Ray-Ban Wayfarer fans or sunglasses geeks

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  1. CrownVic macrumors regular

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    Hey guys! Im a pretty big fan of sunglasses and the different styles of glasses. I am specifically a huge fan of the Ray Ban Wayfarers. I ordered a pair of black Wayfarers (RB2140) in my perscription. Ive wanted these for SO long and I'm so happy to be able to get them. I'm also a huge Blues Brothers fan :D Hopefully they'll be here Friday :cool:
     
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  3. CrownVic thread starter macrumors regular

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    They look pretty cool :) I have a more round/oval face, so I like frames that have sharp corners and square shape lenses
     
  4. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    As do I.

    Both my ordinary glasses - and my prescription sunglasses - are the Riley R by Oliver Peoples.
     
  5. Zenithal Suspended

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    Very much this. I've been using them for many years. Up until last year I thought they were English. Turns out they're American. Fancy that.
     
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    I didn't know that they were a well known brand; in 2010, on holiday, I spotted a pair of frames in Stockholm that I liked, and asked about them.

    It transpired that they were Oliver People's - a brand I had never heard of - and so, I had an eye examination in Stockholm - I was due my biennial eye test in any case, - and therefore, I had a new pair of glasses made in Sweden, new lenses, and new frames. I haven't worn anything else since then.
     
  7. Obi Wan Kenobi macrumors 6502

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    Rayban Wayfarers are iconic, not least because of Blues Brothers.

    I finally bought a pair in June, and I absolutely love them.
     
  8. CrownVic thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah they are! There's a lot of history behind them :) my biggest influences in buying them, besides loving the style, is the Blues Brothers and John Lennon. Lennon had a pair in 64 that he wore a lot. This was before he went to the round "granny" glasses
     
  9. Zenithal Suspended

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    They and several dozen other high end brands are owned by Luxottica, an Italian conglomerate. If memory serves me correct, I asked a stranger at an outdoor pub what brand their sunglasses were. They're a fairly obscure brand and don't have the notoriety that Ray Bans do. Mostly derived from JFK wearing them, albeit in tortoise, IIRC.
     
  10. satcomer macrumors 603

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    I wear glasses and come to the conclusion to wear a clip on instead because constantly changing glasses become a pain especially when wearing shorts or going into a good restaurant or movie theater and having to carry (in a glasses pouch) case around with you!
     
  11. Scepticalscribe, Oct 6, 2016
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    That is a perfectly reasonable solution as long as the glasses you wear fall into a 'standard size'.

    Actually, I used to wear clip ons, but eventually realised that they were not made in a size sufficiently small for the lenses - and frames - I wore. In fact, it became impossible to find a pair which actually fitted me - or my glasses, - without completely dwarfing my face.

    Thus, prescription sunglasses, as soon as I could afford such a thing, became the norm for me.
     
  12. lowendlinux Contributor

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    I where brown lens sunglasses therefore I wear Serengeti generally. I do have some plastic framed Uvex that are every bit as good.
     

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