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Ray-Ban Aviator Gunmetal Frame Brown Non-Polarized Crystal Lens 58mm Mens Sunglasses RB3025-004-5158

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SKU: RB3025-004-5158
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$71.00 (44%) $113.89

A pair of Ray Ban Aviator sunglasses styled in a gunmetal frame with brown gradient lenses. These sunglasses offer 100% UV protection and the gradient lenses provide a smooth transition from solid to transparent colors. Lens: 58 mm, Bridge: 14 mm, Temple Length: 135 mm. Made in Italy.

Ray-Bans were created in 1937. Some years earlier, 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 prototype, known as Anti-Glare, had an extremely light frame weighing 150 grams. They were made of gold-plated metal with green lenses made of mineral glass to filter out infrared and ultraviolet rays. Pilots in the United States Army Air Corps immediately adopted the sunglasses. The Ray-Ban Aviator became a well-known style of sunglasses when General Douglas MacArthur landed on the beach in the Philippines in World War II, and photographers snapped several pictures of him wearing them.