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post #2956 of 3025
Eye glasses are a hell of a drug...I used to buy a pit a year but cut back to one every 2 years...eBay can be your friend for frames but won't help with the lenses.
post #2957 of 3025


What glasses does Colbert wear nowadays?

They're much more flattering than the thin metal rimmed glasses he wore on TV for so long.

Apparently, he wears these glasses in his personal life and decided that they looked good, so he kept them on for TV.
post #2958 of 3025
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Originally Posted by Sam H View Post

Was I upsold on useless addons or is this the normal price of a high end lens? Keep in mind I did want better lenses and so if all these improvements give me lenses that aren't thick and reflective and vertigo-inducing I'll consider it worth it. But I guess I'm coming on here to ask if I'm an idiot for not thinking lenses were expensive or an idiot paying that much for lenses.

Overall, I think the recommendations were quite reasonable. However, the prices for these add-ons seem a bit on the steep side. Keep in mind, I am speaking from the point of view of someone within the Australian market.

Firstly, your prescription is in the moderate range for short-sightedness, so you will definitely benefit from a higher index material in order to minimise the thickness of the lens. 1.67 is a solid choice. I would expect $235 to be a decent price for a 1.67 lens.

Secondly, the recommendation for a digital/HD lens in order to reduce the "fishbowl" effect was also quite reasonable. From what I am guessing, this is a form of digital aspheric lens that is designed to give you the "same" prescription regardless of where you look through your lens. Normal "non-digital" lenses will be clear when looking through the centre of the lens but tend to get blurrier if you look more towards the edges of your lens. Of course this is also affected your prescription, frame choice as well as your natural viewing habits through your spectacles. Whether or not this upgrade will make a difference to you or not is a tough call. Some people love it, some people hate it, some people can't notice a difference at all. In general, more people would find it beneficial. $100 for this seems reasonable.

Lastly, the Crizal Avance coating is a type of multi-coat. Every lens company has their own range of multi-coats. I am assuming the Avance is one of the better ones. As with all multi-coats, it reduces reflections on the surface of the lens which can help with such things like glare from oncoming traffic when driving at night or getting that nasty reflection off your glasses in flash photos. The Avance, being a new coating, also makes the lenses more scratch resistant and easier to clean which is of course always good. $190 for a multicoat is quite expensive from my experience.
post #2959 of 3025
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Originally Posted by plot View Post

How is Lunor's reputation? I'm thinking about purchasing a pair of A5 215s; they look gorgeous in person, but I'm wondering what SF thinks about them.

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post #2960 of 3025
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Originally Posted by Lafont View Post


I wore a Lunor 215 frame in "Light Havana" for years. Actually two frames; the first cracked in one eyepiece after just under a year, so the optician was able to replace them in the warranty - making it clear he thought this most unusual and really some sort of fluke in the way this particular frame was made. Actually, by that time I was sort of more interested in the rounder version, and his reply was "You can have any frame you want as long as you pay for it" (or something like that). I replaced this frame with the "Steve Jobs" Lunor - mainly because I was excited about wearing this conversation piece and not because of problems with the 215.

Many years ago what was probably our most prestigious optical shops sold Lunor and I really came to like the look. Later, I found Lunors very difficult to find in the American cities where I was, and I'd ask every decent-looking optician if they sold them. Finally my most regular optician had the sign in their window and I jumped at the opportunity. I think Lunors are very well made, however my second 215, which I wore several years, did eventually discolor slightly and my optician was able to buff off most of the discoloration, as he does with other frames. I have the kind of body chemistry whereas virtually every frame - metal (including with titanium), plastic, high-end brand, etc.) discolors and/or peels on me.

I like many Lunor styles - particularly the metal, because they are more likely to closely resemble the really old, old styles. I love the Lunor image, website, Facebook page, etc. - the whole enchilada. You'll always find a bunch of them on eBay, and generally quite expensive for eBay frames meaning, I assume, that they keep their value and reputation more than most brands. Nonetheless, I went back to Lafont - in my case luxury frames and in their "Reedition" line.
post #2961 of 3025
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Originally Posted by Lafont View Post

I wore a Lunor 215 frame in "Light Havana" for years. Actually two frames; the first cracked in one eyepiece after just under a year, so the optician was able to replace them in the warranty - making it clear he thought this most unusual and really some sort of fluke in the way this particular frame was made. Actually, by that time I was sort of more interested in the rounder version, and his reply was "You can have any frame you want as long as you pay for it" (or something like that). I replaced this frame with the "Steve Jobs" Lunor - mainly because I was excited about wearing this conversation piece and not because of problems with the 215.

