Ray Bans has long been one of the most popular makers of sunglasses. Thanks to a huge celebrity following, these fashionable sunglasses have been the favorite of the general public as well. Ray Ban aviators and Ray Ban wraparound styles are the most popular, and they offer unmatched protection for your eyes. But where did the famous Ray Ban name come from? And how did they rise to fame?
Ray Bans were first made in 1937 for Lt. John MacCready, a balloon adventurer who had just returned home from a trip. He had complained that his eyes had sustained damage caused to them from the sun. When he contacted famed lens maker Bausch and Lomb, he asked if they would create him super-protective sunglasses that would also look great. The first pair of Ray Ban aviators was a hit. They became a necessity within the United States Army and Air Force during World War Two.
Later on, the entertainment industry caused a swell in Ray Ban sales as they used the stylish sunglasses in movies and TV appearances. The first such movie is the accused Breakfast at Tiffany's, in the opening breakfast scene. Later they would appear in such movies as The Blues Brothers and Risky Business. Finally, in 1997, Will Smith commented on his Ray Bans in Men in Black, skyrocketing them to mainstream popularity.
Today, Ray Ban sunglasses still enjoy their imminence popularity, as they continue to develop new styles for the changing fashion scene. Their timeless eyewear will be a factor in the industry for years to come.