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In the market for the best Ray Ban For Round Face? Our team has researched and reviewed these sunglasses for round face male and sunglasses for round face female products to help you come up with a better decision. We’ve also put up a ray ban glasses price shopping guide with the features you can consider when buying the ray ban sunglasses.

A good pair of sunglasses is by far the most important style investment to make this summer. On any and all occasions this season, the right pair of shades will protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, but also give your outfit that extra boost of badass style, even if you’re just wearing a simple T-shirt and shorts.

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Back to the future: cool retro sunglasses from cult label Ray-Ban

Ray-Ban has been one of the leading glasses brands for decades, with a loyal and ever growing fanbase. What started out with purely functional intentions evolved into a huge success story, and nowadays the cult label offers a massive variety of prescription glasses and sunglasses.

Many Ray-Ban designs have been adopted by other labels, but the famous Ray-Ban logo on the lens or temples means the originals will always stand out. A small but illustrious group make up the most popular models: Aviator, Wayfarer, Clubmaster and a few others are regarded as timeless classics on the sunglasses scene. Let’s take a look at what makes each model special, and find out which one is best suited to you.

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Aviator, Wayfarer and Co. – which Ray-Ban model suits you best?

Aviator

The Aviator was the first Ray-Ban model on the market and, as its name suggests, it was inspired by the field of aviation. In the 1920s a US Air Force general approached Bausch & Lomb and asked them to develop a pair of glasses that would protect pilots’ eyes from the dazzling effects of the sun. A few years later Ray-Ban Aviator was born. Typical features include the teardrop-shaped lenses, double bridge and narrow metal frame.

Best suited to: oval and square faces.

Oval faces are very well balanced and most sunglasses look good on them. The one thing to bear in mind is that the teardrop-shaped glasses can make the face look longer than it really is. Aviator glasses have a softening effect on the angular features of square faces.

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Ray-Ban Aviator Large Metal RB 3025 L0205

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Aviator Large Metal RB 3025 L0205

Ray-Ban Aviator Large Metal RB 3025 001/51

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Aviator Large Metal RB 3025 001/51

Ray-Ban Aviator RB 3025 112/17

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Aviator RB 3025 112/17

Wayfarer & New Wayfarer

The Wayfarer model hit the market in 1952. The trapezoidal-shaped frame is hard-wearing yet wonderfully laid back, and this model has made a huge impact on pop culture through its numerous appearances in film and on TV. The large plastic frame is instantly recognisable, and nowadays is available in various colours and with various patterns. The New Wayfarer is a bit smaller and lighter than the original and combines retro and modern elements. Its frame isn’t quite as front-heavy as the original Wayfarer.

Best suited to: oval, round and heart-shaped faces

Wayfarer glasses lend round faces more defined contours, while for heart-shaped faces New Wayfarers create a nice balance between the broad forehead and pointed chin.

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Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer RB 2140 901

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Original Wayfarer RB 2140 901

Ray-Ban New Wayfarer RB 2132 902

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New Wayfarer RB 2132 902

Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer RB 2140 954

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Original Wayfarer RB 2140 954

Round Metal

Inspired by 1960s fashion, the Round Metal will sprinkle pure retro glitter on your look. The round lenses and narrow frame are discreet and elegant, while a gold or silver frame can add a sheen of glamour.

Best suited to: oval, square or heart-shaped faces.

The round rims soften the contours of square faces and create a nice balance between the forehead and chin of heart-shaped faces.

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Ray-Ban Round Metal RB 3447 001

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Round Metal RB 3447 001

Ray-Ban Round Metal RB 3447 112/Z2

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Round Metal RB 3447 112/Z2

Ray-Ban RB 3532 198/9U large

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RB 3532 198/9U large

Clubmaster

The Clubmaster has been on the market since the 1980s, but the look stretches back to the 1950s. The famous browline style is characterised by pronounced upper rims and discreet, narrow lower rims. The original Ray-Ban Clubmaster was available in black or tortoise shell pattern, but today a whole variety of colours are available.

Best suited to: oval, round and heart-shaped faces.

As with the Wayfarer model, the Clubmaster makes round faces appear longer. On heart-shaped faces the rounded corners of the frame soften the effect of the more pointed chin.

