(Online) Ray-Ban Authenticity Check: Expert Guide

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Last Updated on June 4, 2024 by Ch David

Want to learn how to spot fake Ray-Bans? Glasses or sunglasses, we’re here to help with:

  • The most in-depth Ray-Ban authenticity check guide
  • Real vs fake Ray-Bans images to compare your pair
  • Various tips on how to spot fakes
  • A professional Ray-Ban authentication service

How to tell if my Ray-Bans are real?

To tell if your Ray-Bans are real, closely analyze the inscriptions on the interior side of the temples.

Fake Ray-Bans always have text that is either too thick or excessively thin.

1. Clubmaster

1. Temples

  • Authentic:
    1. All characters and symbols have consistent and correct thickness.
    2. “RB3016” text on the temple is thicker and wider.
    3. “CLUBMASTER” text is of appropriate thickness, not boxy.
    4. Size text on the temple is thicker.
  • Fake:
    1. Characters and symbols exhibit varying thickness, with some appearing too thin.
    2. “RB 3016” text is too thin and boxy.
    3. “CLUBMASTER” text is too thin and boxy.
    4. Size text on the temple is too thin.

Too difficult? Let our team of expert Ray Ban authenticators take a look at your glasses:

2. UV Protection

This is a very good authenticity teller, however:

  • It ranks second in the guide;
  • As not everyone can access this tester;
  • So we recommend reaching out to someone that has it
  • It can quickly tell if you have fake Ray-Bans.

Let’s check it out:

  • Authentic: Guaranteed 100% UV protection, which is crucial for eye safety.
  • Fake: Lack UV protection coating, offering no protection against harmful UV rays.

3. Lens

You’ll find a white Ray-Ban logo on the lens (top-right corner).

  • Authentic: “RayBan” inscription has the correct thickness, appearing thicker.
  • Fake: Letters in the “RayBan” logo are too thin compared to those on authentic pairs.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

4. RB Logo

This is the faded “RB” logo on some lenses.

  • Authentic: “RB” inscription is thinner and less visible due to appropriate opacity.
  • Fake: “RB” text appears too thick and opaque.

5. Shape

  • Authentic: Temples are slightly thinner.
  • Fake: Temples appear too thick and chunky.

6. Nose

Engraved on the interior side, in the nose area, is the size text.

  • Authentic:
    1. All characters and symbols have consistent and correct thickness.
    2. “RB3016” text on the temple is thicker and wider.
    3. “CLUBMASTER” text is of appropriate thickness, not boxy.
    4. Size text on the temple is thicker.
  • Fake:
    1. Characters and symbols exhibit varying thickness, with some appearing too thin.
    2. “RB 3016” text is too thin and boxy.
    3. “CLUBMASTER” text is too thin and boxy.
    4. Size text on the temple is too thin.

7. Sheath

  • Authentic: “RB” inscription is thinner and less visible due to appropriate opacity.
  • Fake: “RB” text appears too thick and opaque.

2. Aviator

1. Temples

For the Aviators, we’ll take them one by one:

  • The left temple
  • The right temple

We need to address each of these individually.

Left temple
  • Authentic:
    1. The “MADE IN ITALY” text is thinner.
    2. Inscriptions, including “AVIATOR LARGE METAL,” are finer and thinner.
  • Fake:
    1. “MADE IN ITALY” text appears too big and thick.
    2. The “AVIATOR LARGE METAL” text is also noticeably thicker.
Right temple
  • Authentic: The “AVIATOR LARGE METAL” text is thinner with more spacing between characters.
  • Fake: Text is too thick, with characters placed too closely, resulting in improper font-weight.

2. Lens

  • Authentic: The “RayBan” text is thicker and more defined.
  • Fake: “RayBan” text appears too thin.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

3. RB Logo

  • Authentic: The “RB” text is less opaque and visible.
  • Fake: “RB” text appears too opaque.

4. Edge of temples

Note: This doesn’t apply to all Aviators.

  • Only some pairs have this text.
  • However, it’s our job to inspect it.

Let’s check it out:

  • Authentic: Text on the temple is wider and thinner.
  • Fake: Text appears scratched, improperly printed, too boxy, and thick.

3. Wayfarer

1. Temples

We’ll take the left temple first, and then we’ll go to the right one.

Left temple
  • Authentic:
    • “MADE IN ITALY” text is properly shaped and weighted with adequate spacing between letters.
  • Fake:
    • “MADE IN ITALY” text is too thick with letters placed too close, resulting in bad kerning.

Similar issues may be present in the “RayBan” text, though less noticeably.

Right temple
  • Authentic: Product ID code, model, and size text are thinner and smaller.
  • Fake: Text is too thick and big, with letters placed too close to each other.

2. Exterior logo

Find this on the exterior side of the temples.

  • Authentic: “RayBan” text is deeply engraved into the plastic, appearing thicker.
  • Fake: “RayBan” text is too thin and not engraved deeply into the plastic.

3. RayBan P

This logo is located at the top of the right lens.

  • Authentic: “RayBan P” text is thinner.
  • Fake: “RayBan P” text appears too thick.

4. Shape

  • Authentic: Temples are curvier on the rear side that sits above the ear.
  • Fake: Temples are less curvy on the rear side.

Shortlist: How to spot fake Ray-Bans

Here is a concise checklist to help you authenticate Ray-Ban sunglasses:

  1. Test the UV coating to ensure proper UV light protection, a key feature of authentic Ray-Ban sunglasses.
  2. Examine the inscriptions on both the left and right temples for correct size, shape, and font-weight. Fake Ray-Ban sunglasses often have inaccuracies in this area.
  3. Check the classic brand name printed at the top of the lens for the correct thickness of the text.
  4. Inspect the “RB” inscription in the middle of the lens, as fake sunglasses tend to have this inscription too opaque and thick.
  5. Verify the interior side inscription located above your nose; authentic Ray-Bans should have text engraved at the right depth and thickness.

These checks can help you identify genuine Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Expert Ray-Ban authentication

If you require assistance with authenticating your Ray-Bans, we’re here to assist you.

  • Simply provide us with high-quality images of your Ray-Bans
  • We will analyze them and provide you with results within 24 to 48 hours.
  • The results will include a report explaining whether your sunglasses are authentic or counterfeit.

With this information, we conclude our guide on how to authenticate Ray-Bans.

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David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
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