Ray Ban Aviators
Ray Ban Aviator classic is a brand of sunglasses created by the company Ray-Ban and produced under license since September 1937 by Luxottica Group, which has its headquarters in Milan, Italy. With time the "Aviator" was incorporated into the collection of sunglasses Ray Ban and became one of its main models. Originally created for pilots who worked for the armed forces during World War II, now they are used as eyeglasses fashion icon . The first aviators appeared in 1936 with a design similar to that of flight goggles and were initially offered only to pilots working for commercial airlines. After several years there were two models developed: RB 2140 and RB 1405 (the name relates to the width of the lens in millimeters).
The most famous models in the world are: Ray Ban Pilot RB 4171, which were worn by Steve McQueen; Ray Ban Wayfarer RB 2027 and Ray Ban RB3025 (gold metal frame with UV protection). Nowadays ray ban aviators still retain this characteristic design, but with a more modern look, and come in different styles such as rectangular or round frames. The latter have been around for a while. They became popular at the beginning of the 80s when celebrities started using them (from Tom Cruise to Michael J. Fox) and came back into fashion after they appeared again on the big screen in 2011 during last summer's blockbuster Transformers 3.