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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

OP is just as expensive. glasses prices are so fucking whack, no appreciable difference between $100 frames and $700 ones.

 

Idk man, there is a huge difference between even regular OP frames and the MP-2 ones (from the MIJ vintage line) that my sunglasses are.  Even the lenses are leagues ahead of the standard ones they put in their regular sunglasses.  The Thom Browne frames he posted are made by Dita and indeed are really nice, just not $700 nice (which is why I got the $500 OP instead of a similar TB model)  I looked at a LOT of sunglasses before settling on these and it's the same story we have with our clothes.  It's not just the materials and construction but certain attention to detail, but there are noticeable differences in all 3 between some $300 Luxotica manufactured thing and something mid-tier (500-800) we're discussing here.  Go even more extreme and compare these these to something like Warby Parker and you'll be blown away at the difference.

post #79007 of 117677
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

Ha it's sort of tween's signature, he was inspired by Japanese streetwear lookbooks, iirc.
You're one of the first MCers to come here in a while with an actually positive approach, it seems like you're interested in what we do here which is cool. It takes a while to get accustomed to some of the styles here, but soon enough they'll have you inspired to branch out a bit yourself, you'll see biggrin.gif

why thanks. the likelihood of me going full on ninja SWD, is very minimal. there are occasions where i do go MC casual, and i think i might be able to learn some things from here, but i still maintain that MC casual and SWD are different animals with some over lap.

mostly, i dropped in by accident kind of, liked what i saw, and thought it would be a fun learning experience. i try to keep an open mind in general, so i figured id do the same here. we shall see what happens, BUT DONT TAKE AWAY MY NEAPOLITAN CLOTHING!!

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Originally Posted by cyc wid it View Post

I think people forget that GDL is a MC superstar also - yet people who respect his opinion there couldn't give two shits about anything here.
What was most telling about that experimental thread that Fok created was the difference in mindset.

yes, gdl is pretty good at whatever he does (no homo). and a super nice guy to chill with to. yeah, i just SF name dropped.

also, parker is an excellent MC/SWD crossover guy as well.

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Originally Posted by jet View Post

The first rule here is forget everything you know about rules.

what rules?
post #79008 of 117677
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post


Ha it's sort of tween's signature, he was inspired by Japanese streetwear lookbooks, iirc.
You're one of the first MCers to come here in a while with an actually positive approach, it seems like you're interested in what we do here which is cool. It takes a while to get accustomed to some of the styles here, but soon enough they'll have you inspired to branch out a bit yourself, you'll see biggrin.gif

 

Not to sound like a jerk, but it's definitely not my signature, even if I'm one of only a few guys who regularly posts on SF that does it. I definitely wasn't inspired by anything remotely Japanese, so not sure where you got that.  It's typically just me wanting to add a bit more movement and color variation to what I was wearing, and it's an easy way to do both.  The channeling of 90's grunge/slacker/vacationing mom will always be present though, and I think that's a good thing.

post #79009 of 117677
yes, flannel around waist = grunge slacker

or basically me from age 10 to 24
post #79010 of 117677
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post

yes, flannel around waist = grunge slacker
or basically me from age 10 to 24

iirc, and this porbably is a moot point, it was denim around the waist. and yes, i used to do that as a kid as well, but more like 9-15. smile.gif
post #79011 of 117677
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

it's gonna be hard to find something like that, but you might find something on warby parker or a similar site. if you have health insurance that can cover, maybe mykita.

Yeah I will check out mykita. I'm covered under my parent's insurance. THANKS OBAMA.

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Originally Posted by conceptual 4est View Post

Idk man, there is a huge difference between even regular OP frames and the MP-2 ones (from the MIJ vintage line) that my sunglasses are.  Even the lenses are leagues ahead of the standard ones they put in their regular sunglasses.  The Thom Browne frames he posted are made by Dita and indeed are really nice, just not $700 nice (which is why I got the $500 OP instead of a similar TB model)  I looked at a LOT of sunglasses before settling on these and it's the same story we have with our clothes.  It's not just the materials and construction but certain attention to detail, but there are noticeable differences in all 3 between some $300 Luxotica manufactured thing and something mid-tier (500-800) we're discussing here.  Go even more extreme and compare these these to something like Warby Parker and you'll be blown away at the difference.

Definitely agree, and attention to detail is +++ important since this is something that I wear on my face every day. I've handled Warby Parker and it's really unsatisfying, imo, felt very cheap. On the other hand I've also handled some of the japanese hand-made shit, which is impeccable. May just have to get my proxy on and suck it up when it comes to price.
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Teger is a manic deprssive or what , sup brother you been going to town with the sad faces after half the comments before even tradgedy struck was same
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There's a massive difference but not with crap like OP aka sunglass hut luxottica trash post-acquisition

Plenty of good hand-made stuff to be had, not all has to be bank-breaking either

As for lenses if you can go with Zeiss or something similar, the difference in the glass is remarkable.

