Since the late 1920s, Ray-Ban have been serving the world with the most iconic eyewear. It all began when the brand began providing eye-wear for pilots during the Second World War to protect their eyes from the sun. After the war, Ray Ban designed a range of iconic sunglasses which were soon picked up by the rich and famous, such as James Dean and Madonna. Fast forward to today, and a pair of Ray-Bans are seen as the essential summer accessory, with a statement style being the perfect addition to any outfit. Here we will talk you through some of the most iconic styles of Ray-Ban and why you should invest in a pair.
One of the most iconic styles, the Aviator was originally designed for pilots who complained of headaches and nausea due to the glare from the sun. Originally designed with plastic frames and anti-glare lenses, the Aviator was re-modelled with metal frames and went on sale to the public in 1937, gaining huge interest from the public. Since, the Aviator has become one of the most popular styles when it comes to sunglasses, with a classic but subtle design which will always be timeless. You can shop the Aviator here.
The Clubmaster silhouette is quirky and stylish, with dark lenses and a distinctive tortoiseshell frames. The green tint to the lens absorbs 85% of visible light and blocks out most of the blue light, providing a remarkable colour contrast. This all helps to ensure a more natural vision. You can shop the Clubmaster here.
Another silhouette which has earned its place as a classic in the sunglasses world. The Wayfarer holds a thicker frame with the same dark lenses, and was favoured by the likes of Bob Dylan and Johnny Marr. The tortoiseshell effect to the frame gives a timeless pair of sunglasses that contemporary feel. However, if you would prefer to keep it classic we also have the statement black Wayfarer available.
The Classic Round
These classic sunglasses in dark havana are versatile and quirky, with a retro inspired shape. These sunglasses are presented in a darker brown colour-way, with matching lenses and classic Ray-Ban branding to the sides. If you’re wanting something a little bit different, why not opt for this style?
Have we tempted you into investing in a pair of classic Ray-Ban sunglasses? Pick your perfect pair from our selection here.