ARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY?
The Wayfarer was introduced by Ray-Ban in the 1950s and the design is still going strong. A pop culture staple, Wayfarers played an integral role in The Blues Brothers and Risky Business, among other films, and are a constant celebrity favorite. In fact, they have become such an icon that the “wayfarer” description now transcends the original Ray-Ban style and has become an all-encompassing description for the design. Classic and timeless, the wayfarer flatters most face shapes and definitely ups the wearer’s cool factor. So whether your customers are actual rebels without a cause, or just want to look like one, we’ve assembled an appealing assortment. — MARISSA WALSH
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This article originally appeared in the September 2016 edition of INVISION.
Professional surfer Jamie Sterling wears model CLARKE. Made with proprietary SR-91 polarized lenses, the Clarke combines the clarity of glass with the impact resistance of polycarbonate—perfect for wipeouts. Ride the waves with Big Wave World Champion Jamie on Instagram (@jamie.sterling) or sign up for surfing lessons at professionalsurfguide.com.
(866) 523-6661 | kaenon.com
Little introduction needed: The Original Ray-Ban WAYFARER CLASSIC, model RB2140, the most recognizable style in the history of sunglasses. Enough said.
(800) 422-2020 | luxottica.com
Look smooth in model GLIDE from the original California lifestyle brand. Fun, affordable and subtle sunnies for street, sand and surf.
(800) 645-3733 | cvoptical.com
Wayfarers are not only a fashion choice. Models like the lightweight LOWDOWN, available for every face size and shape, are the perfect combination of performance and lifestyle. The cool colorways are a bonus.
(888) 206-2995 | smithoptics.com
Go big and bold with model YONA, based on classic 1950s 3-D movie theater glasses. Go full-on movie star and remove them only when actually at the movies.
(866) 667-2687 | moscot.com
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It’s endless summer with model MARTA, a bright, trendy take on the standard wayfarer shape. These colorful sunnies will also provide a boost on overcast days, or whenever you need an infusion of zest.
(877) 889-0399 | immagine98.it
Keep a spring in your step well into September with this kinder and gentler wayfarer, model BB7160 POETIC. The flirty floral temple is a surprise sure to inspire a sonnet. Or at least a haiku.
(800) 505-5557 | altaireyewear.com