Ray Ban New Wayfarer Sunglasses
Let's talk a bit about a classic pair of sunglasses - New Wayfarer Sunglasses. The Ray-Ban Wayfarer was introduced by Bausch & Lomb in 1952 and was an instant sucess has been a style icon ever since. The shape and design of the sunglasses took advantage of recent advances in plastic technology and represented a bold contemporary style. With celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Kim Novak publicily wearing the Wayfarer in the 50's, Audrey Hepburn wearing them in "Breakfast at Tiffany's," and icons like Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, Roy Orbison, and JFK wearing them these sunglasses became a classic. The Ray-Ban Wayfarers of the 2000's are slightly flatter and are have the model number 2140. This is imprinted on the inside of the temple. They also have a script Ray-Ban emblem on the lens and on the outside of the temples a feature on some of the earlier models but not all, especially those from the 80's era. These also come in many more color combinations, some a little crazier and bold than others.
- Material: durable, lightweight plastic propionate frames
- Integrated nose pads
- Brandmark at temples
- Medium fit
- Scratch / impact resistent lenses
- Reduces glare
- Provides superb optical clarity
- 100%: UV protection
- G-15xlt green glass lenses
- Absorbs up to 70%: of visible light
- 100%: UV protection
- Absorbs blue light without altering color relationships
- Lenses are Rx-Able (prescription ready)
- Base curve 6
- Sunglasses come with Original Carrying Case, Cleaning Cloth, and Authenticity Papers
- Dimensions: Lens 55mmW x 52mmHBridge 15mm
Buy the Ray Ban New Wayfarer Sunglasses from Altrec.com. Orders over $45 qualify for free shipping.
Reviews - Ray Ban New Wayfarer Sunglasses
Absolutely best sunglasses!
First off, I'd like to say that I have never been the person to spend more than $15 on a pair of sunglasses. But these sunglasses are most definitely worth the money! These wayfarers have a solid feel and I love the color selection. Combine that with Altrec's return policy and you have the perfect pair of shades. Buy a pair you won't regret it!!
Great, Quality, Ray Ban
These glasses have not let me down yet. I've owned for a couple of years now and could not be happier. Highly recommended. The 55mm polarized fit my big head (typically wear 7-5/8 hats for reference). ENJOY.
Classic and durable!
I love my New Wayfarer sunglasses. Unlike the classic wayfarers they do not tilt forward, and are not quite so aggressive in the styling, so I think they look better on more types of faces, and look slightly more subdued, while still being classic. The traditional colors (tortoise and black) also go well with pretty much anything, be it jeans and a t-shirt or khakis and a sport coat. Unlike metal sunglasses they also won't get smashed or bent out of shape, and the frames and lenses are surprisingly durable: I've dropped them numerous times and I see no visible scratches anywhere! Highly recomended.