James Hetfield’s sunglasses are Sutro, but Slash has Ray-Ban. The American guitar hero has been associated with the brand since he was in Guns N’s Roses band. Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965) – ranked #2 on the list of “The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players” as well as the new Hollywood Walk of Fame inductee – is most recognized by his iconic Top Hat and sunglasses plus signature Paul Gibson Les Paul guitar.
Take a look at GNR’s “Use Your Illusion” album cover! Besides Vodka and Marlboro, Ray-Ban is one of his favorite brands appeared on it. Slash at least owned two Ray-Ban shades; both were auctioned like one year ago. For his more-than-25-years loyalty, SLASH has been chosen one of the Ray-Ban Legends to support the new Ray-Ban Legends Collections. For this, the American brand of sunglasses, founded in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb, launched on its official website (and on the Never Hide Film YouTube channel) a video story (seven episodes) of Slash making his forthcoming record.
The new RAY-BAN LEGEND COLLECTIONS consists of four iconic shades from the classic Ray-Ban collection: Aviator (RB3025), Laramie (RB4169), Round (RB3447) and Meteor (RB4168). They all come in premium material and in three vintage lens colors: crystal green, crystal sky blue, and crystal rose.
Ray-Ban Aviator Large Metal
The most famous legendary gentleman wearing this Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses was undoubtedly General Douglas MacArthur. He wore them when landed on the beach in Philippines in World War II. Since then, the RB3025 became very popular. Even more so in 1960, pop icons Paul McCartney and Ringo Star sported the shades. And the popularity never fades to then become a legend. King of Pop Michael Jackson wore Ray-Ban Aviator on his live concert and special occasion. Ray-Ban Aviator often appeared on movies such as “Top Gun” (worn by Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer), “Cobra” (sported by Sylvester Stallone), and TV series “Jackass” (worn by Johnny Knoxville).
General Douglas MacArthur wearing Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses
Michael Jackson’s motionless standing statue stance with Ray-Ban sunglassess at Superbowl half time show (1993)
Originally designed for American fighter pilots in 1937, the tear-drop-shaped model received the name from its ability to protect the aviator’s eyes. The design cover the entire range of the human eye and prevent as much light as possible from entering the eye from any angle. The reflective lenses have an area two or three time the area of the eyeball, and very thin metal frames with double bridge and bayonet earpieces. This iconic look has lived on for nearly a century.
Ray-Ban Aviator Large Metal Sunglasses ($195.00) are available in combination of frame / sunglasses: Shiny Gold / Crystal Sky Blue Polar and Arista / Crystal Green Polarized.
The Ray-Ban Round Sunglasses
Seeing these round sunglasses, my mind rings the bell to founder member of Beatles JOHN LENNON. While his other band-mate chose tear-drop-shaped model, John Winston Ono Lennon prefer the Tea-shades – two circular lenses mounted in a wire frame. Although the model was originally inspired by the 1960’s counter-culture and worn by many legendary musicians, it was now popular as John Lennon Sunglasses. The defined round crystal lenses and distinct shapes emanate coolness and symbolic of peace. They are totally retro; but until now other celebrities continue to wear them, like the Godfather of Heavy Metal Ozzy Osbourne, Liam Gallagher of Oasis, and Seraph (starred by Collin Chou) in the “Matrix Reloaded” movie, and most recently Mary-Kate Olsen.
Ray-Ban RB3447 are unisex sunglasses that fits well on small to medium faces. They come in mirrored, gradient colored or polarized lenses. The frame is prescription friendly. The iconic sunglasses feature thin tubular lines that allow a more lightweight feel. Also, a curved brow bar, adjustable nose pads and thin metal temples with plastic end tips. A Ray-Ban signature appears on the inside and exterior of the temples while a classic Ray-Ban signature logo is laser inscribed on the lens.
Available in combination of frame/sunglasses: Gold / Crystal Rose, Gold / Crystal Sky Blue, and Gold / Crystal Green,the Ray-Ban Legend Round Sunglasses price $160.00.
The Ray-Ban Meteor Sunglasses
These Ray-Ban RB4168 sunglasses should give a vintage style to you, gentleman; as they feature 60’s inspired retro frame with stylish and masculine rivets. The original Ray-Ban details include a bi-laminated propionate plastic frame with crystal lenses in cool hues; not to mention the signature logo on lenses and temples.
Available in combination of frame/sunglasses: Gradient Blue on Havana / Crystal Sky Blue, Black on Yellow Havana / Crystal Green. The Ray-Ban Meteor Sunglasses ($160.00) fits very well to nearly all face shapes. It’s a great statement piece and one of the coolest styles in sun-wear.
Ray-Ban Laramie Sunglasses
Inspired from the Wayfarer design, the RB4169 is a chic sunglass for a woman that brings sexy style and symbol of pride. The new collections comes with crystal lenses in vintage colors reproduced from the 60’s featuring classic Ray-Ban rivets, bi-laminate propionate plastic frame as well as Ray-Ban logo on lens and temples.
Nina Dobrev and Torrey DeVitto are among the celebrities love to wear this iconic Laramie sunglasses.
Available in combination of frame / sunglasses: Top Black on Blue / Crystal Sky Blue, Havana on Texture / Crystal Green, and Violet Top Texture / Crystal Rose, Ray-Ban Laramie Shades ($160.00) is prescription lens friendly.