopted the sunglasses as they would protect the soldiers’ eyes from harmful light.
The Ray-Ban Aviator became well known when General Douglas MacArthur landed on a beach in the Philippines in World War ll and photographers snapped several pictures of him wearing them. Since then, they were quickly seen outside the army. Aviator sunglasses surged in popularity in the 60s, as pop culture icons like Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr from the Beatles, and Freddie Mercury sported them. They remained the epitome of style and swag, as they were featured on likes of Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer in the film Top Gun, and Sylvester Stallone in Cobra.
In 1956, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer was created. Today, it is a well-established brand that has many legions of fans around the world. Making appearances in movies is a norm and as it is worn by many celebrities, it was quickly seen as an ultra-cool accessory to sport while maintaining protection for the eyes. It enjoyed early popularity from the 50s to the 60s, and aside from the Ray-Ban Aviators have been described as the best-selling type of sunglasses in history.
Later in the 80s, another iconic pair of sunglasses was born: the Ray-Bans Clubmaster with their 50s-inspired tortoiseshell brow-line frame. The brand now gives this classic design a modern twist with coloured lenses and printed arms.
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