Ray-Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarer Sunglasses
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- Composite/Plastic Frame.
- Acetate frame
- Gradient lens
- 100% UV protection coating
- Slight adjustments to the shape and curvature of the sunglasses arms may be needed to get a custom fit. Adjustments should be made by a professional.
- Every model in the Ray-Ban collection is the product of meticulous, original styling that translates the best of the latest fashion trends into an ever-contemporary look for millions of Ray-Ban wearers around the world.
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Ray-Ban brings a modern twist to a classic style with fresh colors and lens tints. The Original Wayfarer offers options for everyone - whether you're a sneaker-collecting hipster, or you've just been wearing these for 20+ years. Ray-Ban's legendary reputation for optical quality was built on these shades - there's a reason the Wayfarer is one of the most-copied sunglass designs of all time.
- Frame: Acetate
- Hinge Type: Alloy
- Lens: Glass
- Interchangeable Lens: No
- Polarized: some versions are not polarized
- Face Size: Medium, Large
- Case Type: Soft
- Nose Pads: No
- Arm Pads: No
- Recommended Use: Blocking rays, looking fresh
- Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year
Wayfarers signify what the look of rock and roll is all about. Classically framed and completely iconic, this pair of sunglasses from Ray-Ban is lightweight, durable, and ready to exude some serious attitude.See all Product Description
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 3 x 2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Origin: Italy
- ASIN: B001GNBJP0
- Item model number: RayBan
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 6, 2003
- Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Top Customer Reviews
The glasses come with either a 50mm or 54mm lens diameter. I can't say whether they're just wider or are also taller, as I haven't tried both sizes.
They also come with a choice between two different distances between the lenses: 18mm & 22mm. I guess if your head is large, you'll probably want the 22mm option.
Model Number Explanation, as far as I can figure. Haven't quite got it down, but this should be close:
The set I own now: 902/57-5022
The first set of numbers is the color/style, ie: Tortoise frame = 902. The number after the slash seems to correlate with lens type, ie: Crystal Brown Polarized = 57. Therefore, 902/57 style is a Tortoise frame with Crystal Brown Polarized lens.
The second set of numbers is a little easier. The first two numbers are the lens diameter and the last two is the distance between the lenses, ie: 5022 = 50mm lens with 22mm between the lenses.
FYI: This style, 2140, is the "Original Wayfarer" style. Others include the 2132 (New Wayfarer), 2151 (Square Wayfarer), 2143 (Wayfarer II), 4105 (Folding Wayfarer), and the 9035 (Junior Wayfarer for kids).
I hope this helps!
The glasses do fog up easily, at least on my face. I believe it's because they are closer to my face than regular sunglasses. For that, and the lack of easy explanation of the styles and sizes, I subtracted a star, but I love the way these glasses look and wouldn't part with them for anything!
<edit> The New Wayfarers (2132) differ in that the lens is more shallow, so if your cheeks hit the classic Wayfarers, they probably won't with the new style.Read more ›
The only recommendation I'd make regarding purchase is to check your head size to make sure you get the right fit. I've always thought my head was pretty big, but when the original pair of Wayfarers arrived, I found that the 54mm size was entirely too big for my face. I contacted the vendor, EZContacts, and they let me exchange the sunglasses, quickly and without delay, for the 50mm size, which fit perfectly and look great. I never thought 4 measly millimeters would make that big of a difference, but when it comes to the way sunglasses look on your face, it sure does.
So, unless you have a Shrek-size head, my suggestion is to opt for the 50mm size. Oh, and when it comes to cost, I saved at least $40 buying through Amzamon versus the retail cost at my local mall's Sunglass Hut.
But here's the kicker. The box DID NOT HAVE THE SERIAL NUMBER OR ANY SIGN OF THE AUTHENTICITY STICKER THE BOX IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE.
It also wasn't packaged well.
I heard the fakes are getting better and better so I actually called and emailed sunglass express to ask why it lacked said sticker or any serial number.
This is what they sent me, pretty much identical to what their 'at a glance' page says:
Thank you for your inquiry and we are available to speak with you at 516.352.4568 Monday thru Friday 11am until 5pm est. All the frames from our site are 100% authentic. We purchase them directly from Luxottica, the manufacturer of RayBan sunglasses and eyeglasses. Please note that Luxottica is now manufacturing some of their frames in China. A lot of companies outsource for labor to keep the price down and to help with the demand of the frame. Luxottica said the sunglasses and eyeglasses you received are made with the same machinery, same materials and the same quality of labor.
Notice that they say all of our FRAMES are authentic.
The woman on the phone was not friendly and told me that they warranty the sunglasses but ray ban does not. This should not be the case.Read more ›
I got the Wayfarers in black with green lenses in the official description of: 901-5022 Ray-Ban RB2140. These are the 50 mm lenses, and they actually fit my face really well. I tried on the 54mm lenses, and while you look at them on the displays, the difference between the small and the large isn't really noticeable...but when you try them on, it's obvious, at least for my face. I have a wide, round face so I really was expecting to not be happy with any wayfarers. I don't know if these are the polarized ones, but I'm pretty sure if they are, I would've been told about it. See Brock Lander's excellent review (I think it's featured on the page for RB2113) which helped me immensely in realizing the different kinds of wayfarers. The large ones (54mm) lean a bit too much for me and my cheekbones get in the way. These are the ones I think of when I hear "wayfarer." Luckily, the smaller ones (50mm) have the same look and they don't overwhelm my face.
I was told that Wayfarers are supposed to "lean" slightly on your face, and with mine, the lean doesn't look as stupid as I thought it would on me. I tried the other colors on and while they would look great on other people, I don't have the face to pull them off. Even though these are made of plastic, they seem very sturdy and I found out that Ray-Ban's Wayfarers were one of the first sunglasses to use plastics instead of the usual metal.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Starting with the bad, glasses did come with a few light scratches and alittle dent by the nose. The case it came with seems fake and the ray Ban writing on the front lense seems... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
I purchased these for my husband for Christmas. They were way too small (even though they say they are the 50mm). The same size in the store does fit him. Read morePublished 4 days ago by lori moscaliuc