The Ray-Ban Eyewear and Sunglass Company was founded in 1937 and has their headquarters in one of the fashion centers of the world: Milan, Italy. The Ray-Ban sunglasses have been celebrity favorites from Bob Marley in the 1950’s to Tom Cruise in the 1990’s and still remain a top eyewear company.
With the polarization of their lenses, Ray-Ban sunglasses have become a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts like bikers, joggers, golfers, and drivers. They are especially popular with the water-loving population for their ability to reflect the light and block the glare.
This particular pair of sunglasses, the Ray-Ban Erika, leans more towards the vintage styling with its rounded lenses and “cats-eye” shaped frame. However, the metal frame arms allow for a more customized fit. At www.sunglassesshop.com, they are a little overpriced at $126 because they can be found at the Ray-Ban website for $115, but with the free shipping it may work out evenly. With the “Erika” style, they have a variety of frame colors like the ever-popular black and tortoise, but also have fashion forward colors sand, blue, violet, and peach. The lenses are shaded to compliment the frames, in both lighter and darker tones.
Who should wear the Ray-Ban Erika? Well, the rule of thumb is that you should wear a frame shape that is opposite your face shape. So, those who have a more square shaped face would look better in rounded glasses. One celebrity who seems to follow this rule is Elton John, the king of rounded eyewear. Of course, whatever you think looks good or makes you comfortable should be what you choose to wear. I recently purchased my first Ray-Bans in regular eyewear and have never received so many compliments on my eyeglass choice before, so I am definitely a new fan.