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A Classic, But a Note on Fit:,
If your considering buying the Wayfarer by Ray-Ban, you already know it as a cultural staple, worn by everyone from Dylan to The Blues Brothers. But, as cool as the shades are, be careful when it comes to fit. The "New" Wayfarer is substantially smaller then the old style, as well as being a tad more modern, not dominating the face as the old kind do.
The "New" style also comes in two sizes, 52mm and 55mm. I received the 52 only to find them to be a bit too small (I am an average size male), once I returned them for the 55 I was more then satisfied. So in conclusion I would recommend the new style Wayfarer to those wanting the signature look of the style, but with perhaps a bit less obtrusive frame. 55mm is average size, while 52mm would be for females or even some children.
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Initial post: Mar 10, 2010 5:25:58 AM PST
Michael Clark says:
Thanks for the review, what is the difference between the 16mm and the 18mm?
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2010 5:30:09 PM PST
b mann says:
That is the bridge measurement. The 2132 only comes with an 18mm bridge - the 16mm size is a mistake.
Posted on Jul 5, 2010 8:43:16 PM PDT
H. Wong says:
52mm is for small to medium; 55mm is for large. I tried the 55mm and it was to big. My size is 52mm. Children size is 50mm.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2011 10:09:19 PM PST
D. Costa says:
I agree. I bought the 55s and they were too big. I just got the 52s they are just right!
Posted on May 29, 2011 3:38:02 PM PDT
Did these sunglasses come with cleaning clothe, box, case, book, etc?
Posted on Jul 21, 2011 3:41:31 AM PDT
Thanks for taking the time to clarify sizing. Very helpful.
Posted on Mar 11, 2012 7:33:11 AM PDT
Barbara Kleinert says:
thanks for explaining the difference between the 52mm & 55mm. we tried them on at the store but want to order on line & the big question is the size.
Posted on Mar 20, 2012 6:53:31 PM PDT
Cory Fox says:
I agree, I just bought the 52's and found they don't fit my face perfectly as the 52/18 2140s do. I exchanged them for the 55's and found them to fit squarely, rather than bowing out around my face.
Posted on Jun 9, 2012 3:15:23 AM PDT
Thanks a lot for the great review!
Posted on Jun 16, 2012 1:12:06 PM PDT
Tony C. says:
I almost bought the bigger size because of your review. Its a good thing I went to a local store and tried them on. My face is wider than normal and the 52mm fit just perfect.