Bet you never realized the story behind “REPLICA Ray-Ban” was equally straightforward. Well, according to a recent report in “Cosmopolitan,” the replica sunglasses giant gets its name from the shades’ function: banning rays from the sun. Hence, Ray-Ban. Kicking yourself for missing the oh-so-obvious yet? Us too.
Turns out, the company conceived the brand’s original Aviator design when a pilot requested they create sunglasses that would prevent sunlight from damaging his eyes while flying. Quickly, the slick-looking shades caught on because they were not only fashionable with their sleek design, but also function. They — yes, again — banned the rays from the sun effectively.
Our minds are still blown from the news — how did we not figure that out years ago?! — and we’re keeping our fingers and toes crossed that this summer the fabled name of cheap Ray-Ban makes it to a barroom trivia game near us.