Check spectac....well never mind not gonna reveal secrets /jet

PS would be nice if could stop quoting Moo, dude ate so many burgers he got mad cow diseases now
Much obliged redface.gif
post #79013 of 117677
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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

Check spectac....well never mind not gonna reveal secrets /jet

ahhhh forgot you tipped me off to this a while back. Thanks. peepwall[1].gif
post #79014 of 117677
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Originally Posted by conceptual 4est View Post

Idk man, there is a huge difference between even regular OP frames and the MP-2 ones (from the MIJ vintage line) that my sunglasses are.  Even the lenses are leagues ahead of the standard ones they put in their regular sunglasses.  The Thom Browne frames he posted are made by Dita and indeed are really nice, just not $700 nice (which is why I got the $500 OP instead of a similar TB model)  I looked at a LOT of sunglasses before settling on these and it's the same story we have with our clothes.  It's not just the materials and construction but certain attention to detail, but there are noticeable differences in all 3 between some $300 Luxotica manufactured thing and something mid-tier (500-800) we're discussing here.  Go even more extreme and compare these these to something like Warby Parker and you'll be blown away at the difference.

sunglasses and eyeglasses are two different categories, because with eyeglasses the lens quality is dictated by your optometrist not the brand itself. what we're really talking about when it comes to eyeglasses is frame quality, and there's really little difference between warby parker and oliver peoples MIJ preluxxotica -- I own both. the warby parkers are a little flimsier, but not enough to justify the $600 price difference.

also you know OP is owned by luxxotica right?

i could maybe see paying $700 for some MTM glasses or something out of real tortoiseshell, but other than that no way.

as far as sunglasses quality goes, you should check out randolph engineering. IME better quality than any of the luxe lines.
post #79015 of 117677
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post


sunglasses and eyeglasses are two different categories, because with eyeglasses the lens quality is dictated by your optometrist not the brand itself. what we're really talking about when it comes to eyeglasses is frame quality, and there's really little difference between warby parker and oliver peoples MIJ preluxxotica -- I own both. the warby parkers are a little flimsier, but not enough to justify the $600 price difference.
also you know OP is owned by luxxotica right?
i could maybe see paying $700 for some MTM glasses or something out of real tortoiseshell, but other than that no way.
as far as sunglasses quality goes, you should check out randolph engineering. IME better quality than any of the luxe lines.

 

 

Yes of course I realize this, I've had corrective lenses of some sort for 15 years now.  I'm saying there is a noticeable difference in both frame and sunglass lens quality between made in Italy OP and currently made in Japan OP, (can't vouch for vintage but I would imagine they, like all glasses, get worn out with age) as well as a noticeable difference in frame quality between Warby Parker and made in Japan OP and Dita.  I'm also saying the TB branded frames made by Dita are not worth, to me, the $700+ that they are asking.

 

I have free frames (with shitty plastic prescription lenses) as beaters from both specsonthenet.com and zennioptical.com and I'd say they're about the same quality as Warby Parker, which is to say "disappointing, even for $free + shipping and handling."

post #79016 of 117677
spectacles is now owned by his wife no longer his spot, never been my spot actually either

his shit isn't aggressive enough for me
post #79017 of 117677
I couldn't find a mirror so no fit pics, but today I wore
Polo RL waxed cotton jacket
Polo RL merino wool sweater
Polo RL jeans
Gap x Saturdays & cap
New Balance 574

Some pics
hey Regis Philbin
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corned beef on rye, latke, and kreplach for lunch
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post #79018 of 117677
just why....

we have a what did you eat for dinner thread
post #79019 of 117677
Yes! you noticed. Just so I can post a pic

And also a random post. So I can avoid the stampede of tourists, I took a bus down Michigan Ave.
The lady sitting across from me who looked normal and sane was picking on her nose like there were no people around her and then she ate it. WTF. And then a few minutes later a middle aged guy who also looked normal and sane asked a girl if it was ok to sit next to her and the girl replied yes and the guy gave her a bad look and went in front of the bus stared at this guy for like 2 minutes and decided to sit next to him.foo.gif
post #79020 of 117677
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post

No I mean literally, they require huge balls to wear.
Yeah reminded me of snowman. When he first joined I was afraid he was going to take his parents' rifles and go shoot up his old highschool or something. Got rid of the glasses and got a good hair thing going, now look at him- now the only murdering of teens he'll be doing is with his cock! uhoh.gif

So glad I checked sf today (and everyday) love you guys laugh.gif
I did look pretty scary with my combat trousers + Canada goose + glasses redface.gif
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