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post #166 of 2673
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Originally Posted by CityConnection View Post
Those are both nice. I would suggest the second one though. The ones that are slightly larger are slightly more sylish but you want something more classic than stylish I believe. As for the no logos, I agree, if there is a great big logo on it, youre basically paying for that and not the quality and style of the frame. I have a few pairs that I am going to put up for sale soon that you might be interested in, I just cant get my camera to work. Give me a few days...

In any case, I would suggest the second one for a more classic/ sophisticated look.




Thanks CityConnection for your advice! Just to make sure, you prefer the black frames to the brown frames correct (because the black ones are the second one, but you referenced it as slightly larger and therefore more stylish than classic...)? I may be interested in any pairs you will be selling, keep us updated!
post #167 of 2673
Do you know anything about Herrlicht? If so, how much do these generally cost? Are any other companies making wooden frames?
post #168 of 2673
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Originally Posted by inq89 View Post
Thanks CityConnection for your advice! Just to make sure, you prefer the black frames to the brown frames correct (because the black ones are the second one, but you referenced it as slightly larger and therefore more stylish than classic...)? I may be interested in any pairs you will be selling, keep us updated!

I'm sorry! I meant the first one. The first ones that are a bit smaller are more of a classic look. The larger ones are more trendy....
post #169 of 2673
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Do you know anything about Herrlicht? If so, how much do these generally cost? Are any other companies making wooden frames?
I have not heard of them, but judging by their site, they achieved awards at Silmo, the Paris Optical Show. They are quite nice though. I have no idea what kind of quality they are. In terms of other wooden frames... Wood & Gold Urban Spectacles Iyoko Ineyake (Metal fronts and wood temples, use of cedar and bamboo) O.G.A (metal fronts and wood temples, least expensive, has polycarbonate in the middle of the temples which make them stronger) Keep in mind that Bamboo can and will crack (Ive seen it). The finish will peel if you sweat a lot. Also, the are NOT adjustable, so when you put them on and they dont fit well, take it off and move onto the next piece.
post #170 of 2673
What do you think of ic Berlin? I'm pretty skeptical of stainless being used like that (shouldn't it be titanium?), but I really like a few of the designs.
post #171 of 2673
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What do you think of ic Berlin? I'm pretty skeptical of stainless being used like that (shouldn't it be titanium?), but I really like a few of the designs.

IC! Berlin is a very technical and almost architectural line of frames. They use a screw-less frame so everything is held together with bent metal or pieces wedged between each other. In terms of strength, they are strong enough to withstand normal wear and tear. They are actually a bit flexible.

I am not sure if they are stainless or titanium, but I would assume they would use titanium if they are charging that amount. In terms of stainless strength, it should be more than strong enough. People have a misconception that frames have to be strong in order to last a long time. But it is the same thing as anything else, treat it well and it will last. If you are rough on your glasses, no matter what frame, it will break, even the Flexons.
post #172 of 2673
Did anyone talk about face shape and glasses yet?

What type of glasses are recommended for an "inverted triangle" somewhat thin face (mine).

I've read that one should look for glasses that are the opposite of the face shape.

Since I have a slightly wider forehead coming to a thinner chin, I'm apparently supposed to look for glasses / sunglasses that have minimal or non existent rims and a "teardrop" shape.

Is there a particular style of those glasses?
post #173 of 2673
They advertise themselves as "surgical stainless", so it's definitely not titanium. I just wish it were.
post #174 of 2673
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They advertise themselves as "surgical stainless", so it's definitely not titanium. I just wish it were.

Surgical Stainless = stainless, nonetheless. It may be that stainless is more rigid at those thicknesses... There must be a reason other than price.
post #175 of 2673
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Did anyone talk about face shape and glasses yet?

What type of glasses are recommended for an "inverted triangle" somewhat thin face (mine).

I've read that one should look for glasses that are the opposite of the face shape.

Since I have a slightly wider forehead coming to a thinner chin, I'm apparently supposed to look for glasses / sunglasses that have minimal or non existent rims and a "teardrop" shape.

Is there a particular style of those glasses?

There arent many that are teardrop shaped, I cant think of any. In theory, you should look for a semi rimless or rimless. With rimless frames the shape of lenses are endless. YOu can basically choose any shape they have on the board and mix and match. Also if they have never edgers (cutting machine) you can customize the shape to your exact likings. You can even engrave your name if you so please.

