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What are your thoughts on Warby Parker?
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Originally Posted by meso View Post

I picked up a pair of used oliver peoples frames and went with a low-budget online place for replacement lenses, which were $75 shipped for 1.55 with anti-glare/UV/anti-scratch coatings.
I opted for 1.55 instead of 1.67, so due to thickness they had to be filed down a bit on the edges. The beveled edges gives the glasses more of a "halo" effect. The weight is okay and doesn't bug me. But he beveled edges aren't really professional, and kind of spoils the effect of having stylish and thin OP frames.
Plus, switching from 1.67 to 1.55 is kind of rough on the eyes...
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Oliver Peoples (1.55), custom-cut
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Warby Parker (1.6, I think ) for comparison, from manufacturer
What do you think, should I bite the bullet and get some better lenses?
If so from where? (I should just call OP huh)

You have 1.59 lenses in them right now from Warby Parker. That is polycarbonate. I'm a firm believer that poly is bad. But the lenses do come out thinner. In terms of the "halo effect", it is probably the way that they beveled the edges as well as how the feathered it.
But in any case, a thinner lens will always give you a wider field of vision, give you less of the "shrunken" head effect, and they will be lighter. In my opinion, if you are rotating your glasses with a few pairs then don't bother changing the lenses. If they are your primary pair you might consider changing the lenses to 1.67 BUT in reality, the 1.59 and the 1.67 won't be a huge difference. Chances are it the way that they beveled or feathered, and of course the index makes a difference as well. For how much you spend on getting 1.67 lenses but in those, you might as well get another pair from a brick and mortar when they are having a sale. The more the merrier, imho.
post #1833 of 2682
Thanks! Read your info on poly, which was super helpful. I checked and paid the extra $30 to get 1.67s in my warby parker frames. So I went with 1.67 lenses. The maker offered to replace them and apply the difference to new lenses, so I'm kinda stuck with using them (or say goodbye to the $75). I'll probably go with a local brick & mortar next time.
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Originally Posted by cleanupinaisle3 View Post

Been perusing this thread since info on Gosling's glasses was posted. Also discovered Depp's glasses as being exceedingly similar, the Moscot Lemtoshes.

 

The Warby Parker Fillmores are basically identical to the Lemtoshes and nearly identical to Gosling's Barton Perreira Gilberts if anyone's looking for a budget alternative.

 

Personally, I'm not sure if circular frames suit me yet so I'm going to order a free pair of Joseph Marc 4103s from Coastal/ClearlyContacts just to try 'em out:

http://www.clearlycontacts.ca/glasses/frames/joseph-marc-4103-brown-tortoiseshell/prod27382.html

 

Also, while browsing Coastal/Clearly I found that the Joseph Marc 4102s are literally the exact same frame as Warby Parker's Winstons, just with a different plaque:

http://www.coastal.com/glasses/frames/joseph-marc-4102-black/prod27379.html

http://www.warbyparker.com/men/optical/mens-eyewear-winston-eyeglass-frame-black

 

... of which I already own the burgundy fade version.

 

Just goes to show that this stuff all comes from the same place in China someplace and just has different labels stuck on it.

 

So for anyone who's been eyeing the Winstons, wait for Coastal to have another free giveaway and just pick a pair up then. :)


This correct. All the frames probably come out of the same manufacture. But you could say the something about many things. Some people complain about the fact that they are all made in the same factory but they don't complain about the fact that they bought a frame which the design was ripped off a high end frame for half the price. If you want a unique frame, get something more exclusive, BUT with exclusivity, comes a higher price tag.

btw, this is not pointed directly at you, Cleanupinaisle3, it's just an observation I made.
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Just had an eye exam at this place near my house. Dude was pretty thorough.
He said something along the lines of my having a large optic nerve (or something like that, kinda worrying)
My nearsightedness has also gotten worse - heavier precription
He also dilated my pupils so now I'm walking around looking like this and everything's hazy looking
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hahaha...just wait a few hours. Also, don't rub your eyes even if it feels wierd. Wipe off any yellow solution that comes out. Wait it out and then get back to your regular routine.
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Thanks! Read your info on poly, which was super helpful. I checked and paid the extra $30 to get 1.67s in my warby parker frames. So I went with 1.67 lenses. The maker offered to replace them and apply the difference to new lenses, so I'm kinda stuck with using them (or say goodbye to the $75). I'll probably go with a local brick & mortar next time.

When changing lenses, B&M are better in my opinion because they can also do follow up work.
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Hey CC,

 

I think most of us have run into this problem at one point or another. How would one go about getting new lenses? I'm not talking about heading down to the local lenscrafters, I'm talking about getting some Zeiss lenses.


I guess it depends on where you are, but go out and try to find an optician. Most smaller shops can get you Zeiss, Nikon, Essilor etc lenses. Most larger chains will have preferred vendors and they won't sway much from those. Look around your local area and see what everyone has to offer. Go to someone that you TRUST, even if they are more expensive. Trust is more important than price when it comes to your eyes.
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I'm looking for a pair of glasses with sharp angles, I have a large round face smile.gif

Looking for something modern and assertive, this would be my primary pair in a professional environment.

In terms of other general style, I like Italian style slim suits and shoes, or when casually dressed I like dark denim, shirts and black military styled coat or sport coat.

I tried these (Oakley Socket 4.0) on and liked them, any others I should consider?

