Ray-Ban was founded in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb after lieutenant John MacCready asked them to make a pair of sunglasses that would not only protect his eyes from the damaging effects of the sun but also look good. Today, they are the world’s best selling sunglasses.
Pilots in the United States Air Force began to wear the sunglasses and when General Douglas strode on to a beach in the Philippines in World War II wearing Ray-Ban, the sunglasses became a massive hit back home in the USA. Since then, Ray-Ban Sunglasses have been worn in hundreds of Hollywood films and remains a favorite among celebrities.
With great styling, comfort, quality and a clean cut design, Ray-Ban sunglasses are one of the most popular sunglasses on the globe. High-quality materials are one of the more prominent features of their eye-wear.
Classic Ray-Ban – the Wayfarer and the Avaitor
The two most imitated sunglasses in the globe are Ray-Bans – the Aviator and Wayfarer.
The name of the Aviator sunglasses arose because of the oblique teardrop shape of the lens. Naval aviators found that the oversized sunglasses would help to hide the white skin under their eyes caused by wearing goggles during flying. The bar across the nose also held a cigarette in place.
Aviators sunglasses are designed to cover the entire eye and to stop sunlight reaching the eyes from the side of the glasses.
In 1952, sunglass designer Raymond Stegeman invented the Wayfarer for Baush and Lomb. The first pair of eyewear to use plastic, it was a radical new look.
Like the Avaitors, the Wayfarer was originally marketed to be used by pilots. But as female celebrities such as Kim Novak and Marilyn Munroe began to photographed wearing the new eyewear, the glasses quickly became popular among women. Audrey Hepburn wore a pair in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, furthering the sunglasses popularity.
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