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where can in find this barton perreira frame?
245

also,
is there something similar from other brands?
thanks!
post #1892 of 2672

any reputable online eyewear stores that I can check out oliver peoples eyewear? Came across contactsandspecs.com,eyewearbrands and toni and guy optics..anyone bought from them before?

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Considering Drivewear lenses (specific brand/model of photochromatic/polarized lens)-- my rx is -4.0 with 1.25 add.   I have an assortment of glasses now with cr39, 1.61, 1.67 with 

Varilux comfort progressive or bifocal lenses-- including some tinted non-polarized and some polarized lenses.   I have no problems with what i have now but there's tradeoffs with the materials

and the bifocals/progressive lenses as you know.  I think the peripheral vision's very slightly better with bifocals.  I think the clarity of lens is slightly better with cr39 than 1.61 or 1.67.

 

Id like to try Drivewear for bicycling and driving.   But it doenst come in high index 1.61 or 1.67.  Only in cr39 or polycarb.   Aside from materials then i have to choose the bifocal or progressive option (as far as i know its only available in a progressive design called Image which probably isnt too bad but not what i have now.)   I'm thinking my best option for Drivewear is a plano clip on lens form one of my current eyeglasses.  Or maybe dont get Drivewear at all because I am doing ok with my 1.67 polarized progressive lenses (but Drivewear sounds nice.)

 

Any thoughts on whether to try Drivewear based in my situation and the material options with Drivewear?


I have have much experience with DriveWear. I have seen seminars, presentations and tradeshows where they presented but IMO, unless you do a lot of driving you dont really "need' them. Do you really want to ride your bike and walk into a shop with your yellow lenses on? Chances are if you are serious about cycling, you will have sunglasses like Switch, with interchangeable lenses. Maybe Switch would be a better alternative?
post #1894 of 2672
Who makes Tom Ford eyewear? I was thinking about buying some TF5149s and trying to figure out if they were worth it.
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Who makes Tom Ford eyewear? I was thinking about buying some TF5149s and trying to figure out if they were worth it.

Marcolin. Quality vs price dont match up in my opinion. But like I always say, if you have the money, you can spend it however you like. Personally, I'm not a big fan of them.
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I had the chance to play with some Warby Parker frames. The quality was not as good as I thought it would be. They do not use good quality acetate. The finish was poor. There were ripples in the plastic around the rivets. The quality control was not up to par. For $100 I suppose they were okay, but I could find tons of frames that were also made in China that would put these frames to shame in terms of quality. Warby Parker did a great job with their PR and marketing and that has contributed to their success. But their quality was just sub-par imho.
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Marcolin. Quality vs price dont match up in my opinion. But like I always say, if you have the money, you can spend it however you like. Personally, I'm not a big fan of them.


What brands would you recommend?

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What brands would you recommend?

I'd be curious too - what are the ultimate cost is no object brand? Osawa Bekko?
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What brands would you recommend?

In terms of style, price, value, quality, finish, colors? Depends who you are looking for.
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I'd be curious too - what are the ultimate cost is no object brand? Osawa Bekko?

Personally, I think after $600, everything is a luxury item. I think in terms of good quality, most brands in the $400-600 are probably the best quality. If you want the most exclusive and most luxurious materials, you would probably go with something like Leisure Society. It is a division of Baum Vision but they make some extravagant frames. From what I understand you can get custom frames for upwards of $50,000. Do you need something like that? maybe not, but if you can afford it, why not?
post #1901 of 2672
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Man, the brick and mortar eyeglasses place (the only place that stocks Salt) are selling them for $360, that's a bit much for me right now but they truly are nice.
I've been thinking a lot about the Nolan frame in crystal/transparent.

That is one of my favorites as well.
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Anyone know where you can get the best deal on SALT frames? I have a simple progressive perscription.
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Personally, I think after $600, everything is a luxury item. I think in terms of good quality, most brands in the $400-600 are probably the best quality. If you want the most exclusive and most luxurious materials, you would probably go with something like Leisure Society. It is a division of Baum Vision but they make some extravagant frames. From what I understand you can get custom frames for upwards of $50,000. Do you need something like that? maybe not, but if you can afford it, why not?

Eh, when I looked at that label, it seemed like more hype than reality - I mean, for 50K, I could get a real jeweler to handcraft me pretty much whatever I wanted and a real watchmaker to make the hinges, etc. At least Osawa Bekko is using real tortoiseshell from endangered animals.
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Anyone know where you can get the best deal on SALT frames? I have a simple progressive perscription.

In my opinion. if you are looking to get progressive lenses in any frame go to a B&M. Depending on the fit of a certain frame, the lenses could or could NOT work. If you buy it online and find out that the progressives are not suitable, you will have wasted money on the frame. If you go to a B&M they will guide you in the right direction for a frame that is suitable for your progressive lenses.
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Eh, when I looked at that label, it seemed like more hype than reality - I mean, for 50K, I could get a real jeweler to handcraft me pretty much whatever I wanted and a real watchmaker to make the hinges, etc. At least Osawa Bekko is using real tortoiseshell from endangered animals.

I'm sure they would do something in real tortoiseshell or horn as well.

You could get a jeweler to do that and get a match maker to make your hinges but will they:
-make the size of the lenses exactly the same?
-make the groove to the correct width and depth?
-make the bridge a suitable size?
-attach the temples at a height that will look good?
-help you pick a shape and size that looks good?
-make the correct eyewire screws that are serviceable?
-make pad arms that will allow universal nosepads to be use?

They already have all this down to a science. Shane Baum the man behind Leisure Society used to design LV shades, worked at Optical Shop of Aspen, and still work as the brains behind Baum Vision aka Paul Frank, Modern Amusement, and Original Penguin. Needless to say, he knows what he is doing.

I mean, no offense to you, I'm just showing you the flip side.
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