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Ray Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses Review: Polarized, Tortoise, Other Models

Updated on March 17, 2011

Ray Ban Clubmaster

While Ray Ban Wayfarer represents the harmony and accord of the fifties, Clubmaster effectively embodies that decade's (and the following one's) controversy, conflict, and disaccord. Can a pair of sunglasses symbolize such tumult? Yes, it can. Just look at Malcolm X – look at his eyes and spectacles, before reading or listening to any of his words.

The most prominent feature of Ray Ban Clubmaster must be the break in the flow of the frame: it just stops, holding the lenses in its clutches, instead of comfortably encompassing them throughout.

It's a bold, edgy design that aims to repeat the manner in which brows arch above the eyes; resulting is a visual clash, where the opaque frame seems to be in a struggle with the translucent lenses.

In terms of sheer style, this eyeweare became inseparably associated with eloquence, independence, and self-expression.

Ray Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses
Ray Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses

It's contrary to the quiet contemplation of the Rounded Wayfarer, implying outspoken, empowering, resolute character.


While Ray Ban willingly incorporate controversial concepts into their sunglasses – fashion brands (such as Bennetton, Calvin Klein) often lead the way in political expression – they make sure to provide a set of features that will tone everything down.

Both classic vintage and modern versions come in grey, brown, tortoise, red, beige, white, blue, and recently even striped color variations, which inject the design with optimism and fun.

Especially in the lighter models the overall severe layout becomes almost entirely transformed into a much more playful (though still evidently aware) look.

Clubmaster II

By reducing the size of the lenses Ray Ban step farther away from the hot issues discussed above. In a way, this category of sunglasses can be considered a Clubmaster initiation – the first steps to be taken in this type of design. Particularly interesting are the two-tone variations, where the iconic black is offset by a vivacious orange or azure.

Clubmaster II can be outfitted with polarized and prescription lenses.


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    • Elijah S profile imageAUTHOR

      Elijah S 

      9 years ago from Europe


      Generally, in sunglasses, Havana is classic brown with lighter spots, Red Havana has more reddish (clay) tones to it, and the spots are also brighter. However, I would recommend checking at the website just to be sure, because different models have different palettes.

      Havana and Tortoise are similar, and can overlap in different collections/models. Eventually the names don't matter that much -- just trust your intuition!

      Hope this helped, and have a great summer!

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      9 years ago


      I've been looking for the Ray-Ban Clubmaster II on Amazon, and among the color options there's the "Havana" and "Red Havana".

      Does anybody know if these two are actually the same thing?

      Plus are they actually the Red Tortoise that's on Ray-Ban's official site?



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