Ray-Bans: possibly the most recognizable brand of sunglasses in the world. They serve as the quintessential symbol of cool eyewear, worn by everyone from Air Force pilots — real and Tom Cruise — to iconic actors and musicians (read: Bob Dylan, James Dean). Today, they've continued to remain a tour de force in the sunglasses market, crafting top-quality frames and lenses that'll assuredly make your face that much more likable. Check out our top picks of their classic and modern takes right here:
Originally developed for Air Force pilots who were complaining of glare on long flights, the Aviator was soon co-opted by dudes with sweet mustaches, and Erik Estrada.
Probably the most recognizable and mimicked design in sunglasses history, the Wayfarer isn't going anywhere. Whereas they used to be available exclusively in black, you can now find 'em in about every color from bright red to tortoise.
Introduced by Ray-Ban in the roaring '80s, the Clubmaster features a traditional browline and a minimalist frame. If the Wayfarer is associated with the James Deans of society, these would be the Don Drapers.
A modern take on a classic concept, the Lite Force style can commonly be found dominating the slopes, loungin' on the beach, or anywhere that mixes an active lifestyle with a bit of style… so, like, the frisbee golf course, too.
The Kenny Powers of Ray-Ban sunglasses. These aerodynamic badasses will head to Florida in August, play 36 holes with only three clubs, come out 11 under par, and then ride a jet ski into the sunset while Bon Jovi plays somewhere in the distance. Waaaaannnted. WAAAANNNTEEDD. Dead or alive…