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Ray-Ban Clubmaster RB 3016 W0365 large

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Clubmaster RB 3016 W0365 large

Ray-Ban Clubmaster RB 3016 990/9J small

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Clubmaster RB 3016 990/9J small

Ray-Ban Clubmaster RB 3016 114517 large

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Clubmaster RB 3016 114517 large

Clubround

What do you get when you combine two of Ray-Ban’s most popular models? Answer: the Clubround, which takes the best of both the Clubmaster (pronounced browline) and Round Metal (round lenses) models.

Best suited to: oval, square and heart-shaped faces.

The Clubround has the same effect on square and heart-shaped faces as the Round Metal model: the round lenses have a softening effect on angular facial features and lend balance to heart-shaped faces.

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Ray-Ban Clubround RB 4246 901

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Clubround RB 4246 901

Ray-Ban Clubround RB 4246 1157

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Clubround RB 4246 1157

Ray-Ban Clubround RB 4246M 1181/58

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Clubround RB 4246M 1181/58

Justin

The Ray-Ban Justin model is inspired by the original Wayfarer model. However, the lenses are more square-shaped and the frame even more striking. The model is also available with rubberised finish and half-transparent frames.

Best suited to: oval and round faces.

Just like the original Wayfarers, the striking frame and square lenses of the Justin model give the contours of round faces more definition.

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Ray-Ban Justin RB 4165 601/8G

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Justin RB 4165 601/8G

Ray-Ban Justin RB 4165 852/88

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Justin RB 4165 852/88

Ray-Ban Justin RB 4165 710/13

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Justin RB 4165 710/13

Erika

The Erika model stands out, quite literally, due to its oversize look. The combination of high-quality plastic frame, metal temples and hip, keyhole-shaped bridge make sure the retro charm of these glasses is anchored very much in the here and now.

Best suited to: oval, square, round and heart-shaped faces.

With its curved edges, slightly extended narrow frame and large lenses that get narrower at the bottom, the Erika combines qualities that flatter any face type.

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Ray-Ban Erika RB 4171 865/13

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Erika RB 4171 865/13

Ray-Ban Erika RB 4171 600068

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Erika RB 4171 600068

Erika RB 4171 60028G

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Erika RB 4171 60028G

How to find the right size Ray-Ban sunglasses

Every face is different, and that also goes for size. Narrow faces require a smaller frame than wider faces to ensure an optimal fit. Taking this into account, Ray-Ban offers some of its models in three different sizes: Small, Standard and Large. For most people, the Standard model is fine. When you buy Ray-Ban sunglasses for the first time, you can easily determine the right size for you with a bank card. The card is roughly as wide as the standard lens-size. Hold the width of the card next to your nose.

A If the end of the card’s shorter side covers the outer corner of your eye, go for the Standard size.

B If the end of the card extends beyond your eye, choose the Small size.

C If the end of the card doesn’t reach the outer corner of your eye, go for the Large model.

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If you already have a pair of sunglasses, you can consult the measurements on the inner side of the temples. They’ll look something like this: 50-19-140.

  • The first number gives the width of the lenses in millimetres.
  • The second number gives the width of the bridge in millimetres.
  • The third number gives the length of the temples in millimetres.

You can also figure out the size of your glasses yourself. To learn how, click here:

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Everything You Need To Know About Ray-Bans

Everything You Need To Know About Ray-Bans

Waging the sunglasses war is the iconic Ray-Ban, a brand so steeped in history it’s hard to wonder who hasn’t donned a pair of their famous frames at least once in their lives. Yet despite a 79-year-long history, Ray-Ban is still the leading sunglasses brand of choice for the modern day gent.Read more Men’s Style Guide features and check out our Store.

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Think about it, have you ever been envious of the effortless style captured by James Dean, or witnessed the macho Godfather himself, Al Pacino suited up in his tailored finery? If your answer is yes then chances are you’ve already been acquainted with the iconic Ray-Ban brand. No brooding Hollywood lead actor is seen without a pair. Ray-Ban encompasses tradition with modern day dressing, and it’s a brand that can elevate any casual outfit with the easiest of efforts. How exactly do you achieve that dapper style then? Read our ultimate guide to Ray-Bans, acknowledging how to choose from the most popular shape, tint and frame, to learning how to seamlessly incorporate them into your wardrobe for years to come. A pair of good sunglasses are a staple piece for men’s summer fashion and in this guide we’ll go through your best options.

