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Probably not genuine. Comparison with manufacturer ordered RB2132 (Pics). (SOLD BY AMAZON)
on October 17, 2013
Black Rubber Frame/Green Lens - 55 mm (SOLD BY Amazon)
I'd never worn a pair of RB2132 before ordering these from Amazon so I didn't know what to expect. The first time I tried them on, I noticed they felt looser than other sunglasses and would slide forward when looking down. I tried the exact same model (also 55 mm) at SunglassHut and they were much snugger. I looked through plenty of online reviews on identifying fake Ray-Ban sunglasses but they passed every test except for including "The Icons" booklet.
I ended up returning them to Amazon because of how loose they were. I decided to try another pair from Amazon in case it was just bad luck but they were also very loose.
I wanted to compare them to the same model ordered from the Ray-Ban website... so I did. The manufacturer box also did NOT include "The Icons" booklet. Unfortunately, the case included from Amazon was black and the one from Ray-Ban was brown. I figured that the physical properties should be the same.
Differences (with Pics):
Box Ray-Ban Logo
The manufacturer case is much softer and bends easier. The thread used for stitching seems thicker as well.
Case Snap Fastener Logo
Case Snap Fastener (Missing inside male piece)
Sunglass Arm Writing:
Additionally for the Amazon version, the plastic bag the sunglasses came in is slightly wider (~8mm) and the lens cloth is a slightly different shade of grey.
Not completely sure but they seem to be high-quality counterfeits and therefore not worth $82. It could also be that Ray-Ban contracts out to different manufacturers for much of their materials.