Ray-Ban W0996 Fashion Metals Style 4 Sunglasses
Vintage Ray-Ban W0996 Fashion Metals Style IV sunglasses are the low production companion of the more elongated Fashion Metals Style II, a distinctive lens shape that is reminiscent of early military issue Caravan sunglasses but much more refined and elegant. You also get the famous Bausch & Lomb RB-3 mineral glass lenses, developed for the US military and featuring "absorption balanced with the eye's sensitivity to colors for peak acuity." The unisex Ray-Ban W0996 Fashion Metals frame measures approximately 5.25" temple to temple, and the lenses measure approximately 2.0" x 1.875" at the widest points with right lens laser etched Ray-Ban and both lenses laser etched BL near the hinges. The top of the nose bridge is impressed B&L Ray-Ban USA while the bottom of the bridge is impressed B&L Ray-Ban 52 [] 21, new old stock from a 1980s optical shop's display and part of an amazing collection of vintage Ray-Bans owned by a well known US business executive and long time customer of the Vintage Sunglasses Shop. Rare.

Item VS2269 / Price: $385.00


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