Unfazed by the ups and downs they faced over the last seventy-five years, the Aviator, the Wayfarer, the Clubmaster and the Jackie Ohh have withstood the tests of time. These four styles of sunglasses of Ray-Ban have become a public favorite and have garnered a vast fan following. Ray-Ban, the brand that needs no introduction, has dominated the world of sunglasses and eyeglasses by producing world class eyewear with the best technology available. Founded by Bausch & Lomb, an American company in the year 1937, Ray-Ban went on to become the most iconic sunglasses brand in the world ever.
Let’s look at the four most popular sunglasses styles of Ray-Ban.
The Aviator nation
The Ray-Ban Aviators, developed in the 1920s, were originally meant for pilots. The prototype was known as ‘Anti-Glare’, and it was designed to protect the aviator’s eyes. These specially designed glasses, also known as ‘Pilot’s Glasses’, was to cut out glare and protect a pilot’s eyes while flying. Although, initially developed only for pilots, the Ray-Ban Aviators were introduced to the public in 1937, a year after its creation. Over the years, the Aviator sunglasses have become quite fashionable and have become a favorite among celebrities, world leaders and famous personalities. Although the Aviators have been modified over time, it never seems to go out of style and still remains a favorite.
Way-faring in style
In the 1950s, taking advantage of the new technology of plastic molding, Ray-Ban produced one of the most iconic sunglasses ‘Wayfarers’. Unlike the other thin metal framed sunglasses, the Wayfarer’s frames were made of plastic, and this marked the beginning of a new era of plastic framed sunglasses. Although considered a classic, the Wayfarer has had its ups and downs in the fashion industry and among the general public. It was a popular eyewear accessory in the 50s and 60s. Ever since 2001, when the Wayfarers were re-designed to make it more comfortable to wear, this iconic style has never looked back. Nowadays, Wayfarers is one of the largest selling sunglasses of Ray-Ban.
Go retro with a Clubmaster
The Clubmaster is also considered to be a classic. Developed in the 60s, the retro look of the Clubmaster is undeniably fashionable and chic. Like most of the other Ray-Ban sunglasses, the Clubmaster is another star favorite with the likes of Kristen Stewart, Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Robert Pattinson all flaunting a pair of Clubmasters on various occassions. The Clubmaster has a certain charm to it, one that is appealing and chic.
Glam it up with Jackie Ohh
The Jackie Ohh is a collection of sunglasses by Ray-Ban and was inspired by Jackie Kennedy. A timeless classic, the Jackie Ohh is rectangular in shape and comes in three sizes. Jackie Ohh I is considered to be the original version. It is slightly rectangular in shape with a slight cat-eye tweak. The Jackie Ohh II is slightly wider than the original and the Jackie Ohh III is bigger than the older two versions. If you’re looking for a glamorous look, the Jackie Ohh sunglasses are the way to go. It comes as no surprise that these sunglasses are a favorite among divas.
Over the last seventy-five years, Ray-Ban has redesigned and modified their sunglasses numerous times and has made full use of the latest technology by producing some of the most refined and iconic sunglasses ever.
What are you waiting for then? Wear a pair of any of these iconic styles and get set to be the crowd stopper.