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post #91 of 2668
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Originally Posted by single speed View Post
it seems that with way farers and the like being all the rage, i find myself leaning back towards aviators.

the question is this: how wide should the sunglasses be in concordance with one's face? should the edge of the frame be in line with the width of your face?

also, i have a semi heart shaped face, whice style would be best for a good fit? i know i'd have to try them on, but as a general "style"

thanks!

Let me answer this in a few parts.

1. Wayfarers and Aviators are both starting to get old. Not that they are out of style, but not the leading edge. BUT they are more of a classic look, almost like have a pair (or 10) of Chucks.

2. Size. It shouldn't come out further than the width of your face. If it does, it will make you look like you have a small head. You want it to be large, but still proportional. Bigger is not always better. You ultimately make it look like you are wearing the sunglasses and not IT wearing you.

3. An easy way to choose eyewear: If you are round faced, pick square. If you are square faced, pick round frames. Just pick the opposite shape of your face for your eyewear. You want your eyewear to enhance your face shape. Its like wearing vertical stripes if youre short. Make your eyewear make you look better (not an insult, just a tip).
post #92 of 2668
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I am using this forum as a last chance hope!!!!!! and I hope someone can help me. I have been searching for these sunglasses for over 6 years. I have ZERO information on them and havent seen them anywhere, everytime i pass a sunglasses store or shack or tourist trap i look.... but to no avail..... 6 years going on 7 and nothing even close. I have tried so so hard but i think the only way is if someone knows what or how to find them. Any information would be GREAT!!! The screen shot is from a movie call "twin town" (great movie by the way) The first time i saw them i had to have them..... just cant find them.

Hope someone has seen them before and can let me know what they are called so i can least find a pair similar if not the same.
Thanks.


I have no idea what those are. They look more like Goggles. You may have more luck in antique shops and so on. But if you are serious about it and willing to drop some money on it. Get it custom made.

Are they metal? Get a jeweler to make them.
Are they plastic? get a custom eyewear maker to make them. http://www.spectechsantamonica.com/customframe.html
Are they wood? http://www.urbanspectacles.com/
Are they leather? I dont know what they are called but you can have someome make the strap.

If you are willing to dish out $500-700 (cost of custom eyewear), someone will make them for you. They dont even seem that difficult to make.

Sorry I dont know who makes them though.... Hope this helps! Let us know if you ever find them or have them made!
post #93 of 2668
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Please visit my Ken's Eyewear Club. I've been in business as a Yahoo group since 1999 and I'd appreciate your imput. I've been in Styleforum a while but just came across your blog.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kenseyewearclub/

Lafont, thank you for the kid gesture of inviting me to your group. I actually dont have a Yahoo ID yet, but I will make one soon to join your group.
post #94 of 2668
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Originally Posted by CityConnection View Post
Those are a very sporty looking pair. Almost like a Oakley Gascan look. But one of the HUGE benefits to this particular pair is that they have rubber nosepads which will increase comfort immensely. Also it will reduce the amount of slippage when sweating. Overall, if youre looking for a sporty pair, go for the dive. The lenses are great too.

I surf, longboard, mountain bike, etc.

Thanks for the tips. I'm buying them today.
post #95 of 2668
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I surf, longboard, mountain bike, etc.

Thanks for the tips. I'm buying them today.

Youll be really happy with them when youre on the beach or the shore and looking at the water without squinting, like your buddy who has non-polarized lenses. On the water there is nothing more you want than polarized lenses.

BUT be careful when riding your mountain bike with them in the rain. You WILL NOT see wet patches on logs and rocks because the glare will be cut out.

Happy riding!
post #96 of 2668
I see you're in Toronto. Had a great time last year at Josephson's and wrote about it in the forum.
post #97 of 2668
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I see you're in Toronto. Had a great time last year at Josephson's and wrote about it in the forum.

Josephson's is a great chain, to some. They carry mostly high end brands, which is great for those who can afford it. Their stores are all located in the affluent areas of the city.

