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post #2371 of 2680
Time for a faceshape question. I've got an "inverted triangle" shaped face, pretty close to Ryan Gosling if any celebrity. What sort of frames/shapes should I be going for? I feel like I read conflicting information everywhere. I'm between two pairs of BPs right now: Banks and Gilbert. But I'm open to alternatives.

Thoughts?
post #2372 of 2680

I believe the reason you may be reading conflicting information is that you have a face shape that provides for a lot of flexibility when selecting frames.  You could go round, oval or rectangular.  I would focus more on selecting a color that compliments your complexion.  

post #2373 of 2680

I'm new here and was hoping for some input on which frame to go with next. To aid in my search I figured I'd add a few pics of what I already own.  It is my understanding that I possess a round face, but then again that is why I'm here to see if that is the case.

 

  

1) These are a pair of Sama's - Jacob 49-20-140

 

 

2) Tom Ford's TF 5178 (A Single Man)  50-21-145

 

3) Cutler and Gross Black Grad M:0772  50-21-145

 

4) An old pair made in Germany Mod A7106

 

I'm now debating between the Dita Statesman

http://www.dita.com/collections/optical.shtml

 

or 

 

Dita - Lever 

http://www.dita.com/collections/optical.shtml

 

Should I even consider these 2 pairs or go in a completely different direction?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  

post #2374 of 2680

My two cents:  You do have a round face.  The first and third frames compliment your face.  The second is somewhat round, however for having a round face, it does look pretty good on you.  I do like this frame.  The fourth is too narrow and somewhat dated.  Regarding the third frame, I may like this frame better in a solid and without the clear crystal.

post #2375 of 2680
Anyone know the cheapest way I could pick up some Barton Perreiras (Banks or Gilbert) besides Ebay? Cheapest I've been quoted in-store is $370.
post #2376 of 2680
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Originally Posted by Spaghettimatt View Post

Anyone know the cheapest way I could pick up some Barton Perreiras (Banks or Gilbert) besides Ebay? Cheapest I've been quoted in-store is $370.

Here is the first site I found.  You can get them for $250.  There could be other less expensive.  

 

http://www.opticsfast.com/product.asp?product_id=114718&color_code=HAV&i=Barton-Perreira-Eyeglasses-BANKS-HAV&Advertiser=43&cur=USD

post #2377 of 2680
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Originally Posted by CarolinaMan View Post

My two cents:  You do have a round face.  The first and third frames compliment your face.  The second is somewhat round, however for having a round face, it does look pretty good on you.  I do like this frame.  The fourth is too narrow and somewhat dated.  Regarding the third frame, I may like this frame better in a solid and without the clear crystal.

 

Thank you for chiming in.  I feel the same way you do about what I already own.  I just don't know in which direction I should go for my next pair the lever by dita looks similar to one's in the first pic.  The statesman, although similar to the ones in pic 3, are only half rimmed. 

 

Thoughts?  

post #2378 of 2680

Can anybody help identify these sunglasses?

 

 

 

Thanks.

post #2379 of 2680

What Maui Jims are the most similar to Rayban 2132s in size and style? 

post #2380 of 2680

The Kahoma is probably the closest Maui Jim.   The temples are a little wider. 

http://www.mauijim.com/kahoma.html

post #2381 of 2680

A few weeks back I posted about looking at buffalo horn frames online from Penn Avenue Eyewear.  I finally ordered a home try-on and received them and checked them out.  

 

Here are the photos:

 

 The package arrived with the frames attached to cardboard.  I received 5 frames to try-on.  The first two are round rounder frames with a key hole bridge called the "Arthur".  The third is a narrows model with a keyhold bridge called the "Jaime".  This one did not fit me, but my wife liked them a lot.  The last two are a wayfarer style frame called the "Billy".

 

 

The frames appear to be very well made.  The horn is very polished.  The hinges are high quality spring hinges that appear as though they will hold up very well:

 

 

 

There are significant shade variations in the horn frame.  You can order them by shade, but each is unique.  Here are the lighter ones followed by darker frames.  The lighter frames show up slightly darker in the photo than in person:

 

 

 

I really like the "Arthur" frames.  They have a very cool bridge with a classic look that really works in the horn frames.  But I have a round shaped face and this look does not serve me as well.  

 

Accordingly I went with the Billy...This shape better suits my face (modesty prohibits me from posting a photo of me wearing them).

 

 

I went with the lighter one on the right.  I wanted something unique.  Tough decision as the darker ones look great as well.  

 

The cost with the Rx is $249 on their site  http://pennavenueeyewear.com/.  This is a great deal for horn.  These frames look well made and hopefully they will last for many years.  I could see eventually getting an Rx sun inserted in these.  I can't wait to get them back.  


Edited by CarolinaMan - 8/29/13 at 11:24am
post #2382 of 2680
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by CarolinaMan View Post

You need to consult with your optician who can tell you the pros and cons of each lens design and explain which is the best for your lifestyle.  I have worn Varilux Comforts for the past few years and have been very happy.  I also know that many like the Hoya lens designs.  I also tried a "house brand" progressive and was unhappy with both the optics and the coatings and this was a backside surfaced digital.  

Lenses are like cars.  Each has their fans.  You will find people who swear by other brands such as Seiko, Zeiss, and Shamir.  There are pros and cons to each design and like I said, the optician should be able to show you the strengths and weaknesses of each.  

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Originally Posted by Frigiliana View Post

Thanks CarolinaMan for your advise , with my prescription plus thin lenses and transition it all adds up to a lot of money so i wanted to arm myself with some knowledge of what questions to ask when i go to the opticians.

Progressives are like anything else. You have good ones, better ones and best ones. Depending on what you're needing, some lenses might be better than others. If you're looking for Trasitions, you might consider Zeiss lenses. They have a their own brand of photochromatic lenses that are called PhotoFusion. They claim it turns darker and turns clear faster.

In terms of progressive brands, I would consider Zeiss and Nikon. Depending on what you're using them for, certain designs will be better for you.
post #2383 of 2680

Since this is the authoritative thread on eyewear I thought it would be appropriate to ask you to check out my eyewear design and give me feedback. I put some images in the thread below, but I can also post some here if you are interested. 

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/361179/looking-for-feedback-on-my-eyewear-design

post #2384 of 2680
Anyone own or have handled sunglasses from Han Kjøbenhavn? I'm looking into purchasing a pair of the model called Timeless. Curious about the brand's construction and overall quality. They are supposed to feature Italian acetate and lenses by Carl Zeiss.

http://hankjobenhavn.com/timeless/ sells them for 134 Euro, but there are webshops that have the same model for closer to $135 USD.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
post #2385 of 2680
I just wanted to post about the fine repair service at Maui Jim. Based on recommendations on this thread, I purchased a pair. I broke them, so I sent them in for repair. I just got them back, good as new, along with a new case and a free cleaning cloth. It took less than two weeks and was only $10.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Needless to say, I'm quite impressed with their service.
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