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Ray-Ban, all you need to know about this sunglasses brand and why you need to get one

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Ray-Ban is one of world's major sunglasses brands nowadays. Where ever you see sun, you will see a Ray-Ban. Despite offering comfort and protection to your eyes, the sunglasses look really stylish and fashionable. As the brand produces sunglasses of good quality, it's not strange that their sunglasses aren't the cheapest you will find.

Information about the Ray-Ban brand

Ray-Ban was founded in 1937 by an American company named Bausch&Lomb. This company did certain things that have to due with eyes and eye protection. They wanted Ray-Ban to design a nice pair of sunglasses for the American Army. Especially for the pilots because they had lots of trouble with the sun while flying. A pilot, lieutenant John MacCready, had asked Bausch&Lomb to design a pair of glasses that would be both functional and stylish. So Ray-Ban started designing and the result is still visible today: the Aviator. Since this great invention, Ray-Ban has been popular.

Until 1999 Bausch&Lomb owned Ray-Ban. After that, the brand was sold to the Italian company Luxicotta for 1.2 billion euro.

Ray-Ban and celebrities

From the beginning on Ray-Ban sunglasses have been loved by celebs. Stars don't simply wear them in their daily life, but in films as well. Audrey Hepburn wore in her famous film Breakfast at Tiffany's a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses. Late Michael Jackson also increased the popularity of Ray-Ban by appearing often while wearing a Ray-Ban. President Obama too, has been photographed while wearing this brand's sunglasses.

Types

Of course Ray-Ban created more than one type of sunglasses. There are only two types that remain popular and these are widely known

The Aviator

The Aviator was the first type Ray-Ban ever produced. Because this one was meant for pilots, it bears the name aviator. Ray-Ban owns the rights of this type of sunglasses. Nowadays, many other brands copy the model, because it's really popular.

aviator

Ray-Ban sells many different variants of the Aviator. The only things these sunglasses have in common, is the same look. They are however available in many different colors and with different types of lenses. You have polarized lenses, which is extremely nice for drivers.

The Wayfarer

In 1952 the Wayfarer appeared for the first time. Audrey Hepburn wore this model in Breakfast at Tiffany's, which really made the sunglasses popular. Especially from in the fifties and sixties the glasses sold superb. After that a kind of decline appeared. Around the year 2000 the glasses became really popular again. Just like the Aviator this type was originally designed for pilots, but it's really popular amongst women.

wayfarer in red

The Wayfarer is available in many different colors. Black, white, red, pink, you can't think of a color and there will be a pair in that color. Some colors are temporary while others are permanent. There are many different lenses for this type too. Best known are the polarized ones that are nice for drivers. Lots of other brands tend to copy the wayfarer, because of it's popularity.

How do I recognize a true Ray-Ban

You recognize a Ray-Ban by looking in the lens. There should be the Ray-Ban sign in the left upper corner of the right lens.

More facts about Ray-Ban

  • Both wayfarer and aviator are called the best sold type of sunglasses ever.

  • A pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses with normal glasses is usually between 110 and 150 euro. Polarized glasses are more expensive.

Why do I need to get a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses?

Ray-Ban sunglasses aren't the cheapest you can get, but they are quality glasses. They protect your eyes well and last longer than the cheapy glasses. It's not for nothing that the brand is admired by so many people. And when you think a little longer about it, your eyes are really valuable and they need good protection. So Ray-Ban is one of the better options you have concerning your eyes. The glasses look good too. Another good choice would be a pair of Serengeti sunglasses.

Ray-Ban is one of world's major sunglasses brands nowadays. Where ever you see sun, you will see a Ray-Ban. Despite offering comfort and protection to your eyes, the sunglasses look really stylish and fashionable. As the brand produces sunglasses of good quality, it's not strange that their sunglasses aren't the cheapest you will find.

Information about the Ray-Ban brand

Ray-Ban was founded in 1937 by an American company named Bausch&Lomb. This company did certain things that have to due with eyes and eye protection. They wanted Ray-Ban to design a nice pair of sunglasses for the American Army. Especially for the pilots because they had lots of trouble with the sun while flying. A pilot, lieutenant John MacCready, had asked Bausch&Lomb to design a pair of glasses that would be both functional and stylish. So Ray-Ban started designing and the result is still visible today: the Aviator. Since this great invention, Ray-Ban has been popular.

Until 1999 Bausch&Lomb owned Ray-Ban. After that, the brand was sold to the Italian company Luxicotta for 1.2 billion euro.

Ray-Ban and celebrities

From the beginning on Ray-Ban sunglasses have been loved by celebs. Stars don't simply wear them in their daily life, but in films as well. Audrey Hepburn wore in her famous film Breakfast at Tiffany's a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses. Late Michael Jackson also increased the popularity of Ray-Ban by appearing often while wearing a Ray-Ban. President Obama too, has been photographed while wearing this brand's sunglasses.

Types

Of course Ray-Ban created more than one type of sunglasses. There are only two types that remain popular and these are widely known

The Aviator

The Aviator was the first type Ray-Ban ever produced. Because this one was meant for pilots, it bears the name aviator. Ray-Ban owns the rights of this type of sunglasses. Nowadays, many other brands copy the model, because it's really popular.

Ray-Ban sells many different variants of the Aviator. The only things these sunglasses have in common, is the same look. They are however available in many different colors and with different types of lenses. You have polarized lenses, which is extremely nice for drivers.

The Wayfarer

In 1952 the Wayfarer appeared for the first time. Audrey Hepburn wore this model in Breakfast at Tiffany's, which really made the sunglasses popular. Especially from in the fifties and sixties the glasses sold superb. After that a kind of decline appeared. Around the year 2000 the glasses became really popular again. Just like the Aviator this type was originally designed for pilots, but it's really popular amongst women.

The Wayfarer is available in many different colors. Black, white, red, pink, you can't think of a color and there will be a pair in that color. Some colors are temporary while others are permanent. There are many different lenses for this type too. Best known are the polarized ones that are nice for drivers. Lots of other brands tend to copy the wayfarer, because of it's popularity.

How do I recognize a true Ray-Ban

You recognize a Ray-Ban by looking in the lens. There should be the Ray-Ban sign in the left upper corner of the right lens.

More facts about Ray-Ban

  • Both wayfarer and aviator are called the best sold type of sunglasses ever.

  • A pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses with normal glasses is usually between 110 and 150 euro. Polarized glasses are more expensive.


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