How to Tell if Ray Ban Sunglasses Are Fake

When it comes to a pair of shades, nothing beats the old-school cool of Ray-Bans. Whether you’re aiming for the classic fake ray bans Wayfarer look, the Dirty Harry sheen of a pair of aviators, or the refined elegance of a pair of Clubmasters, there is no settling for anything but the best. Don’t let yourself  get robbed — be a smart consumer. Know how to tell the difference between the real deal and cheap imitations so you can wear your Ray-Bans with confidence.

1. Look and feel for seams on the plastic. All genuine Ray-Ban products are crafted from high-quality materials using the finest manufacturing processes. Notably, the plastic body of Ray-Ban sunglasses are cut from a single piece of acetate and are hand-polished. Because of this, you shouldn’t be able to detect any nicks, rough spots, or especially seams on your glasses. These are after-products from cheap manufacturing processes and are dead giveaways that a pair of “Ray-Bans” aren’t what they are being billed as.

Seams can be anywhere on a fake pair of Ray-Bans outlet, but they’re especially likely to be on the places where the mold used to create the plastic closed — namely, the upper edges of the glasses above the lenses and the tops of the “arms” that rest on your ears.

  1. Feel for an inappropriately light weight. Take your Ray-Bans in your hands. Turn them over a few times. Gently toss them an inch or two up and catch them.They should have some weight to them and feel solid and substantial. They shouldn’t feel unusually light, thin, or fragile. If your glasses seem like they may not be heavy enough to keep a few pieces of loose paper from blowing away, there’s a good chance they’re not real.

Real Ray-Bans have metal support struts inside the “arms” that sit on your ears that are responsible for much of their weight. If you have a model with transparent arms (like, for instance, the Clubmaster Squares)[2], you should be able to see this metal. If you can’t, you’ll know you’ve been wearing fakes.

3.Check for non-glass lenses. Take your glasses off and look at them from the front. give the lenses a few gentle flicks with your fingernail. If they have the look, feel, and “clinking” sound of genuine glass, this is a good sign — many Ray-Bans online sale use real glass for their lenses. Non-glass lenses don’t necessarily mean that your glasses are fake, however, unless they’re obviously cheap-looking, cloudy, or poor-quality.