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      01.03.2014 21:46
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      Will be you look cool as a cucumber

      We bought these ray bans because my other half wanted some aviators and we recognised the name and thought it to be reputable.

      As aviators go they're nice, they sit well on the face and they do the job of shielding you from the suns rays.

      My partner has quite a large head though so I'm not sure how these sunglasses would sit in someone with a slimmer face?

      The only for side to these glasses is the case they come in. They come in a soft leather case and if you travel a lot I'd advise you to buy a nice hard case for them - we flew from Abu Dhabi back to the UK with the glasses in our suitcase and the glasses became a bit twisted... This was easily rectified though by a very nice optician who fixed them for free for us! So if you want to avoid this happening I definitely recommend that you invest in a hard case.

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      18.10.2012 20:27
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      Expensive but a good investment if you want a pair of both practical and stylish sunglasses.

      I had been after a pair of RayBan aviators for a while when they went into the sale in Vision Express. I didn't know which style to choose are there are so many different designs and styles, varying in lense and also frame colour. I decided to go for the mirrored silver lens style aviators because I like the idea that they totally hide your face and eyes which is what I like in sunglasses as I wear them mostly for fashion rather than practical reasons.

      Like most good brands of sunglasses, these sunglasses have full UV protection and are very dark when you look out of them. I know this sounds like an obvious trait of sunglasses but the mirrored lenses maakes them far darker than normal sunglasses so I would recommend if you are going to buy them online, that you find a shop to try them in first and check to see that lenses are okay. Aviator style sunglasses have very large lenses and therefore cover all of you eye area- no need to worry about your eyes not being fully protected. Although the lenses are large, the sunglasses sit comfortably on your face and don't look too big.

      This particular style of sunglasses have very thin legs and frame, so you must be careful not to put any weight on them or drop them as I don't think they will take much breaking. However, on the plus side, they are very light and therefore very easy to wear. Where they sit on your nose, they have comfortable plastic pads that make sure they don't fall or slip down; also very comfortable. The legs are coated in plastic, therefore ensuring that where they rest on your ears, they are comfortable and don't irritate.

      Ray Ban aviators come in a leather case, and a small cloth to keep your sunglasses clean. Although, the case does offer some protection, you must still be careful when placing them in a handbag as the case is by no means hard and would not stop them from bending or breaking.

      Ray Ban aviators tend to RRP from £135-£150. I got mine in the sale for £95, a good bargain I think. However, I still regard this as expensive for a pair of sunglasses and so I am extra careful not to scratch, lose or break them. They are very good quality and I will keep them for many years so although they are expensive initially, I feel that in the long run they are a very good investment.

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      04.10.2012 20:31
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      Worth every penny

      I had wanted to buy myself a pair of designer sunglasses for quite some time when I decided that at the start of summer 2012 that I would make the big purchase as I had a few holidays planned and felt I would get my wear out of them! I chose a pair of Ray Ban aviators as they are fashionable at the minute with many celebrities owning a pair and I felt the style of the glasses suited my face shape.

      I began my search for the perfect pair of Ray Bans by visiting their official website, www.ray-ban.com/uk. Here I was absolutely overwhelmed by the array of colours that the 3025 aviators are available in. These sunglasses are available in various lens and frame colours. From looking at the website I could not make my mind up about which colour I wanted and knew that I had to see the sunglasses in real life before making my purchase.

      I visit my local House of Fraser store where they stocked a smaller range of the Ray Bans. They only had a few of the different colour combinations in stock, which I actually found made it easier to make a choice. I chose a pair with a gold frame and brown lenses, which I felt suited my skin tone and colouring the best. The great thing about the glasses being available in so many colour combinations is that there is a colour to suit all.

      As with most high quality sunglasses sold in the UK, these glasses have full UV protection. The lenses in these glasses are large enough to cover the whole eye area, meaning that they protect your full eye and the delicate skin around it from sun damage. When you put these sunglasses on, what is initially noticeable is how clear and crisps the view is through them. They protect my eyes well and I do not need to squint or shade my eyes even in very bright sunlight.

