Style When you realise why Ray Ban is called Ray Ban...

17:00  17 june  2017
17:00  17 june  2017 Source:   Cosmopolitan (UK)

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Ray - Ban was originally founded in 1937 by an American company Bausch & Lomb. They came up with the original Aviator design after a pilot asked the company to design a pair of sunglasses that would stop sunlight damaging his eyes during a flight.

Consider your mind officially blown because we've just discovered exactly why Ray - Ban - the high-end sunglasses brand - is so called , 80 years after it was first founded. The clue's in the name and it's glaringly obvious.

  When you realise why Ray Ban is called Ray Ban... © Provided by Cosmopolitan The fashion world is a fickle place, but some brands like Ray-Ban have managed to stand the test of time.

Thanks to their classic signature style, I'm pretty sure most of you have owned a pair of their iconic sunglasses at one point in your life, and chances are so did your parents. In fact, it's highly probable your Nanny Pat and your Grandad George also owned a pair, before they switched to those reading glasses that turn into sunglasses when they stepped outside and embarrassed us all.

Ray-Ban was originally founded in 1937 by an American company Bausch & Lomb. They came up with the original Aviator design after a pilot asked the company to design a pair of sunglasses that would stop sunlight damaging his eyes during a flight.

Get more out of your hotel stay with this one simple trick

  Get more out of your hotel stay with this one simple trick Working in the hotel industry often means travelling and learning some tricks along the way. That’s been the case for Barry Goldstein, the executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the Wyndham Hotel Group. That’s been the case for Barry Goldstein, the executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the Wyndham Hotel Group.

While sunglasses trends come and go, your trustee pair of Ray - Bans - whether you 're a wayfarer-wearer or aviator addict - withstand the test of time, year after year. There's no denying the popularity of the American-founded brand but it's only now that people have realised , me included

When you realise why Ray - Ban is called Ray - Ban you will want to slap yourself. We'll save you the embarrassment of googling it Paramount Pictures.

The Aviator design proved popular and was soon being used by the army, because not only did the sunglasses look pretty damn stylish, but they also completely banned the sun's rays.

Get it? Are you catching on? Or do you need me to explain what I'm saying through the medium of Ryan Gosling gifs?

Ray-Bans were designed to block the sun's rays...

Or to word it another way, ban the sun's rays...

Ray-Ban = BAN SUN RAYS

No, you're the st**id one.

Because I definitely didn't have to go through the embarrassment of Googling this to find out.

Well this is embarrassing for everyone involved isn't it.

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