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post #2416 of 2599
Thanks for replying. That's what I was thinking... So who are these resellers on ebay/online then and where do they get their glasses from? From my experiences buying eyewear, it's usually hard finding stuff for less then retail so how are they selling for so much cheaper. Are they just scratched or have some small manufacturing defect? I understand if they're seconds but otherwise I'm confused when I find stuff like this, because they look authentic but come sans a retail box and price/sku tags. If anyone can explain the process of where these glasses come from that would be cool. Thanks
Edited by klonowj - 11/25/13 at 2:40am
post #2417 of 2599
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Originally Posted by klonowj View Post

Thanks for replying. That's what I was thinking... So who are these resellers on ebay/online then and where do they get their glasses from? From my experiences buying eyewear, it's usually hard finding stuff for less then retail so how are they selling for so much cheaper. Are they just scratched or have some small manufacturing defect? I understand if they're seconds but otherwise I'm confused when I find stuff like this, because they look authentic but come sans a retail box and price/sku tags. If anyone can explain the process of where these glasses come from that would be cool. Thanks

All of the above.  It could be a knock-off, a discontinued frame, a second that does not have a readily noticeable defect, it could be from a factory overrun, it could be a sample, or it could be just someone who is looking to make less profit.  There is a huge mark-up in frames. 

post #2418 of 2599
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I do not have a need for "eye correction" as I have 20/20. 

I need the following two things: 

1)
Spectacles / Eye Glasses that look like prescription but with Zero Power - Bonus: Anti Glare for Computer usage
Goal: A frame design that makes me look more mature and older for INTERVIEWS and EARLY INTERACTIONS with Clients & New Teams.
Issue: (I look way young for my age and have a baby face)

- What kind of frame designs/ construction would suit this purpose? (Links & Pictures welcome) - Conservative & Mature is better. 
- Any particular kind of Zero Power lens/ you might recommend? 

2)
Photo-chromatic Sunglasses (+Polarized?) for daily wear and weekend hanging out. The "Go To" daily pair (Maybe buy 1 and then a second). 
Goal: Air, wind and dust protection and clarity while driving or walking around 

- Please suggest brands and models? 
- My homework on this points to few that I found affordable and decently well built - 
e.g.
- Ryders - Around 89/ 99 $ - Photochromatic and Polarized for Glare protection. 
- Found a few brands that support Photochromatic and Polarized on REI.com - Should I list them so you can rate/ review them? 

Thanks in advance. 

In terms of frames, there are tons of options so my advice would be to go to a brick and mortar store and try some on. Nobody can tell you what brand or style to try because everyone's face shapes are different.

As for plano lenses, do NOT get cheap ones. It will probably cause more discomfort than not wearing them. Not all lenses are created equally. If you're using it for extended computer use, look into the Zeiss Purecoat and the Nikon Seecoat Blue. Both reduce blue light to create more contrast and in turn make them more comfortable

For polarized/photochromatic lenses, again they are not created equally. Some have better clarity, more scratch resistance and better overall. if you want true bang for the buck for polarized lenses, try Polaroid Sunglasses. Launched by Safilo and great lenses for what you pay. They retail for under $120. Most "active lifestyle" brands have terrible quality lenses. Usually very thin, flimsy, distorted vision and soft. 1 good pair is better than several poor quality pairs.

Photo chromatic/ Photo chromic is a first priority. 

Polarized is a second. A bonus if in addition to Photo chromatic. 

 

I am looking all over here- http://www.polaroideyewear.com/ but unable to figure out which ones have both.

Any suggestions please?

 

I do not mind spending the 120$ instead of the 89/99 I had planned for Ryders (LINK: Photo chromic and Polar) + More + More, but I'd like to find models that have: 

- Photo chromatic

- Polarized 

- scratch/ break resistance


Edited by XFactor - 11/27/13 at 1:49am
post #2419 of 2599
Any thoughts on the eyeglasses put out by Super? http://store.retrosuperfuture.com/collections/people-optical

I actually like a few of the designs, but something about the brand kind of turns me off. Maybe it's the fact that I see them mostly on Biebs and Kanye.

Originally wanted Lemtosh but am concerned they may be a little round for my face. Might head over to the Super flagship and compare with Moscot.
post #2420 of 2599
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Photo chromatic/ Photo chromic is a first priority. 
Polarized is a second. A bonus if in addition to Photo chromatic. 

I am looking all over here- http://www.polaroideyewear.com/ but unable to figure out which ones have both.
Any suggestions please?

I do not mind spending the 120$ instead of the 89/99 I had planned for Ryders (LINK: Photo chromic and Polar) + More + More, but I'd like to find models that have: 
- Photo chromatic
- Polarized 
- scratch/ break resistance

I don't know if Polaroid are photochromatic. They aren't as far as I'm aware of.
post #2421 of 2599
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Any thoughts on the eyeglasses put out by Super? http://store.retrosuperfuture.com/collections/people-optical

I actually like a few of the designs, but something about the brand kind of turns me off. Maybe it's the fact that I see them mostly on Biebs and Kanye.

Originally wanted Lemtosh but am concerned they may be a little round for my face. Might head over to the Super flagship and compare with Moscot.