      These sunglasses have a thin metal frame and legs. The frame and legs are quite delicate as the metal is thin. The advantage of this is that when you put them on, they are really lightweight and comfortable. The pads which sit at the bridge of your nose are made of clear plastic. Initially when wearing these sunglasses I found that they slipped down my nose quite easily and constantly needed pushed up. After a while I realised that the nose pads can be adjusted easily by bending, meaning that the sunglasses fit your face better and won't slide down. The end of the legs of these sunglasses is also fitted with plastic protectors. These are thin and lightweight enough to still be comfortable behind your ears.

      When you buy a pair of Ray Bans they come in a leather case which is shaped for the sunglasses to fit inside perfectly. I was given the choice of a brown case or a black case and chose the brown. The case has the Ray Ban logo on it and it also comes with a micro fibre cloth to keep your lenses clean.

      The RRP of these sunglasses in £135 and this is what I paid for them in House of Fraser. If you shop around online, they can be bought for cheaper, but when I saw them in the shop I fell in love and had to have them there and then! These are expensive for sunglasses, but I plan to look after mine well and have them for years to come, and I definitely think they are an investment piece and will stop me from wasting money on cheaper pairs!

      Thanks for reading/rating and I hope you found my review useful.

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        02.07.2012 00:57

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        A classic, staple of every mans wardrobe

        When I think of sunglasses, the first brand to come to mind is always Ray Ban. Immortalised as a style staple by Tom Cruise in Top Gun, Ray Ban aviators are a must for pilots and holiday goers alike.

        The aviator style tear drop lenses and metal arms are the epitome of timeless. Other styles, such as wayfarers or clubmasters, come and go with the fashion trends. This isnt the case when it comes to aviators - they will see wear every summer. Aviators look right at home paired with literally any outfit in your wardrobe - from summer shorts with a t shirt to your three piece business suit.

        The metal arms and frame manage to be both lightweight and sturdy. If you are used to wearing any sort of glasses you will hardly even notice they are on - that is how light they are. At the same time, Ray Ban are sacrificing quality. Should you accidentally drop your glasses they will not break, in fact I would say the only way to snap the arms of a pair of Ray Bans is if you actually tried to do so.

        A common complaint regarding cheaper sunglasses is that over time the tint on the lens can be scratched off easily. I've had my two pairs of Ray Bans for over five years now, and both look good as new.

        The branding in the top corner of the right lens is a classic. It is placed and sized with expert subtlety, so as to mark a quality product without turning the wearer into a walking advertisement.

        When buying Ray Ban you pay more than you would opting for cheaper brands - but you are getting a trustworthy product that will last you a long time, if appropriately looked after. If you are the sort who loses or breaks sunglasses easily, then these probably aren't for you. If you will look after them as I do, with an almost motherly instinct, then they are a great purchase.

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        01.07.2012 18:35
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        Classic sun specs

        I have a huge collection of sunglasses with Ray Ban being my favourite brand. Ray Ban Avitors are probably the brands most iconic sunglasses and their most successful thanks in no small part to them being worn by Tom Cruise in Top Gun. Since Mr Cruise wearing the glasses they have continued to be popular year on year and have never been out of production and still sell in their millions every year.

        I have actually got two pairs of Avitors. Of course they are different from each other but the overall design and shape are the same its just one pair has a silver frame and one has a gold frame. The lenses are also different in that the gold pair have dark brown lenses and the silver ones have polarised mirrored lenses. The silver mirrored lenses are my personal favourites but the gold ones are probably more classic looking.

        The glasses have a metal frame but the frame is really lightweight and don't feel heavy on my face. The legs are also really thin so they sit really well on my face and don't leave red marks when I take them off. I do find that they have a slight habit of sliding down my nose a little and I often have to push them back up but this is a small price to pay for such good glasses.

        The lenses do a good job of keeping out the sun but because the lenses don't wrap around they do let a little light in the sides when it is extremely sunny.
        I find that they really suit my face shape and I would think that they would suit most people as the shape is a very classic one. They have quite a masculine appearance to would be far more suited to men than women at least in my opinion.

        Like all sunglasses sold within the EU these ones offer protection from the sun's harmful rays so you know that your eyes are going to be protected when wearing them.
        To be honest I only bought these sunglasses because of how they looked but I do think that overall they give good protection and when wearing them I don't spend the whole time squinting in the sun.

