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fake ray-ban aviators

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
There probably exists fake ray-ban aviators, but is there anything wrong with the quality? I'm just looking for some on ebay for about $20 or less.
post #2 of 21
Don't expect the quality of the original, but they should hold up well if you take care of them. A friend of mine has quite a collection of fake designer sunglasses. After years, they're still holding quite well. If the price is good, go for it.
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
Do the lenses of the fake sunglasses actually do anything? Will they actually protect your eyes from sunlight?
post #4 of 21
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Do the lenses of the fake sunglasses actually do anything? Will they actually protect your eyes from sunlight?
Well they are going to be as crappy as you can get. I personally had 2 pairs of fake Oakleys when I was a kid and the logos melted within 3 days on each pair, so I threw them away. My friend bought a fake pair of D&G sunglasses and the logo came off the side and the hinge broke. I would also say you're better off buying plastic frames than metal frames, as they use really shitty metal and they bend easily. Over all you're going to get pretty shitty sunglasses, but if you take (really) good care of them then they shouldn't break too quickly.
post #5 of 21
a health caution for fake sunglasses - some (probably most) of them may not have UV protection! what they do is just darken the glass, without the polarization/UV blocking. when you just darken the glass, your pupils dilate, and MORE UV light gets into your eyes, which can cause cataracts, decreased vision, and other eye problems later on. i'm not saying that all fakes are like this, but can you really trust a fake sunglass brand to spend the extra time and money to polarize their lenses as well?
post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 
I'm also thinking about visiting thrift stores just to check out some aviators, any tips on how to differentiate between fake ones?

I don't see a point of spending lots of money on sunglasses since I'm fairly young and my style changes constantly.
post #7 of 21
But the aviator will never go out of style. You can buy one pair and have them for a pretty long time. I've had Rayban aviators for four years and have not had a problem.
post #8 of 21
What's the buy&sell/supermarket/ebay value of a pair of actual raybans, with case. The only problem with them is a slight chip on the inside of the right frame. You can't see it at all when wearing it and it doesn't effect comfort or anything like that. No one would ever know until you show them. The lens and rest of frame is in great shape. Just curious because i'm not sure if they're going to work for me. If i can't get anything for them i might just keep them for when i want to look like a preppy hipster. The new YMC spring lookbook on gargyle kind of inspired some possible looks this spring if i feel like it.
post #9 of 21
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The new YMC spring lookbook on gargyle kind of inspired some possible looks this spring if i feel like it.
Is their lookbook online somewhere? I did not see a mention of it on their site.
post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
chronoaug theres probably a ton of fake ray-bans out there so I don't think the resell value is going to be high

now if I can find a way to distinguish fakes from real ones, then I'll probably buy one off ebay otherwise I'll go thrifting or just pickup a cheap one from some mall store
post #11 of 21
I got them from my friend who wouldn't even know where to buy fake ones. Plus he's rich so there's no reason to. Is there a way to tell with pictures so if i did sell them i could verify everything?
post #12 of 21
I have fake ray-bans that don't fall apart. The lenses are the important part. They probably are just as bad as not wearing anything at all. I don't go outside much so I pretty much wear them in the car, and the car glass blocks uvb rays.

I have just bought some randolph engineering aviators and I'm going to start wearing those more and ditch the cheap ones.
post #13 of 21
I had some fake raybans and they bent out of shape so bad so fast it was ridiculous. I am rough on my glasses. My Raybans have survived being sat on for many occasions when i forget they are in the seat of my car.
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by stickonatree View Post
a health caution for fake sunglasses - some (probably most) of them may not have UV protection!

what they do is just darken the glass, without the polarization/UV blocking. when you just darken the glass, your pupils dilate, and MORE UV light gets into your eyes, which can cause cataracts, decreased vision, and other eye problems later on.

i'm not saying that all fakes are like this, but can you really trust a fake sunglass brand to spend the extra time and money to polarize their lenses as well?

http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasc.../chem00539.htm

Most glass and plastic sheets will actually filter a large amount of UV out. Not saying it's not bad to have a totally untreated, tinted piece of glass in front of your eyes, but it's not terrible.
post #15 of 21
this s how to spot the genuine rayban that i found on the internet
u can go to their site to see more





credit- http://homojeaniens.blogspot.com/201...n-aviator.html
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