Battle of the Brands – Ray Ban, Oakley and Gucci – Which are the Better Sunglasses?
The brands of Ray Ban, Oakley and Gucci are definitely names that spring to mind when thinking about designer sunglasses. All three brands produce stylish models of sunglasses for both men and women and all are popular in their own way. So which of the three – Ray Ban, Oakley or Gucci – make the best sunglasses? Well there really is no simple answer to this question as it will depend on what you are looking for your sunglasses to do. Let’s look at the three companies individually to start with.
Ray Ban – Originally founded in 1937 Ray Ban is an Italian company that became famous when it started designing and supplying sunglasses for the US Army Air Corps. They are the world’s largest manufacturer of sunglasses.
Oakley – Have been around since 1975 when they were founded in California. Oakley is very popular with sports enthusiasts and they are probably best known for the sunglasses they design and make for all things sporting.
Gucci – Is an Italian fashion label that was originally started in 1921 and is known as the epitome of style. Their sunglasses were originally made popular by the rich and famous and are nowadays worn by people from all walks of life.
All three companies use only the best materials when producing their sunglasses and as well as looking great their lenses are available in a range of tints and colours and all provide full UV protection for your eyes. The frames are sturdy and well made and are available in a multitude of styles and colours to suits every face shape and if they are cared for properly will last for years. All three companies supply their frames to opticians so if you need prescription sunglasses you too can have the option of choosing their frames.
So the question of which of the brands is the best comes back to what you are looking for from a pair of sunglasses. If you are a sports enthusiast who needs a pair of sunglasses to work hard while you play hard then Oakley is probably the best brand for you. That said Ray Ban also has a range of sports sunglasses that you may want to compare. Ray ban also has a great reputation in the fashion industry and a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses is often thought of as a classic accessory. Gucci are less about function and more about style and have recently come top in a poll for the designer of the most stylish sunglasses for men. Vintage Gucci sunglasses are well sought after items and considered to be investment pieces to collectors of sunglasses.
Ray Ban, Oakley and Gucci have something to offer everyone that is in the market for a pair of sunglasses. They are always working to improve their designs and the functions of their sunglasses and all three companies are well worth a look. Take a moment to think about how you use your sunglasses and then check out what these great brands have to offer.
Dimitar Yoldov is a style expert with many years of experience, and can tell you a lot about many popular brands, like Oakley (which the Danes call Oakley briller) , or Ray Ban, or Gucci.