        With the sunglasses you get a nice brown leather case which is ridged so as to protect the glasses. It's just as well they come in this case as the glasses are quite fragile due to them having such a thin metal frame and putting these in a bag without the case would just be asking for trouble as bending the frame would ruin them completely.
        They also come with a little cloth for cleaning and a little booklet to authenticate them.

        There is a reason that I have two pairs of these glasses and that's because they are classic glasses that look amazing and give good protection from the sun.

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          17.06.2012 14:39
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          These are a great investment that will stay iconic and fashionable for decades to come.

          I bought a pair of these Ray-Ban 3025 Aviators last year during a trip to the USA. For years I'd been wearing the sort of mid-range sunglasses that you buy in the fashion shops in the UK, and on this particular trip, I managed to break my latest pair and needed a replacement pair because I was about to do a fair amount of driving in the country. Hence, looking around in the shops in the New York, I noticed these Ray-Bans Aviators for the equivalent of £70 in a main stream store, and knowing that they are upwards of £100 in the UK, I knew that these were an absolute bargain. Hence, I bought them.

          Now Ray-Bans are always considered to be the Rolls Royce of fashion styling in terms of sunglasses, with almost iconic status, probably driven by the fact that they originally featured in the 1986 film 'Top Gun' (for those that can remember that far back) with Tom Cruise, and ever since, many people have tried to emulate that Fighter Pilot 'cool' status by wearing them. In fact, they were originally developed by Ray-Ban to be used by US Air Force pilots, and nowadays, you tend to see many of the 'A' list celebrities wearing them at various red carpet events. So they are very sought after fashion items with a unisex styling.

          But Ray-Bans are more than just a fashion statement because they are actually very good sunglasses. Looking at the styling first, the 3025 range comes in a variety of frame colours, lens shades and colours. Frames can be in either gold, silver or bronze, with lens coming in either black, dark green, brown or grey. Of note, you can also get variations in the amount of tint (or darkness of the lens), as well as different sizes of lens between 55 to 62mm in order to accommodate the shape of your face and head. You can even get prescription lens if required, although I didn't have enough time in the USA for me to take this option.

          In addition, all the lens offer a high degree of UV protection as standard, which is vitally important when out and about on a bright sunny day. The sun emits UV rays in the form of A and B rays, which can cause permanent damage to the lens and cornea of the eye. Often the damage is slowly caused over time, and hence you don't really notice it until it is too late. One of the problems to be aware of is that in bright light, the pupil of the eye closes down slightly to restrict the amount of light entering it, thereby limiting the damaging UV rays from entering the eye. When you put sunglasses on, the pupil opens slightly to allow you to see through the dark lens. With the cheaper sunglasses, you don't tend to get the UV protection in the lens, and hence, putting the cheaper sunglasses on actually opens the pupil up and allows more damaging UV to enter. UV protection lens, such as these ones in the Ray-Bans, actually block that UV from entering the eye in the first place when you are wearing the sunglasses. Hence, it is important to have lens in your sunglasses that provide UV protection.

          The Ray-Bans that I bought have a gold metal frame with the 62mm black tint lens. The frame itself is a very thin metal, which almost looks frameless around the lens, leading up to the thin arms which finish off with the ear socks on the ends of the side arms to hold them on to your head. The nose bridge is the classic wire arm either side with a small pad on each arrangement. To finish the sunglasses off, they have also put the Ray-Ban logo on the top outer corner of the right hand lens (as you look through them). In a way, they kind of look like the old 1970s styling of sunglasses, but their status amongst celebrities have ensured that they have carried through the decades to remain bang on styling today.

          To wear them, they are very comfortable and very lightweight. For longer term wear, they did start to rub a bit either side of my nose when I first go them. But I then took them to an optician to have the nose pieces adjusted slightly and they have been perfect ever since. The sunglasses are fairly flat across the front, with a very slight wrap around of the lens, and I find that the larger lens does help to provide that vital eye protection from the sun. The lenses themselves are quite dark (in my case I got a grade 3 tint of 5 tint levels), but not so dark that you can't safely see through them. In fact, in direct sunlight, they are actually quite clear to see through, much more so than my previous sunglasses that I purchased in a well know fashion store in the UK, and you can easily read a book through the lens if required.

          When you have spent a lot of money buying the Ray-Ban Aviators, it is wise to look after your investment. Hence, it is worth pointing out that when you buy these, you also get the classic Ray-Ban logo'd stiff leather case to keep them in, which also contains a Ray-Ban monogrammed microfibre cloth to clean them with.