Top Rated Sunglasses

What distinguishes Ray Ban from any other luxury sunglasses brand is their devotion to bespoke design and movement with technology. Ray-Ban’s best sunglasses incorporate either a polarised or photochromic lens. The former lens is ideal for people whose eyes are light sensitive, the latter is used for prescription wearers when going in and out of direct sunlight.

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Ray-Ban Styles

Ray-Ban boasts an impressive collection of eclectic and modern frame designs that they’ve managed to refine throughout the years. When investing in a new pair of sunglasses its worth trying before you buy. Not every style will suit your face shape, but the classics such as the Aviators and Wayfarers for men should compliment almost everyone.

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The brand boasts six main male sunglasses designs. The Aviator, Wayfarer, Clubmaster, Round, Justin and Erika – with a recent addition, the Clubround being introduced to the main collection. Each design is fully customisable, from lens colour to frame design and a material of choice. For those brave street stylers out there why not opt for a denim fabric frame? It’s also worth considering the folding flash lens design for easy on-the-go use.

Aviator

The Ray-Ban Aviator embodies everything you’re looking for in a design meant for high-flying across the continent. Specifically designed for U.S. Aviators in 1937, the Aviator is iconic as it is classic. For those willing to don a slightly more magnified sunglasses frame the Aviator is an ideal choice, regardless of whether you’re up in the skies or shielding your eyes from direct sunlight down on the ground. Like all of Ray-Ban’s mod cons, you can personalise your Aviators in a luxe leather finish.

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£124
Ray - Ban Aviator Sunglasses Large RB3025
Ray-Ban – Sunglasses
£124

Wayfarer vs Aviator

If you’re considering investing in a classic piece from Ray-Ban, and you’re leaning on the Aviator over the Wayfarer, the key difference would be the overall aesthetic of the frame. The Aviator design has a much slimmer and flexible frame that compliments the wider lens, whereas the focal point of the Wayfarer glasses design is the frame itself.

Best Ray-Ban Aviators

The classic Aviator shape might not be to everyone’s taste, but luckily Ray-Ban has designed two alternative Aviator frames. The Outdoorsman RB3030 features all the classic lines of the Aviator with an enhanced brow bar, crystal lens and cable temples for a more secure fit.

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Additionally you can opt for the La Havana Aviator Shooters, crafted with additional aviation-inspired design lines such as the central bullet hole, and thin temples to enhance peripheral vision with a bigger crystal lens.

Wayfarer

Referred by Ray-Ban as the ‘Legend’, this 1952 classic sunglasses shape first found its popularity in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Although that popularity soon declined it was thanks to Tom Cruise’s wearing of Wayfarers in the 1983 film Risky Business that ignited a huge cultural shift in the attitude towards the classic shape. There are many different styles of Ray Ban wayfarers so you are sure to find one a pair that suits you. The Wayfarer has been a favourite styling prop in many a Hollywood blockbuster, from Miami Vice, Moonlighting to the cult classic The Breakfast Club. Because of its slightly dramatic cat-eye appearance many questioned whether the Ray-Ban Wayfarer was meant for guys. You only need to study the long list of famous gents, from Michael Jackson, rock star Bono of U2 and pianist Billy Joel to notice the impact the design had on men’s style over the past few decades. Wayfarer is the perfect style for smart-casual men, they go with pretty much any outfit.

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£124

Comparatively each design has its own individual quirks. Consider the Original Wayfarer if you want to invest in some Ray Ban men’s glasses that will last a lifetime, never go out of fashion, and can be worn at practically any age. The New Wayfarer boasts a smaller and less angular frame than the original, and comes in a lighter acetate material for ease of wear. Ray-Ban makes the original and the best wayfarer sunglasses, other brands don’t come close.

Clubmaster

The Clubmaster may not be everyone’s first choice when you pit it against the classic heavyweights, but its popularity is slowly gaining momentum. What makes the Clubmaster unique is its retro 50s design that has fallen in favour with guys trying to achieve that vintage aesthetic. The Clubmaster is often chosen as a prescription frame for those wearers who need glasses as its well-proportioned dimensions suit almost any face shape.

