Classic B&L Ray-Ban black Wayfarer sunglasses c 1980s are easy enough to find but hard to find in good vintage condition. Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses were first introduced in 1952 when their design was a revolutionary break from the metal eyewear of the past. Wayfarers enjoyed early popularity in the 1950s and 1960s, especially after they were worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. A lucrative 1982 product placement deal that featured Wayfarers in movies like those worn by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in The Blues Brothers and TV shows such as Miami Vice brought the Wayfarer to the height of their popularity. Actors such as Jack Nicholson have also become synonomous with the cool Wayfarer look. Today, Ray-Ban Wayfarers are cited as the best selling design of sunglasses in history. They're great as men's or women's sunglasses, measuring approximately 5.5" temple to temple with lens measuring approximately 2.0" x 1.875" at the widest points and both laser etched BL near the hinges. Both ear stems have the Ray-Ban logo in raised metal on the outside, and the inside of one stem is marked Wayfarer while the inside of the other stem is marked B&L Ray-Ban USA. The inside of one ear pad is marked L1724 PSAS. Don't be misled by more modern versions of Wayfarers now produced by Luxottica not to mention the Asian reproductions that have come on the market - these are the original and now legendary vintage Wayfarer I sunglasses of movies and television fame. If this particular model is sold out, check out the original B&L Ray-Ban 5022 black ebony Wayfarers, item vs361 or see our entire collection of vintage B&L Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses.
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