Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
Nothing short of iconic, this sunglass shares the top spot with Ray-Ban's aviator as the most recognisable and replicated sunglass in the world. It's the Wayfarer's class, heritage and versatility that does it.
Ray-Ban 2140 Original Wayfarer
Ray-Ban 2132 New Wayfarer
Ray-Ban 4105 Folding Wayfarer
Ray-Ban 2143 Wayfarer II
Debuting in 1952 the Wayfarer just happened to have all the right statistics for a classic. It’s distinctive trapezoid lenses, corner flicks, hinge pins and tail fin temples come together to create what is the definitive sunglasses. It was just born to be worn and worn and worn and worn…
When something is so iconic only the original will do. You may play with new takes on the style by other brands and there are some really memorable ones out there, but when it comes down to it a wayfarer must have a capital W. It must be Ray-Ban for maximum effect.
The Wayfarer struck a chord with it’s unique brand of cool was appropriated by numerous faces of the movers and shakers in film, art and music. In the fifties James Dean wore them in the sixties Audrey Hepburn and JFK. In the eighties everyone wore them and the same has applied throughout the noughties.
The Wayfarer as we know it today in the form of the 2140 is created using the original specs from the fifties model giving you that authentic look.
The style has endured over fifty years and Ray-Ban have fuelled the fire with contemporary twists on the legend. A myriad of colours including coloured interiors and contrast arms and patterns in the brand’s collectable Rare Prints offer the original 50’s model with a twist is give us even more means to express ourselves and have fun. Different size options also create more possibilities.
Being unisex and with that old school charm from a career that spans over fifty years all ages can pull off this frame making the Ray-Ban Wayfarer the most versatile sunglasses available.
A celebrity and fashionista favourite, this is a truly essential piece of kit.