Ray Ban Predator Series
The Predator 2 is the style Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones wore in Men in Black in 1997, and they still look just as timeless today. This style gives off an aura of being cool, relaxed, yet In Charge. One of Ray Ban's most popular styles, they have black frames and polycarbonate lenses that block 100% of UV rays. And the polarized lenses are great for cutting glare when you're driving or out on the water. The style is a little sporty, but also classic enough for everyday wear, and the shape is flattering to a lot of guys' faces.
One of the great things about Ray Ban is that they make it so you don't feel like you have to stay on top of every single trend in eyewear. Your Ray Bans will look good forever, and they protect your eyes as well as sunglasses costing two to three times as much. They've been in business since 1937, so it's clear that Ray Ban knows what they're doing.
And if you were to look to the movies as inspiration for sunglasses styles, you'll find plenty of Ray Bans, from the 1950s onward. From Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's to Tom Cruise in Risky Business, and for many hit movies in between, Ray Bans are often the go-to sunglasses for Hollywood costume designers.
But you probably already knew how great Ray Bans are. They're practically synonymous with "sunglasses."
The Predator series is a limited series of mostly nylon-framed classic shapes, although the RB 3212 is a classic metal-frame design. All have a slight wraparound shape, and all have slightly rounded-off rectangular lenses. It is a shape that is rapidly becoming a classic, like the Wayfarer and the Aviator, with the Predator 2 easily the series' most popular.
The Ray Ban Predator 8 is similar to the Predator 2, but the top of the frame is slightly curved, for a subtle difference. Chances are, if the Predator 2 doesn't look quite right, the Predator 8 will, and vice versa. The RB 4037 is a more stylized version of the Predator 2, a little sleeker and a little more squared off.
Perhaps the only reason you don't see more celebrities wearing Ray Ban Predators is because they're busy wearing their Ray Ban Wayfarers or Aviators. Ray Ban has been a favorite for so many decades for very good reasons, and the Predator 2 series is a big factor.