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post #1711 of 2736
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Originally Posted by gfreeman View Post

Yeah, the only thing is I can't find the frames locally, and the website's running a 40% off lenses promotion, so it comes down to $71.40 for the 1.67. I'll take a look around town, though.
Thanks for the advice!

$71 is a very competitive price for those lenses. Assuming they are decent quality, that's a great price.
post #1712 of 2736
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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?

 

Its called a heart-shaped face. Wide forehead and small chin. I have the same and its difficult to fit glasses to. In general, oval or an exaggerated oval - latter called P3 shape. An oval eyewear frame works well for this type of face. The glasses Harrison Ford played in the Indy Jones films works perfect on this kind of face available from Berkeley Chase. He wore the Saville Row version in the films.


Edited by NormanF - 10/11/11 at 12:18pm
post #1713 of 2736
what are opinions on these:

http://www.eyeglasses.com/glasses/morel-cottet/1819m.html

not sure of quality, and they seem to run about $200-250. Thing is, I need pretty small frames (48-x-x, or 49 ideally) and these are some of the only ones I've seen in that range.

I have tried them on, and they seemed pretty decent.
post #1714 of 2736
Do black or tortoiseshell glasses work better or worse with certain skin tones? Would you say either are going to be more versatile as they will be my only pair of glasses!
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What are your favorite frame brands in the 200-300 range CC?
post #1716 of 2736
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Originally Posted by Eupfhoria View Post

what are opinions on these:

http://www.eyeglasses.com/glasses/morel-cottet/1819m.html

not sure of quality, and they seem to run about $200-250. Thing is, I need pretty small frames (48-x-x, or 49 ideally) and these are some of the only ones I've seen in that range.

I have tried them on, and they seemed pretty decent.

The frames are decent quality. I would put them more in the $150-200 range in terms of quality and considering they are not a lisenced brand. But if you are happy with the frame, go for it. You won't find another one that is as nice.
post #1717 of 2736
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Originally Posted by Panzer View Post

Do black or tortoiseshell glasses work better or worse with certain skin tones? Would you say either are going to be more versatile as they will be my only pair of glasses!

Depends on the color of the tort. Sometimes it is more yellowish which doesn't suit asian complexions. But I think that any tort or black could very well be an everyday pair of glasses. I have both and change them between one another (well, I have more like a dozen frames). Personally, I say to buy MORE inexpensive frames and have a bunch to choose from instead of buying a single pair that you can't really afford.
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What are your favorite frame brands in the 200-300 range CC?

Good question. I'll tell you what I think has good bang for the buck in terms of quality, branding, finish and material use.

under $200
Cheap Monday (Relatively new in the eyeglass game. A lot of the styles are similar to other lines but the price is right vs. quality)
Paul Frank (made in China but decent quality)
Modo and ECO (both made by MODO. Fairly good quality for their price point)

$200-300
O&X (made in Japan with titanium and acetate, $ for $ probably one of the best quality frames on the market)
Spectacle Eyeworks (Canadian company with frames made of acetate,metal, wood and horn)
Urband (made in Japan, designed in France, made of b-titanium not surgical steel)

Those are my personal favorites. There may be some that I missed, but off the top of my head these are my favorites at the moment. Ask me again in a few months and I might answer differently. These lines just have very good current models (Spring and Fall 2011) and their quality is always great. Mind you one of these brands could slip off my list (like it matters to anyone...hahaha...) if their quality slips or if their styles fall short of my expectations.

my 2 cents.
post #1719 of 2736
Thanks for your input CC, I'm also wondering something else. A lot of people on SF seem to love Olivers People frames, what is your opinion on them? Do you think there's a better alternative for the types of frames which they offer?
post #1720 of 2736

I'm looking to buy my first (yeah yeah, I know haha) pair of sunglasses and have really liked what I've read about Maui Jim. Browsing through their online shop, full frame metal, rimless metal, and rimless nylon all look good - unfortunately, only the latter group fits in my price range. The models I like: Makaha, Kanaha, Breakwall, Lighthouse, Sandy Beach.

 

Are you familiar with any of those models? Browsing Amazon, they seem to all fall in the $110-140s range depending on specific frame/lens combo you pick. For general use, would neutral grey or HCL bronze be a better choice? Thanks!

post #1721 of 2736
hi guys i found a pretty good deal on a pair of lindberg frames online. the dimensions given are:


Lens Diameter = 54mm

Lens Height = 32mm

Bridge = 19mm

Temple (Arm Length) = 145mm



is this a normal "fit" for a adult male's face? Should I go for it? The price is almost too good to pass up (~$250.00).
post #1722 of 2736
Hello,

I usually wear size 55 in Ray Ban Aviator 3025, so which size of Ray Ban Wayfarer 2132 should I look for (slim face)?

Thank you very much in advance.
post #1723 of 2736
Any advice on where to go for the best selection of premium frames in Chicago?
post #1724 of 2736

How do metal frames from l.a. Eyeworks, Lindberg, and Mykita compare on quality and workmanship? I can get l.a. Eyeworks frames for 40% off, e.g., Bodhi II for $240 and Lindberg for 10% off. For Mykita I'd have to pay list, unless I buy on-line. Even if Lindberg or Mykita is superior to l.a. Eyeowrks, is either of them $160-$260 better?

post #1725 of 2736

My prescription is -6.75 SPH and -7.0 SPH with a 2.50 ADD. My choice in progressive lenses is between Physio Enhanced and Ipseo IV Eyecode. Is the Ipseo worth an additional $75 ($460 v. $535)?


Edited by scwtlover2 - 10/15/11 at 2:32am
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