Ray Ban glasses history began with the release of famous model Ray Ban Aviator in 1937. At first, they were intended for pilots of the US air force. The American government ordered a product from a small company that had to be both high-quality and stylish. Lieutenant John McCready personally appealed to the company, known at the time by producing optics, with a request to develop a modern model of sunglasses for pilots. Only over the time they came into fashion as glasses of business and prestigious style. Thus, the brand Ray-Ban for a very long period collaborated with the US defense forces in the development of military products.