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post #1831 of 1898
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post #1832 of 1898
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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post
 

 

I'd go with the Retrosuperfutures.

1. I don't like external branding on my sunglasses.

2. The injection-molded plastic on Ray-Bans shatters if bent. RSF says they use real acetate, like on the higher end sunglasses.

3. Zeiss lenses are very good. Ray-Ban and Oakley lenses are nothing special, although I do like glass lenses when I can get them (which I believe the RB's have).

 

Also, if you are getting something with a pattern or color, the RB frames are coated with a finish instead of being that color all the way through. Over time the color on RB's can degrade and rub off.

Thanks. Quality definitely plays a key role in my decision to purchase a product. I wish RetroSuperFuture would produce sunglasses with the frame of the Ray-Bans in the photo. I know RetroSuperFuture has a Wayfarer-type frame, but I'm not a big fan of that look.

post #1833 of 1898

just got these oliver peoples!! and i love them!!

added to my collection of LV, Gucci, Cartier, burberry, hugo boss, and rayban!!

post #1834 of 1898
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Originally Posted by tokyocean View Post

Thanks. Quality definitely plays a key role in my decision to purchase a product. I wish RetroSuperFuture would produce sunglasses with the frame of the Ray-Bans in the photo. I know RetroSuperFuture has a Wayfarer-type frame, but I'm not a big fan of that look.

RB produces in china. The quality of RSF is massive compared to RBs
post #1835 of 1898
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Originally Posted by mr usneun View Post

RB produces in china. The quality of RSF is massive compared to RBs

Mine say made in Italy?
post #1836 of 1898
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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post


Mine say made in Italy?

 

 

the production of the parts is in china, the "crafting" is in italy.

post #1837 of 1898
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Originally Posted by mike1445 View Post

not a fan of the RSFs, too squared off at the temple hinge, looks douche-y IMHO. i have a big head so I looked at a few wayfarer shapes. ended up with the oakley holbrook since theyre big enough but have a bit of wrap to the shape and a friend was able to hook me up 



I am going to agree with mike, they might be high quality, but the look is pretty douchey. The RBs have a more classic look. If you are worried about quality, 2 thoughts: (1) just keep looking or (2) millions of people have bought RBs and not had them shatter or anything else.
post #1838 of 1898

Retrosuperfutures look douchey but Oakleys don't? First time I've heard of Oakley being the low-profile alternative to douchy sunglasses...

 

@thefastlife Fit looks right and your face is a little squared-off, so rounder frames like that work well for you IMO.

post #1839 of 1898
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Originally Posted by mr usneun View Post
 

 

 

the production of the parts is in china, the "crafting" is in italy.


Lol I think they might be getting by with the 50% rule by wages. In other words, if they pay a sweatshop wage slave $20 to make the sunglasses and an Italian $21 to inspect them, the majority of the production cost was in Italy and they can say made in Italy.

 

Here's the RSF production, thought it was interesting.

 

post #1840 of 1898
question on Maui Jim...I have a few style choices to redeem my company gift but I don't have any experience with MJ, although I've read that their lenses are superb but I don'l like the visible logo. I can't really complain b/c I'm getting it for free. Btw, this is for daily wear and not for specific any activity..I would appreciate you feedback. TIA

StingRay ==> my first choice in Tortoise/Bronze lense
Hanalei
Banyans
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post #1841 of 1898
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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post

Retrosuperfutures look douchey but Oakleys don't? First time I've heard of Oakley being the low-profile alternative to douchy sunglasses...

@thefastlife
Fit looks right and your face is a little squared-off, so rounder frames like that work well for you IMO.

thanks dude. i got em new for $90. thought it was an OK deal for RB even though (as argued here) they aren't the greatest quality.

judging by my face, do you think the persol 649's would also work?
post #1842 of 1898
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Originally Posted by Thanks SF (a new me) View Post

question on Maui Jim...I have a few style choices to redeem my company gift but I don't have any experience with MJ, although I've read that their lenses are superb but I don'l like the visible logo. I can't really complain b/c I'm getting it for free. Btw, this is for daily wear and not for specific any activity..I would appreciate you feedback. TIA

StingRay ==> my first choice in Tortoise/Bronze lense
Hanalei
Banyans
Makaha

 

Personally not a fan of the plastic semi-rimless look. It's kind of hard to choose a frame for someone else without knowing their face shape and style, but I can vouch for Maui Jim as a company. Their optics are among the best and so is their customer service if you ever break one of their sunglasses (or so I've heard, haven't had to use that service yet). Probably my favorite "mainstream" sunglass company. I think they're also the only brand you can find in a Sunglass Hut that's independent, which isn't a coincidence.

 

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Originally Posted by thefastlife View Post


thanks dude. i got em new for $90. thought it was an OK deal for RB even though (as argued here) they aren't the greatest quality.

judging by my face, do you think the persol 649's would also work?

 

Yeah I think those would work well for you. Persol is one of the better Luxottica-owned companies IMO. You could also scout ebay regularly and wait for a good deal to pop up. A lot of the high end brands that retail for maybe 3x the typical Ray-Ban can be had for less than the street price of a Ray-Ban if you're patient and get lucky. If you like vintage-style acetate frames I'd take a look at Oliver Goldsmith, Cutler and Gross, and L.G.R.

post #1843 of 1898
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Originally Posted by Tsujigiri View Post



Yeah I think those would work well for you. Persol is one of the better Luxottica-owned companies IMO. You could also scout ebay regularly and wait for a good deal to pop up. A lot of the high end brands that retail for maybe 3x the typical Ray-Ban can be had for less than the street price of a Ray-Ban if you're patient and get lucky. If you like vintage-style acetate frames I'd take a look at Oliver Goldsmith, Cutler and Gross, and L.G.R.

thanks. i've seen the persol's on the bay NIB for ~$175 or so.
post #1844 of 1898

framesdirect has good prices.  easily save $150 versus buying from sunglass hut....but still more expensive then buying from ebay.  i'd rather pay a little more for peace of mind knowing what i bought was legit tho.

post #1845 of 1898

I found a nice pair of Burberry sunglasses which I like the frame of. However, I dislike the fact that it's foldable. Do you know of any good sunglasses with a similar frame? I don't want the top to be completely flat, but I also don't like the curviness of the Ray-Ban Wayfarers. Please help me out!

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