Originally Posted by Trapp
Originally Posted by CityConnection
Crystal is a cool color and looks cool but it is not a color that will "last long". If you're concerned about the frames being expensive, take a look at neutral colors like black and brown so that they will last you "longer".
my 2 cents.
Can you clarify what you mean by crystal not lasting long? Does the color cloud with time, or pick up scratches, or otherwise age poorly?
I ask because I'm very close to purchasing salt's Paxton model. I like all the colors offered but I've been leaning toward london fog, which fades from dark to crystal as you move down the frame (the fade seems to flatter my face). If there's a legit reason to consider avoiding crystal I'm very interested to hear it, since I like the evergreen and tweed moss colors as well. I'll be paying close to retail for the frame and would like it to last as long as possible.
When I said "last long" I did not mean of terms of fading, darkening or getting dirty like a white pair of shoes. I should have been more clear, I should have said, it will not last as long in terms of fashion. I find that individuals who get crystal frames get bored of it after some time. That's why I said that if you had multiple frames it would be nice to put a crystal into the repertoire but if it is your only pair of glasses it won't be the most "conservative" pair. Mind you, if you work in an artsy/funky/trendy industry, it might work for you, but if you are a consultant/doctor/professional you might want to re-consider your frame selection. I have absolutely nothing against crystal frames, I have considered getting them too but I ended up with a black/crystal fade. Mind you I have more than 10 frames that I regularly rotate.
But at the end of the day it is your money and entirely up to you. I personally jsut don't suggest Crystal as your first and only pair of glasses if you want on wearing them for years to come. Then again, you could make the crystal frame your signature look.
I hope that helps.