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Not very adept at eyewear. What's a good brand for someone with a large head/face?
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Originally Posted by nightic View Post
Probably leaving a few out but in no particular order here are the stores that I found most useful:

Panoptica (N10)
Schuller Opticians (WC1N)
Roger Pope (W1G)
Santro & Peche (W4)
Iris Optical (SE1)
Michel Guillon (SW1E)

fantastic..thanks. if i discover any more, i'll let you know..but i'm going to struggle to get to all the ones you've suggested
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Hello CC, I will soon be getting my first pair of prescription sunglasses and have some questions about the tints of the lenses. I have picked out the new Ray-ban Wayfarer in tortoise and I am not sure what color lens to get. I am thinking about blue lenses but is there any major pros/cons with blue or is it just fashionable, or should I stick to gray or brown? TIA
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dunno about the new ones but my tortoise pair from the 80's were grey-green. just in case you want to stick with trad colorways.
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There are a lot of good-looking glasses in this thread, but none of them really fit my face. I visited a few different opticians and tried on a lot of glasses. Finally I decided to get these Kilsgaard glasses. They may look a bit boring on the picture but they work great with my face. I like their minimalistic design. Timeless, yet modern.
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^ nice, frame looks pretty thin, is it stiff or even slightly bendable?
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Originally Posted by canstyleace View Post
^ nice, frame looks pretty thin, is it stiff or even slightly bendable?

The frames are 100% aluminium. Very light, but stiff. They are not that thin, about 3 - 3,5 mm.

More info: http://www.thespectacleshowcase.com/?tag=kilsgaard
post #1268 of 2706
Hi city connection,

Do you know where i can get a pair of glasses that are red havana (color)? and have a similar shape to sheldrakes for around 200 dollars?

Thanks,
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Originally Posted by Master Milano View Post
Hi city connection,

Do you know where i can get a pair of glasses that are red havana (color)? and have a similar shape to sheldrakes for around 200 dollars?

Thanks,

If you want those rivets, look into the Raybans. If you want the keyhole bridges, something that is conservatively priced would be Prodesign. Spectacle Eyeworks Retro has one almost identical to that but without the rivets.

But those 2 features are quite popular right now.
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Originally Posted by jakt View Post
There are a lot of good-looking glasses in this thread, but none of them really fit my face. I visited a few different opticians and tried on a lot of glasses. Finally I decided to get these Kilsgaard glasses. They may look a bit boring on the picture but they work great with my face. I like their minimalistic design. Timeless, yet modern.


Kilsgaard are great frames. Aluminum, relatively light, thick, textured and great industrial look to them. Only concern is that from what I recall, the temples are not adjustable which makes them a great frame on the right face or a terrible frame on the wrong face.
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Originally Posted by vinasity View Post
Hello CC, I will soon be getting my first pair of prescription sunglasses and have some questions about the tints of the lenses. I have picked out the new Ray-ban Wayfarer in tortoise and I am not sure what color lens to get. I am thinking about blue lenses but is there any major pros/cons with blue or is it just fashionable, or should I stick to gray or brown? TIA

How high is your RX? If you are going with a high index lens, if you ask for grey, your lenses will come out slightly blue. I don't know if you want sky blue, but you can achieve a dark blue if a high index lens.

Raybans are well known for their G15 lenses though (grey/green).

In a tortoise frame, I would suggest brown. It will be a good match with the frame. Both the browns will play well with each other.
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How much can quality differ with acetate/plastic frames?? I mean it's just plastic with a hinge. http://www.warbyparker.com/ This looked kinda cool.
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How much can quality differ with acetate/plastic frames?? I mean it's just plastic with a hinge. http://www.warbyparker.com/ This looked kinda cool.
The difference is how well they can be adjusted. To the naked eye, they may all look the same but a good quality acetate will be able to be heated and molded into the shape to fit your face. With cheaper molds of other materials, they will pop back into the original shape even after adjusting them. Also, the hinges come in all different sorts of designs and strengths. The more the manufacture pays for the hinge, chances are they will be stronger. This translates to longer use of the frames and less grief. So in short, yes they do make a difference.
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Originally Posted by jakt View Post
There are a lot of good-looking glasses in this thread, but none of them really fit my face. I visited a few different opticians and tried on a lot of glasses. Finally I decided to get these Kilsgaard glasses. They may look a bit boring on the picture but they work great with my face. I like their minimalistic design. Timeless, yet modern.


I am wearing a kilsgaard frame right now and they are so rigid, yet light and have a more substantial look to them compared to regular aluminium frames.
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