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Round

Another decade play from Ray-Ban is introduced with the design of their Round frames that harks back to the sunglasses worn by legendary musicians in the 1960s. Think John Lennon when considering the Ray-Ban Rounds. Their thin frame dimensions make room for a larger oval lens shape that can be worn by both men and women. Choose this style in a lightweight acetate finish, or a metal frame with dark gradient lenses.

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Justin

For the rock n’ roll sunglasses wearer the Ray-Ban Justin provides just enough bad boy edge. Designed with a bold and semi transparent frame, the Justin design comes in an unusual rubberised finish that is unlike any other material from the Ray-Ban collection. Inspired by the iconic Wayfarer design the Justin Classic comes in seven colourways, ranging from classic black, tortoiseshell, brown and grey. The Ray-Ban Justin frames can also be customised in a fresh fade colourway in brighter shades of cobalt blue and red.

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£129

Erika

The Ray-Ban Erika RB4171 sunglasses balance on the periphery between modern and retro. Featuring a lightweight, thin design, the Erika arrives in both classic and bright rubber fronts complete with metal temples and tone-on-tone temple tips. One defining quality of the Ray-Ban Erika is the oversized round sunglasses shape that provide extra sun coverage and 100% UV protection. These are perfect for the summer and can be paired with shorts and a T-shirt, you can even personalise the Ray-Ban Erika with a variety of frame colours and lens treatments including green, grey and brown gradients to match your outfit.

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The best affordable sunglasses

MVMT

MVMT offers a wide range of stylish, protective, and wallet-friendly sunglasses that will keep you in style and on budget.

You may know MVMT best for its line of simple yet sleek watches, but the brand has since taken its popular aesthetic to another accessory — sunglasses. MVMT began making sunglasses for the masses in 2016 and hasn’t stopped since with its huge selection of creative and stylish lenses that are as varied as your moods.

The sunglasses themselves range in price from $60 to $90, though if you elect to add the polarized lens option, you could be looking at a top price of $105. Still, that’s quite a reasonable price to be paying for sunglasses that look as though they could walk out of any designer shop without suffering from any sort of imposter syndrome.

Many of MVMT’s sunglasses reflect the brand’s commitment to timeless, classic pieces, like the Runaway shades — a simple aviator style with dark lenses. But the brand also offers up a few shades that are a bit more daring, like the Savage, a rectangular frame that comes with frames in a bronze gradient; or the Icon, a pair of sunglasses that look like they stepped right out of another decade, but somehow look fresh and original.

And best of all, if you’re looking to recreate, say, the Dior So Real sunglasses look for about a quarter of the price, MVMT can help with Nightowl sunglasses. For $80, you can get a similar aesthetic in unique color schemes like Fuchsia Havana/Mauve Rose Gradient, or Clear/Silver Mirror Lenses.

With such a wide and varied set of options, the biggest challenge you’re likely to face is narrowing down your selection to just a single pair of sunglasses.

Pros: Affordable, huge range, flirty frames, polarized lenses available, comfortable for all-day wear

Cons: Some buyers have complained that the nose pieces aren’t particularly reliable or adjustable

Shop the MVMT sunglasses collection starting at $45

The best prescription sunglasses

Warby Parker

You may know Warby Parker best for its direct-to-consumer prescription glasses, but the brand also makes killer prescription sunglasses.

Warby Parker has been making affordable eyewear since 2010, with most of its extensive collection setting customers back just $95. That’s a reasonable price for any pair of shades, and if you want to add a prescription to those frames, you’ll pay somewhere between $80 and $280 more, depending on the type of prescription.

When you shop at Warby Parker, you’re able to place orders for up to five pairs of sunglasses (or regular glasses) in your cart and get them delivered to your doorstep so that you can try them out in the comfort of your own home. Shipping is free, and you’ll have five days to decide which pair (or pairs) suit you best. Just send the samples back when you’re done and order your prescription lenses for the pair(s) of your choosing.

All of Warby Parker’s sunglasses feature anti-scratch and anti-glare coatings at no extra cost, which certainly will help you keep the sun at bay. I’m a particular fan of the Tilley, which incorporates just the right amount of retro chic into its aesthetic.

