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post #1651 of 1792
Aviators and Serengeti are your go. The wayfarers are a bit 'out of your age'. If you want that classy look that you can wear to a suit and to, let's say, shorts on the beach, those are yours.
post #1652 of 1792

Thanks Mr.Usneum. I've already packed up the RayBan RB3379 to send back. Might do the same with the Wayfarers when they arrive. The RE Aviators are a definite keeper. The 1 thing that concerns me about the Serengeti's is that it's not a glass lens.

 

1. In your experience, have you noticed that a glass lens seems more accurate or clear than plastic or polycarbonate lens? Or is that all in my head?

 

2. I've never heard of Serengeti before. Are they considered a good brand. Their MSRP is certainly up there but that doesn't always equate to equality.

post #1653 of 1792
Those two looks are really close and the fit is what matters - the RBs have a bit more more flash than the others. Good to see you land on one that you like and looks good for you!
post #1654 of 1792
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Originally Posted by Vicious49 View Post

1. In your experience, have you noticed that a glass lens seems more accurate or clear than plastic or polycarbonate lens? Or is that all in my head?

2. I've never heard of Serengeti before. Are they considered a good brand. Their MSRP is certainly up there but that doesn't always equate to equality.

To 1. Since I do have to wear contact-lenses, I can't really talk about the clarity or the build quality while looking through the shades. What I do know is that plastic lenses are more vulnerable for scratches than glass lenses. I heard that only materials harder than glass can actually scratch glass and plastic is very Weak.

To 2.
However Serengeti looks like a brand with quality and knowledge. If you think they 'feel' / are up their price, why not keep it?

Also, now that you have 2 shades you won't scratch any of them in the near future soon. I myself have 6 pairs of high quality shades and they all look like new!
post #1655 of 1792

I'll probably wear the RE Aviators mostly for driving. I love how the brown lens isn't too dark, even when it's cloudy out. It I'll wear the Serengeti's for most other things since it has a photochromic lens that should adjust to the light conditions. 

 

I might still try the Wayfarers in a tortoise shell and see how those look. But I do see what you mean about those maybe not being age appropriate.

post #1656 of 1792

Just noticed no one has posted in here for almost 2 weeks now. I saw a really good deal on some matte Havana Wayfarers so I decided to give it a shot. I was shocked when I opened the box and they were polarized and made in Italy. Not sure if the Italy thing matters at all outside of resale value.

 

post #1657 of 1792
I hate buying relatively expensive sunglasses that are not polarized...what is the cost difference and if you have lenses on sunglasses is there some place you can send them away and have the glass replaced?

I bought some moscot miltzens on ebay, which I love, but really wanted them in the green lenses and polarized...neither of which were an option.
post #1658 of 1792

Mykita x damir doma

http://shop.damirdoma.com/dd01-mykita-h3-platinum-grey-brown-solid.html

for some reason I want these.

 

what a steal

post #1659 of 1792

Hi guys! I'm an avid sunglass collector and I've put together a collection of pieces over the years. I have a bunch of others not in the picture, but here are my favorites that I will most likely hold on to:

 

Going down the columns from left to right: Mykita Icco, Mykita Carlos, Mykita Herbie, Mykita Pierce. Randolph Engineering Aviator, Gold & Wood H09, Morgenthal Frederics Stealth Horn, Cutler and Gross 0734. Loree Rodkin by Sama Hunter, L.G.R. Massawa, Oliver Peoples Benedict 59, IC! Berlin Wladimir P.

post #1660 of 1792
Anybody if Randolph Engineering sunglasses can be had on sale? Looking for bright chrome grey polarized ones.
post #1661 of 1792

You probably won't find that model on sale. You can sometimes get the gold and grey ones discounted through military surplus, as I did for mine. This has an added bonus that the lenses do not have the etched logo on them (I prefer to have no outwardly visible logos on my sunglasses).

post #1662 of 1792
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Originally Posted by palma View Post

Anybody if Randolph Engineering sunglasses can be had on sale? Looking for bright chrome grey polarized ones.

RE are often on Gilt
post #1663 of 1792

Just bought a pair of Persol 649 sunglasses, I'm considering returning them and going with one of these Cartier pairs:

I don't really trust my judgement since I know very little about what's considered 'good' design with sunglasses. I tried on both of the Cartier pairs and they both fit well, the one on the right might have been a little small for my face.

 

Anyway, I haven't heard too much about these specific models so I'm assuming they aren't too popular. Any opinions?

post #1664 of 1792

Persol 649s are a classic. Those look like F1 Racing glasses.

post #1665 of 1792
Seriously, couldn't be any more different. Not sure how either look on you, but the Persols are classic, those look like some slap dick Euro trash glasses.
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