The only problem I see with them is their pricing. It is not very competitive. But then again, who needs to be when you are selling a lifestyle. One would buy from them to say that they bought from Josephson's as opposed to Lens Crafters and so on. It's like buying from Saks as opposed to finding a little boutique just to say you bought it from there.

Dont get me wrong, I'm not bashing them. I have a friend who works at their flash ship location. But myself, I like to support the little guy, the under dog. I would rather take my money to the mom and pop place down the road (metaphorically speaking).
post #98 of 2668
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Please tell me everything you know about Anglo American.

I just found a site that sells them. I DO NOT know the company and am NOT affiliated with them, nor can I vouch for them....

http://www.eyeglasses.com/category/g...yeglasses.html
post #99 of 2668
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Originally Posted by CityConnection View Post
I have no idea what those are. They look more like Goggles. You may have more luck in antique shops and so on. But if you are serious about it and willing to drop some money on it. Get it custom made.

Are they metal? Get a jeweler to make them.
Are they plastic? get a custom eyewear maker to make them. http://www.spectechsantamonica.com/customframe.html
Are they wood? http://www.urbanspectacles.com/
Are they leather? I dont know what they are called but you can have someome make the strap.

If you are willing to dish out $500-700 (cost of custom eyewear), someone will make them for you. They dont even seem that difficult to make.

Sorry I dont know who makes them though.... Hope this helps! Let us know if you ever find them or have them made!

Thanks! looks like il need to win the lottery for these ones. I will not buy another pair of glasses until it is these - custom or not.

hey yeah il let you know. il be letting the world know. by ways of some forum posts on the internet... regardless il be showin them off. Just need to find or make them first.

Thanks again

the head
www.visionsfound.com
post #100 of 2668
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Originally Posted by skavis View Post
Thanks! looks like il need to win the lottery for these ones. I will not buy another pair of glasses until it is these - custom or not.

hey yeah il let you know. il be letting the world know. by ways of some forum posts on the internet... regardless il be showin them off. Just need to find or make them first.

Thanks again

the head
www.visionsfound.com

When you think about it, its not an outrageous price. I mean, that is about the same price as most high end brands. If you go to Lenscrafters, thats what you will pay for Prada with high index lenses. But...It would be cool to see some custom frames on SF.
post #101 of 2668
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Originally Posted by CityConnection View Post
This style IMO is played out now. If you are young and trying to wear them, it is too played out. But if you are 50+ and you have had them since back in the day, wear them because they look cool and classy. Everyone is making copies and it just isnt as trendy as, say last year.

I like your opinion of this; I am kind of sitting on my "classic" aviators until it becomes a little more rebelious. That being said, I also own the Oliver Peoples Aric and Ray Ban Cockpit (looks somewhat like Oliver Peoples Aero). Do these both fit into the aviator being out, or are they different enough from the "classic"?
post #102 of 2668
oliver peoples commanders are the best aviators!!
post #103 of 2668
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oliver peoples commanders are the best aviators!!

Paul Smith 817's are my personal fave, as far as the "classic" goes.
post #104 of 2668
my plastic framed sunglasses are ps-387s.. I'm just gay for OP
post #105 of 2668
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Originally Posted by ArliHawk` View Post
I like your opinion of this; I am kind of sitting on my "classic" aviators until it becomes a little more rebelious. That being said, I also own the Oliver Peoples Aric and Ray Ban Cockpit (looks somewhat like Oliver Peoples Aero). Do these both fit into the aviator being out, or are they different enough from the "classic"?

Those are both slight variations from the classic aviator. Dont get me wrong, I have a few pairs of aviators, including 2 that I shaped myself into something a bit more unique. The problem is that every douche bag at the club as well as his buddy is wearing them. IMO once it starts going into the "club scene" it is played out and I know it is time to start on the next trend. Im not a trendy guy, I just dont want to look like a douche. If you wear them, wear them because they compliment your face and shape not because everyone else has one....
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