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post #106 of 2681
What do you guys think about these Emporio Armani's? I like to think of them as more of a 'Square' type aviator.

Can you guys suggest something similar?

post #107 of 2681
Dita Flight 002 or 003, Oliver Peoples Farrell.
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Dita Flight 002 or 003, Oliver Peoples Farrell.

Oliver Peoples Victory may fit the bill, too.
post #109 of 2681
How can I tell the difference between frames that are for women and those which are for eccentric designer frames for strange men?
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What do you guys think about these Emporio Armani's? I like to think of them as more of a 'Square' type aviator.

Can you guys suggest something similar?


Keep in mind that those have quite a bit of wrap on them. something like that will be a really big hit or miss. If they are too small, they will not fit and if they are too big, they will look hideous.

You should really try to try those on.
post #111 of 2681
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How can I tell the difference between frames that are for women and those which are for eccentric designer frames for strange men?

When you get into strange shapes and colors, usually they are unisex. Most designers will make unisex pieces to widen their market. They don't want to limit their market by making it a womens line. BUT there are brands like Roberto Cavalli and Chanel that cater to women, but there are men that buy it. As long as it doesn't look ridiculous on you, all is good. If you can't tell if it is a women/mens frame, stay away from it. Well, you could go for it, but people wont be looking at you because it looks good.

Generally, if it is cat-eyed shaped (temple sides going up), it is more so for women. Colors are personal, but pink is generally for women.

I know my answer is vague, but it is hard to explain without seeing a piece.
post #112 of 2681
would your eyeglass wizardry be able to help me identify these frames?

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=116308


i'm still searching but haven't come up with anything. the style looks similar to Criss Yanks but definitely not them
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would your eyeglass wizardry be able to help me identify these frames?

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=116308


i'm still searching but haven't come up with anything. the style looks similar to Criss Yanks but definitely not them

I actually saw that thread a little while ago and I have no idea what brand they are. I have not seen any company make the rivets in that shape. Unless it is another brand and he had the rivets/metal put on them. It would not be difficult to do it.

Find the frame. Get the metal piece of choice. Bore a hole a bit smaller than the size of your metal. Put a torch to the metal until it is almost red. Put the metal against the plastic slowly and allow it to melt in. VOILA, custom metal shapes in your sunglasses. 1 off sunglasses that nobody will have!
post #114 of 2681
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I actually saw that thread a little while ago and I have no idea what brand they are. I have not seen any company make the rivets in that shape. Unless it is another brand and he had the rivets/metal put on them. It would not be difficult to do it.

Find the frame. Get the metal piece of choice. Bore a hole a bit smaller than the size of your metal. Put a torch to the metal until it is almost red. Put the metal against the plastic slowly and allow it to melt in. VOILA, custom metal shapes in your sunglasses. 1 off sunglasses that nobody will have!

wow you're good

i was thinking the same thing as far as the rivet thing too. i saw a pair by a different company but the little triangle thingy on the arms were going the opposite way. can't think of the name off of the top of my head

anyway, i appreciate your help and would you happen to take any guesses at what style the frames may resemble other than what i guessed at?
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wow you're good

i was thinking the same thing as far as the rivet thing too. i saw a pair by a different company but the little triangle thingy on the arms were going the opposite way. can't think of the name off of the top of my head

anyway, i appreciate your help and would you happen to take any guesses at what style the frames may resemble other than what i guessed at?

In terms of style. Seems like you are looking for something with a square lens and a flare tipped front. Something similar without the rivets would be

Salt Optics Chuck http://saltoptics.com/detail.php?id=...id=2&orderby=2
Salt Optics Vance ( a bit smaller) http://saltoptics.com/detail.php?id=...id=2&orderby=1
Salt Optics Adler http://saltoptics.com/detail.php?id=...id=1&orderby=2
O&X also has a piece but I cant find it online. I will take a pic (if you remind me, I forget easily) once my camera is up and running...
I also have another piece that is top secret for now. It is simple, no rivets, no logos, just black and flat black....PM me for details.
post #116 of 2681
I find that in the summertime my sunglasses slide a bit on my nose; is there anything I can put on the bridge to stop this? It is because of sweat/grease; they are fine in the winter time.
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In terms of style. Seems like you are looking for something with a square lens and a flare tipped front. Something similar without the rivets would be


Salt Optics Adler http://saltoptics.com/detail.php?id=...id=1&orderby=2
O&X also has a piece but I cant find it online. I will take a pic (if you remind me, I forget easily) once my camera is up and running...
I also have another piece that is top secret for now. It is simple, no rivets, no logos, just black and flat black....PM me for details.

out of all those, the Salt Optic Adler is more of what shape i'm looking for. i do happen to like the rivets look even though i have a preference towards a clean, simple, minimalistic design. i guess i just want to try something different instead of my normal 'playing it safe' and plain approach

will also do my best to remind you about taking the pics but my memory is the worst too

i am curious about these top secret ones that you speak of so expect a pm soon

and thank you again for being so helpful!


(also by chance, would you happen to be able to tell what color the tint on those glasses the guy in my other thread are? i was guessing either an amber or a grey but i'm terrible with colors)
post #118 of 2681
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I find that in the summertime my sunglasses slide a bit on my nose; is there anything I can put on the bridge to stop this? It is because of sweat/grease; they are fine in the winter time.
Are they metal or plastic frames? or do you have a pic?
post #119 of 2681
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out of all those, the Salt Optic Adler is more of what shape i'm looking for. i do happen to like the rivets look even though i have a preference towards a clean, simple, minimalistic design. i guess i just want to try something different instead of my normal 'playing it safe' and plain approach

will also do my best to remind you about taking the pics but my memory is the worst too

i am curious about these top secret ones that you speak of so expect a pm soon

and thank you again for being so helpful!


(also by chance, would you happen to be able to tell what color the tint on those glasses the guy in my other thread are? i was guessing either an amber or a grey but i'm terrible with colors)

Judging strictly by the color...my guess would be...They are prescription lenses that were grey but faded. Usually if it is a prescription lenses, they fade to that redish/brown. And Brown fades to a red.
post #120 of 2681
As for a website, that famous menswear store in Charleston, SC - Ben Silver (bensilver.com) sells Anglo-American and has them in their catalog. The plastics retro's are not that expensive and definitely a strong look. Thanks for the headups regarding that place that copies broken plastic eyewear. Obviously there's a market there and I'm glad to be able to tell people about it.
As for Josephson's, I can honestly say the place of business can be very, very important to me. I'm somewhat of a shopaholic, and shop all the way down to very seedy stores and second-hand places and flea markets, etc. but for most of my more important items I go to stores with cache. It greatly enhances my feeling about the item - makes me feel good. If I were to buy a shirt, say, from a resale store, it probably would be a designer I think of highly - that's the toss-up. But I lover luxury, upscale shopping/shops and am drawn to them wereever I am.
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