          In summary, these Ray-ban 3025 Aviators may cost more than your average sunglasses, but what you are getting for your money is classic iconic styling that has endured decades of fickle fashion changes. They look good, are comfortable to wear, and give you that vital UV protection. Hence, easily a 5 star recommendation.

          Also on Ciao under Randal1.

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            16.06.2012 09:45
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            Great quality sunglasses

            Great quality sunglasses

            These Ray ban aviators are not only classic but also real quality sunglasses and nothing compared to those cheap sunglasses you can buy for a tenner. Suppose since you are paying around 80 pounds for these ones you should be able to tell the difference! Ray Ban has been around for years and the Avaitors have been a classic sunglasses which seem to almost fit everybody.

            These classic sunglasses come in a few different colours as silver, gold and bronze. I have the gold version with the black lenses. The sunglasses have lenses in a teardrop shope which gives them a distinctive look. The lenses are quiet large and gives you a good protection against the sun. Not only in shape wise but also since the lenses have UV protection. You protect your eyes against UVA and UVA rays which can be damaging to the eye.

            The sunglasses don't only protect your eyes but also are very comfortable to wear. The sunglasses are light which means they don't put a lot of pressure on the nose and they are firm around the ears. I never have to worry that they fall off or anything and i can wear them the whole day without them bothering me. I do have to say that the arms/frame feels a bit weak as they are so light that i'm careful with taking them off as they feel like they can break and i certainly keep them safe in the case.

            I'm very glad i bought these pair of classic sunglasses as they look good, give protection for my eyes and are comfortable to wear. They may cost 80 pounds but they are worth it.

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              11.06.2012 20:46

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              Classic

              Ever since the iconic scene of Tom Cruise swaggering away from his aircraft sporting a pair of aviators in Top Gun, the Raybans Aviator Range has firmly established itself amongst the coolest of sunglasses. A number of lense shades are available with the mirrored effect being my favorite, although scratches are more noticeable on these lenses. Easy and comfortable to wear, all Rayban's sunglasses come with the distinctive Raybans protective case and lense cleaning cloth. The protective case is far more robust than other brands such as Oakleys, reducing risk to the glasses when not being used.

              The aviators are not suitable for sports however. They are fairly loose on the face and can easily fall off with a sharp turn of the head. In addition, the arms of the glasses are very thin and could snap if hit.

              Another major issue, and a potentially dangerous one, occurs when wearing them while driving. When wearing them in the evening to protect from the glare of the low sun, I find that the lenses seriously effect my depth perception. Therefore I recommend not using these glasses for driving.

              Overall, aviators are perfect as a fashionable pair of sunglasses but I would choose a more sturdy frame for anything more strenuous than going to the shops.

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              18.05.2012 10:25
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              An eternally fashionable pair of sunglasses, well worth the investment

              I am short sighted and have to wear glasses pretty much constantly to have a full level of vision, although I have no problems seeing close-up. I haven't got round to ordering a pair of prescription sunglasses yet as I have not found anything suitable, so when the sun comes out I either have the option of being blinded by the high levels of light, or being blinded by wearing normal non-prescription sunglasses and having my field of vision reduced. I usually switch to sunglasses when I'm walking around as I think it's really important to protect my eyes from the sun, and my favoured sunglasses are these Rayban Aviators.

              Product description: "Silver aviator sunglasses with mirrored lenses with signature logo and wire arms with contrasting black acrylic trim. Lens measures 58mm."

              The Rayban Aviator is an absolutely classic style, and I consider the design to have an iconic status. They come in a variety of colours, with a choice of silver, gold or bronze frames, and olive, black or rose lenses. I have silver frames with black mirror lenses which are hugely versatile and work well with any outfit. I really like the shape of these lenses as they are large and provide a full coverage over the entire eye area. The helps to keep the sun blocked out of my eyes, and also protects the under-eye area from sun exposure as well, which can help to avoid skin damage and wrinkling. The lenses are dark without giving total blackout, they dim everything down nicely so you're able to walk around sightseeing without squinting from the glare of the sun. I still end up squinting a bit but that's just because I often need to switch back to my regular vision glasses to be able to look at things or read at a distance.

