Few sunglasses have occupied such a storied place in popular culture and history as Ray Bans.
From Presidents to runway models, there’s not a generation alive that can’t remember owning (or wanting to own) a pair of these sunglasses. While Ray Bans now can be seen on the next generation of Hollywood style setters, the famed sunglasses had a much more practical and humble beginning.
Founded in 1937, the first Ray Ban sunglasses were created for the U.S. Army Air Corp. The Army wanted to protect aviators from the damaging rays of the sun and provide an elegant look on the dashing airman of the day.
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