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Thanks for the response

Comparing to your pics I see that the made in Japan text is different (mine all in lowercase) and my pair do not have a product code on the left arm.

Really appreciate your pics, thanks

Yeah when I compare side by side the text is way off. The other thing is the hinges are crooked and cheap. I would open a case with ebay citing that the product is not authentic and/or leave that seller negative feedback to warn others.
post #77 of 80
Thank jhlenn777

Managed to get a full refund from the seller! He had not sent them out yet and I was just going off the pictures.

He claimed they were a gift but said organizing a refund was no problem
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Thank jhlenn777

Managed to get a full refund from the seller! He had not sent them out yet and I was just going off the pictures.

He claimed they were a gift but said organizing a refund was no problem

Great work! There is nothing positive about fake products on the market.

post #79 of 80
Looking to purchase my second pair of L.G.R sunglasses and wanted to touch base on the brand since it has been a few years. With promising brands constantly being bought up, I didn't want to assume that nothing has changed with the brand since my last purchase in 2014. Looking at the following:

http://www.lgrworld.com/shop/nairobi/havana-tartarugato-polarized-aquamarine-lenses/

A few of the nit-picks on my previous pair were the lenses and the fit.

The glass lenses were better than almost everything I tried outside of Costa 580 glass lenses and perhaps some Maui Jim glass lenses. I believe my previous pair had the "Blue HD Lenses" by L.G.R which were not polarized and seem to be on the lower-end of what they offer. Those at the link above are polarized and also have a neophan film, which i'm hopeful will replicate what I've experienced with Costa's. Appreciate any thoughts on the matter.

Second nit-pick related to fit, particularly around the nose. Since the glass lenses are heavier, I had issues with impromptu bursts of activity causing the glasses to shoot off my face and onto the ground. Also when sweating, the glasses would fall or slip even when motionless. Any suggestions? I've thought in the past that I could buy some sort of rubber with one-sided tape on the nose piece...

Appreciate your thoughts!
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Looking to purchase my second pair of L.G.R sunglasses and wanted to touch base on the brand since it has been a few years. With promising brands constantly being bought up, I didn't want to assume that nothing has changed with the brand since my last purchase in 2014. Looking at the following:

http://www.lgrworld.com/shop/nairobi/havana-tartarugato-polarized-aquamarine-lenses/

A few of the nit-picks on my previous pair were the lenses and the fit.

The glass lenses were better than almost everything I tried outside of Costa 580 glass lenses and perhaps some Maui Jim glass lenses. I believe my previous pair had the "Blue HD Lenses" by L.G.R which were not polarized and seem to be on the lower-end of what they offer. Those at the link above are polarized and also have a neophan film, which i'm hopeful will replicate what I've experienced with Costa's. Appreciate any thoughts on the matter.

Second nit-pick related to fit, particularly around the nose. Since the glass lenses are heavier, I had issues with impromptu bursts of activity causing the glasses to shoot off my face and onto the ground. Also when sweating, the glasses would fall or slip even when motionless. Any suggestions? I've thought in the past that I could buy some sort of rubber with one-sided tape on the nose piece...

Appreciate your thoughts!

Agree about the fit on LGR's. The nosepads are not as built up as on many other brands, and that combined with the heavy glass lenses and comfortably loose fit from the spring hinges causes them to slip down the nose more easily. I don't know of any high end brands that are as committed to using glass lenses as LGR is (a few have glass lenses here and there), but there are some other options with great optics if CR-39 is acceptable. I'd definitely take a look at Salt Optic's offerings; the newer ones come with polarization and antireflective coatings as standard and they have a wide variety of tints to choose from. Salts are also more precisely built in my experience, whereas LGR's are functionally good but a little "rustic" in finishing. The Salt Dawson is a similar shape to the model you're looking at with LGR. Another high end brand that's impressed me with their optics is Leisure Society.

 

I haven't tried the Costa lenses you're referring to, but I have tried Maui Jim's glass lenses and found them to be very good. Salt and Leisure Society are consistently good with lenses in my experience, but there are a good number of other brands that offer very nice Zeiss lenses on some models. Mykita, Chrome Hearts, and IC! Berlin come to mind, but keep in mind that only some models and colorways from those brands are polarized. There is also a big difference between Zeiss's basic lenses and their higher grade ones, (eg Retrosuperfuture vs Mykita), so Zeiss brand lenses aren't a surefire indicator of top quality optics.

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