Ray-Ban Revives a Popular Archival Design

The cooler, more stylish Outdoorsman Reloaded aviator sunglasses are here ... for a limited time.

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As part of its "Reloaded" initiative, Ray-Ban is dipping into its archives to reboot some of its most iconic sunglasses. Their latest release is an update to The Outdoorsman, a more rugged take on classic aviator shades.

Inspired by the past but built for today, the Reloaded Outdoorsman is based on a design from the 1960s—specifically the aviators Ray-Ban made for Bausch & Lomb, which featured bold plastic circles around the traditional teardrop pilot shape on a full metal frame. The brow bar was an integral part of the design which is added here as well.

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Ray-Ban Outdoorsman Reloaded Gold with Black Sunglasses
Ray-Ban Outdoorsman Reloaded Gold with Havana Tortoiseshell

Made in Italy from premium materials, the glasses come in three fresh colorways: gold with classic Havana tortoiseshell, gold with a black (and polarized lenses) as well as silver and pale tan. We're digging the Havana tortoiseshell or sleek black. But the limited-edition drop is only available online at Ray-Ban.com and only through May 25, so if you're digging these as well, you'd better move fast. Because once they're gone, who knows when they'll be back.

From $173 at Ray-Ban

US Army Air Corps Colonel John A. Macready and the creation of Bausch & Lomb

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FYI

Bausch & Lomb established the Ray-Ban brand of sunglasses after US Army Air Corps Colonel John A. Macready tasked them with creating glasses for American pilots.

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