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Vintage Ray-Ban sunglasses remain practically synonymous with American cool. And although the brand has given us some of America’s most iconic sunglass styles — the Wayfarer, the Clubmaster are widely loved Ray-Bans — the Ray-Ban Aviator is in a class of its own.

As a pilot in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, Lieutenant John Macready had experienced the debilitating headaches caused by the bright sun high up. In the 1930s, he took action, partnering with eyewear manufacturer Bausch & Lomb to develop sunglasses specifically for aviators like himself and his colleagues. It was patented as the Ray-Ban Aviator in 1939.

“Aviators reflect the idea that form follows power. They express charisma and heroism — a pilot takes us forward through danger, and there is no going back,” says Patrick Michael Hughes, fashion and decorative-arts historian at Parsons School of Design.

When the Wayfarer was released, in 1952, it was the first sunglass frame made from acetate. With a design inspired in part by mid-century Cadillac tail fins, it caught on with silver-screen stars. Early adopters included James Dean and Marilyn Monroe, who were soon followed by other artists, like Bob Dylan and Andy Warhol. Indeed, celebrities have long held sway in the sunglasses realm — whether you’ve opted for vintage Ray-Ban sunglasses because you’re enamored with Marilyn Monroe’s celebrated Wayfarers or you’ve taken to classic Aviators because actor Jon Hamm wore them in the nostalgic TV smash hit Mad Men.

Of course, with all of this star power, that means they’ve become as popular with counterfeiters as they are with consumers. Do you know how to spot fake Ray-Ban sunglasses?

The center portion of a pair of Ray-Ban acetate sunglasses — which holds the lenses — is cut from a single block. If you feel a seam where two pieces of plastic, front and back, have been glued together, just say no. Also, look out for glue and uneven edges. These are telltale signs of counterfeit production. The final product should have a sturdy, substantial hand.

The lettering inside the temples, or arms, is another good indicator of authenticity. The text should be cleanly etched, perfectly centered and aligned. Ray-Ban’s faux-leather cases come in black, brown and occasional special-edition colors. What you won’t find on a real case is frayed or uneven stitching. What you will find, on newer cases, is a snap closure inscribed with a perfectly centered and executed signature logo and, at the left, a larger logo stamped on the case, sometimes in matte gold or black.

There will be a prominent Ray-Ban signature logo in the upper corner of the right lens and a very subtle BL (for glasses made before 2000) or RB (for those made in 2000 or later) etched on the left one. The logos appear on the opposite sides for prescription lenses.

If faced with Ray-Bans of questionable provenance, remember: The truth may hinge on the hinges. Ray-Bans will always have solid metal, not plastic, hinges, and they will be attached to the frame with screws or rivets, not glue.

A pair of classic designer sunglasses can be a game-changing finishing touch to your ensemble. Find your perfect pair of vintage Ray-Ban sunglasses on 1stDibs.

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Designer: Ray-Ban
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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1960s American Ray-Ban

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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Rome, Rome
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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1980s American Ray-Ban

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By Ray-Ban, Ray Ban Ambermatic
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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1970s American Ray-Ban

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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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1980s American Ray-Ban

Vintage Ray Ban Double Gradient Gold Outdoorsman 62mm Collectors USA Sunglasses
By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
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Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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1960s American Ray-Ban

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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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1980s American Ray-Ban

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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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1960s American Ray-Ban

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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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1980s American Ray-Ban

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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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1980s American Ray-Ban

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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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1980s American Ray-Ban

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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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1960s Ray-Ban

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By Ray-Ban
Located in Capri, IT
Ray-Ban black gold sunglasses
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21st Century and Contemporary Ray-Ban

RAY-BAN RX 5154 5650 Clubmaster Plastic Tortoise/ Havana Eyeglass
By Ray-Ban
Located in New York, NY
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2010s Chinese Ray-Ban

Vintage Ray Ban Chalet Brown 1960's Mid Century G15 Lenses USA Sunglasses
By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
Rare 1960's Chalet brown stripes frame. Bausch and Lomb USA Made. G15 grey lenses no Ray Ban logo or B&L etched . Straight out of the 1960's. All hallmarks. Minor sign of wear on ...
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1960s Ray-Ban

Rare Vintage 1940's Ray Ban Smallest Size 12K Gold Filled B&L Sunglasses
By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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1980s American Ray-Ban

Ray-Ban Vintage Unisex RB 3362 Cockpit Sunglasses 56/18 130 mm
By Ray-Ban
Located in Rome, Rome
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1970s Italian Ray-Ban

BAUCH&LOMB Ray-Ban original vintage sunglasses, made in U.S.A from 90s
By Ray-Ban, Bausch & Lomb
Located in Santa Clarita, CA
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1990s American Ray-Ban

Ray Ban Sunglasses
By Ray-Ban
Located in London, GB
A chic pair of vintage Ray Ban Sunglasses. They are model number RB3302 005 61/183 N. Lens height 1 3/4''.
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Vintage Ray Ban Wayfarer Classic Olympic Albertville G15 '92 Bl Us Sunglasses
By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
New classic Wayfarer in sleek black. B&L etched in both G15 grey lenses. Please notice that this item is nearly 40 years old and could show some storage wear. New, ever worn o...
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1980s American Ray-Ban

New Vintage Ray Ban Gold Hexagonal G15 Grey Lenses B&L 1980's Sunglasses
By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
New Vintage Ray Ban classic hexagonal gold sporting G15 grey lenses. Comes with its original Ray Ban B&L case with minor sign of wear due to storage. FRONT 11.5 CMS LENS HEIGHT 4...
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1980s American Ray-Ban

Vintage Ray Ban Playtime Black 1960's Mid Century G15 Lenses USA Sunglasses
By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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1960s American Ray-Ban

