Back to the future: cool retro sunglasses from cult label Ray-Ban
Ray-Ban has been one of the leading glasses brands for decades, with a loyal and ever growing fanbase. What started out with purely functional intentions evolved into a huge success story, and nowadays the cult label offers a massive variety of prescription glasses and sunglasses.
Many Ray-Ban designs have been adopted by other labels, but the famous Ray-Ban logo on the lens or temples means the originals will always stand out. A small but illustrious group make up the most popular models: Aviator, Wayfarer, Clubmaster and a few others are regarded as timeless classics on the sunglasses scene. Let’s take a look at what makes each model special, and find out which one is best suited to you.Guide: face shape
How to find the right size Ray-Ban sunglasses
Every face is different, and that also goes for size. Narrow faces require a smaller frame than wider faces to ensure an optimal fit. Taking this into account, Ray-Ban offers some of its models in three different sizes: Small, Standard and Large. For most people, the Standard model is fine. When you buy Ray-Ban sunglasses for the first time, you can easily determine the right size for you with a bank card. The card is roughly as wide as the standard lens-size. Hold the width of the card next to your nose.
A If the end of the card’s shorter side covers the outer corner of your eye, go for the Standard size.
B If the end of the card extends beyond your eye, choose the Small size.
C If the end of the card doesn’t reach the outer corner of your eye, go for the Large model.
If you already have a pair of sunglasses, you can consult the measurements on the inner side of the temples. They’ll look something like this: 50-19-140.
The first number gives the width of the lenses in millimetres.
The second number gives the width of the bridge in millimetres.
The third number gives the length of the temples in millimetres.
You can also figure out the size of your glasses yourself. To learn how, click here:
Aviator, Wayfarer and Co. – which Ray-Ban model suits you best?