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February 21, 2008

Pocket-Sized Tom Cruise

Filed under: Celebrity,Glasses,Men's Fashion — Izzy @ 7:27 am

folding Wayfarer sunglassesTom Cruise in Risky Business

Possibly the most popular sunglasses frame of all time, the Ray-Ban Wayfarer has been worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Cary Grant in North by Northwest, and, most famously, Tom Cruise in Risky Business—the latter the result of a shrewd product-placement deal.

First sold in 1952, the plastic model has been described by one commentator as being at first a “sculpture of genuine originality…a mid-century classic to rival Eames chairs and Cadillac tail fins. The distinctive trapezoidal frame spoke a non-verbal language that hinted at unstable dangerousness, but one nicely tempered by the sturdy arms which, according to the advertising, gave the frames a ‘masculine look.'”

To capitalize on the recent resurgence of the Wayfarer, Ray-Ban is now offering a limited-edition folding version that can fit in your pocket, as well as the glovebox of your Porsche.


  1. But do we actually like these? Funnily, I like the collapsable Persols, but these just seem a little stupid. When will Rayban stop fanning the flames of the fading Wayfarer revival. I’m bored.

    Comment by Benjamin Harrison — February 22, 2008 @ 12:53 pm

  2. “Pocket-sized Tom Cruise” — doesn’t that go without saying?

    Comment by La Petite Acadienne — February 26, 2008 @ 8:51 pm

  3. Amazing what a great idea !

    Comment by steven — March 18, 2008 @ 3:36 pm

  4. Classic, very classic!

    Comment by Carribbean Cruise — August 22, 2008 @ 10:50 pm

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