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Sunglasses – A Ray of Glamour

Designer sunglasses can transform a man’s image, and this year it’s all about retro appeal with classic Ray-Ban styles.

Ray-Bans have long led the way for women and men. And it’s easy to see why when you look at the designer sunglasses and their timeless style and legacy. And the current trends are all about tapping into the Ray-Ban legacy, with their retro, nostalgic vibe. Ray-Ban sunglasses date back to 1937 and the shades stepped into the limelight when they were manufactured for the United States Army Air Corps – a look that was echoed decades later when Tom Cruise donned a pair of Ray-Bans for the iconic movie, Top Gun. It moved into the fashion arena when Bausch & Lomb sold the Ray-Ban brand to the Italian Luxottica Group.

Ray-Ban in the Spotlight

Ray-Ban designer sunglasses always had their roots in style however. They were originally conceived after Lieutenant John MacCready approached Bausch & Lomb to create protective sunglasses after he damaged his eyes on a balloon flying trip – but he wanted them to look elegant too. As American pilots adopted the sunglasses, they acquired the name “Ray-Ban Aviator” and the style became synonymous with pilots in World War Two. From the arena of war to the glitz of Hollywood, Ray-Ban designer sunglasses featured in countless movies, dating back to a movie that made history thanks to its iconic fashion – the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s, featuring one of the world’s most acclaimed beauties – Audrey Hepburn. From the romance of the sixties to the thrills of the eighties, Tom Cruise has carried Ray-Ban sunglasses to new heights, and is regularly snapped in a pair of Aviators or Wayfarers on and off screen.

Ray-Ban Sunglasses – Define your Personality

Perhaps the biggest accolade for wearing Ray-Ban designer sunglasses however is the fact that President Barack Obama has been snapped wearing a pair of Ray-Ban’s. The designer sunglasses have protected the eyes of the great and the good – it’s not surprising that so many men and women want to invest in a brand that has been worn by everyone from James Dean to Bob Dylan. Ray-Ban may have a classic, timeless appeal, but their success is in reinventing the brand for each generation. In 2008, the Ray-Ban Clubmaster designer sunglasses were worn by the cast of the cult American series, Gossip Girl.

Classic Ray-Ban Aviators, Wayfarers and Clubmasters are firm favourites – and the Ray-Ban brand, perhaps more than any other, offers the dudes of the world a chance to define their personality.

Get the Movie Star Look with Sunglasses Direct

At Sunglasses Direct we offer a number of styles that will help you to keep ahead of the crowd. Browse and buy online, or call us on 0115 958 2888, or email [email protected].

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