Ray-Ban has always been renowned for fashionable and functional eyewear. Eyeglasses combine style and purpose, to give you a functional accessory that is compatible with your everyday look. It is a known fact that eyeglasses primarily enhance vision, but there’s no reason why they can’t also add to your fashion quotient. Ray-Ban Rx frames in
are not like ordinary prescription frames; with their immaculate craftsmanship, they are always compatible with your corrective lenses.
If you like to be in the limelight at parties and get noticed for your good looks, Ray-Ban Rx designer eyeglasses
are your best bet.Eyeglasses are very trendy, and their styles are always in line with the latest trends and designs. Attention to detail is a unique factor in these Eyeglasses, and distinct patterns have made these eyeglasses more than just a fashion accessory.
Ray Ban Sunglasses in
come in a number of styles to suit every face. The RX 6121 is distinguished by rectangular lenses and sleek frames for that chic and trendy look. Other attractive eyeglasses include 6113, which has rectangular frames and comes in six colors. Another exciting option is the RX 5184 sunglasses because of its wayfarer styling! It’s the perfect choice to embark on your outdoor adventures! Trust these glasses to exude sophistication whenever you step out.
- Luxottica group (Italy): Ray Ban is currently manufactured by Luxottica Group in Italy, and because of the current policies of Luxottica, Ray Ban sunglasses are not distributed wholesale. When they are found at a discount, it will generally be in Luxottica's own chains. Currently, they distribute to their own retail venues (Sunglass Hut), keeping a tight stranglehold on their products. Other groups like Safilo Group (Gucci, Dior etc), will often liquidate off-season products to third party distributors. What all this means is, due to the overwhelming popularity and demand for RB glasses, coupled with the difficult processes in securing any type of wholesale distribution, Ray Ban sunglasses are extremely appealing to counterfeiters. Fake Ray Ban is everywhere. However, it does not mean it is impossible to score a great deal on an authentic pair of RB. Note: When the glasses were being manufactured by B&L, they had a wholesale policy, so many of the vintage, or older model RB (B&l) glasses found online may be in fact authentic.
- Fake Wayfarer: One of the most famous of the Ray Ban styles, and most heavily counterfeited is the Wayfarer Sunglass line. This model has reached almost icon status in the United States and abroad. However, they do have a singular feature that many counterfeiting attempts get incorrect. On the Wayfarer glasses, check the hinges holding the temple arms and the lens together. Look closely at the hinge. There should always be, with no variation, seven interlocking prongs, weaved together making up the hinge. If your Wayfarer sunglasses do have this feature, they are most likely fake RB sunglasses. Use this quick tip to weed out the phonies. Good luck and safe shopping.
The Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses range needs little introduction. The design is easily one of the most recognizable, copied and knocked off in the world of sunglasses.
It is also arguably one of the best-selling sunglasses of all time. However, some might say that another model from Ray-Ban, the Aviator, holds that title. That is certainly a tough call.
The Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses have been around for ages. Since 1956, if I am not mistaken. And they are still going strong thanks to its iconic design. Very few sunglasses can claim to have outlived so many styles and fads and still remain popular more than 50 years later.
The Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses did suffer a slight dip in popularity in the 1970's but made a dramatic comeback in the 1980's. It took another dip in the 1990's but a simple redesign and use of different materials helped it to yet another comeback.
Everyone from presidents and movie stars could be seen donning a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses. It was just that cool.
I own a few pairs of Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses. The RB2132 model has been a favorite of mine for a long time. But although the RB2132 model and the rest of the Ray-Ban sunglasses in my collection all have that distinctive Wayfarer look, they each has is unique quality.
The Original Wayfarer
The RB2140 is also known is the original Ray-Ban Wayfarer design. It was re-introduced to the market in 2007 to meet the huge demand for that model. This design is for those who want nothing less than the original trapezoidal design.
Although it was designed to have an edgy masculine look, it had no trouble looking good on women too. An unlike many other frame designs, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses seemed to fit practically any face shape without much of a fuss.
I usually use this model when I go out for a drive in my convertible or bike rides with the family. The lens size is great for keeping harmful UV rays and debris out but please do not try perching it on your head while driving or cycling as the tilt angle makes it almost impossible to do so.
The New Wayfarer
The RB2132 model is also known as the New Wayfarer. The New Wayfarer model came about to address the popularity decline of the Wayfarers in the 1990's.
What the Ray-Ban designers did was redesign the original Wayfarer. They made the frames smaller and less angular They used a different material for the frames in order to make them lighter. They also altered the tilt angle of the frames.
All of these changes were done to make the RB2132 easier to wear and to perch on one's head. Even thought the lens is smaller than the original Wayfarers, they still do a good job of protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays. Plus, you can perch these babies on your head easily.
These sunglasses are perfect for people like me who have the tendency of losing their Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses. This is because you can fold these sunglasses. Once you are indoors, you may simply slip these folding Wayfarers in your shirt pocket.
I must admit that when I first got a pair, I still was not used to the habit of keeping them in my pocket and ended up leaving them at the park. Fortunately, Christmas was just around the corner and my loving husband got me another pair.