The Wayfarer is easily one of the most recognisable sunglass styles of all time, first introduced in 1952 the Wayfarer was a revolutionary step away from the all-metal construction commonly used in the sunglass and prescription eye-wear of the time.
Wayfarers had faded from popculture by the late 60s but saw a resurgence in the early 80s, often with dayglo frames, before disappearing again until a few years ago, when the “Hipster” movement claimed the style as their own.
The New Wayfarer has a softer shape around the lenses but largely maintains the classic look, they’re available now from Ray-Ban for $169 USD.
Articles that Ben has written have been covered on CNN, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, Autoweek Magazine, Wired Magazine, Autoblog, Gear Patrol, Jalopnik, The Verge, and many more.
Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with well over a million monthly readers from around the world and many hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.