I went to a major department store to try the glasses on and price them. The glasses were $199.00 in the store so the price on Overstock plus free shipping can't be beat.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exactly as shown
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. These are the real thing
I bought these as a gift for my boyfriend but haven't given them to him yet so I can speak for the functionality really. I got the larger size cause he's a tall well built guy so I thought the smaller size would've looked silly. Let me tell you, these are HUGE. I'm a little worried he'll think they're a bit big but hopefully they'll be just right. I suggest doing your research about the different sizes before purchasing. The quality seems decent (you have to be careful when buying Ray-Bans as some come from China, I specifically chose these since they're made in Italy) but there were a few minor scratches on the frame, not bad enough to go through the hassle of exchanging though. That's one of the reasons I only gave them 4 stars and the other is that the case doesn't seem to line up properly when the glasses are in it. The openings on the sides are two different sizes which is very annoying. Thankfully my boyfriend isn't as picky as I am and I think he'll just be happy to have a pair of Ray-Ban shades.
Although the title states "mens" sunglasses, these are unisex and are the classic original style wayfarer. I usually like big frames and have a heart shaped face with prominent cheek bones, and found the 55mm size to be too large and awkward. As a result, I returned them for the smaller 50mm size which I believed would be too small, but ultimately fit and looked perfect. This style is timeless, the construction is high quality, and the polarized lens is perfect. The lens is polarized on the inside only, which is great because the outside of the lens is a normal color and doesn't have that awkward polarized tint to it. Definitely invest in the polarized, since you cannot get them anywhere for this price (i did my research on this). Ended up getting my fiance the "new wayfarer" style in the smaller size and he loves them too. Amazing price for these shades. I would recommend purchasing a pair before they sell out!!! You will never see them for this price.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exactly as depicted
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. authentic and great quality
Reading product reviews helped me decide to purchase the larger size. Shipped quickly - started wearing them the next day!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Ray-Bans = great quality
- How accurate was the sizing? perfect
Odd slant to front edge. Overstock said it was buyer's remorse that this was the "retro" design. I have one other pair of Wayfarers and they do not have this odd forward slant to the front - does this make sense...the sun is above our heads, but the front edge is going to slant forward to let the sun around the "sun"glasses???