Despite the transience of fashion, the Ray-Ban glasses brand has been the undisputed world leader in the glasses industry, producing quality, authentic eye-wear since 1937.
Becoming a Timeless Classic
Ray-Ban first gained attention when the media took photos of General Douglas MacArthur wearing the Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses while landing on the beach in the Philippines during World War II. Popularity for the brand then grew rapidly when American pop-culture icon Marilyn Monroe wore wayfarer sunglasses in public and movies. As time went on, and the style continued to grow in popularity, the likes of James Dean, Bob Dylan and John F. Kennedy were all seen sporting the classic wayfarer sunglasses we have all grown to love.
Ray-ban sunglasses – specifically the Aviator style- were first introduced to the market for the United States Army Air Corps. Aviator sunglasses quickly grew in popularity when musicians Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were seen wearing them in the 1960′s. Ray-Ban sunglasses have also graced the faces of film celebrities Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer and Anthony Edward in Top Gun, further adding to the brand’s recognition.
When you think of the word wayfarer, you don’t think of a traveler on foot, but rather as one of the most enduring fashion icons of the 20th century – the Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses. From Matthew McConaughey on the red carpet to Tom Cruise in the film Risky Business, Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses have been donned by some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Combined with a denim jacket over a plain white T-shirt, the wayfarer gives you that classic-cool trademark look of the 1950’s.
Ray-Ban glasses popularity has extended past their sunglasses line to include timeless glasses frames that include rectangular and wayfarer styles for men and women, and include modern cat eye shapes for women. The Ray-Ban glasses collection offers styles ranging from classic tortoiseshell and gradient patterns, from sleek black to stylish hues.