But in terms of frames, I would say try on different shapes, dont limit yourself to only rimless. Youd probably want to stay away from oval but something that goes up slightly (almost like a cateyed shape will draw attention upwards, as opposed to down your face shape). It will put more emphasis on you browns, and away from your narrowing chin. But try some on and see how you like them.

*I dont mean to offend you regarding your face shape, Im just being straight as to what might suit you.
post #176 of 2673
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Originally Posted by CityConnection View Post
There arent many that are teardrop shaped, I cant think of any. In theory, you should look for a semi rimless or rimless. With rimless frames the shape of lenses are endless. YOu can basically choose any shape they have on the board and mix and match. Also if they have never edgers (cutting machine) you can customize the shape to your exact likings. You can even engrave your name if you so please.

But in terms of frames, I would say try on different shapes, dont limit yourself to only rimless. Youd probably want to stay away from oval but something that goes up slightly (almost like a cateyed shape will draw attention upwards, as opposed to down your face shape). It will put more emphasis on you browns, and away from your narrowing chin. But try some on and see how you like them.

*I dont mean to offend you regarding your face shape, Im just being straight as to what might suit you.

You're not offending at all...

Any styles of glasses that you can think of that have a curved, dropped bottom piece? Aviators?
post #177 of 2673
This probably has been asked before but what are some good quality glasses or sunglasses? I don't really know what good or bad quality is but I'd appreciate it if the joints or whatever didn't loosen up like crazy.
post #178 of 2673
Hey, I saw your post a few pages back about ur opinion on best bang for buck glasses and I had a question for you. Since I would need to replace the lens with a prescription lens regardless of what I choose, would it just be a waste of money to be looking for sunglasses with quality lenses. For example I think I read in a few posts that Maui Jim sunglasses had very good lenses but if they are not goin to be used anyways, should I just be lookin for cheaper frames that just look good.

Also am I right to assume that if something is described as 61-15 the total width of the glasses would be 137mm and if i just took a ruler and put it up to my face I could get an approximation of how wide the sunglasses would be on my face. I ask because I have a fairly big and wide head and its usually a little difficult to find a pair of decent fitting sunglasses. Any suggestions?
post #179 of 2673
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This probably has been asked before but what are some good quality glasses or sunglasses? I don't really know what good or bad quality is but I'd appreciate it if the joints or whatever didn't loosen up like crazy.

I know what you mean, I just added my bang-for-the-buck list of eyewear to my blog. It is actually from another post in this thread. But in any case, in terms of hinges getting loose, it is from wear and tear. When you open and close them the barrel in the temples are basically spreading apart. Simple solution: put your eyewear on and off with 2 hands (and dont sit on them or put them on top of your head). That should keep your frames good for a while!
post #180 of 2673
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Originally Posted by peterko16 View Post
Hey, I saw your post a few pages back about ur opinion on best bang for buck glasses and I had a question for you. Since I would need to replace the lens with a prescription lens regardless of what I choose, would it just be a waste of money to be looking for sunglasses with quality lenses. For example I think I read in a few posts that Maui Jim sunglasses had very good lenses but if they are not goin to be used anyways, should I just be lookin for cheaper frames that just look good.

Also am I right to assume that if something is described as 61-15 the total width of the glasses would be 137mm and if i just took a ruler and put it up to my face I could get an approximation of how wide the sunglasses would be on my face. I ask because I have a fairly big and wide head and its usually a little difficult to find a pair of decent fitting sunglasses. Any suggestions?

Part 1
Yes it is kind of a waste of money to buy Maui Jims and then take out the lenses to put in an RX. BUT, you can actually get Maui Jim RX lenses. They will probably be more expensive than the frames BUT they will be high quality. This is also possible with Oakley frames/lenses. Both companies have an RX department that will do the RX. I cant remember if Maui Jim is like this but Oakley ONLY fills RXs under -4 compounded. My suggestion, find another pair that you are paying for the frame and not the lenses, and fill it with your RX.

Part 2
I have described how the measurements work in my blog, so check it out. But in short, yes that is basically how you can measure it. Keep in mind though, that the bridges also make a big difference in terms of style. If it too wide or narrow it will look wierd. Also, there is a matter of curvature too, that will determine its "true" width as opposed to its lens width.

Hope that helps!
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