The Best Ray-Ban Sunglasses Ever Made: Models to Try in 2017

The Best ray ban sunglasses for men and women

In the continuously changing world of fashion, few brands enjoy Ray-Ban’s unanimous popularity. The reputed eyewear brand can pride itself in having created frame styles that are now iconic and popular all around the world.

If you once owned a pair of Ray-Ban’s then you are familiar with their high level of quality and beautiful designs. If not, maybe you are just looking for a style change and want to find the best sunglasses for you.

Either way, we have rounded the best Ray-Ban sunglasses that you can buy right now. Let’s get down to some shady business and find the right pair for you!

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What are Ray-Ban sunglasses?

Ray-Ban sunglasses are a standard from which other sunglasses designers now take inspiration.

Ray Ban is 80 years old this year. Founded in 1937, Ray-Ban is best known for popularizing the Aviator and Wayfarer eyewear styles. The high-quality materials fused with trend setting designs bring to life the best eyewear products available on the market.

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So you can’t go wrong with any of Ray-Ban’s styles. With decades of tradition, Ray-Ban sunglasses have been associated with some of the most iconic celebrities and public figures. Today, they make one of the best eyewear styles for men and women out there.

Most Ray-Ban sunglasses can be prescription – you can actually choose whichever lens type you like – classic, grained, polarized or prescription.  As far as materials go, Ray-Bans are made of high-quality acetate, metal and sometimes, leather accents. They come in all types of sizes, so you’re sure to find the perfect pair!

Ray Bans best-selling Models List:

  1. Aviators – best for heart shaped faces
  2. Way Farers – best for round faces; RB 2132 is the representative model for this style
  3. Clubmasters – best for all types of faces
  4. Justin – best for round and oval faces
  5. Round – best for square faces; RB 3447 is the best in this style
  6. Key hole – Erika is one of the most popular in this style
  7. Foldable
  8. Flat top – the RB 4147 model is iconic for this style

Ray Ban’s Clubmasters, Aviators & Wayfarers are the most popular sunglasses models from the list.

Most of these Ray Ban styles are unisex. In this round-up, we will look at the best RB sunglasses frames and we will let you know if any style is gender restricted. Meet them each below and let the hunt for your best pair of Ray Bans begin!

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1. Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

Nothing beats a classic.

Probably the coolest eyewear style in the world, the Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses were first made for pilots in 1936.

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The timeless Aviator design appeals to political figures, movie stars, and fashion icons. You might remember them as Tom Cruise’s signature style move in the movie Top Gun. Today, they are a vibrant symbol of coolness and that we, and you, cannot ignore.

Ray Ban Classic Aviators

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The tear shaped lenses of the Aviators along with the thin metal frame make them one of the most recognizable eyewear silhouettes. And even though the style has suffered several variations over time, their essence has remained unchanged.

Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses for Women Commercial

Ray-Ban Aviators come in several types of lenses: gradient, polarized or simple matte ones. Aviators with mirrored lenses are some of the best trending sunglasses out there. The simple Aviator frame can also fit prescription lenses.

A lot of Ray-Ban sunglasses are unisex and the Aviators are amongst the most important. However, the Aviators popularity has sparked several other interpretations of the style, such as the heavy browline model which features well…. a heavy browline. We love this style because it’s masculine and cool.

Ray Ban Aviators Shooter sunglasses

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Another beautiful interpretation is the flat top Ray-Ban Aviator. These are larger than the classic silhouette and are made from acetate.

Ray- Ban Shooter Aviators Browline

Ray- Ban Shooter Aviators

The Ray-Ban Flat Top Aviators are second in popularity after the classic model. They are a larger, bolder version of their elders but as stylish in every aspect.

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Ray-Ban Cats 5000 Aviator Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Aviators are the perfect choice for the adventurer personality.

Ray Ban Cats 5000 Aviator Sunglasses

Ray Ban Cats 5000 Aviator Sunglasses

If this is you, then Ray-Ban Aviators sunglasses are completely worth it. Thought you won’t exactly like Tom Cruise in Top Gun, you can give it your best shot! Ride on Maverick!

The best face shapes for Ray-Ban Aviators are heart face, oval face, and square face.

2. Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses

Described as “Unmistakable”, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses are an iconic eyewear style. The trapezoidal frame slightly bent inwards is a testament to Ray-Ban’s ingenuity and attention to detail.

Ray Ban Black Wayfarer Sunglasses

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Ray Ban wayfarer sunglasses

Like the Aviators, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer is a unisex frame. It’s most popular colorway is black acetate finish but you can find it in a variety of other styles like tortoise shell or all matte rainbow colors.

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They have a solid feeling to them because they are very resistant. Heavier than your regular thin metal frame, they will make you feel like it’s hard to break them. Depending on your gender and face size, the Ray-Ban Wayfarers can come in a variety of large and small sizes.

Tom Cruise Risky Business Black Wayfarer

Tom Cruise rocking Wayfarers in Risky Business (1983)

Wayfarers are amongst Ray Ban’s best and most popular sunglasses frames. They have a slick, city look best emphasized by Tom Cruise’s style in Risky Business.

Wear them with confidence and remember that you can always pick your RB Wayfarer lenses in regards to your needs.

The best face shape for Ray-Ban Wayfarers is oval face, round face, and heart face.

3. Justin Sunglasses

The Ray-Ban Justin frame is essentially a redesign of the Wayfarer sunglasses. It’s bigger, bolder and more rectangular and because of that, more masculine.

Ray Ban Justin Sunglasses in tortoise shell

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The Justin preserves a lot of traits from the elder Wayfarer sunglasses but it also adds some new features such as a rubberized frame finish. This Wayfarer-like frame texture is a great addition because they will feel very soft in your hands.

