1 Ray-Ban Driving Series sunglasses c 1980s feature "The General" brow bar and B&L Ray-Ban B-15 mineral glass lenses designed to enahnce color contrast outdoors, making objects appear brighter and easier to see while providing sharp, clear perception of details. Ray-Ban driving glasses are ideal for a wide variety of outdoor activties requiring accurate hand-eye coordintation such as golf, tennis, and driving. These 62mm Ray-Ban driving sunglasses have paddle ear stems making them easy to take on and off, and the brow bar was designed to improve comfort and balance of the sunglasses on the face. The Generals are a distinctive design feature of select vintage Ray-Bans, so named because General Douglas MacArthur landed on the beach in the Philippines in World War II wearing them. Photographers snapped several pictures of him wearing this style of B&L Ray-Ban aviators for newspapers and magazines, and Americans instantly fell in love with the style which still endures today. The gold plated B&L Ray-Ban frame measures approximately 5.5" temple to temple, and the brown 62mm B-15 lenses measure approximately 2.5" x 2.0" at the widest points with right lens laser etched Ray-Ban 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 62  14.
Item VS255-1 / Price: SOLD
1A Identical in size, shape, and appearance, these Ray-Ban B-15 Driving Series General sunglasses were produced slightly earlier c 1970s pre-dating the introduction of the laser etched Ray-Ban on the right lens. All other marks are identical, with both lenses laser etched BL near the hinges, the top of the nose bridge impressed B&L Ray-Ban USA, and the bottom of the bridge impressed B&L Ray-Ban 62  14.
Item VS255-1A / Price: $265.00
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