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Raybanwayfarer One of the ultimate symbols of the 80s, Ran-Ban sunglasses are making a comeback in the fashion world.

One prominent men's fashion publication, DNR Magazine, recently named the sunglasses as its "Retro Comeback of the Summer." Ray-Ban has even re-released its vintage "Wayfarer" style for its 2007 Spring/Summer line.

Tomcruiseglasses Though Ray-Bans had been around since the 1930s, they became the glasses of choice in the 80s for Tom Cruise, Elvis Costello and Morrissey. These days they're likely to be worn by celebrities including Drew Barrymore, Kate Moss and Chloe Sevigny.

"Summer 2007 has seen the comeback of the black, thick-framed Original Wayfarers on celebrities and hipsters alike," Newsweek International recently reported. "If this keeps up, fanny packs and scrunchies will be back in style next summer."

Want ultimate proof that they're cool again? People are making viral videos about them on Youtube. Check out this incredible video.

Meanwhile, here's the unofficial Stuck in the 80s betting guide for fashion comebacks:

Fashion statement / Odds of a comeback
Legwarmers: Already back
Rubberbands: 2 to 1
Blue Eyeshadow: 5 to 1
Feathered hair: 10 to 1
ChaseStonewashed jeans: 50 to 1
Parachute pants: 100 to 1
Rhinestone gloves: 1,000,000 to 1

Odds that former Times TV critic Chase Squires' 80s hair-dye job and OP shirt fashion will come back in style: None.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:25pm]

    

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