Just as the Aviator frame caught on an international cult status, the Wayfarer frame has also witnessed a similar popularity. Like the Aviator frame shape, the Wayfarer frame saw its beginnings in 1956, in the stables of Ray-Ban as a sunglass. And soon after its release, the pair made history by becoming the best-selling sunglasses design of all time! Interestingly, though the word ‘wayfarer’ is used for someone who travels by foot and is a nomad, the very meaning of the word ‘Wayfarers’ has been challenged by this best-selling sunglass shape in the world.
From Michael Jackson to Madonna, from Miami Vice to Risky Business, a host of stylish showbiz personalities and shows adopted the Wayfarer as their eyewear icon, thus pushing the sales of the Wayfarer sunglasses to great heights!
However, the popularity of the Wayfarers faded by the late eighties and 90s thanks to other styles grabbing more eyeballs. But around the 2000s, as the retro-hipster revolution sparked up, the Wayfarer soon became a raging hit and dominated street styles. The practicality, effortless style and its ability to instantly glam up any attire, went a long way to making it one of the simplest, yet stylish pair of frames ever.
Wayfarers are retro yet in every way, contemporary with the perfect blend of design and style. Wayfarers have the inherent quality of being able to match any outfit and flatter any face shape or structure and so, you can never go wrong with a classic pair of Wayfarers! Over the years, these frames have come to be widely available online with the advent and mainstay of the digital age in addition to being available at stores across the globe. This has helped bolster the sales of Wayfarers significantly and further helped it to cement its position in the domain of eyewear fashion. Like other platforms, Wayfarer eyeglasses at Titan Eyeplus have also witnessed a steady sales rate whether it is online or at any one of our stores in top cities like Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Pune, Mumbai or Bangalore.
Though Wayfarers when they were first launched were restricted to gracing only famous faces, over the years the iconic frame shape became more readily available – online, thanks to the internet as well as eyewear stores across the globe. Today one can buy a pair of classic Wayfarer eyeglasses from the comfort of their homes by checking the collection and the price online. However, in the initial days Wayfarers were known to be worn only by legends and some of the most iconic musicians to ever grace the stage chose the forever classic Wayfarer as their go-to frame option. However, despite famous personalities triggering the popularity wave for Wayfarers, shockingly it also witnessed a brief spell of declining sales when they were almost discontinued. However, Wayfarers have since then made a comeback to the fashion center stage and how!
With its distinctive style and the ability to match any face shape and type, Wayfarers can be your safest bet and feasible for the price that you pay. One of the things that contributed to its popularity is that the frame can almost stylishly fit any face type! At Titan Eyeplus, we house a variety of Wayfarer eyeglass frames with varying temple styles and patterns. Just buy a pair of Wayfarer frames online that promise style and durability.