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WOW! I just realized that this thread has gone on for over 3 yrs.
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CityConnection are you familiar with the frames from han kjobenhavn? are they good?
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CityConnection are you familiar with the frames from han kjobenhavn? are they good?

Haven't heard of them but if you give me a link to their website or some info on them, I could tell you what I thought of them.
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what do you think of mykita and icberlin? which one is better. i read that mykita is founded by icberlin's designer and improve the construction
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...and thank you!
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I Know Han Kjøbenhavn. Very nice label. Their eyewear is great quality, Italian Acetate, Carl Zeiss lenses.

 

They are doing some great videos as well:

 

https://vimeo.com/27028234

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Judging from the price point, chances are that they don't use the "best" acetates. I'm going on a hunch and saying that their quality will be similar to that of Warby Parker. It is mid quality for something made in China. I don't know of many companies that actually pabricate in Denmark. Even Prodesign outsources to Japan at they cost more than this brand. I could be wrong and I'm not trying to knock on them but I have yet to find any frame made in Denmark that is under $200.

my 2 cents.

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Is the price of the frames 135 euros or dollars? If it is Euros, the quality might be pretty decent with Italian acetate. If it is dollars, it is Warby Parker quality.
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what do you think of mykita and icberlin? which one is better. i read that mykita is founded by icberlin's designer and improve the construction

IMHO, I think they are similar in construction. Yes, someone from IcBerlin left to make Mykita. In all fairness, he was an opera singer that turned "frame maker". He doesn't have deep roots in the industry (well, when he started), he is more of a marketing guy. At the trade shows, he walks around like he owns the halls and so on... I'm not bitter or have ill feelings towards him, just an observation. In all honesty though, they are about the same in my opinion. Another brand to check out would be Urband and Atreon. Urband makes them out of b-Titanium and hingeless. Artreon is made of b-Titanium with a regular screw hinge.
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Judging from the price point, chances are that they don't use the "best" acetates. I'm going on a hunch and saying that their quality will be similar to that of Warby Parker. It is mid quality for something made in China. I don't know of many companies that actually pabricate in Denmark. Even Prodesign outsources to Japan at they cost more than this brand. I could be wrong and I'm not trying to knock on them but I have yet to find any frame made in Denmark that is under $200.
my 2 cents.
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Is the price of the frames 135 euros or dollars? If it is Euros, the quality might be pretty decent with Italian acetate. If it is dollars, it is Warby Parker quality.

thanks.

on madewell it's 135 USD but on han's own website it's 135 euros.
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thanks.
on madewell it's 135 USD but on han's own website it's 135 euros.

Yes, that's what I didn't understand. But in any case, I suppose it depends on oh the price point. Usually the price has to do with their manufacturing costs.

If you find a frame though and take pictures of it, I could probably help you out better.
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Cutter and Gross?
Garrett Leight? http://www.eyegoodies.com/Garrett-Leight-Hampton-Champagne-pr-18253.html
Thanks

Cutler and Gross: I haven't had much experience with their product although I know they use good materials and they have a distinct look. The price point isn't for everyone as well.

Garrett Leight: I haven't seen their frames but judging by Garrett's pedigree I'm sure they make good quality frames. I'm guess that he is using the same, if not past, manufactures of Oliver People. I've seen him at the trade shows and just judging by his booth, companions and how he carries himself, I would guess that he is making well made frames. He has the support from his family's past and he seems like a rather young and funky person. (mind you, this is strictly a guess and observation without actually seeing the product and personally meeting him).

Sorry I can't be of much more help.
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Some of Garrett Leight's frames are MIC, if that matters to you.
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Some of Garrett Leight's frames are MIC, if that matters to you.

Made in China is not a problem IMO. I strongly believe that Made in China is not as "bad" as how it is perceived. I would even go as far as to say that Made in China is the same as a lot of Made in Italy, maybe even "better" quality than Italian. No offense to anyone but China has really stepped up their manufacturing game. I mean, they are even starting to manufacture and process titanium. The well-made Chinese frames are at par or even better than Italian made frames. Obviously they are still behind Japan, Germany (for parts, they are the best in the world), Denmark and others. And I'm not talking just in terms of value and bang for the buck, I'm talking straight comparisons.
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