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Tom Ford, that's my guess.
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Tom Ford, that's my guess.

You're probably right. hahaha... thanks.
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Sorry for my ignorance... What is TF?

Tom Ford
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Sorry for my ignorance... What is TF?

Sorry, as previously stated I was referring to Tom Ford, and any thoughts on my previous post would be greatly appreciated.
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Unfortunately, I do not know much about London other than it is an awesome place to visit. Maybe another local can help you out? Anyone?

hmm..not to worry. anyways cityconnection..thanks for taking your time to post in this thread, its really informative.
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hello, not sure if i'm posting this question in the right place, but i could not find any other suitable threads. i live in London and need a new pair of eyeglasses (plastic tortouise shell style frame). have an oval(ish) face so was thinking a squarish pair. anyone know which places to check out in London (woudl like to try on frames).

all i can think of is selfridges, harvey nichols (although i am not sure if they still have eyeglass frames, harrods (they have sunglasses not sure about frames)..
anyways..any tips/advice much appreciated!..

I've found both Selfridges and Harrods to have a good selection of most of the obvious brands and to be patient with much browsing and trying on of pairs.
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First off thanks CC for this very informative thread, I'm just getting my first rx pair and am glad I found this thread.

I've read your comments on quality/price ratios and what you think about 500+ frames and for the most part I agree, however I'd like to hear your thoughts on something like a TF vs Cartier vs Mikita, they're totally different I know, but I like some TF frames although I havent been able to try them on yet so still unsure if they'll work for me but mainly wondering if they're worth retail or better to wait for them on sale?

I also like some cartier and I have a long time friend who swears they're the best frames in the market, my only caveat is that I'd like a pair in a non-shinny metal finish, does cartier even make a frame that's polished or non shinny? and is it really worth the crazy retail price? and are most cartier frames on ebay fake? (I'm assuming they are fake)

And I also like mikita, I've already tried a pair that looks ok on me and I like how the metal frame can bend and such but they're expensive, around 500, and I dont know much about the brand, does a bendable frame really help or will it make the lends pop out or break more easily? is there another brand with bendable metal frames but not as expensive as mikita?

And lastly, I know your in TO and so am I, do you know a place with good TF stock that I could check out, I hate going to josephson and other than some wicked small shop on the path, that has a great selection btw, I cant find much TF in the city other than sunglasses.

Thanks.

Those are totally different kinds of frames and I think in turn difficult to compare, but I will try to compare them.

Cartier: Great quality and great worksmanship. Attention to detail is pretty good. All barrels will line up perfectly, and the finish is near perfect. The problem is that they are expensive. If you wear them in a setting where you are sitting down with affluent it will give you a subtle look of "riches". If you more of an average guy, you're spending a lot of money to look like a rich guy. ahaha....

Mykita: Intricate designs and well made. They are made of Stainless Steel. The frames are flexible. With good lenses you won't have problems with breakage of the frames or lenses. A cheaper alternative that is at par with them would be Urband. They are in the <450 range. Urband is titanium and shares a similar flat metal style.

Tom Ford: similar to any other mass produced branded frame. Nothing special regarding quality. You are paying for the name, in a nut shell.

Shops in Toronto: PM me your location. I should be able to help you out.
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Thanks CC, agreed with most and defenitely not going for the tycoon/mogul look with the cartier, would only consider it if its a brushed or matte looking metal frame which I doubt they even make, I do admire their quality craftmanship though, my friends pair is beautiful but way too flashy for me. I will check Urband out, and pm sent, thanks.
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Hi there, I've been a long time lurker of the Style forum, and I decided to join because I'd like to find out what these glasses are.


They're Ray-Bans, but I don't know what model. They're tortoiseshell and gold and look like Clubmasters, but are too square. Help? Much appreciated.
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^ Nice jacket
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This articles states there are only six individuals involved in the
manufacturing of Lunor frames:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-0...ilean-miners\\
-economy-escape-route.html

I wonder if that's true. I hope it is!
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Originally Posted by lovelux2010 View Post
hello, not sure if i'm posting this question in the right place, but i could not find any other suitable threads. i live in London and need a new pair of eyeglasses (plastic tortouise shell style frame). have an oval(ish) face so was thinking a squarish pair. anyone know which places to check out in London (woudl like to try on frames).

all i can think of is selfridges, harvey nichols (although i am not sure if they still have eyeglass frames, harrods (they have sunglasses not sure about frames)..
anyways..any tips/advice much appreciated!..
In terms of variety of premium, independant, esoteric brands, the best of nearly 30 Central-ish London opticians I've visited in the past couple of months are Auerbach & Steele in Chelsea and Mallon + Taub, just off Baker St.

Others worth visting, displaying frames with a wider variety of price points are:

20/20 Optical - Tottenham Court Road (large, very relaxed, very un-optician like w/ coffee shop inside)
Sight Care - Oxford Street (a bit of a jungle inside but lots on display)
David Clulow - Wigmore Street (one of the larger and more relaxed branches of this chain)
The Eye Company - Wardour Street (good for cutting edge 'media wanker' styles and brands)


Naturally, this isn't a definitive list but if time is limited, you could do a lot worse.
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In terms of variety of premium, independant, esoteric brands, the best of nearly 30 Central-ish London opticians I've visited in the past couple of months are Auerbach & Steel in Chelsea and Mallon + Taub, just off Baker St.

Others worth visting, displaying frames with a wider variety of price points are:

20/20 Optical - Tottenham Court Road (large, very relaxed, very un-optician like w/ coffee shop inside)
Sight Care - Oxford Street (a bit of a jungle inside but lots on display)
David Clulow - Wigmore Street (one of the larger and more relaxed branches of this chain)
The Eye Company - Wardour Street (good for cutting edge 'media wanker' styles and brands)


Naturally, this isn't a definitive list but if time is limited, you could do a lot worse.

Sites look good although Auerbach & Steel should eliminate the typos in its text. Hope they're more meticulous with their products.
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Sites look good although Auerbach & Steel should eliminate the typos in its text. Hope they're more meticulous with their products.
A & S are definitely well up on the more exotic brands, that's for sure.
Same goes for Mallon + Taub, which had a very wide selection of some of the hardest to find stuff.
As for the other four stores listed, they're not in the same league if insisting on the more esoteric brands and shapes but they will cover a lot of ground with minimum effort.
However, for those who aren't time-/effort-limited, there are superior choices out there than those stores in the latter group.
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Mykita: Intricate designs and well made. They are made of Stainless Steel. The frames are flexible. With good lenses you won't have problems with breakage of the frames or lenses. A cheaper alternative that is at par with them would be Urband. They are in the <450 range. Urband is titanium and shares a similar flat metal style. Shops in Toronto: PM me your location. I should be able to help you out.
My search for Urband has been futile, I've emailed the Canadian representative (in mtl) to ask about retailers in Toronto but no reply yet and I've asked I've everywhere and nobody's heard of them, where can I check these out in TO? I'm really liking the mykita/ic berlin type of frames.
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