Personally, I've only held a handful of Super frames and I haven't had any long term experience with the frames. But 2/5 or so that I saw had very poorly built bridges that could NOT be comfortable on anyone with a remotely normal shaped nose. They may have changed their designs now (I'm sure they have) but when I first saw them I was a bit disappointed with the frames and their attention to design features for a certain level of comfort. I'm sure they have changed it now (well, I hope so, at least) but I haven't seen any recently. Sorry if that doesn't help you much, but thought I would share anyhow.
post #2422 of 2599
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All of the above.  It could be a knock-off, a discontinued frame, a second that does not have a readily noticeable defect, it could be from a factory overrun, it could be a sample, or it could be just someone who is looking to make less profit.  There is a huge mark-up in frames

I don't necessarily agree with that. I know for a fact that there is MUCH more mark up in shoes and clothing. With that said, you have to keep in mind that for every line that a shop carries, (assuming they carry enough to really represent the line) they have at least 5-10k invested in each line. If they have a display case or a custom made display for a brand, I would even wager that they bought at least 10k worth of frames from that 1 line. So people say that B&M shops are expensive you have to consider the amount of money in inventory, rent, providing the customer with enough frames that they can try on a bunch and see how they feel, staff, the schooling, the experience in fitting, the amount of continuing education that one needs to dispense, overhead....that goes into a B&M before complain that it is $20 more expensive than a cheap internet shop run by a few people who once sold graphic t-shirts.

A B&M, will provide you with TONS of services that an internet store cannot provide. After service, repairs, adjustments, accessories, ability to problem solve, and ability to suggest better products or more suitable products, are just some of the reasons why you should at one point drop by your local B&M optical.

CarolinaMan, please don't take this personally. I certainly didn't mean to be personal and it's nothing to do with you. It is just an observation that I've made. I like to help where I can and I hope I can be of use to other SFers. My last few posts have been rants, more than anything but I hope you all understand.

In all honesty, out of my 1,370 posts, I'm sure a good 1,000 are in this thread.
post #2423 of 2599
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I don't necessarily agree with that. I know for a fact that there is MUCH more mark up in shoes and clothing......

 

I see authentic frames on eBay that come with manufactures packaging (or sometimes not) but no retail/price tags or QR code, how did the seller get these glasses? what are they?  

post #2424 of 2599
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I see authentic frames on eBay that come with manufactures packaging (or sometimes not) but no retail/price tags or QR code, how did the seller get these glasses? what are they?  

Authentic product does NOT have retail prices on the tags. On the outside of the box or frame bag there is a tag with the model, color, size and temple length.

As for where people get the product, your guess is as good as mine. Some I'm sure are authentic dealers selling it on the side, fakes, factory seconds, defects (I've seen a few lately), over run products... if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. if you want authentic, get it from an authorized dealer.
post #2425 of 2599

Hi CC -- thank you so much for answering questions here: it's really helpful. I have a few specific questions about Kio Yamato frames. 

 

I've been looking at a couple of models online (KP 058A, 058U, 068A and 068U) and I can't see any difference between the models labeled A and the ones labeled U. The colour choices, and everything else, seem identical. Am I missing something? Could A and U refer to different widths?

 

Also, I'm wondering if you know anywhere online where I could see the KP colour palette? The available colours are e.g. Twilight, Grey Crystal, Rum N Raisin, Dark Tortoise and Matte Stone, and although I can guess roughly what they'd look like, I'd love to be sure before ordering.

 

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide :-)

post #2426 of 2599

I'm not sure if someone else has already asked about this, but I've always had trouble finding nice frames for my big ass head (and so have worn contacts most of the time). Looking for semi-rectangular plastic frames (like wayfarer or clubmaster style) in 57-59mm eye size. Do not care about the actual brand. I'd just like something that fits well on my face and frames it well. And not too expensive...

 

Does anyone know who makes glasses that are this big?

post #2427 of 2599
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Hi CC -- thank you so much for answering questions here: it's really helpful. I have a few specific questions about Kio Yamato frames. 

I've been looking at a couple of models online (KP 058A, 058U, 068A and 068U) and I can't see any difference between the models labeled A and the ones labeled U. The colour choices, and everything else, seem identical. Am I missing something? Could A and U refer to different widths?

Also, I'm wondering if you know anywhere online where I could see the KP colour palette? The available colours are e.g. Twilight, Grey Crystal, Rum N Raisin, Dark Tortoise and Matte Stone, and although I can guess roughly what they'd look like, I'd love to be sure before ordering.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide :-)

U-Universal Fit
A-Asian fit

Asian fit usually has an eyesize of 2mm larger. depending on what country you are in, they will carry U or A. If I'm not mistaken, Europe and Asia carry A models, but the USA will have some good models in U and A. Usually the other ones can be ordered in, special order.

As for the colors, it is hard to see online. Usually the acetates are special and they can shimmer in another color or have a hue of a second color. Best is to see them in a B&M. Even their catalogs can't portray the true colors.

As well, KP58 and 68 are old. Try looking at the new ones. They may have introduced a similar shape with a j-hinge, modified j-hinge, u-suspenson hinge and so on. The best part of the Kio Yamato frames are the higes.

Hope that helps!
post #2428 of 2599
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I'm not sure if someone else has already asked about this, but I've always had trouble finding nice frames for my big ass head (and so have worn contacts most of the time). Looking for semi-rectangular plastic frames (like wayfarer or clubmaster style) in 57-59mm eye size. Do not care about the actual brand. I'd just like something that fits well on my face and frames it well. And not too expensive...

Does anyone know who makes glasses that are this big?

There are lots of inexpensive brands. But easiest solution: Look into using a sunglass frame! sounds ridiculous but youll thank me later.
post #2429 of 2599
CityConnection is spot on. I used to be a heavier set man and my face was therefore wider, and using sunglass frames as eyeglasses enabled me to get glasses that fit my face better.
post #2430 of 2599
anyone know about deja vue refinery's stuff? I remember reading about it on unabashedly prep like 2 years ago and rechecked they are 135 bucks now down down from 335 a few years ago.
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