If you’re not entirely sure of which sunglasses are best for you, Warby Parker has an online quiz that can help you figure out what sunglass shape works best with your visage. You’ll answer questions about how you prefer your fit, what colors you like, and what materials you want to see in your frames.

Once you’ve gone through the questionnaire, Warby will recommend the frames that are most likely to tickle your fancy, and you can get them delivered.

If you’re looking for a way to give back to your community through commerce, Warby Parker can help with its “Buy a Pair, Give a Pair” pledge. Just as the name suggests, with this program, Warby Parker will donate a pair of glasses to someone in need with every purchase of a pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses.

Pros: Affordable, online quiz helps determine the best frames for your face, free anti-glare and anti-scratch coatings

Cons: Prescription sunglasses may be costly depending on the severity of prescription (but they’re still affordable when compared to other options)

Shop prescription sunglasses from Warby Parker starting at $95

The best classic sunglasses

Ray Ban cub master

Ray-Ban’s Clubmaster sunglasses are an American classic, plus, you can customize them to make these shades your own.

Although Ray-Ban’s Wayfarers may be more popular, the Clubmaster sunglasses are a great, classic pair of sunglasses that you can customize to suit your style. The mid-century design has a distinctive browline frame with round, metal-rimmed lenses for a retro aesthetic that looks amazing on everyone.

Over the years, Ray-Ban’s Clubmasters have graced the faces of many celebrities, artists, and, of course, us normal folk. Both the black or dark mock tortoise frames with gold metal accents offer a simple, classic look, but Ray-Ban offers 14 different colors on its site and the option to customize your glasses to suit your style. 

You can get flashy mirrored lenses in many different colors, unique frames, and even prescription lenses, though those will add to the price. Like other Ray-Ban shades, the Clubmasters are crafted with glass lenses and sturdy acetate frames, so they’re well worth the money and should last a lifetime.

Guides editor Malarie Gokey actually has a pair of these as regular prescription glasses, which she wears quite frequently. She can attest to their great build quality, comfortable fit for all-day wear, and stylish appeal.

Pros: Quality construction, glass lenses with a durable metal and acetate frame, 1950s style, customizable

Cons: This style is currently not made in Italy

Buy the Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses from Ray-Ban starting at $153

The best premium sunglasses

Dior

Sometimes, a single accessory is all it takes to make you feel like a million bucks, and the Dior So Real sunglasses are capable of doing just that.

If there’s ever a time to be just a little bit extra, it’s the summer. And what better way to show off your ostentatious side than by donning a pair of sunglasses that are known to grace the faces of stars like Rihanna, Bella Hadid, and Kylie Jenner? Meet the Dior So Real sunglasses. They’re so expensive, but oh so worth it.

I managed to get my hands on a pair a couple years ago when I forgot that my FSA money was expiring (pro tip: use your FSA funds to buy designer sunglasses, and you’ll love yourself forever). Every time I throw them on, I feel a new bounce in my step. Am I being a bit silly? Sure. But am I at all sorry? Nope.

We really have Rihanna to thank for bringing the So Real trend to the streets of Hollywood, New York, and every in between. The songstress wore a mirrored pair of the shades at Dior’s 2014 fall show in Paris, and ever since, they’ve been the eyewear of choice of the fashion forward. Part of the appeal, of course, lies in the unique shape of the lens itself. And then there’s the mirrored aspect of the frames, which are great for shielding your eyes from the paparazzi (or just from the sun).

But aside from being great to look at, the Dior So Real sunglasses really are great to look through as well. The shades offer 100% UV protection, and while I sometimes feel as though I have to squint even from behind my sunglasses, this is never the case with the Dior frames.

The So Real sunglasses also provide excellent coverage, thanks to the unique shape and their relatively close fit, you won’t find a ton of UV rays streaming in from every which direction. Because the lenses are mirrored, you’ll reflect a lot of the light that might otherwise harm your eyes.

Happy customers have noted that “These Diors…are absolutely stunning. Perfect fit, excellent quality.” And while they tend to sell out quickly, don’t be afraid to check back frequently on your favorite online shopping destination.

Pros: Unique frames, beautiful, well-made design, excellent coverage, 100% UV protection

Cons: At $495, luxury comes at a high price

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