A great number of well-known personalities from all over the world have been spotted to have worn Ray Ban sunglasses of different styles such as the Aviators and the Wayfarers. Television and movie celebrities and truly big stars such as Tom Cruise, Audrey Hepburn, as well as John Belushi and Will Smith have strutted their very own pair of Ray Bans. And the present American President, His Excellency Barack Obama, has been seen wearing one too! Other icons that have been captivated by the style of Ray Bans are Bob Dylan and Roy Orbison, as well as Andy Warhol.
The Aviator, being the pioneering style of the Ray Ban sunglasses, has always been highly associated with the name Ray Ban. Furthermore, a number of sub-categories have been newly introduced in the market too, with rims that vary in color such as gold, black, and silver. What's even more interesting is that junior-sized Aviators have also been launched and available for the public, especially the kids, to enjoy.
Nonetheless, the junior-sized Aviators are also much loved by small- faced adults allowing them to have the perfectly-fit sunglasses that they have always been wanting to have. Moreover, these junior-sized styles are made with frames of standard gunmetal which can be paired with lenses that are of dark green or violet in shade. In addition, junior-sized Aviators of pink frames accompanied by pink lenses are made available too!
The Wayfarer, on the other hand, has been first introduced to the public in the year 1952 and instantly became accepted and admired by a great number of people worldwide that even John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States of America, wore a pair of Ray Ban Wayfarer II L1725s. Kennedy's own Ray Ban has a mock tortoise shell frames. However, during the 1970s the Wayfarer L1725 as well as the classic 2140 has not been highly recognized as that of the Aviator style. Nevertheless, when Tom Cruise had worn it in his 1983 movie, Risky Business, its popularity went up the roof! And from then on, the Wayfarer design has been tagged as the best selling design in all of the sunglasses in history!
And in the year 1999, Ray Ban Company was bought by an Italian design and manufacturing group called, the Luxottica. However, Luxottica has remained faithful in producing the classic styles of Ray Ban as how they were loved and is continually being loved by a lot of people in the whole world. Although, it is important to note that Luxottica brought a more fashion-forward sunglasses through the production of even more chic styles with different shades of colors.
No matter how you call the Ray Ban sunglasses, whether it is your "if-only-I-could-buy-one-pair" of glasses or the "desert island" sunglasses, it will always remain as the stylish and sophisticated sunglasses that can never run out of style! Ray Ban is truly a classic and a legend in the field of sunglasses. You just never would want to miss owning one!