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These OG Eyewear Can Make You Look Iconic

Follow in the footsteps of Bob Dylan, JFK, and Ali
IMAGE Jilson Tiu
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It’s easy for accessories to become extensions of larger-than-life personas. Every era has that headlining image of an icon sporting their favorite accessory, and more often than not, they’re Ray-Bans. Think Bob Dylan, John F. Kennedy, and Muhammad Ali in their beloved Wayfarers. This season, Ray-Ban affirms its status as the real OG. Genuine Since 1937 is its new tagline, which also sums up the latest collection's direction. The cool dad of eyewear presents remastered classics (plus two new frames) for a look that will open doors.

The adventurer: Double Bridge
Hunter S. Thompson is more known for wearing acid yellow Kalichrome Shooter Aviators, but he had double-bridged eyewear in every lens and frame, too. Ray-Ban reworked the classic model with contemporary sensibilities: tortoiseshell frames and a sleeker double bridge. This also calls to mind a gentleman in the mold of Paul Newman. P10,990


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The fighter: General
Like MacArthur himself (who indeed inspired these frames), the General returns, evolving from its 1987 original form with a bolder brow bar. You can get it in sunnies, but the specs version stands out, as seen on another brave soul who goes by Napoleon (Dynamite, that is). P8,990


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The visionary: Graphene
Made of graphite, the world's strongest and lightest material, the Graphene is a likely choice for black-frame wearers like Richard Avedon or David Hockney, and you, who belong to the new generation of image creators. P10,990


The peacemaker: Ja-Jo
Rounds are a hit among many a peacemaker, from John Lennon to Mahatma Gandhi to Hogwarts’ Harry Potter. Shown here is the Ja-Jo, named after Janis Joplin, the goddess of music festivals herself. That Joplin connection makes it the more free-spirited of the full-metal round styles. You can get it with rose-tinted lenses like Joplin's, or in specs. P7,990

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