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I have one question about Persol's sunglasses as well as eyeglasses. If their frame is made from acetate, on their temple "Hand Made in Italy" is printed ;while if their frame is made from metal (for the rim) and acetate (for the temple) then only "Made in Italy" is printed on the temple. So why is there this difference? And is there any difference in terms of quality?
I need help finding out what these lovely pair are. I'm thinking Oliver Peoples or Garrett Leight. The lenses are particularly interesting to me and I can't find them on either companies site.
Also, nice collection you got there sharkrunner. I find those Masunaga GMS 805's interesting. They have the same model look as the Persol PO3046s which I own in black (great pair) but with added designs in the bridge. I wonder who made this model first or if it's been done before them.
Edited by Drewster - 9/21/14 at 4:03pm
2. Does acetate fade over time?
I own a pair of Yellows Plus eyeglasses, purchased from Gogosha Optique in LA. Gogosha is one of the few shops in North America that carries them. You pay a high price at Gogosha, but you get a top-notch selection of frames and great advice on what works best for you.
I'm very happy with them (foreground pair). They're definitely the highest-quality pair of glasses I've ever owned. I can't put my finger on what makes them feel so nice... Something about the texture of the materials, the precision of how the pieces fit together, and so on. I highly recommend them.
Check out the SALT Harlan. I just ordered a pair of them as prescription sunglasses from Gogosha, but they're also available as eyeglasses. SALT is generally well-regarded as a high quality brand. I seem to recall the company was founded by former Oliver Peoples employees after that brand was bought by Luxottica.