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thoughts on the Persol 649? i have a big head and i think i like the look...


also thoughts on the carrera safari. i have a pair and they seem like junk. care to recommend similar style from a better maker?

It is all about personal taste.  Not a big fan of Carrera Safaris but they do have a look all there own.  

 

The Persols come in multiple sizes.  They also have a meflecto temple.  The biggest complaint I hear about Persols is that they slide down your nose if you do not have a perfect fit.  This is often due to the meflecto temple which reduces side pressure which can be good or bad depending upon the overall fit.  I have a pair (they are not 649s) and I love them.  Very well made. Glass lenses that do not scratch easily (but will break).  Mine are brown polarized.  Many Persols are not.

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It is all about personal taste.  Not a big fan of Carrera Safaris but they do have a look all there own.  

The Persols come in multiple sizes.  They also have a meflecto temple.  The biggest complaint I hear about Persols is that they slide down your nose if you do not have a perfect fit.  This is often due to the meflecto temple which reduces side pressure which can be good or bad depending upon the overall fit.  I have a pair (they are not 649s) and I love them.  Very well made. Glass lenses that do not scratch easily (but will break).  Mine are brown polarized.  Many Persols are not.

Strong agree.Mine fit well, but I was experimenting with pad arms so I put some and they fit much better now.
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The problem is that they design it to fit snug on the temple but if you have a wide head with inset eyes, they will slide down all day. If you have a narrow h3ad, you shouldn't have a problem.
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Thank you CityConnection and CarolinaMan for your larger frame suggestions.

I'm also liking this one (56mm):

http://www.cutlerandgross.com/collection/Opticals/1135-Black/
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Originally Posted by artek View Post

Thank you CityConnection and CarolinaMan for your larger frame suggestions.

I'm also liking this one (56mm):

http://www.cutlerandgross.com/collection/Opticals/1135-Black/

My only concern would be that shape of frame always sits low. For whatever reason, they seem to sit low unless you have a high bridge. Don't get me wrong, they may fit great, but I would want to try them on first.
post #2631 of 2673
Bought the matte honey/Havana tort Wilmot BPs today. I had a real tough time picking between those and the matte crystal
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Hi there,

 

@CityConnection - have you any experience with Bugatti frames, in terms of quality? I found some very interesting ones that fit quite well, but I can't find any information on the brand and its product.

 

Thank you!

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Is there a "best bang for the buck" brand for some shades? In terms of materials used for frame/lens.
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Originally Posted by frostiblack View Post

Hi there,

@CityConnection
- have you any experience with Bugatti frames, in terms of quality? I found some very interesting ones that fit quite well, but I can't find any information on the brand and its product.

Thank you!

I'm not sure. Their distribution is slim to none in Canada. I haven't had any experience with them.
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...have you any experience with Bugatti frames, in terms of quality? I found some very interesting ones that fit quite well, but I can't find any information on the brand and its product.

Manufactured by Fidela, in France.
Quality and attention to detail are high, although their designs are not for everyone.

http://www.bugatti-eyewear.com/uk/index.html
Edited by nightic - 5/10/14 at 6:55pm
post #2636 of 2673
Do stores jack up prices if they know you have insurance to help pay for a pair of glasses? I'm just wondering if this is a legitimate concern.
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Thanks @nightic and @CityConnection - I went with the frames and will post back with the results. The design is definitely unique but they look cool.

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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post

Do stores jack up prices if they know you have insurance to help pay for a pair of glasses? I'm just wondering if this is a legitimate concern.

No. If you're concerned that a particular store iabdoing that, walk out. But the store doesn't benefit from it. Insurance companies don't pay any less than a customer. It's not like a auto body repair shop where they cover up to a cetain amount. Now, regular insurance is different from social services, in which case some stores may not even do it, but that's another story.
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Is there a "best bang for the buck" brand for some shades? In terms of materials used for frame/lens.

Overall I'd say Maui Jim, due to the excellent lenses and encompassing warranty. At a lower price point AO and Randolph Engineering are great options, although the selection is very limited.

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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post

Overall I'd say Maui Jim, due to the excellent lenses and encompassing warranty. At a lower price point AO and Randolph Engineering are great options, although the selection is very limited.

Agree. Maui Jim's are good. Better alternatives to AO and Randolph is Zeal Optics. Made by Maui Jim. Their cheaper line.
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