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post #1651 of 2704
I really like the Deacons from Oliver Peoples (a frame from a few years back that's still available a few places online): http://www.contactsandspecs.com/oliver-peoples-eyeglasses/Oliver-Peoples-Eyewear-Deacon-11262.aspx

The only issue is that my current pair of glasses have a temple length of 140 and the Deacons are 147. Will that be a problem? Will they not fit?
post #1652 of 2704
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Originally Posted by Amelorn View Post


I was going to ask the same question. I scored some (by typical identifying traits and comparison with the genuine) authentic Burberry glasses for $85. As they're made in Italy by Lux under licence like so many others, I have to ask, what is wrong, if anything, with them?

People have commented that the quality of Persol and Ray Ban have gone downhill since the acquisition by Luxottica. I just like the idea of supporting an independent company which should be smaller, hence better QC. That being said, I do have a pair of Ray Ban Ultra Caravans, and the quality is on point for those. Of course they retailed for $475, but I was able to get them new without paying anything near that.
post #1653 of 2704
Hi Cityconnection,

Finally decided on my pair of glasses after trying quite a few on - Brox by oliver peoples.

I'll probably get it from a store such as this :

http://www.eyewearbrands.com/designer%20glasses/oliver%20peoples/oliver%20peoples%20ov%205195%20brox/oliver%20peoples%20ov5195%20brox%201003%20cocobolo/

My prescription is -2.00.

My question is: is there any point paying more for anything but the standard 1.5 lens at my prescription? If I go thinner, might it in fact look weird with the thickness of the frames?

Thanks for all your help in this thread.
post #1654 of 2704
hello all, a while back i asked where i could find some good London Opticians. I went around today to visit the Opticians, and that some of them are no longer around, unfortunately. The following stores were gone:
- Mallon and Taub 35d Marleybone High Street (shop now vacant)
- Chatoo and Co 176 The Strand (sign still up but store empty)
- Viren Jani 100 Mount Street: now a coffee shop
- Eyes for You 14 South Molton Street: no longer there another store in its place

So, obviously it was dissapointing the above shops are all gone! It seems like David Clulow in London has taken over, and to me, this seems like a very bad thing for the following reasons (I am looking for Oliver Peoples so will be specific to this experience)
1) selection in sizes: Oliver Peoples often have 2-3 sizes per frame. The selection at David Clulows (I went to 4 stores) is poor - they only a small selection of frames. Also - they only seem to carry 1 size in any frame, maybe 2 colours.
- David Clulow can order frames in BUT you have to purchase them or use them as store credit (pretty hard to purchase eyeglasses you have yet to try on)

Of the independent stores (at least they look independednt) I found (Roger Pope, 20/20 Optical) the same rules for Oliver Peoples applies - they can order them in if you leave a deposit and you have to take them or settle for a frame in-store that you does not necessarily fit you.

THe only good part of the day - Schuller Opticians on Lambs Conduit Street. They had virtually NO stock (which is poor!) BUT they will order in up to 2 frames for you to try and, and you are under no obligation to buy (since they carry low/no stock they will simply keep the frames as Oliver Peoples do not take frames back I understand).

The theme for the day has been similar to other shopping experiences I have had of late - consumer choice is diminishing. A gentlemen at Roger Pope who had been there many years said 15 years ago their frames were all available in 5-10 widths, now, they carry one width. When I went shopping for shoes recently i disconvered a similar theme - retailers are just carrying one generic width, most no longer stock a healthy selction of widths (besides Edward Green, Churches, Crockett and Jones, Barkers and a few others).

Finaly, i brought a 10 year old pair of Gucci frames to David Clulow to adjust slightly - they did so kindly. The gentlmen said the quality on my 10 year old Gucci glasses far superior to the Gucci Luxotica produced frames of today.

So..
- quality diminishing (girl at David Clulow told me frames should only last 2-3 years/!???)
- selection diminishing (hard to find any selection of widths)

If there was ONE store that had the full range of colours and widths of Oliver Peoples I would have happily purchased 2 pair today. However, all i can find is David Clulwo (whose stores all carry the same model, size and colours and are VERY limited in selection) and a few independents that havea few models - none of which fit me properly.

