The Ray-Ban Story
The American sunglasses and eyeglasses brand was founded in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb. Known for its unique style and fashionable good looks, the company continues to gain popularity since its launch. Many celebrities are already a part of the brand’s cult following, those include supermodels, musicians and movie stars like Matthew McConaughey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Kate Moss, Simon Cowell, Cara Delevingne, Kylie Minogue or Tom Daley.
The Ray-Ban Collections
With their optical frames, you can find a wide range of frame shapes to suit your features, personality and style. In their optical collection you will find the all-time favourites; Wayfarer, Aviator and Clubmaster. There’s also a wide range of frame styles to choose from i.e. cat eye frames, and round frames. As technology advances so do the optical industry. Luckily for Ray-Ban, technology and high-performance are key, distinctive elements of the brand’s Tech collection. With various models suitable for all face shapes, Ray-Ban is the leading choice for people who are looking for timeless cool when choosing their eyewear.
Ray-Ban created the Original Wayfarer in 1952 and the RB 2140 has become an eyewear icon since and is still based on the same specification today as it was yesterday. The plastic Wayfarer design was a revolutionary break from the metal eyewear of the past. The Wayfarer has been called one of the most enduring fashion icons of the 20th century and one of the best selling sunglasses in history along with the Aviator.
Originally released in the ‘80s, the Clubmaster is the retro intellectual little brother of the more edgy Wayfarer. With the elegant tapering of the arms and the gentle curve of the lenses Clubmaster frames make themselves known for their retro styling, classic riveted frames and timeless design.
Carbon Fibre/Carbon Lite
Despite the slim appearance, these frames pack a real punch. They have a greater strength-to-weight ratio. The slim wrapping frame arms are made of water-cut carbon sheets mixed with a special resin; this ensures that the frames stay flexible and impact resistant.
The inside of the frame arm has special grips to help the temples stay securely in place. Rubber is injected into the end pieces of the frame arms to provide extra grip and support. Carbon is a material that does not react with any other material. If you are allergic to nickel or other metal frames, try the Carbon Fibre collection.
This range is the newest addition to the company's Tech collection. The Light Ray is the lightest frame ever to be created by Ray-Ban. They are even lighter than the Carbon Fibre and Carbon Lite models. They are made of a corrosive-resistant Titanium Alloy which is non-corrosive and also non-allergenic. The light ray model is perfect for those who want a beautifully thin, seamless frame. No screws. No welding. No fuss.