OakleySocket4MatteBlackLight.jpg


If you are wearing suits and want to impress clients, stay away from Oakleys. The image of Oakleys are too sporty, bold (up in your face), and not class enough. I would consider going with a different brand that might be more classy. A good pair of glasses will make a lasting impression and can change your overall vibe/image. I have seen many people in suits wear Oakleys but personally I don't think it looks very tasteful. For that price range you could buy tons of glasses that will make you look sharper and smarter. It's like wearing a nice suit and a pair of running shoes, it just breaks up the image and vibe.

Don't get me wrong, you can buy whatever you like because it is your money. This is just my opinion and I give the same advice that I would wish that someone honest would give me.
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What are your thoughts on Warby Parker?

Honestly, I haven't actually touched or played with any so I am not absolutely sure. Judging by their pictures and their price point, they could either be super good bang for the buck or terribly overpriced for their quality. Either they are made of Italian Acetate and they are good value. Or they are made of an inferior mould and you're going to have troubles with them.

I'm sure I'll come across some soon, or maybe they'll send me a pair to review. Doubt that'll happen though. Hopefully they will be at the upcoming Vision Expo East.
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Hi cityconnection, what do you think of these vintage diors? Worth it? Thinking of buying, I have found two websites. One seems to have a better kept version than the other. I'm asian and have an oval shaped face
http://wildestore.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=tpflypage.tpl&product_id=275&category_id=20&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53
http://www.vintageframesshop.com/christian-dior-2488-p-1763.html

Have you tried something like this on? Vintage frames are a bit different from the frames now a days. What I mean by that is that the lenses are much bigger. I don't think they are every day pairs, but I could be wrong. I have vintage Carreras, Dunhills, Revos, Bolles, and house brands that I change up in my routine and I love them but it really is a pain to wear, literally. The weight of the lenses make them fairly heavy, but I still like them. I don't wear them everyday so I don't mind wearing them too much.

In terms of price, vintages are a different ball game. The price that they list is the price that you have to pay because there are limited quantities and you can;t do much shopping around. I have some vintage name branded frames that I could part with for less than them. Mind you, I don't sell vintage frames as a business and I just sell off my own collection.

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Some of the FAQ answered.
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Originally Posted by RingTail View Post

I'm looking for a pair of glasses with sharp angles, I have a large round face smile.gif

Looking for something modern and assertive, this would be my primary pair in a professional environment.

In terms of other general style, I like Italian style slim suits and shoes, or when casually dressed I like dark denim, shirts and black military styled coat or sport coat.

I tried these (Oakley Socket 4.0) on and liked them, any others I should consider?

OakleySocket4MatteBlackLight.jpg

 

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Originally Posted by CityConnection View Post


If you are wearing suits and want to impress clients, stay away from Oakleys. The image of Oakleys are too sporty, bold (up in your face), and not class enough. I would consider going with a different brand that might be more classy. A good pair of glasses will make a lasting impression and can change your overall vibe/image. I have seen many people in suits wear Oakleys but personally I don't think it looks very tasteful. For that price range you could buy tons of glasses that will make you look sharper and smarter. It's like wearing a nice suit and a pair of running shoes, it just breaks up the image and vibe.
Don't get me wrong, you can buy whatever you like because it is your money. This is just my opinion and I give the same advice that I would wish that someone honest would give me.

 

Mostly I'm wearing slacks, shirts and a blazer, it seems the Oakley frame gives an authoritative look but in a sporty way, what would you recommend for an authoritative and classy look? In search of a more classy brand I saw these, Persol PO2391V, but not as angular as I'd like them to be. What other brands would you suggest?

Persol_eyeglasses_PO2391V__959.jpg

 

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Mostly I'm wearing slacks, shirts and a blazer, it seems the Oakley frame gives an authoritative look but in a sporty way, what would you recommend for an authoritative and classy look? In search of a more classy brand I saw these, Persol PO2391V, but not as angular as I'd like them to be. What other brands would you suggest?
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This will look a lot better. It doesn't have the same wrap on the front of the frame which won't make it look as sporty. This Persol frame will look a lot more classy than the Oakleys. If you are looking for simple styling like that you can also look into Salt, Giorgio Armani (while it is still at Safilo because who knows what will happen when it goes to LUX next year), Kio Yamato, Toki, Mont Blanc, Boss, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace, and Oliver Peoples.

Keep in mind, I don't like Oakley. The customer service is horrible, their staff is not accommodating, their company policies are one of the worst in the industry and their styling hasn't been innovative for the last 5yrs. They were hot from the mid 90s to the early 2000s, but they are losing their edge. They are trying to push too much into the action sports and in my opinion, that's another one of their faults. Every season they just add thicker parts that are more "heavy duty" parts with more rivets. Come on, they should be using new materials, improving their lenses and making the frames more wearable. But I guess they know what they are doing. If your product sucks, you should have least have good customer service, something that they lack. Sorry for the rant but they just rub me the wrong way and I cannot and will not support them.
Edited by CityConnection - 1/26/12 at 7:37am
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CC, how are you judging the quality of acetate frames? Wouldn't most acetate be relatively similar in construction and material?

 

Why is Trivex limited to 1.56?

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yes, absolutely. It is like a shirt. All of them are cotton, but you have different cottons from different countries, different threads, different buttons, different attentions to details and so on. In the same way there are different acetates from different manufactures, different patterns, different hinges, different ways of finishing a frame, different metal cores, way they are shaped to fit when worn, the way they are tumble polished, the way the depth and width of the bevels, the way the ends are finished or not finished...you get the idea.

Trivex is limited to 1.53 because that is the refractive index of the material. That polymer of material just has the refractive index of 1.53. It is the same way that polycarbonate has a refractive index of 1.59. Your guess is as good as mine.
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