When it comes to Ray Ban sunglasses Sale, there are some frame shapes that never go out of style: wayfarers, clubmasters and aviators. And Ray-Ban, who celebrate their 75th anniversary this year, remain the go-to brand for connoisseurs of this perennially cool trinity. To celebrate the milestone (and perhaps with one eye on the rumoured Top Gun sequel in the works), Ray-Ban are about to release this capsule collection of four limited edition aviator styles with ambermatic lenses.
The history of the Ray-Ban aviator dates back to 1929 when General John MacCready, a US army Air Corps lieutenant, commissioned a team of technical design experts to create army pilot goggles that would stop his men suffering headaches and nausea caused by glare at altitude.
Originally known as ‘Anti-Glare’, the glasses were soon rebranded to emphasise how this new accessory could effectively block (Ban) sun rays (Ray). With foresight, the company saw an opportunity to bring their frames to the masses, and in 1937 the Ray-Ban Aviator was born, becoming an instant classic. A status they’ve retained ever since.
Always innovating, Ray-Ban introduced the light-sensitive photochromic lens in 1978. ‘Ambermatic’ is a special yellow lens that darkens depending on light and temperature conditions. By transitioning from yellow to brown, the lens technology blocks glare and highlights outlines and shapes, even in the snow.
The newly launched ambermatic aviators will be available at Sunglass Hut from June. Hopefully by then we’ll have some sun.
Here, MH takes a sepia-tinted walk down memory lane to pick out our favourite Ray-Ban styles over the last 75 years…
As Ray-Ban Sunglasses outlet celebrate their 75th year, we select our favourite frames, from 1937 to the present day.