Ray-Ban Wayfarers | The definitive guide on buying Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
Helping you determine what style and size to buy from the Ray-Ban Wayfarer collection.
Welcome to the definitive guide to buying Ray-Ban Wayfarers from shadesdaddy. If you're reading this, you're in the market for a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers and we want to help you make the right decision as to what model and size you're buying. After going through this quick guide, you're on your way to buying the perfect pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers.
Let’s answer some quick questions to get these out of the way in case you’re just looking for some quick Q&A’s as you’re ready to go:
Ray-Ban is one of the only sunglasses companies that actually makes styles in different sizes. There is a scale in the size numbers but it's also important to consider the different style you're looking at for size. At the bottom of each style number, you'll see a size guide you should check out for exact measurements.
47MM LENS: SMALL
50MM LENS: SMALL / MEDIUM
52MM LENS: SMALL / MEDIUM
54MM + LENS: LARGE
Q: ARE RAY-BAN WAYFARERS MADE IN CHINA?
A: No. Currently, there are no wayfarer styles made in China. This can change at any time and we'll update this if it does. for now, they are currently all made in Italy.
Q: HOW CAN I TELL IF THE RAY-BAN WAYFARERS ARE REAL/AUTHENTIC?
A: At the bottom, we'll show you some videos; one of them will be on detecting authenticity of product. All product sold on shadesdaddy.com is 100% authentic, purchased from Luxottica, the manufacturing company of Ray-Ban sunglasses.
Q: DO RAY-BAN WAYFARERS COME WITH PROOF OF AUTHENTICITY?
A: No. The only proof of authenticity will be the packaging and product you receive. Currently, Ray-Ban does not include a certificate of authenticity in Ray-Ban Wayfarers (or any product for that matter except Ray-Ban rare prints.)
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF RAY-BAN WAYFARERS
When looking at the RB2140, you're looking at the very classic, iconic frames that Bausch & Lomb manufactured (which is now owned and manufactured by Luxottica,) which has become a trademark and staple of celebrities, rock stars, fashionistas and hipsters alike. These are the Ray-Ban wayfarers that have a forward slant when sitting on your face.
This model is made in many different colors and two lens sizes, 50mm and 54mm. The 50mm is considered a small / medium lens size & the 54mm is considered a large frame. The RB2140 is also now available in a 47mm which is a much smaller frame size. This style is also available with some polarized lens options.
Best Fit: oval / round faces
**new asian fit size : ray-ban has now released a new size, 52mm which is considered a smaller / thinner fit considered asian fit. currently, this is only available in very few colors.
The more modern look of the wayfarer comes in the form of the RB2132 style. These are a bit less "squarish" than the iconic RB2140 and is a bit of a smaller frame in general. The RB 2132 comes in many different colors and variations. Currently, only two lens sizes are available for this model: 52mm and 55mm. The 52mm is considered a small / medium size and the 55mm is considered large. This style is also available with some polarized lens options.
Best fit: oval / round faces
**new asian fit size: ray-ban has now released a new size, 52mm which is considered a smaller / thinner fit considered asian fit. Currently, this is only available in very few colors.
If you're into new and modern shades, the RB4105s are the foldable wayfarers. Taking on the shape of the classic RB2140s, these shades are completely foldable. They come in a variety of different colors and available currently in two sizes, 50mm and 54mm. The 50mm is a small / medium and the 54mm is considered a large. This style is also available with some polarized lens options.
Best Fit: oval / round faces