              The frames are made of thin metal sections and there is the recognisable double bridge detail where the frames rest at the top of your nose. The shape of the frame is quite large and these are a bit oversized but not to a huge scale and they sit on the face nicely. They are a unisex style and could be worn by men or women. I personally think that this style of sunglasses tends to be better suited to people who have strong features, as they give a bold look and could overpower someone with more delicate features.

              Most importantly, these sunglasses offer total UV protection. It is extremely important to protect yourself from the intense UVA and UVB rays during hot summer weather, and for all the time we spend covering up and putting on sunscreen, we quite often forget to give our eyes that same level of protection. UV radiation, whether from natural sunlight or artificial UV rays, can damage the eye's surface tissues as well as the cornea and lens. UV radiation can burn the front surface of the eye, much like sunburn on the skin. Stay safe and wear your sunscreen and don't forget to screen your eyes as well!

              These sunglasses are lightweight and comfortable to wear, although if worn for extended periods of time I can find the plastic pads rub over my nose a little. I am always very careful when handling my Aviators to put them on or take them off, because the arms feel a little bit flimsy as they are quite thin. These sunglasses came with a moulded case to keep them stored in and protected when taking out and about, which is a real bonus and I always use it to keep my sunglasses safe, and also place my normal glasses in the case when I have switched over to wearing my sunglasses. You also get a microfiber cleansing cloth which is very useful for keeping the lenses clean and free from marks, as I do find that the mirror effect shows up smudges and fingerprints very easily.

              I love wearing my Rayban Aviators, and think that they actually manage to achieve the impossible and make me look cool. Yes, really! I really like the mirror effect on the lenses and think that this adds an edge to the style which makes them look modern. A lot of people associate this style of sunglasses with Tom Cruise from Top Gun, but for me it always makes me think of my style icon, Sarah Connor from the Terminator series (specifically T2). I think that the design has a timeless quality to it that remains fashionable in spite of the ever changing fashions and new looks every season. These sunglasses really stand the test of time and I think this classic look will always be stylish, so they are a very good investment piece, especially considering how often they can be used.

              There are many cheaper variants of the Rayban Aviator, but I have been very impressed with the quality and design of the real deal. There is only a tiny logo in the corner of one lens which is very hard to see, but you should always check the item and the accompanying accessories to make sure you're not ending up with a fake. The RRP varies depending on if you are looking for the standard lenses or polarized lenses, and I bought my Aviators for £108.00 from www.my-wardrobe.com. I can thoroughly recommend these sunglasses and think they are perfect for me!

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                23.04.2012 14:57
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                I wear sunglasses all year round as I find they help to prevent headaches from glare. I consider sunglasses to be important to help prevent damage to my eyes caused by harmful ultraviolet light. Whilst I am happy to opt for cheap items when it comes to fashion I am not prepared to compromise where my eyes are concerned! I have always worn Ray Bans as I think they are well made, look good and most importantly; protect my eyes!

                Last summer I decided to treat myself to a new pair of Ray Bans as my ancient ones really were looking a bit dated! I opted for a classic aviator style with silver metal frames. The classic aviator design was first designed to be worn by pilots in the 1930's and is still a popular design today. As this design has been around for so long I figured it wouldn't date!

                Like all Ray bans the aviator has Ray Ban written in white letters on the front on one lens. The all important lenses are category 3; this means that these sun glasses are have high glare reduction and good UV protection. I really wouldn't bother buying sunglasses with less than category 3 lenses as they won't offer you enough protection.

                These sun glasses are well made as you would expect from Ray Ban and have a slight green tint to the lenses. This style is available in several different frame colours and with either mirror glass or tinted glass. The prices vary but I paid around £100 for mine from Johan Lewis. A word of warning- there are a lot of fake Ray Bans on the market so I recommend you buy from a reputable retailer!

                I use my sunglasses for driving as well as everyday wear and find they really do reduce glare quite considerably. I am pleased that colours are not distorted and the large lenses give complete eye protection. Another plus point is that these sunglasses don't seem to steam up!

                Overall I can highly recommend these sunglasses. I love the style ,they are treally comfortable to wear and give good protection.

