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1950s/60s Ray-Ban Outdoorsman by BAUSCH & LOMB (USA) KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear


We're not sure when the Outdoorsman first launched,

"....a favourite with active sportsmen..." - but the earliest

record we have of it is in this 1946 ad, alongside the

Shooter. This was when it was called the Skeet glass and

interestingly, they are saying, "It's back!" which refers

to all B&L's production being diverted for the war effort,

so it must have been previously made in the late 1930s.

Our pair looks to be from the 1950s or perhaps early 60s,

by which time it had been renamed the Outdoorsman.

It has the pearly swet-bar and matching nose pads which

are indicative of the late 1950s and through the 60s.

We have another Outdoorsman on these pages but these

have the original yellow Kalichrome glass lenses that

were introduced in the early 1950s. They were specifically

for making hazy days brighter abd giving the wearer

sharper vision for all that huntin', shootin' fishin' - read this

ad from 1955. And as an added bonus, here is a photo

from the 1966 catalogue of a hunky male model wearing

the Outdoorsman in an alternative lens, the G31. Enjoy!

                                                                  — klasik
product code : k5388 : £ 195

1950s-1960s gold fill frame marked B&L
1/10 12K GF and B&L RAY-BAN USA

Original B&L Ray-Ban Kalichrome glass lenses


lenses : good - 7

frame : very good

fit : very good - cable arms


face : 132mm

lens width : 58mm

lens height : 32mm

arms : n/a - cable arms

lens spec

uv transmission % : 1

light transmission (LTF) % : 85

uv protection y/n : y