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A view of the map with sunglasses

by Benjamin Kabak

Have you seen the latest sunglasses in Ray-Ban’s Wayfarer line? The latest rare edition of Ray-Ban’s top-selling frame features an iconic image on the inside. We’ve seen dresses with the Vignelli map, and now sunglasses with our familiar schematic of the New York City subway system are available as well. Between the boxers for sale by the Transit Museum, the dress and these stylin’ glasses, a savvy New Yorker could don the subway map as an outfit.

The rare “NYC Subway” edition of these popular frames retail for just under $145, and they’re going fast. Bloomingdale’s has them for sale in blue, but most places are already sold out. Act quickly before they’re all gone. After the jump, another view.

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Scott E January 20, 2010 - 8:05 pm

Cool looking, but not quite accurate. Looking next to the hinge on the right side, it looks like I can get on the A, C, 1, 9, or question-mark trains at Herald Square.

Kid Twist January 21, 2010 - 10:08 am

Also, 59th and 23rd streets appear to be south of 8th Street.

Sara January 24, 2010 - 2:26 am

It looks like, for the sake of visual density, they’ve overlaid several copies of the map. It is funny, though, that there is a question mark where Scott pointed out.

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