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                  ~Have Aviators - will travel!~
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                  I have a slight sunglasses obsession which means that I have rather a large collection of them which I chop and change on a daily basis to suit my moods, my outfit, my plans for the day and of course the weather. I have had a pair of well travelled classic Rayban Aviators in my collection for years and I am happy to say that they are still going strong. In my opinion whilst these are THE classic american retro sunglasses style they don't work in every situation, as they do have a signature look that doesn't go with every outfit. However, if I am out and about dressed in classic faded blue jeans and a pair of Raybans on a nice sunny day I always feel that I am dressed to suit the mood.


                  ~The sunglasses case~
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                  My Raybans Aviators have their own semi soft type case which is a simple black toned plasticy type affair with some gold text on it. The case is in no way fancy, nor is it overly padded or strong feeling in my opinion. I feel that the case is not as impressive in terms of how well it is made, when I compare it to other hard cases I have in use for some of my other sunglasses. The Rayban case I have is not a full on hard case, neither is it a full on soft case, which is rather odd to be honest. I consider that this cheaply made case sits in a very so so mid point as far as great sunglasses cases go, that makes it neither a really good or really bad storage case for my expensive shades.

                  The inner material of the case is a mock synthetic semi velour type material that is not overly attractive yet has managed to keep my glasses protected from scratches to a point over the years. The closure on the case I have is velcro and after all the times the case has been opened and closed it has lost some of its stick now, yet still just about manages to close shut enough for me to be able to carry the case in a bag or pocket when the glasses are inside without them falling out and getting damaged. There is a metal strengthening bar hidden in the material of the case towards the lower part of the front closure. This is there to add some extra protection, although I would have liked a more solid case if I had the option, as I feel these offer far better over all protection for your glasses, even if they are slightly bulkier and less easy to carry with you.


                  ~The sunglasses~
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                  The actual glasses are based on a style that was first created for use by pilots although these glasses are no longer the exclusive privilege of the aviators of this world. Raybans in this style are a classic that I feel suits a wide range of people from male to female, young and old. No matter the face shape or style of the wearer these sunglasses can be worn by the masses and do look fairly good on most if not all sunglasses wearers in my opinion. I do find that the pair I have, being an older pair that still have their original solid dark green black smokey glass lenses, are a little heavier to wear than many of the more modern and up to date styles of glasses that I have in my collection.

                  The fact that these glasses are a little heavier than other styles of sunglasses I have does mean that they can and do slip down my nose when I am wearing them from time to time, in a much more pronounced way than other sunglasses I wear. I feel that this is mostly due to the heavier glass lens in these which can cause them to weigh the frames down a little. The more recent Aviators have plastic style lenses in them making them much lighter and easy to wear, although in my opinion they don't give you that super clear view through the lenses that my older pair do. These heavier glass lenses make everything look super clear when I wear them which is something that I like.


                  ~Crisp, clean lenses for over cast days~
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                  You can still wear these glasses on slightly over cast days if wanted without losing any clarity at all, which is something I find you cannot do with more modern plastic style lenses. Part of the reason that I have a vast selection of glasses of different styles, shapes and lens colours is that I find the more modern plastic lenses just don't offer you that really crisp clean view on cloudy or darker days that Raybans with glass lenses do. Well thats my excuse anyway! I love the clear view these give with their polarized lenses as they make everything look shimmer and shine free yet have a mysterious green black dark tone to them that shields and protects my eyes from direct sunlight.


                  ~The Rayban branding/ style~
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                  The Rayban brand name is cleanly presented on the front of the glasses as a flowing signature style written text in a simple white finish. This is the only real indication to a non Rayban wearer that these are real Raybans. Apart from this signature branding on the top of one of the lenses which is an obvious clue as to what these are, I feel that the classic shape of the frames, (although this style has been copied by so many other glasses makers since these were made) do make these stand out as being the real thing. The shape of the frames means that you still get to see a lot of the wearers face when they are wearing these sunglasses in my opinion, as the side arms of the glasses are very slim and do not cover much of the face at all. The side arms on my glasses are still working as they should be even after many years of wear and the only thing that I have had to do is to tighten the fixings from time to time in order to ensure they hang correctly.


