Ray-Ban Just Reissued a 1938 Classic. Here’s Where to Find ‘Em.

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July 24, 2018 9:00 am

Wayfarers will never go out of style, but just because they’re the quintessential sunny-day frame doesn’t mean it’s the only pair you should have in your arsenal. And nothing says “I’m nonplussed and can also pilot this rig in case of emergency” like a pair of pilot shades.

Hence: the seventh launch through Ray-Ban Reloaded, the brand’s ongoing series of small-batch releases of heritage models. This time they’re offering up 500 pairs of super OG aviators, available only for the next five days or so through Ray-Ban.com.

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The model is inspired by the brand’s 1938 Aviators, launched when the brand was just one year old and at a time when aviation was making massive leaps in altitude and flight duration capabilities. You’ll notice the full wrap-around earpieces, which we’re necessary back in the days of open cockpits.

Available with green lenses and gold frames or blue lenses and black frames, the sunglasses retail for $163.

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