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Ray-Ban’s new wayfarers add more protection to a timelessly cool look

The design hasn't changed much in the past 60 years, but the materials certainly have.


Christine Burkson

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Posted on Jun 21, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 2:01 pm CDT

In the world of fashion, sixty years is a long time at the top. Ray-Ban just updated their classic wayfarer sunglasses, and while the design might not have changed much, the materials certainly have.

Visually, the new wayfarers are very similar to the original 1956 glasses. The classic shape has definite retro undertones, but the new frames are made from lightweight titanium. This makes them more durable and comfortable.

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The biggest change is the construction. Ray-Ban avoided welding the frames to maintain a modern look, and the screw-less hinges are made to last. The high-performance, UV-blocking lenses offer more protection from scratches and the sun.

Make no mistake: these sunglasses virtually guaranteed to be stylish for years to come. You can order Ray-Ban’s new wayfarer sunglasses for 45 percent off via the Daily Dot store. The price, which saves you nearly $100, includes free shipping, and you can choose between black and clear frames.


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*First Published: Jun 21, 2016, 11:45 am CDT