In 1952 Ray Ban ventured into plastic frames and brought out the iconic Wayfarer, which became embedded in popular culture via the likes of Presidents, musicians and filmstars wearing them, most famously including Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
My taste in Ray Bans followed their product development timeline, albeit about 50 years late as when I got older I found myself lusting after Wayfarer frames and again snapping up cheaper imitations from Primark and eBay. I even found a pair once at Reading Festival (magpie at heart!) and carried on collecting until I had a pair in almost every colour. I mentioned in a previous post that I had a bit of a breakthrough a few years ago when I realised that cheap sunglasses were damaging my eyes and etching frown lines in my forehead, and I decided to splash out on some real Ray Ban Wayfarers and never looked back.
Fast forward to a few weeks ago and Pretavoir kindly got in touch and asked if I wanted to review a pair of their sunglasses. It was an easy choice and I knew immediately I wanted another pair of Ray Bans. I feel so lucky that blogging has afforded me opportunities to own things I previously have had to tirelessly save for or even things I didn't think I'd be able to own and so I took so much pleasure in snapping open the leather case and turning over the sunglasses in my hands when they arrived. They really are a beautiful pair of shades! I chose a pair of Clubmasters this time as something different to own in addition to my Wayfarers. Tom doesn't think they suit me but I absolutely love them!
|Ray Ban Clubmaster* - £89.50 - Pretavoir|