Ray Ban Wayfarer
Ray Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
About The Brand
Ray Ban has been around for over 75 years. The company was first created by Bausch & Lomb in 1937. The company launched the first Wayfarer in the 1950’s; the new shape radicalised the world of eyewear. By the early 1990’s, the wayfarer style was on the verge of being discontinued as it was no longer in demand. People grew out of boxy frames and were after wrap-around styles and over sized (bug-eye) styles. Bigger was better.
The Wayfarer had a 'makeover design' in the early millennium which brought back its popularity. Since then, Ray Ban Wayfarer has become one of the bestselling eyewear models worldwide. Many musicians and celebrities are in love with Ray Ban Wayfarers; from Katy Perry and Bruno Mars, to Chloe Sevigny and Nicole Richie. Below are the four latest collections:
This model has the classic wayfarer shape. The frame is squared which was unheard of in the 50’s. The outer edge of the model resembles the tail fin of a Cadillac automobile.
These sunglasses have an extra set of hinges midway down the temples and at the nose bridge which enables you to neatly fold away your frames. The Folding Wayfarer can be stored in your pockets as they fold to the size of the lenses. So compact, they're perfect for those who want their sunglasses 'on-the-go'.
The Wayfarer II has the look of the brow-line style which was a massive hit in the 50s. This classic 1950’s style staple became popular around the same time as the first wayfarer that came on to the market. Its shape is slightly less squared than the Original Wayfarer model.
The New Wayfarer frame is smaller and more rectangle than squared. If your face shape is too angular, you might find the New Wayfarer more appealing to you. If you have very small face, the New Wayfarer may also provide you with a better fit.