Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses History
Ray Ban aviator sunglasses were introduced in 1937. Originally aviator style glasses were developed by Ray-Ban for US Air Force pilots. RayBan aviators were designed to protect their eyes from the blinding glare. Ray-Ban chose Amelia Earhart (first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic) as the aviator sunglasses testimonial. The pairing of the two made Ray Ban sunglasses a symbol of reliability and great adventure.
Ray Ban Shooter aviator sunglasses were manufactured the following year. In addition to the classic tear-drop lens shape, this model featured a distinguished brow bar.
Ray Ban aviator sunglasses from Outdoorsman Ray Ban collection came in 1938. Designed to resist harsh, damaging outdoor rays, the Outdoorsman raised performance and reability to an unprecedented level and quickly became the first truly universal sunglasses model.
Nowadays Ray Ban aviator sun glasses originally developed for pilots became popular among civilians and overseas. The original Ray Ban aviator glasses expand their assortment with the addition of different frame materials, various lens treatments and slightly modified shapes. Lenses now are available in different lens materials in numerous solid and fade tints, as well as polarized, mirrored and photochromic versions. Frame colors range from shiny and matte plastics to the classic arista gold, gunmetal and black in the metals.
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