Ray-Ban Sunglasses: Hollywood Style

You can't go wrong with the classic look of Ray-Ban. This simple accessory has been around for eight decades and has been a part of our culture in aviation as well as in movies and music.

Aviator Sunglasses

In the 1930's Ray-Ban developed a new kind of glasses with green lenses that cut glare for US Air Force pilots who claimed glare from the sun was giving them headaches and altitude sickness. 

Ray-Bans in Pop Culture

The Wayfarer launched in 1952 was worn by on screen legend James Dean in 1955’s Rebel Without a Cause.

The Ray-Ban Caravan (1957), a squarer version of the Ray-Ban Aviator was worn by Robert De Niro in 1976’s Taxi Driver.

Peter Fonda rocked The Ray-Ban Olympian in Easy Rider in 1969. 

In Dirty Harry, Clint Eastwood wore Ray-Ban Balorama sunglasses in 1971. 

Bob Dylan was often photographed wearing the Ray-Ban Wayfarer.

The Wayfarer has also appeared in The Blues Brothers (1980), and Risky Business (1983).

Tom Cruise made the well-known Aviator style popular in Top Gun (1986).

Michael Jackson chose Ray-Bans for his Bad tour, which ran from 1987-89.  The Ray-Ban Clubmaster was worn by Denzel Washington in Malcolm X (1992) and Tim Roth in Reservoir Dogs (1992). In 1997 Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones wore Ray-Bans in Men in Black while Johnny Depp wore a pair of Ray-Bans in 1998’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Quintin Joseph recommends purchasing Ray-Bans made in Italy as he finds the quality construction of these to be better than those made in other countries.

Ray-Bans have made an indelible impression on pop culture.  

Will we see them in your wardrobe as the weather warms up?

Quintin Joseph wears classic gold framed Ray-Bans, Made in Italy

Quintin Joseph on a 1977 Kawasaki 900

Quintin Joseph Suggests:

Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
Ray Ban Caravan Sunglasses
Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

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