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post #2341 of 2721
I think eBay might be your best bet, when looking for my frame there were surprisingly a lot of sketchy feeling websites lol.

Luckily, I caught the BP Caine one day with eBay's email alerts.
post #2342 of 2721
what brand does aaron sorkin wear?



Seems smaller than most frames I see in this style
post #2343 of 2721
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Originally Posted by CityConnection View Post


First off, if you are using glass, ZEISS is the only lens you should consider.

In terms of frames with wide bridges, look for brands that are heavily in Europe. Generally, asian brands will have narrow bridges to allow for a higher fit on asians. I would also say to go with a full frame whether it be metal or plastic. If you are in an absolute pinch and can't find anything, you might want to consider bespoke frames like Tom Davies. I can't recall their pricing but at least you will have a frame that fits and it will be the exact style that you want.

 

Hi CC

 

Welcome back to the forum! Always looking forward to your enlightening posts.

 

Can you elaborate slightly your fondness for Zeiss, there are other lens companies like Hoya and Seiko, how do they compare to Zeiss for glasses??

 

Thanks!

post #2344 of 2721
If you are handsome like Sorkin I suppose you can get away with wearing anything, but the frames would look too small on any average looking person. ( not to say that YOU are average smile.gif )
post #2345 of 2721
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

If you are handsome like Sorkin I suppose you can get away with wearing anything, but the frames would look too small on any average looking person. ( not to say that YOU are average smile.gif )

To quote the teenybopper at the ice cream stand this weekend. "Omg you look like Leonardo dicaprio"


So take that for what it's worth. I've been wearing Moscot Miltzens lately and they do look a tad big for my face. I have seen a few people k. The steets of Boston with a smaller Fran similar of not the same to soarking that's why I was wondering.
post #2346 of 2721
That Moscot frame isn't a large frame, really. Maybe just a wee too big for you? I'm always amazed how just a couple MM's smaller or larger in the size of a frame can make such a huge difference in the overall look. I like brands that offer models in several sizes.

I think people who have lots of hair or very thick hair seem to get away with more variety in frame size they can wear. But this is just my personal opinion and observation as a guy with a buzz cut.
post #2347 of 2721
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

That Moscot frame isn't a large frame, really. Maybe just a wee too big for you? I'm always amazed how just a couple MM's smaller or larger in the size of a frame can make such a huge difference in the overall look. I like brands that offer models in several sizes.

I think people who have lots of hair or very thick hair seem to get away with more variety in frame size they can wear. But this is just my personal opinion and observation as a guy with a buzz cut.

I have the next to smallest frame size...so maybe I could have went smaller...Got them on ebay for like 110 so I cant really complain...Just want to switch out the lenses for bottle green (yes these are sunglasses) shog[1].gif
post #2348 of 2721

Urband eyewear

 

Member taxgenius has asked back in 05/2010 where in NYC one could find Urband eyewear and member nightic replied: H Optics.

 

I did a search but could not find any other posts related to Urband eyewear.

 

Are there any other retailers that carry the brand?  I'm in Somerset County, NJ but a trip to NYC would not be out of the question.

 

I'm looking for a retailer that can make adjustments to a couple of Urband frames I have.  Given their "screwless" hinge, I don't want to walk into any optician and risk the frame being damaged.

 

Thanks!

post #2349 of 2721

I am looking at a pair of real buffalo horn glasses from a Penn Avenue Eyewear.  I am most interested in the "Jaimie".  What do you guys think?  They also have some cool acetate frames.  I am really liking the buffalo horn frames though.

 

http://pennavenueeyewear.com/horn-collection

 

 

They come in different shades of horn:

 

 

I also like this model (the Arthur)

 

 

I have an uncle that has real horn glasses and they are like nothing else I have seen.  I am planning to use their home try-on. I am looking for a classic yet slightly rounded shape and I really like the key hole bridge.  

 

Does anyone else sell real horn eyewear online?  This is the only one I could find.  My optical shop does not carry horn.  Everything they have is ray ban or other brands you see everywhere.  I want something a little different and without a logo on the frame and I would rather avoid just getting tortoise acetate.  

post #2350 of 2721
Real horn looks great. But, be sure that you are buying a flattering color, size and shape first and the fact that they are horn should be the icing on the cake. Real horn can't make up for the wrong size or color.

Most major cities have one or more sources of real horn. Perhaps buy them on a trip to NYC, SF, LA, etc and have your local person instal lenses.
post #2351 of 2721

Thanks for the advice. I am going to try their home try on to see if they fit.  I have seen horn frames in NYC but they were big money (like $700 just for the frame).  I also know you can get them bespoke through Tom Davies but I am sure they are several times the cost.  These look more reasonable at $249 Rx included.  

post #2352 of 2721
I don't know how they can do a high quality horn for that price. Great horn glasses require a lot of skill in polishing and handwork. I never see them for under $500 or so for just the frames. It sounds a little too good to me. But maybe they are on to something. Good luck.
post #2353 of 2721

I called their 800 number late this afternoon and asked about their horn glasses.  I ended up speaking to the guy in charge of the internet end of their business.  I guess they have some other optical products sold through retailers under other brand names.  

 

He told me one of their main acetate frame suppliers has been doing horn for years in China for Asian markets.  Apparently in Asia, these glasses are not as expensive and domesticated water buffalo are plentiful.  They worked up designs for the US market.  I got a real education on horn eyewear.  I ended up ordering a home try-on package so we will see.   I found this blog post as well  http://pennavenueeyewear.com/blog?start=9 which says some of the same things.

 

They have several retailers that carry their frames but none in my area.  They claim I will be amazed when I see them in person.  We shall see.  

post #2354 of 2721
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Originally Posted by OmniscientCause View Post

what brand does aaron sorkin wear?


I'll guess that's the Lunor model 'A5.' I've got the same pair but the model/style numbers have rubbed off. They are good quality however........
post #2355 of 2721
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Originally Posted by cj610 View Post

I'll guess that's the Lunor model 'A5.' I've got the same pair but the model/style numbers have rubbed off. They are good quality however........

thanks...they do look nice. A quick ebay search came up with little but my current glasses were there.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LEGRE-LE070-Vintage-Tortoise-Eyeglasses-Col-320-47-21-145-Rivet-accents-Keyhole-/370778554290?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item56541fbfb2
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