Originally Posted by shurgen
Somehow I've managed to go 22 years without ever owning sunglasses, and looking to purchase my first pair. I've got a small/oval-shaped asian face and I'm deciding between the Rayban clubmaster ii's (RB2156) and the Tom Ford Henry's. Both clubmaster style frames but not sure whether or not it's worth ~3x the price for the Tom Ford's, or if they'll be too big for my face.
Anyone have any comment on either of those sunglasses?
I hate to break it to you but modern Ray Ban (Luxottica) quality is bad enough, especially for the price but I'm afraid Tom Ford (manufactured under license by Marcolin) provides even worse value, considering their outrageous and completed unjustified retail cost.
Also, don't buy the "Made in Italy" labeling on either - it's widely thought that only the parts assembly takes place there.
There are much higher quality products available from independent brands out there for the same money.
For a more diminutive face (assuming you're not after an over-sized sunglasses look), you may be better off selecting a Clubmaster/Ronsir style eyeglass frame (which on the whole are sized smaller) and having them glazed with non-prescription tinted lenses.