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What is important is that SALT is still independent, while Oliver Peoples is part of the Luxottica behemoth. I'd take my chances with the independent group. I do know Barton Perreira (sic?) was formed by Oliver Peoples expats.

Pardon my ignorance but what is wrong with the Luxottica conglomerate?

Also thanks for the allusion to Barton Perreira; I've never heard of them until now and the frames look great.

There is nothing wrong wih LUX, they just own the luxury brand market. The quality that they produce is not on par with the accessories/clothing of the brands that they manufacture for. For example, imho, a Dior purse is made to a very high standard with good quality finishing, while their sunglasses are not to the same standards. Maybe this is just my own opinion but it is my opinion none the less.
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CityConnection, what's your opinion on these $100 per pair online shops that seem to be popping up all over the place (warby parker, eyefly, spex club, etc.)? Do they produce a decent quality product?

Also, do you know anything about the brand "Kitami"? I recently picked up a pair but couldn't find anything about the brand on the internet. They seem well constructed, as far as i can tell, but I don't really know much about frames.

the only markings on the frame are "Kitami Japan" the size, and what appears to be a model number. Anyway, they're about the only pair i have found in both the size and shape I was looking for so I am satisfied. Just curious if you knew anything. Thanks!
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There is nothing wrong wih LUX, they just own the luxury brand market. The quality that they produce is not on par with the accessories/clothing of the brands that they manufacture for. For example, imho, a Dior purse is made to a very high standard with good quality finishing, while their sunglasses are not to the same standards. Maybe this is just my own opinion but it is my opinion none the less.

there is a great thread within the forum called the "definitive manbag thread". the chap who started the forum really knows his stuff, and he reviews bags from teh likes of Dior, Chancel, LVMH, Hermes and more traditional makers like SAB
anyways, from reading the 150+ pages of his thread, it became clear to me the quality of brands like Dior/Chanel, etc are POOR...the zippers and finishings are cheap and glue is used in teh sontruction...so you really just pay for the brand. in fact, i believe he rated dior as the poorest quality to price ratio of any of the makers..

EDIT: below is a copy and paste from the manbag thread on DIOR...

Dior ($500-2000) Pros: Simple, dark, classic styling. I really like Dior styling, overall. Cons: Construction is usually really quite shitty. My friend who used to work for Dior Japan never recommended to anyone in private that they buy Dior, if they planned to use it for longer than six months. This isn't an absolute, of course, but in general be wary as you may not get the use you'd expect from spending $1000 on a bag. FINAL VERDICT: I've been disappointed with the longevity of all 3 or 4 items I've owned. Won't make the same mistake again

its amazing how we percieve certain brands to be quality and luxurious..when in fact many of these brands are poorly made..check out the thread anyway, its one of the better ones in the forum IMHO. another sad trend seems to be the quality of fashion brands is decreaing...it is simply more profitable to cut corners on quality and increase prices and many customers (especially in asia) are not concerened about longevity - they just want the brand and do not care about quality to price ratio (a gernerlization but generally true)

SPOLIER: once you get to the end of the thread you realize, once again, bespoke is the best way to go..seems similar to me for shirts, suits, shoes..not sure about eyeglasses as few on here have gone the bespoke route it seems
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CityConnection, what's your opinion on these $100 per pair online shops that seem to be popping up all over the place (warby parker, eyefly, spex club, etc.)? Do they produce a decent quality product?

Also, do you know anything about the brand "Kitami"? I recently picked up a pair but couldn't find anything about the brand on the internet. They seem well constructed, as far as i can tell, but I don't really know much about frames.

the only markings on the frame are "Kitami Japan" the size, and what appears to be a model number. Anyway, they're about the only pair i have found in both the size and shape I was looking for so I am satisfied. Just curious if you knew anything. Thanks!

I haven't heard of the brand. Post some pics of the frame and I might be able to help you.

As for the pop-up-shops: you pay $100. You're getting a $100 value. You know what I mean?
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There is nothing wrong wih LUX, they just own the luxury brand market. The quality that they produce is not on par with the accessories/clothing of the brands that they manufacture for. For example, imho, a Dior purse is made to a very high standard with good quality finishing, while their sunglasses are not to the same standards. Maybe this is just my own opinion but it is my opinion none the less.

there is a great thread within the forum called the "definitive manbag thread". the chap who started the forum really knows his stuff, and he reviews bags from teh likes of Dior, Chancel, LVMH, Hermes and more traditional makers like SAB
anyways, from reading the 150+ pages of his thread, it became clear to me the quality of brands like Dior/Chanel, etc are POOR...the zippers and finishings are cheap and glue is used in teh sontruction...so you really just pay for the brand. in fact, i believe he rated dior as the poorest quality to price ratio of any of the makers..

EDIT: below is a copy and paste from the manbag thread on DIOR...

