Waging the sunglasses war is the iconic Ray Ban, a brand so steeped in history it’s hard to wonder who hasn’t donned a pair of their famous frames at least once in their lives. Yet despite a 79 year long history, Ray Ban is still the leading sunglasses brand of choice for the modern day gent.
The Ray Ban Aviator embodies everything you’re looking for in a design meant for high flying across the continent. Specifically designed for U.S. Aviators in 1937, the Aviator is iconic as it is classic. For those willing to don a slightly more magnified sunglasses frame the Aviator is an ideal choice, regardless of whether you’re up in the skies or shielding your eyes from direct sunlight down on the ground. Like all of Ray-Ban’s mod cons, you can personalise your Aviators in a luxe leather finish.
The Clubmaster may not be everyone’s first choice when you pit it against the classic heavyweights, but its popularity is slowly gaining momentum. What makes the Clubmaster unique is its retro 50s design that has fallen in favour with guys trying to achieve that vintage aesthetic.
Another decade play from Ray Ban is introduced with the design of their Round frames that harks back to the sunglasses worn by legendary musicians in the 1960s. Think John Lennon when considering the Ray Ban Rounds. Their thin frame dimensions make room for a larger oval lens shape that can be worn by both men and women. Choose this style in a lightweight acetate finish, or a metal frame with dark gradient lenses.
For the rock n’ roll sunglasses wearer the Ray Ban Justin provides just enough bad boy edge. Designed with a bold and semi transparent frame, the Justin design comes in an unusual rubberised finish that is unlike any other material from the Ray-Ban collection.
The Ray Ban Erika RB4171 sunglasses balance on the periphery between modern and retro. Featuring a lightweight, thin design, the Erika arrives in both classic and bright rubber fronts complete with metal temples and tone on tone temple tips. One defining quality of the Ray Ban Erika is the oversized round sunglasses shape that provide extra sun coverage and 100% UV protection.
Choosing to purchase a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses is definitely an investment piece. It’s something that will elevate your outfits all year round. Consider the classic Wayfarer or Aviator shape to kickstart your collection. Then experiment with different frame finishes to wear on different occasions. Above all choose a style that suits your face shape and you’ll be the best dressed gent around.