Anyways - I am left very unhappy, and with no glasses. I am going to get new lenses in my old Gucci pair - and I will have to try trial and error at Schuller Opticians. If that does not work - I will try ordering different widths in a frame or two online if i can return the rest...
post #1655 of 2704
oh..one question for the forum...i am interesting in buying one or 2 of the following (in dark tortoise colour)
- Oliver Peoples LancerR in a 50
- Oliver Peoples Denison in 51
- Oliver Peoples Abram in 50 or 51 (whichever rthey make i don't have catalogue)

anyone know of an online retailer who would not mind me ordering a selection and sending some back. better yet -anyone know of a london retailer that actually holds a decent selection of frames and sizes?!

thanks!
post #1656 of 2704
All my Oliver Peoples glasses lasted 3+ years...the last pair lasted 7 and were still going strong. Usually it's the anti-reflective coating that wears out.
post #1657 of 2704
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All my Oliver Peoples glasses lasted 3+ years...the last pair lasted 7 and were still going strong. Usually it's the anti-reflective coating that wears out.

very good to know! are you able to find selection of sizes, style and colours in your area? or is it like in London where every store has different (limited) stock?
post #1658 of 2704
I'm in Los Angeles so I just go to the Oliver Peoples store...sorry. They have pretty much everything in stock. I wear the Denison. Originally I wanted to go for Abrams or a more edgier geek look but Denison ended up being perfect. Color and size can make a huge difference so I can understand why you need to try out a bunch.

I know London can be strangely difficult in these ways but I'm surprised there isn't a retailer with a decent selection or, at least, who is prepared to order a couple of different choices for you to select from. Good luck!
post #1659 of 2704
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Originally Posted by corneliusparky View Post

I'm in Los Angeles so I just go to the Oliver Peoples store...sorry. They have pretty much everything in stock. I wear the Denison. Originally I wanted to go for Abrams or a more edgier geek look but Denison ended up being perfect. Color and size can make a huge difference so I can understand why you need to try out a bunch.

I know London can be strangely difficult in these ways but I'm surprised there isn't a retailer with a decent selection or, at least, who is prepared to order a couple of different choices for you to select from. Good luck!

I was wondering if the LA store would have the full range..i'll definately have to go to the store if I'm in the area! would love to see the sunglass range as well..
i'm suprised as well at the lack of selection in London. retailers pick out a small percentage of the ranges sizes/colour/models (maybe 20% or less..)..
and they all seem to carry the same models...so there are ones like the abrams i'd love to try but no one carries over here.
post #1660 of 2704
I think that sunglasses are a little harder to find the full range since the lens color is also a variable. But my family has purchased 4 glasses there recently (1 optical, 2 sunglasses, 1 pair of sunglasses with prescription) and all were in stock, I think there was only one lens color we wanted to try on some sunglasses that they didn't have. They made some nice clip on sunglasses for my Denisons also. Whatever optical shop they use is good too...went elsewhere a while back and the coating started coming off after 2 years, my last pair went 5 and were still pretty wearable after 6.

BTW, I'm talking about the store on Sunset, I believe it was their original store. Sidney or Cindy (can't remember her exact name, she's a manager) is always very helpful and great at picking out frames and sizes that suit your face. Def check them out if you are in LA.
post #1661 of 2704
Look at my pair at post 1472. I love them but I think I should have gotten transition lenses. I am looking at Barton Perreira's "Preston" "Caine" or "Duran"
post #1662 of 2704
Hi - I really like these Tom Ford frames from Saks. Can someone tell me if they are model 5116? Saks doesn't use the TF numbers like other websites.


http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446430657&R=664689438884&P_name=Tom+Ford+Eyewear&sid=131F0F05527F&Ntt=tom+ford+5116&N=0&bmUID=j7ELu8f
post #1663 of 2704
Hi, can someone decribe to me which one more worthed, between Moscot and Warby Parker? Warby Parker, they claimed offer the best quality for reasonable price. and Moscot, i think every body know their quality because their a big brand for glasses. but i think i dont need "buy" the brand, i just need buy the quality glasses. or maybe someone have any experience with Warby Parker and can review it to me? Thanks smile.gif
post #1664 of 2704
My wife tried on a Grant Italia frame and I asked the optician if this isn't part of Foster Grant. He said no but I'm slightly sceptical. I've looked on the web and and not still totally satisfied. The optician implied Grant Italia is higher in quality/more exclusive, or whatever. Said they're French and when I pointed out the "Italia" on the frame he implied the line is associated with several countries. I do know for a fact Foster Grant makes opthalmic eyewear - there are a lot of their frames one the web. I suppose he's right, though, but who knows for sure?
post #1665 of 2704
Hi - I just bought a pair of tom ford 5116 eyeglasses online and had a few questions. They seem very bowed, meaning the earpiece bends in towards the back. Is this the style, or is this bowed feature standard on all frames, where an optometrist would properly bend them appropriately for you. At first they were uncomfortable but after 10 minutes or so they eased pressing against my head. Any advice?
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