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ses]I like the look of the O&X frames, but I can't really find a place to see their glasses online.

Those are SUPER old, but they have a modernized version of it that came out last fall I think. But the sizing might be a bit smaller.
post #2552 of 2705
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For now...and in due time, you'll need to put reading lenses in those. (just poking fun)

Hahaha:)
post #2553 of 2705
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^^^ Won't my ears fall off if I put on those frames?

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Picked up a pair of O&X frames. Very happy with my purchase, and I wish I could've gotten 3 or 4 more additional pairs of O&X and Kio Yamato, but (1) I already had to pay out of pocket for these since VSP sucks, and (2) I wear contact lenses like 99% of the time.

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Awesome pic. I have a pair like that in the full frame.
post #2554 of 2705
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Originally Posted by FabledGlasses View Post

Hey, guys. Wanted to ask for your feedback.

Me and my friend were thinking about making eyeglasses that are not just a functional object, but has an inspiring story behind. I.e. glasses that are designed not only on esthetic basis, but which looks were inspired by a story or some element of life. That might be a special place or moment, a natural wonder or man-made object, a legend, an art movement, a childhood toy or a philosopher’s quote. Whatever.
I attach an example. My friend is kinda into Samurais' culture so... smile.gif
(here's a link for bigger picture, also I insert the same at the end of the post)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/d2tg4ehunvy02d6/Samurai_su_tekstu2.jpg

Also we believe that a good story is a sincerely and uniquely told one. So we want it to be told by different people all around the world, we want it to be told by independent designers. They would suggest concepts, people would evaluate them and we would take care of production. Sort of threadless.com for glasses.

What do tou think? Would you cosider trying such glasses? No way? why?

Sincere feedback is apreciated smile.gif



I don't completely understand your concept, but from what I gather, you want to make a line and collaborate with individuals for design aspects.

Just about any and every line that is successful is inspired by the designer's environment. If you look at any high end or boutique line, the founders and designers have usually started in that way. There is a Canadian designer that runs Spectacle Eyeworks out of BC. His designs go from conservative to Indian Totem Pole temples, to cateye frames with cat silhouettes, to frame shapes that are inspired by the shapes of peoples eyebrows. The difference is that he started his career as an optician so he knows what will fit and not fit, regardless of design feature. For instance. someone mentioned if the frames will fall down when he is wearing it, which is possible, but if you bowed the temples or gave it adjustable metal cored temples, you would be able to adjust it.

I would say to do more research. It is like saying that you can design the best clothing with the best design, but not knowing anything about pattern making or how a garment sits on the body.

Please don't take offense, I'm just saying that there are other things to consider other than picking a few colors and packaging.
post #2555 of 2705
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Gross question, but CC, how do you recommend wiping the oil off of our frames (for those of us with oily skin)?

I've been using a t-shirt and I've noticed that some of the sheen/lacquer in the nose "pad" area of my Ray-Bans has been wiped off and is now matte - maybe I'm just wiping too hard?


Actually, is it safe to just run them under water or wash them or something? Or will the metal parts rust?

DO NOT use your tshirt.

Use warm water (not hot) with dishwasher soap. It will remove the grease and clean it right up. Then dry with white paper towel. Simple and cheap. Don't waste money on the "sprays". If the grit doesn't come of the lenses prior to wiping or cleaning, you'll be scratching your lenses.


Oh cool.

Is this safe to do daily, though?
post #2556 of 2705
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Not only is it safe, it is the best way to clean your glasses. Of course the guys who sell the sprays will tell you otherwise, but it doesn't harm the lenses and you remove all of the grease/oil/dust from the lenses.
post #2557 of 2705
Is hand soap okay?
post #2558 of 2705
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Not only is it safe, it is the best way to clean your glasses. Of course the guys who sell the sprays will tell you otherwise, but it doesn't harm the lenses and you remove all of the grease/oil/dust from the lenses.


Thanks, man!


This won't ruin the acetate/plastic, though, will it?



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Yeah, I was afraid of this:






I washed them under warm water with dish soap:




But I did run them under cold water for a final rinse off. This happened to a pair of Joseph Aboud frames I used to have and I don't know why I thought the Ray-Bans would be any different. frown.gif

Will those white marks be permanent?
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Edited by masshi - 3/4/14 at 1:32am
post #2559 of 2705
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Thanks, man!


This won't ruin the acetate/plastic, though, will it?



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Yeah, I was afraid of this:






I washed them under warm water with dish soap:




But I did run them under cold water for a final rinse off. This happened to a pair of Joseph Aboud frames I used to have and I don't know why I thought the Ray-Bans would be any different. frown.gif

Will those white marks be permanent?
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That's not from the soap. That is from your sweat and the acidity of it. That will happen on every acetate frame you get. You can sand it, buff it, and polish it if you are handy and with the right tools.
post #2560 of 2705
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Anyone know who makes Alexander McQueen's glasses? How's their quality?
Manufactured under license by Safilo.
I've no experience of them first-hand though so can't comment with any qualification but I would go out on a limb and say, as with almost all 'high-end Designer' brand frames/sunglasses manufactured by one of the major optical companies, the retail price will not be commensurate with their quality.
post #2561 of 2705
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Oliver Peoples (1.55), custom-cut

 

Does anyone know what the specific model of these are?

 

Also, I have always had trouble finding good frames for my face.  My face forms a v shape and I've got small lips and a pretty big chin. Any recommendations (specific frames or shapes/types of frames I should look for)? Thanks

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My temples bend outwards when I put on my glasses, and the temple screw or end joint squeal a little bit. However, they are completely new and I am not sure if this is a bad thing or not. Is the frame size too small? I usually wear 49mm, but these are 47mm.

post #2563 of 2705
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Does anyone know what the specific model of these are?

Also, I have always had trouble finding good frames for my face.  My face forms a v shape and I've got small lips and a pretty big chin. Any recommendations (specific frames or shapes/types of frames I should look for)? Thanks

Appear to be Oliver Peoples (via Luxottica) NDG-1 in Storm (OV5031 - 4261).
Something like those would suit your face shape and eyebrow profile although the width of your face and the distance between your eyes would also play a part.
I would add that other (independent) companies do this style just as well, at a similar price-point and with higher quality.
Edited by nightic - 3/8/14 at 6:37am
post #2564 of 2705
Are there any eyeglasses with a similar style and translucent pattern to these SALT Yates, but at a more affordable price point?

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post #2565 of 2705
In the market for new eyeglasses. I read city's post on plastic asian glasses and I think I like the looks of Kio Yamato's. However, I was wondering if anyone knows of any dealers in the chicagoland area, preferably the suburbs? I was thinking of getting a pair from http://www.goodseeco.com to try on but I think it would be better to see a bunch in person and I'm not sure how the price is. Also, is it better to buy lenses from the same shop you buy the frames from or does it not matter? My aetna vision plan seems limited in terms of options and covers mostly Luxottica shops so I was thinking of getting the lenses there and the frames from a different shop.
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