Which Size Ray-Ban New Wayfarer is for Me: 52 or 55?
In 2001, Ray-Ban gave their classic Wayfarer a makeover to improve the comfort and functionality of the sunglasses. This revamped version of the Wayfarer, otherwise known as the RB2132, was designed to eliminate the over-pronounced pantoscopic tilt enabling the frame to sit more comfortably on the face. New Wayfarer RB2132 offers better sunlight coverage and is made with lighter materials for all-day wear.
Ray-Ban New Wayfarer 52 VS 55
Ray-Ban released the New Wayfarer in two different sizes: the smaller 52 eyesize and the larger 55 eyesize.
Ray-Ban New Wayfarer 52
The 52 represents the width of each lens, which is 52mm. And if you really want to get technical, the height of each lens, or the “B” measurement, is about 36mm. The New Wayfarer 52 has a small-to-medium fit, which is generally a nice fit for women.
Ray-Ban New Wayfarer 55
The New Wayfarer 55 has more of a medium-to-large fit. The width of each lens is of course 55mm, and the height of each lens is about 40mm. So they’re definitely bigger up and down and side to side. The 55mm Wayfarer is usually a good fit for men, but it’s all a matter of preference and whether you like an oversized fit or a smaller fit. I’m a bigger guy and a 55 definitely fits me better. If you’re a woman who likes bigger frames, then the 55mm might work for you also.
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Hope that helps! Click here to find out the difference between the Original Wayfarer 50 vs. 54 eyesize. If you have more questions about the New Wayfarers, feel free to hit us up and speak with an optician!