Randolph engineering came much later. Bausch and Lomb Ray-Bans were there far before. Who ever thought that ray-ban’s were made in the US?
I’m disappointed that Ray-Ban has offered cheapened versions of their main sunglasses line in recent years, detectable by the cheap hinges and, in some cases, plastic instead of glass lenses. But they are still the originals. Nothing wrong with Randolph. They’re a good product. But they weren’t the first, or the original.
I’ve used the gold standard for decades. Aviators were the best quality and style for a long time. But their design let a lot of light in around the edges. As styles changed, their Balorama became a better substitute for the aviator or wayfarer styles.
Oakley came along with the first quality plastic lenses, and while they did not compare to high end glass for optical clarity, their variety of hues and percentages of light transmission was huge. Many Oakley frames were more suitable for sweat and sports than any of their competitors ever were.
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2018 FJR1300ES Stealth Model
Last edited by Bill Lumberg; 04-08-2019 at 06:43 PM.