                  ~The bridge (the bit over your nose)~
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                  The bridge part of the glasses offers very minimal padding to the bridge of my nose when I wear these and the fact that the lenses in my sunglasses are glass can some times mean that I find these heavy to wear. These can and do leave slight marks to each side of your nose if you wear them for any length of time, although there are clear plastic bridge pads at each side which can help a little. I haven't had to have the clear plastic bridge pads replaced as yet which I am pleased about, although those that are there now have become a little harder and less flexible over time. You can have these replaced quite easily if wanted if they have become too brittle after a good length of use, which is something I may have to consider in future.


                  ~The frame/ lens colour~
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                  The colour of my sunglasses frame is a full on brassy gold colour that has held its brightness really well over the years. More modern Raybans do still come in the classic gold finish although I feel the tone of the more retro Aviators is warmer and deeper than what is on offer in stores now. I haven't really noticed too much fading on any of the parts of the frames at all which I am pleased about and the simple black plastic end protectors at the end of each of the frame arms have remained neatly in place with no cracking or distortion to be seen. The dark black green smokey toned glass lens in these glasses have remained quite clear in my opinion, although there has been a little scratching to them over time which is something I expected due to the amount of use the glasses have had.


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                  As far as rating these glasses I feel that they are a true classic of the sunglasses world as they offer a timeless style that can be worn by men or women if wanted, which is why I am going to give them 5 stars. They do come in 2 lens sizes with either a slightly larger or slightly smaller lens available which I feel makes them more versatile and appealing to a wider range of buyers. As far as costs go I recall paying just over £120 for my glasses which at the time was a huge amount of money for a pair of sunglasses. Prices for these do vary a little although a true pair of Raybans is always going to set you back a few pounds as they are such a well known brand name. If well cared for there is no reason to think that you couldn't get a good few years wear out of a pair of these glasses, as I have found them to be of a reliable quality making them worth a slightly higher sale price than budget priced sunglasses which never seem to last as well.

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                  19.04.2012 14:13
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                  iconic sunglasses

                  Ray-Ban is probably the most iconic sunglass brand and everyone has heard of them. When you think of Ray-Ban Aviators I guess that most people probably think of Tom Cruise and Top Gun. I have to admit that this association did put me off Aviators for quite some time as I really dislike 'The Cruiser'. But a couple of years ago on holiday I was buying new sunglasses, tried on a few pairs of Ray-Ban Aviators, and discovered that they really suited me and that I really liked them.

                  I've had my pair of Ray-Ban Aviators for a couple of years now, and I've also got a couple of other pairs of Ray-Bans as well; a pair of Wayfarers, and a pair of Jackie Ohhs. I think that Ray-Ban sunglasses are superb quality and they will last for years if you look after them. They are definately worth the money. Yes they are expensive, but you know that the lenses and the quality are top notch.

                  All of my Ray-Bans have been from Sunglass Hut stores, I find that they have a great selection to choose from, and the staff are knowledgeable and helpful. I do have to admit that I have bought all of mine in the US as Ray-Bans are much cheaper over there.

                  The Ray-Ban Aviators that I have are a shiny silver metal frame, with a graduated grey lens, I would say a mid grey at the top, fading down to a clear lens at the bottom. They are not the darkest sunglass lenses so I find that in strong sunlight I do squint a little bit with these. However for most of the time they are absolutely fine. Ray-Ban Aviators are a fairly flat lens, they don't curve all the way around and hug your face like many styles, so as result they can let some sunlight in from the sides. I guess that for some people this may be an issue but I find them to be fine.

                  Ray-Ban Aviators are available in loads of different colourways; there are various different frame colours, many many lens colours - from solid colour lenses to graduated lenses to mirrored finish lenses, there are also Polarised lenses available which reduce glare even further. Ray-Ban Aviators are available in different sizes as well, I guess that as a general rule the smaller sizes would be more suited to women, and the larger sizes more suited to men. Mine are the smaller size. The shape of Ray-Ban Aviators doesn't suit everyone, my husband for instance just looks silly in an aviator shape. If your Ray-Bans are authentic then they will have Ray-Ban written on the top corner of the right hand lens (or Ray-Ban P, if the lenses are polarised).

