The Best Ray-Ban Sunglasses for Men

Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer-the gentlemens ledger


In terms of accessories, what item comes to mind when you think of cool, stylish, and mysterious? The answer of course is sunglasses and no brand  holds the crown in these traits like Ray-Ban sunglasses. If you could own only one pair of sunglasses in your entire life that would be versatile enough to compliment any style choice you make, I would hand you a discreet black case and in it would be the Classic Ray-Ban Wayfarer !

They Don’t Call Them Classics for Nothing

Ray-Ban is the one of worlds most coveted brands and produces some the best sunglasses for men on the market. These iconic Wayfarers have graced the noses of many of the stars of menswear past such as James Dean, Sammy Davis Jr. and Michael Jackson. Notice anything about these men? These style idols hail from different eras in our history but one thing remained constant and that is the impeccable style and relevance of the Wayfarer sunglasses.

These shaded specs are virtually the same as they were when they were invented in 1952 and yet the look of these sunglasses are still very current, raising themselves to become a style staple in American style for both men and women.

Wayfarers ooze sex appeal with their sleek, elegant curves and of course the iconic temples on the side which feature the stunning chrome bullets that has made Wayfarers a TYPE of sunglasses in addition to being a style of Ray-Bans.

It’s the simplicity of the design paired with the subtle but impacting details that highlight these glasses and they will highlight any look you combine them with just the same. Don’t believe me? Throw on a pair of Levi’s jeans, a plain white tee-shirt and these stunners and I dare you not to flirt with your own reflection in the mirror.

As the world leader in eye-wear, Ray-Ban has a reputation for being a trend-setter but the trends this brand forges do not fade into dishonor like M.C. Hammer’s parachute pants and these sunglasses prove that fact. The down side to these pillars of style is that they are unisex and may be snatched up by your significant other from time to time, so I would suggest you find a good hiding space, (hint – no one wants to search a gym bag.)

These weapons of impeccable style are forged from a shiny shade of black acetate in a medium width with lenses in a faded green tint. This is the classic look but the options have been diversified over the past 60 years so you have a whole array of frame and lens combinations to find a style that suits you best.

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

RAY-BAN Aviator RB3025-the gentemens ledger

The Wayfarer isn’t alone in the line up of stylish specs form Ray-Ban, may a present the Wayfarer’s daddy, the Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses!

As previously discussed, the Wayfarer is synonymous with the Ray–Ban brand but what is not so widely known is the Wayfarer is the descendant of another another style staple and that it the aviator sunglasses.

Aviator sunglasses or “pilot’s glasses” were created in 1932 for the purpose of protecting pilots from the glares of the sun while flying, hence the name. Unlike its dashing predecessors, these sunglasses did not raise to popularity from an entertainer, these sunglasses were first publicized when newspaper photographers snapped several pictures of  General Douglas MacArthur wearing them after landing on a beach in the Philippines in World War II. This war-hero put the stamp of bad-ass on these sunglasses and that stamp has remained ever since creating a look of shear confidence and sex appeal to the face of every man that has had the pleasure to sporting these war born wonders.

Every time you wear these, you will feel like a modern day maverick with these sleek metal frames that add a spot of unpretentious “bling” to your look and lenses that add a leer of mystery to your face. The aviators also come in a variety of frame and lens combinations but my favorite is the gold frames with brown gradients lenses as pictured above. I just so happen to need a pair of sunglasses in a shade of brown and these are a stellar compliment to my skin tone that I describe as Caramel Macchiato, um tasty.

The Verdict

 You can grab the “Ray-Ban Aviator RB3025” today for a mere $159 and the “Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer RB2140” for $199 but if that seems too expensive, consider these factors into the cost.

  • Neither of these sunglasses will ever go out of style so you won’t need to retire or replace them with a different pair
  • Ray-Ban aviators will couple well with any look ranging from your weekend errands to your wedding invitation
  • These aviators are durable and will possible outlive us all so make sure to add it to your will and testaments
  • You will be treating yourself not just to a pair of sunglasses but to a piece of style history with a linage of legendary fans

So If you don’t already have these sunglasses at your disposal, I suggest you go grab them and watch your look transform to effortless refinery and star bearing, the style Gods of our past, present give you there blessings.

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