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Justin sunglasses – Get yours here!

The Justin sunglasses also bring some fresh new colorways in order for you to match it with your favorite outfits.

4. Clubmaster Sunglasses

These are the best Ray-Ban sunglasses for party goers and fashion aficionados.

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The retro aspect of the Ray-Ban Clubmasters dates back from the 50’s and is appropriate for the “morning-afters” when all you want to do is shade away from the sun.

Ray Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses in Tortoise shell

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The Ray-Ban Clubmasters are a browline style, the frame is made from thick acetate at the top and metal at the bottom. Best known in the “Havana” colorway this beautiful silhouette will give you an instant style boost.

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Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses

The browline can come in other colors depending on your tastes. Also, the standard color for Ray-Ban Clubmasters lenses is green but you can change them.

The best face shape for Ray-Ban Clubmasters is round, oval and heart.

5. Round Sunglasses

Round sunglasses have always been associated with free spirits and artists. Reminiscent of the 60’s rock legends such as John Lennon, Ray-Ban round sunglasses are one of the brand’s best-known silhouettes.

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The round lenses are held together by a thin, delicate metal frame.  They can be regarded as Ray-Ban’s hipster sunglasses.

Ray-Ban has heard those of you worried that they might not handle a delicate frame and it came up with a thicker acetate frame.

Ray Ban Round Acetate Tortoise Shell Frames

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The Ray-Ban round acetate sunglasses have a thicker front frame and slim metal arms. The acetate allows for a more personalized version because you can choose from several colorways including the tortoise shell.

Ray Ban Round Acetate Sunglasses in Tortoise Shell

Ray-Ban Round Acetate Sunglasses in Tortoise Shell

Ray-Ban round sunglasses are a stylish accessory that can be worn by both men and women.

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The best face shape for Ray-Ban round sunglasses is square, diamond and heart faces.

6. Keyhole Sunglasses

Reminiscent of the Great Gatsby sunglasses styles, Ray-Ban’s keyhole frames is sort of an addendum to the round silhouette.

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Ray-Ban Keyhole Sunglasses – Get yours here!

Strong vintage influences shape the design of the keyhole frame. The arms are thicker and made from acetate while the keyhole has replaced the nose pads.

Ray Ban Round Keyhole Sunglasses in Black

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The Ray-Ban keyhole sunglasses are elegant and somewhat manlier than the classic round shape. While we would say that this style is the best fit for an elegant man who dresses smart and is sensitive to fashion, women can pull them off too.

7. Foldable Sunglasses

This might not be a new sunglasses style but it’s certainly an amazing accessory to own.

Consider having your favorite Ray-Ban sunglasses in a folding version. You will carry them easier in a compact for without having to worry about damaging them.

Ray Ban Folding Clubmaster

Ray-Ban Folding Clubmasters

The Ray-Ban Clubmaster folding sunglasses might prove worth carrying with you when you walk out of the club in the morning. Also, they look smart and stylish in their little box.

Ray Ban Foldable Wayfarer Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Foldable Wayfarer Sunglasses

Ray-Ban foldable Wayfarers are amongst the most popular folding styles.

Ray Ban Foldable Aviator Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Foldable Aviator Sunglasses

The foldable Ray-Ban Aviators will come in handy when you travel. You save space and you don’t have to worry about breaking your precious eyewear frames in all that luggage.

The stylish box of the Ray-Ban foldable sunglasses small and made from fine leather. Accessory wise, this might be your next investment!

How Much Do Ray-Ban Sunglasses Cost?

Ray-Ban is a premium brand so most of its sunglasses and eyeglasses revolve around the $100-$200 price range. It might be viewed as an expensive brand, however the frame’s quality, and sturdiness and scratch resistant materials will pay for itself in years and years of use. They’re a worthy investment.

The cost of Ray-Ban sunglasses is justified by almost 100 years of tradition and eyewear crafting as well as the high-quality materials.

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A pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses is an investment because you own them for many years. The sunglasses lenses provide the important UV protection that you need against the sun and which knock-off or cheaper sunglasses don’t have.

Thought they might cost more than a regular pair of sunglasses, Ray-Ban delivers quality for its money. This is why Ray-Ban never has sales or discounted prices.

How to spot fake Ray-Ban sunglasses?

Speaking of knock-offs, Ray-Ban is one of the most counterfeited brands in the world. Ray-Ban fakes and replicas can be found almost anywhere in the world. These low-quality cheap Ray-Ban’s do not offer UV protection and can be damaging to your eyes.

Here are a few simple rules to avoid buying fake Ray-Ban sunglasses:

  1. Only buy from select and authorized retailers (online and offline)
  2. Carefully check the packaging for imperfections or misspellings
  3. Check for a certificate of authenticity and buy from stores that give the possibility of a refund
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Ray-Ban Full Original Package

Fake Ray-Bans are a dime a dozen so it’s important to learn how to spot them. To learn more you can read our authenticity guide.

Where are Ray-Ban sunglasses made?

Ray-Ban sunglasses are produced by the Luxottica group which has manufacturing facilities in both Italy and China. The Ray-Ban sunglasses made in China are marked on the inside of the arm with an inscription reading ” “Made in China by Luxottica Tristar”.

You might want to know where Ray-Ban sunglasses as they are credited with being an American product. Ray-Ban eyewear has not been manufactured in the United States for a while now.

Those Ray-Bans made in Italy have the classic “Made in Italy” mark. Ray-Ban sunglasses are most often made in Italy while the Junior segment is produced in China.

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Ray-Ban sunglasses are a fashion statement & a great choice for a new pair of specs.Choose the style that best suits you and make an investment for your eyes.

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