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Original Wayfarers ... not so much
on June 9, 2015
I love Wayfarers. I have worn Ray-Bans exclusively for thirty-five years. To paraphrase Lloyd Bentsen: "I knew Wayfarer. Wayfarer was a friend of mine. Sir, you're no Wayfarer." Yes, the quality of the materials is as one would expect, but something has definitely been changed about the front angle of the frames. They pitch back into one's face at an uncomfortably sharp angle now. Luxottica is to be praised for maintaining high quality of manufacture and the lenses are still superb, but these should not be marketed as the "Original Wayfarer," based on a distinct design change. My mother wore ORIGINAL Wayfarers back in the late 1950s and 1960s. Examining photos of her wearing them and photos of myself wearing Wayfarers c. 1980 clearly shows the difference in how the sunglasses sit on the same faces. I am deeply disappointed and will miss the ORIGINAL Original Wayfarers. Needless to say, these were returned.