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The History of Wayfarers

Wayfarer sunglasses have been popular since the 1950s and 1960s.  Many people consider them to be the most popular form or sunglasses in history. Wayfarers were designed in 1952 by American optical designer Raymond Stegeman.  Before wayfarers sunglasses were mostly made in metal form, but they took advantage of the new plastic molding technology.  They took a huge hit in the 1990s losing their popularity, but in 2001 they underwent a significant redesign, with the frames made smaller and less angular, and changed from acetate to a lighter injected plastic, the changes were intended to update the frames’ style during a period of unpopularity and to make them easier to wear.  The change made them cheaper to make, and more importantly cheaper for us to buy.

Ray Ban is the most popular brand of wayfarers in the world, but personally Ray Bans are a little out of my price range.  I like to stick in the $10-$20 rang, being that I lose sunglasses just about every three months.

Far Out Sunglasses combines the style and look of the classic wayfarers, but adds a cheap price tag.   Most of their shades sell for only $12, and come in may different color combinations.  So if you are interested in snagging a cheap pair of wayfarer shades, and still looking good, give them a shot.

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