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Get Classic Design And Style With Ray Ban Wayfarer Glasses

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Ray Ban have been one of the top level designers of glasses from the 1930s, and their unique style has become imprinted on the global consciousness due to fans such as Audrey Hepburn and Bob Dylan. Although technology has moved far beyond the materials available in the 30s, the customary fashion of the glasses has remained intact in famous styles such as the Ray Ban Wayfarer. The Ray Ban Aviators style is as well more popular, with the latter being directly linked with the earliest kinds of glasses used by the company.

Almost everybody knows the story of how Ray Ban Aviators were invented, however it can be still worth mentioning because of the long history of those glasses. In late 1930s, the company Bausch and Lomb had been commissioned to make better sunglasses for the US Air Corps. Prior to this, many of the people on the flights had been suffering severe and permanent eye damage. Ray Ban Aviators developed to deal with this drawback, and created the sunglasses with this branch of the US army in mind. They were used throughout WWII, and throughout this period General MacArthur was photographed with a pair of Ray Bans on. This picture became well known and the popularity of the Army's sunglasses spread to the overall population.

The Ray Ban Wayfarer design maintains the feel of the original, but has slightly altered the form and size so as to provide better comfort, in addition to using a plastic frame which allows for smoother curves. Because of all these modifications, the glasses are smaller than the traditional style, and less conspicuous. There are other sizes which can be helpful for men and women, since the latter can wear the smaller ones in preference.

The Ray Ban Wayfarer frames can also be bought in a number of different colours, so there is a shape and design to suit everyone. There are the customary tortoise frames, that hark back to the 50s, and there also are lighter colours, navy or black. The creators of the Wayfarer style also has a number of interesting lens designs, so you could pick a sunglasses lens with a browny-black surface, or another with a greeny-grey colour. No matter the colour, the lens is then covered in a material to provide more protection against UV light, and to help protect it against impact damage such as scratches or perhaps cracks. The lenses and frames are ideal to be used while taking part in sports, although wearers will still have to be careful regarding possible damage to the glasses.

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