Many years ago what was probably our most prestigious optical shops sold Lunor and I really came to like the look. Later, I found Lunors very difficult to find in the American cities where I was, and I'd ask every decent-looking optician if they sold them. Finally my most regular optician had the sign in their window and I jumped at the opportunity. I think Lunors are very well made, however my second 215, which I wore several years, did eventually discolor slightly and my optician was able to buff off most of the discoloration, as he does with other frames. I have the kind of body chemistry whereas virtually every frame - metal (including with titanium), plastic, high-end brand, etc.) discolors and/or peels on me.

I like many Lunor styles - particularly the metal, because they are more likely to closely resemble the really old, old styles. I love the Lunor image, website, Facebook page, etc. - the whole enchilada. You'll always find a bunch of them on eBay, and generally quite expensive for eBay frames meaning, I assume, that they keep their value and reputation more than most brands. Nonetheless, I went back to Lafont - in my case luxury frames and in their "Reedition" line.

I ended up purchasing the 215s shortly after making my post, in the same colorway shown. Gorgeous glasses in person, and I get compliments on them all the time. Before stumbling upon these I tried a bunch of other round keyhole bridged glasses, but the thickness of the frames never really seemed proportional to the size; these however strike the perfect proportion and go very well with my face (oval shaped for anyone wondering). If you're in the DC area Georgetown Opticians stocks them, along with a bunch of other fantastic brands (just got some Moscot sunglasses from them).
post #2962 of 3025

Left or right?
post #2963 of 3025

Left is definitely better, but not the best.

post #2964 of 3025
seconded
post #2965 of 3025

new pick up, Shuron Ronsir

post #2966 of 3025

 

Can anybody ID what glasses this EG Fall '16 model wears? 

He wears them throughout the shoot, viewable on Vogue's site etc.

Thanks!

post #2967 of 3025
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Originally Posted by Lilpasha View Post


Left or right?

Left. It suits your face shape better. As well it makes your face size look more proportionate.
post #2968 of 3025
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Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post


Mondoticca?

http://www.mondottica.com/brands/hackett/hackett-bespoke-sun/

Correct.
post #2969 of 3025
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

Is higher end boutique eyewear faked a lot, or is it generally safe to buy on eBay?

Depends on the brand. I know there are fakes for certain brands. Some that you would never expect that someone would go through the trouble, but it happens. With that said, I think that nowadays there are so many online stores that are reputable that you shouldn't have a problem finding them online. I think Ebay is a bit more sketchy because the seller could very well be selling anything. They may not even be aware that they are fake.

Certain brands are more difficult to replicate. But I think if you're going to play a game of Sherlock Holmes for real and fakes, you might as well drop by a proper brick and mortar and try them on.
post #2970 of 3025
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Originally Posted by troika View Post

Hey guys, need some help deciding on some eyewear options and would love your input.

My criteria are: dark color, more traditional square frames but not too stodgy, acetate, classic/throwback/swd vibe, good quality/not Luxottica if possible, and something that would fit my giant head with 52-54mm width.

I'm sorry for the poor photo quality, but I was running errands all day but I tried my best to be consistent so that you can have the easiest time evaluating.

My current pair is Oliver Peoples, and I'm not very impressed with the quality. The polish started to come off after about 14 months of wear, so weary of buying from them again.




My previous pair was Tom Ford




Here are the current options:

Tom Ford 1



Oliver Peoples (diff from my current)



Tom Ford 2



Dita



Oliver Goldsmith (I didn't take a pic when I tried it on...)



Also these Tom Fords that Mr Goldblum likes




What are your thoughts, any tips would be appreciated. What other brands should I try? I've been thinking about Moscot or Garrett Leight, but unfortunately I don't know where I can find them to try on.

Someone else already responded but Tom Ford eyewear really is just a super overpriced mass produced frame. The frame does not merit it's price tag. If you're looking for a classic look with good quality, I would suggest Matsuda and Kio Yamato. The styles are classic and the quality is top notch for the price.

Another thing to consider, that I found in your photos, was that your glasses sit on your cheeks. This may be a reason why your frames are feeling. I would bet that they are peeling around the nose, at the bottom of the eyewire and towards the ends of the temples.
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