Across the globe, Ray-Ban sunglasses have been the definition and symbol of coolness. In 1936, the eyewear giant, Bausch & Lomb, was asked by the US military to design a special pair of sunglasses for its pilots that provided ultra sun protection without compromising style. When Ray-Ban invented the Aviator, a star was born. The brand made huge advances in the realm of sun protection when it invented the Anti-Glare technology, which uses mineral glass to filter out harmful UV and infrared rays from the sun. During the chaotic World War II, pilots relied on Ray-Ban sunglasses lenses to protect their eyes while they were flying high in the sky. The teardrop-shaped shades were later available to the public and they became instant hits after General Douglas MacArthur was photographed wearing them.
Fast forward to recent years, the beloved Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses are still one of the most popular shades on the market along with the Ray-Ban Wayfarer. A nostalgic tribute to the past, the phenomenal Ray-Ban Wayfarer is now worn by individuals for a retro and edgy appeal. Every season, the label adds funky colors and fresh new patterns to their collection of Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses to give it a modern spin that never gets old. Besides the two signature models, the line of Ray-Ban sunglasses for men and women also showcases all the hottest eyewear trends this season such as the oversized cat-eye and sleek keyhole sunglasses.
Throughout the years, Ray-Ban sunglasses have remained an icon in American pop culture and with its impressive list of famous celebrity devotees. Glamorous stars from yesteryear like Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s have worn the shades on the silver screen. In addition to its start in the US Army Corps, the sunglasses have been a part of American history with presidential fans like John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama.
Get the look of a stylish pilot from the 30s with the iconic Ray-Ban Aviator. Still in Vogue Eyewear decades later, these sunglasses will never go out of style. The ever-popular Ray-Ban Aviator RB3044 are a smaller version of the beloved model for those who want a more subtle style.
For those who want to stick to their classic look, the unisex Ray-Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarer is available in 67 impressive color combinations. Choose from bright retro patterns, two tone color block, to neutral shades like black. With so many stunning choices, it’s hard to just choose one. A contemporary twist to an old favorite, the Ray-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer-style sunglasses are perfect for those who want to stand out in a crowd.