Ray-Ban RB2140 Original Wayfarer Sunglasses
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- Composite/Plastic Frame.
- plastic frame
- Synthetic lens
- 100% UV protection coating
- Lens width: 47.2 mm
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Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Classics are the most recognizable style in the history of sunglasses. Since its initial design in 1952, Wayfarer Classics gained popularity among celebrities, musicians, artists and those with impeccable fashion sense, just like you.Polarized lenses are great for use on water, driving, or in any high glare situation..
- Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 7.9 x 3.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Origin: Italy
- ASIN: B0013IKID2
- Item model number: Original Wayfarer
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 12, 2003
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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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 ›
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
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 1 day ago by lori moscaliuc
Amazing price for these sunglasses. The last pair I bought were about $200. They fit my face perfectly and look good on just about any person. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Steph
Exactly what I was hoping for. Fit my face and head perfectly. As expected very high quality, even higher than i thought as I have never owned a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses.Published 4 days ago by Wildcard41
I am only giving one star because of Amazon's customer service. I purchased these as a gift for my husband for Christmas but they do not fit properly. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Cincy
I'm so happy I got an authentic one! There are very convincing dupes out there and high quality replicas are not very difficult to come by anymore but did a thorough check on the... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer