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Fresh from the drafting table of Raymond Stegeman, Wayfarers were unlike any other eyewear that had come before. Made of plastic instead of metal, its temples flared, the Wayfarer was a rebellious thing—probably why Dean, the 24-year-old star of Rebel Without a Cause, put them on.Replica Ray Bans Sunglasses.Then Audrey Hepburn put them on. That was 1961, when Breakfast at Tiffany’s introduced America to daring suggestions of divorce. Givenchy designed Hepburn’s dresses, but Ray- Ban completed the look. Soon, Hollywood stars including Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant and Kim Novak had put Wayfarers on.Fake Ray Bans Cheap.In Nashville, Roy Orbison followed suit, as did a guitarist in New York named Bob Dylan.America had a new president in 1961, and many thought that he’d put Wayfarers on, too. In fact, JFK wore the American Optical brand (a knockoff) but no matter: The frames looked like Wayfarers, and that was close enough. Overnight, millions of American men tried to imitate the Camelot style—which meant that they put Wayfarers on, too.What was it about these frames? Their distinctive shape possessed the ability to dress up drab outfits while dressing down formal ones.Ray Bans Fake Sunglasses.The Wayfarer’s “distinctive trapezoidal frame spoke a nonverbal language that hinted at dangerousness,” the critic Stephen Bayley has written. That’s probably why Andy Warhol and John Lennon put their Wayfarers on, too.

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Even though Debbie Harry and John Belushi had their Wayfarers on, sales were in the ditch by the late 1970s. So Ray-Ban found a new way to get celebrities to wear the goods: product placement. Tom Cruise put Wayfarers on for 1983’s Risky Business.Ray Bans sunglasses cheap.Then Don Johnson put them on, as did Don Henley, Johnny Marr and Madonna. Corey Hart wore his sunglasses at night, and by 1987, as Michael Jackson was setting off on his Bad tour, he’d put Wayfarers on, too.Today, Italian optical giant Luxottica licenses the right to make Wayfarers, which it reintroduced in 2006 as a pristine copy of the 1952 original. Times and tastes have changed a lot over 60 years, but the cultural impetus of Wayfarers is now unstoppable.Discount Ray Bans glasses.”They’re one of the first things that come to mind when people think of sunglasses,” said Jordan Silver, co-owner of New York’s Silver Lining Opticians, and he is in a position to know. Vintage Wayfarers–when Silver can get them–can go for $800.Authentic Ray Bans Sunglasses.Of course, prices like that are a pittance for the latest generation of celebrities to put Wayfarers on, including Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, James Franco, Jude Law and Orlando Bloom. We’d list more, but we hate to name drop.

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They pitched the idea to Stanford’s prestigious StartX business incubator program in 2012 and were accepted. In the short video application they recorded, Rodriguez eagerly explained how they wanted to “redefine the future of face-to-face interaction.”The only problem was that building expensive hardware was impossible for an early-stage startup with no funding. They realized they would have to scale back their ambitions in order to actually ship a product, and settled on a discrete, Ray-Ban-inspired pair of glasses that could record video and would start at $300.Authentic Ray Bans Sunglasses.The duo managed to attract two important first hires in Peter Brook, a Facebook engineer who had worked on the social network’s failed Facebook Home Android interface, and David Meisenholder, who had worked on camera glasses that Polaroid tried to sell in 2011 with the help of Lady Gaga.Replica Ray Bans Sunglasses.Miller, left, with Peter Brook wearing Epiphany Eyewear during an early interview.PITME / YouTubeAfter they ran a Indiegogo campaign in 2012 that raised $70,000 for Epiphany Eyewear, Miller and Rodriguez landed a few prominent early investors.One of those investors was Quora cofounder and early Facebook employee Charlie Cheever.He told Business Insider that he invested in Vergence after meeting Rodriguez at a talk at Stanford.Ray Bans Sunglasses Cheap.Rodriguez showed him multiple augmented reality demos, including a rig made of two iPhones that used cameras to overlay 3-D graphics in videos.”I could just tell that this was a really smart kid who was pushing the envelope,” Cheever said.

Miller managed to win over Adam Draper, who now runs Boost VC and is the son of prominent investor Tim Draper. In an interview, Draper recalled Miller showing up late to a 2012 dinner in Palo Alto he attended to hear pitches from other entrepreneurs.Cheap Ray Bans Sunglasses.Draper had dreamed of building his own Iron Man suit, and when Miller enthusiastically shared his vision for an augmented reality future beginning with computer-equipped glasses, Draper was sold.Winning over Draper turned out to be instrumental in getting Vergence off the ground, especially given how little most Silicon Valley investors were interested in wearable computers at the time.Authentic Ray Bans Sunglasses.”Erick was a very persistent CEO,” Draper said. That included a relentless approach to pitching. Miller would walk around the exterior of Facebook’s campus and try to catch Mark Zuckerberg walking between meetings or to his car, Draper recalled.Ray Bans Fake Sunglasses.”It was a very cool thing that they were doing, but no one was excited about the space,” Draper said. “No one believed in it. No one was excited about this thing. Everyone was doing consumer mobile applications. Glasses with computer vision was not part of the story.”