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Ray-Ban is probably the most iconic sunglass brand and everyone has heard of them. Ray-Ban Wayfarers have gone in and out of fashion over the years, and at the moment they definately look like they are here to stay.
I bought my Ray-Ban Wayfarers a few years ago when on holiday in the US. I've also got a couple of other pairs of Ray-Bans as well; a pair of Aviators, and a pair of Jackie Ohhs. I think that Ray-Ban sunglasses are superb quality and they will last for years if you look after them. They are definately worth the money. Yes they are expensive, but you know that the lenses and the quality are top notch.
I figured that even if Wayfarers go out of fashion again, then because Ray-bans are such good quality mine will still be ok to wear again next time around. Or even to donate them to a younger relative, I have friends that are wearing original vintage Ray-Bans that they have inherited from their parents, how cool is that!
All of my Ray-Bans have been purchased from Sunglass Hut stores, I find that they have a great selection to choose from, and the staff are knowledgeable and helpful. I do have to admit that I have bought all of mine in the US as Ray-Bans are much cheaper over there.
The Ray-Ban Wayfarers that I have are the original Wayfarer colourway; a black frame, with the original Ray-Ban G15 green lens. I chose this colourway as I wanted the original vintage Wayfarer colour and look. And also I figured that if and when Wayfarers go back out of fashion, when they do come back into fashion the original colourway will always be fashionable and popular. It's probably always going to a cult item.
Ray-Ban Wayfarers are available in loads of different colourways; there are various different frame colours - from solid colour frames to two tone frames to funky patterned frames, many many lens colours - from solid colour lenses to graduated lenses to mirrored finish lenses, there are also Polarised lenses available which reduce glare even further.
Ray-Ban Wayfarers are available in different sizes as well; there are the Original Wayfarers which are larger and look more masculine, the New Wayfarers - which I have - which are smaller and less angular and are proably more suited to women or smaller faces, and I've also seen a folding pair of Wayfarers!
The shape of Ray-Ban Wayfarers doesn't suit everyone, my husband for instance just looks silly in a pair of Wayfarers. If your Ray-Bans are authentic then they will have Ray-Ban written on the top corner of the right hand lens (or Ray-Ban P, if the lenses are polarised).
Ray-Ban Wayfarers are quite a heavy frame, compared to most of the other sunglasses that I own, however they are not uncomfortable to wear, and I can wear mine all day with no discomfort whatsoever. They are easy to push up and wear on your head when you go indoors. I know that you are not really supposed to wear your sunglasses like this as it does bow the sides out over time, but the New Wayfarers have the spring loaded sides so this does give a little bit more flexibility and give in the sides. The spring loaded sides also help to make the sunglasses more confortable to wear.
I have been really impressed with my Wayfarers. They look good with my hair up or down, they go with whatever I'm wearing, they can be dressed up or down and they suit any occasion. They still look brand new even though they are actually around 3 years old. I would absolutely reccomend them.
One last quick thing to mention they do come with a case to protect them and a cleaning cloth.