The history: Benjamin Franklin shot this style into popularity, and he did pretty OK for himself. John Lennon was among the first to rock round Ray-Bans with sun-shielding lenses. The Round is a counterculture icon, thanks to its popularity in the ’60s among the hippy and festival-going set, and again in the ’80s with acid rockers.
Style points: It’s not a style for squares, but “the Ray-Ban Round style works best on those with a square face shape, adding texture and balance to facial features,” DiPalma says. It’ll also look good on heart-shaped faces. If you’re a bit of a free spirit (and thinker) who digs that folksy, edgy style, Ray-Ban’s Round and Ray-Ban Round Hexagonal are right for you. “They’ve become associated with counterculture, pioneering vision, and artistic personalities,” DiPalma adds.
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