                  The metal frame on Ray-Ban Aviators is very thin so you do need to treat them with care if you want them to last, also they don't have the spring loaded sides. An advantage of the Aviator frame though is that it is fairly adjustable, I've pushed the nose pads out on mine slightly for a more comfortable fit. They are really lightweight and very comfortable to wear for long periods of time. They do also look fairly classy and timeless, I don't think that the Aviators will go out of fashion at all. I have been really impressed with mine, and I'm glad that I finally took the plunge and got a pair. They look good with my hair up or down, they go with whatever I'm wearing, they can be dressed up or down and they suit any occasion.

                  One last quick thing to metion they do come with a case to protect them and a cleaning cloth.

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                  Ray-Ban 3025 Aviator

                  Ray-Ban 3025 Aviator

                  For many years now I have been a fan of the Ray-ban brand as I really like the style of their sunglasses. Unfortunately the sunglasses aren't cheap and normally come with a heavy price tag. Although they are expensive, I would rather buy the Ray-ban sunglasses instead of the cheap sunglasses, since they are much stronger and better quality wise.

                  Ray-Ban has been around for many years and were founded in 1937. The sunglasses were actually introduced for the United States Army and were later introduced to the mass market. One of the key sunglasses is and will always be the Aviator. It's a style of sunglasses that suits many people including me. The sunglasses have a teardrop glasses which give them a very instinctive look. They aren't only attractive but are also good for your eyes as they are very effective against sunlight. The sunglasses come with a metal frame and for that reason are a lot stronger than the cheaper brands.

                  The Aviator have hook like shape at the end of the frame insuring they stay firmly on your face. I have to say that the sunglasses are comfortable and don't sly off that easily. I can easily just fling them on the table without them breaking.

                  I bought my aviator around 80 pounds which is a lot more than some of the cheaper brands but with these I'm at least sure that they will last me for a long time. I bought these last year and they still look as new. For me five stars.

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                  I have owned a pair of Ray-Ban Waferers for a couple of years and was a little unsure about getting these ones, I always thought they would not suit me when in actual fact they pretty much suit everybody! As soon as I tried a pair on I knew they were for me, they can take a couple of drops on the floor with no smashing of the lens and they are very durable, perfect for any occasion, a BBQ and for just lounging around on the beach! I would recommend these glasses to anybody and everybody, I haven't found a pair of glasses that even compare to how perfect they are! Enjoy!

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                  Ray Ban Aviators

                  Back in the 90's I never imagined I would own a pair of Ray Ban aviator sunglasses. As far as I was concerned they were far too 80's, Top Gun, uncool but fast forward a few years later and having become cool again with everyone from Cheryl Cole to Brad Pitt wearing them I had to have a pair for myself.

                  According to an article I read, Ray-Bans were founded in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb. They were introduced for the United States Army Air Corps. Their introduction was quite an interesting story. Lieutenant John MacCready returned from a balloon flying adventure and complained that the sun had permanently damaged his eyes. He contacted Bausch & Lomb asking them to create sunglasses that would provide protection and also look elegant. On May 7, 1937, Bausch & Lomb took out the patent.

                  The aviator is just one of the styles that Ray-Bans produce but they are the most flattering on most people I feel and a look I really love for myself. The article I read goes on to say that aviator sunglasses were given their name due to their oblique teardrop shape, which matched those of the smoked-lens flying goggles which Ray-Ban was then selling to the Army and Navy. They do have a very unique shape to them and cover the face and eye really well. This design then prevents as much light as possible from entering the eye from any angle which makes them not only a fashionable brand but also good for the eyes too. I have a number of different sunglasses but do find that these are the best for blocking out the most light and best for driving in.

                  The Ray Ban aviators come with metal frames which I find fit better than plastic frames as they stay on the back of my ears better. They have a hooked end so they hook onto the back of my ears well and are really comfortable to wear. I bought a pair which have slight blue coloured lenses but they do come in all shades which is great as you can really tailor each pair to fit your outfit. Most eye glasses company sell these pairs as part of their sunglasses range as well as The Sunglass Hut and the Ray Bans website itself. Prices vary, I bought mine for around £90 and these are without any type of prescription but you can buy them with prescription lenses and these obviously cost more as do the more sophisticated looking ones.

                  Ray Bans have the word Ray Ban written on the left hand lens at the top of the lens so you know you are buying and wearing an authentic pair although I'm sure they are loads of fakes for sale out there. Each pair comes with a black case which I definitely recommend using so you don't scratch or break your glasses.

                  A great style that hopefully will not go out of fashion for me.

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