Dior ($500-2000) Pros: Simple, dark, classic styling. I really like Dior styling, overall. Cons: Construction is usually really quite shitty. My friend who used to work for Dior Japan never recommended to anyone in private that they buy Dior, if they planned to use it for longer than six months. This isn't an absolute, of course, but in general be wary as you may not get the use you'd expect from spending $1000 on a bag. FINAL VERDICT: I've been disappointed with the longevity of all 3 or 4 items I've owned. Won't make the same mistake again

its amazing how we percieve certain brands to be quality and luxurious..when in fact many of these brands are poorly made..check out the thread anyway, its one of the better ones in the forum IMHO. another sad trend seems to be the quality of fashion brands is decreaing...it is simply more profitable to cut corners on quality and increase prices and many customers (especially in asia) are not concerened about longevity - they just want the brand and do not care about quality to price ratio (a gernerlization but generally true)

SPOLIER: once you get to the end of the thread you realize, once again, bespoke is the best way to go..seems similar to me for shirts, suits, shoes..not sure about eyeglasses as few on here have gone the bespoke route it seems

I know what you mean. I have a gucci wallet and ipod case and the quality isn't that good. Although, my LV bags is still well made imo. I know what you're saying though. There are bespoke frame makers, although, imo, it's not worth the money. Just find a good manufacture and run with it and change it in a year or get multiple pairs. It's like clothes...you can have 1 tshirt that you wear everyday, but if you have MORE tshirts, it would be much better. Same thing. My 2 cents.
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I know what you mean. I have a gucci wallet and ipod case and the quality isn't that good. Although, my LV bags is still well made imo. I know what you're saying though. There are bespoke frame makers, although, imo, it's not worth the money. Just find a good manufacture and run with it and change it in a year or get multiple pairs. It's like clothes...you can have 1 tshirt that you wear everyday, but if you have MORE tshirts, it would be much better. Same thing. My 2 cents.

well..he does say LV bags are well made, and resale value is strong. however, they are just canvas..and he says the prices of LV have gone up by very high percentages over the past 10 years simply due to demand driven from asia..

as far as frames..i agree with you. its nice to have a few diffferent pairs of glasses and i cannot afford 1000 pounds plus per pair.
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I know what you mean. I have a gucci wallet and ipod case and the quality isn't that good. Although, my LV bags is still well made imo. I know what you're saying though. There are bespoke frame makers, although, imo, it's not worth the money. Just find a good manufacture and run with it and change it in a year or get multiple pairs. It's like clothes...you can have 1 tshirt that you wear everyday, but if you have MORE tshirts, it would be much better. Same thing. My 2 cents.

well..he does say LV bags are well made, and resale value is strong. however, they are just canvas..and he says the prices of LV have gone up by very high percentages over the past 10 years simply due to demand driven from asia..

as far as frames..i agree with you. its nice to have a few diffferent pairs of glasses and i cannot afford 1000 pounds plus per pair.

I think out of all the brand names, LV has very good quality. But that's for another thread.

ASK ME ABOUT EYEWEAR. hahaha....
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Ordered these yesterday with all the bells and whistles. Going for transition lenses this time. Vision of Division Japan.

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CityConnection,

Do I need to take any special care during cleaning of glasses made of celluloid?
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Hey CityConnection,

 

Thanks for this thread!

 

I was considering some Maui Jim Stingray prescription sunglasses, but thanks to reading tons of pages here, I've found the Salt Wyatts, the styling of which I prefer.

 

These will be my first prescription sunglasses.  I've got some questions:

 

Firstly, the websites that I have found the Wyatts on all seem to state "the Wyatts come with a non-prescriptions lens.  We can duplicate it with one fit to the frames for an additional charge"

 

I read this as "You're not getting Salt optics anymore, we're going to substitute our in-house lenses".  Which sucks, because that's kind of what I'd be wanting to pay the premium for in the first place, right?  I mean, only part of that initial price tag is for the bare frames.

 

Do Salt offer ways to purchase their optics done in prescription?  I want the best optics I can get. 

 

I think Maui Jim makes their premium optics directly for prescription.  This is what I see on framesdirect.com anyway.  I suppose if the Wyatts can't be made to the same optical standard, maybe I should stick with those?  That would suck too, because I prefer the styling of the Wyatts.

 

Thanks,

 

ccm

 

 

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^^  Or, should I just say the hell with it and use contacts and buy both pairs with top level optics for the cost of a single pair?

 

ccm

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anyone bought eyewear from these online stores before,or have any other to recommend?any reviews?

 

I'm looking to buy frame from oliver peoples.

toniandguy-opticians.co.uk
mrporter.com
contactsandspecs.com
eyewearbrands.com

otticanet.it

 

Thanks.

 

 

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otticanet.it


I ordered some persol sunglasses from these guys because they carried a color that wasn't available in the states. the customs charges and associated hassle made it really not worth it.
post #1694 of 2672
I've had excellent dealings with otticanet on Sunglasses - quick shipping, good returns policy. Sent me a new case when the button on mine broke, etc. Way, way cheaper than buying here in Australia.

I also recently bought some Oliver Peoples eyeglasses with prescription lenses from eyewearbrands, and they were also very good. No issues.

Toni and guy should be fine too since its a major retail chain. I was going to order my OPs from them but didn't in the end because I wanted to get the Crizal coating that eyewearbrands offers.
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CityConnection,

Do I need to take any special care during cleaning of glasses made of celluloid?

Not really. Just don't use acetone or alcohol on the frame. Other than that everything is good.
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