New Ray Ban The Wayfarer Woodies Driftwood Edition Collector USA 80's Sunglasses
By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
New and Rare collectors item the ultra rare edition of the classic Wayfarer: The Woodies. These were made in 3 colors, from light brown to dark brown. These are Drift Wood edition. ...
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1980s American Ray-Ban

New Vintage Ray Ban Shooter Gold 62Mm Brown Changeable Lens 1970 B&L Sunglasses
By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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1960s American Ray-Ban

New Ray Ban Wayfarer 1960's Mid Century Pearl Grey RB3 Lenses B&L USA Sunglasses
By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
The first and super Rare 1960's Wayfarer in grey with thinner and elongated temples . Bausch and Lomb USA Made. Straight out of the 1960's, Never worn or displayed. Original Ray Ba...
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1960s American Ray-Ban

New Vintage Ray Ban Aviator 12K 52MM Gold Grey Lens Kids Edition B&L Sunglasses
By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
New Super special vintage Ray Ban Aviator 12K filled frame with B&L G15 Grey Lenses in SIZE 52!! The smallest size available, suitable for children. Please noticed this item may sh...
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1980s American Ray-Ban

New Vintage Ray Ban Decot 10 K Gold 62Mm Kalichrome Lenses 1970's B&L Sunglasses
By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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1980s American Ray-Ban

Vintage Ray Ban Outdoorsman Tortuga 62Mm Changeable Lenses B&L Sunglasses 1980
By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
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1980s American Ray-Ban

New Vintage Ray Ban Aviator 58MM B15 TGM Brown Lenses B&L Sunglasses
By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
New Super special vintage Ray Ban Aviator Gold frame with B&L B15 Brown Lenses in SIZE 58!! Amazing top gradient mirror lenses. Comes with its origina...
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New Ray Ban The Wayfarer Classic Copper & Black Amber Lenses USA 80's Sunglasses
By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
New classic Wayfarer in two tone copper and black. B&L etched in both amber lenses . Please notice that this item is nearly 40 years old and could show some storage wear. New, e...
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1980s American Ray-Ban

Vintage Ray Ban B&L Vagabond Orange & Yellow G15 Grey Lenses Sunglasses USA 1980
By Ray-Ban
Located in Baleares, Baleares
Rare vintage Vagabond orange & yellow frame holding a spotless pair of G15 grey lenses. This pair have minor sign of wear due to nearly 40 years of storage. Comes with original...
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Questions About Ray-Ban
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    The color of the Ray-Ban Arista finish is gold. Specifically, the hue is a warm light gold, which the luxury eyewear brand often complements with black acetate temple tips. You'll find many styles of the brand's metal sunglasses available in the finish, and it is a particularly popular choice for Aviator frames. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of Ray-Ban sunglasses.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 25, 2024
    The Ray-Ban lens that is the darkest is dark gray. Due to its coloration, the lens appears nearly black. The American eyewear brand also offers dark green lenses that look black when worn. Explore a selection of Ray-Ban sunglasses from some of the world's top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Bausch & Lomb originally made Ray-Ban glasses. The company launched the Ray-Ban brand in 1936, introducing the now iconic Aviator frame. In 1952, Ray-Ban unveiled its other famous style, the Wayfarer. Bausch & Lomb sold Ray-Ban to the Luxottica Group in 1999. Explore a selection of Ray-Ban sunglasses on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 11, 2024
    To tell if your Ray-Ban sunglasses are vintage, look at the temples. There, you will find the four-digit serial number. Cross-referencing this number with information provided by trusted online resources can help you date your eyewear. Generally, any pair of Ray-Bans made 20 years ago or more is vintage. Another way to get a rough idea of the age of your sunglasses is to look for an BL or B&L mark on the lenses. This mark refers to the previous owner of Ray-Ban, Bausch & Lomb. Since the company sold the eyewear brand in 1999, any sunglasses that bear its initials are usually vintage. For assistance in dating your sunglasses, consult a certified appraiser or other knowledgeable expert. On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage Ray-Ban sunglasses.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To check the authenticity of your Ray Ban sunglasses, check the corner of the left lens for the ‘RB’ mark. It should be clear and etched into the lens. If it looks painted on or low quality, it could be a sign the Ray Bans are fake. Shop a collection of properly vetted vintage and contemporary Ray Bans from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 31, 2023
    Yes, many people consider Ray-Ban pieces to be luxury. They generally fit the definition of luxury because they feature quality workmanship and materials and are available at aspirational price points. Vintage Ray-Ban sunglasses remain practically synonymous with American cool. The brand has given us some of America’s most iconic sunglass styles — the Wayfarer, the Clubmaster and the Aviator. Early adopters of the Wayfarer included James Dean and Marilyn Monroe, who were soon followed by other artists, like Bob Dylan and Andy Warhol. Shop a collection of Ray-Ban pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    Whether Ray-Ban sunglass cases are leather varies. Ray-Ban eyewear typically comes in a faux leather case, but Ray-Ban has released limited edition genuine leather cases for purchase separately over the years. Find a variety of Ray-Ban sunglasses on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    You can find original Ray-Ban aviator glasses from a number of sources. However, the simplest way is likely to browse a reputable online platform that sells vintage sunglasses. Alternatively, you can also look at online and print classifieds, vintage shops, estate sales, auction houses and flea markets. Shop a collection of Ray-Ban sunglasses on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    Yes, Ray-Ban green lenses look black, both to the wearer and to anyone who sees them. Interestingly, the eyewear maker does not produce any of its iconic sunglasses with black lenses. Instead, designers at the brand use gray or green lenses to simulate the visual effects of black while offering advanced sun protection. Explore a variety of Ray-Ban sunglasses on 1stDibs.

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