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So much for American Optical quality

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So much for American Optical quality

Ha that's hilarious.
If you want something comparable, check 'San Juan' from Garrett Leight California Optical. It's available on the company's website and occasionally for a deal on eBay. It was inspired by the original AO aviator but vastly improved and modernized with a California vibe.
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I'm currently making these two styles, an acetate frame and an aviator.

 

What style should I add next? Maybe another acetate frame, but more rectangular shape?

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I'm currently making these two styles, an acetate frame and an aviator.

What style should I add next? Maybe another acetate frame, but more rectangular shape?

I am always a fan of rectangular acetate frames. But for me the lens is key. What types of lenses do you use?

It's awesome that you are creating you own. Would love to hear more about your company how you got started.

Thanks for sharing,
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They're Mazzucchelli CR-39 polarized lenses.

 

I started selling pocket squares on Style Forum eight years ago and have been slowly adding different products since then. I wanted to make sunglasses, and at an affordable price, because I lose them so often. Your purchase will help subsidize my forgetfulness.

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Hey there, I am wondering if anyone can let me know what model these are?

And if they are still available anywhere, I got them around 2007 I believe.

 


Edited by Chad J Erickson - 8/20/15 at 7:35pm
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I'm currently making these two styles, an acetate frame and an aviator.

 

What style should I add next? Maybe another acetate frame, but more rectangular shape?

 

I'd love to see something rectangular.  

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Hi guys.. got this 714 re-issue from Sunglasses Hut today. Obviously Sunglasses hut is not going to sell replicas and everything about this Persol is authentic except 1 issue which I'm trying to ignore but can't. 

 

The word on Persol on 1 side of the frame is not as clean on my other pair of Persol. The 'e' top portion has no empty space and printing is not perfect. Is there a possibility that its not authentic or just one of the defects on a original piece? Please look at the pic and let me know. Thanks guys.

 

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If you got it from SunglassHut, then it is legit. I have compared every Persols on display whenever I am there, there are definite noticeable differences between each pair as they are hand-made. They are not hand-made as in final quality check, but actual hand-made in the production process. So there are bound to be differences and they are quite clear between the glasses.

 

But I do wonder how that ink-age would have been different as it should be printed with machines assist... Probably because yours was the first ones being printed so a lot more ink were used? I donno :)

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If you got it from SunglassHut, then it is legit. I have compared every Persols on display whenever I am there, there are definite noticeable differences between each pair as they are hand-made. They are not hand-made as in final quality check, but actual hand-made in the production process. So there are bound to be differences and they are quite clear between the glasses.

 

But I do wonder how that ink-age would have been different as it should be printed with machines assist... Probably because yours was the first ones being printed so a lot more ink were used? I donno :)

Thanks.. actually except that print.. everything about the sunglass looks 100% legit. They didn't have it additional piece in that color combo as its the 714 SM Steve Mcqueen special edition. I don't think we have fakes for that, am I right? 

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The temples look too thin to be Ray Bans...

 

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Hello SF. My 714s have a few scratches (nothing deep, but noticeable) on both temple hinges and I wanted to know if there's anyone out there with some experience on how to remove them. I have called every optometrist/eye glass store within 25 miles and no one seems to be able to help me. Thanks in advance!!

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Hello SF. My 714s have a few scratches (nothing deep, but noticeable) on both temple hinges and I wanted to know if there's anyone out there with some experience on how to remove them. I have called every optometrist/eye glass store within 25 miles and no one seems to be able to help me. Thanks in advance!!

I am not sure where you live but higher end shops should be able to polish an acetate frame. If you can't find a place locally, you might have to find a shop in Los Angeles or New York and mail them. As an alternative, you also have the option of upgrading the lenses. For example I replaced the boring stock persol lens that everyone has with a vintage mint green glass lens for a more authentic look.
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Hello SF. My 714s have a few scratches (nothing deep, but noticeable) on both temple hinges and I wanted to know if there's anyone out there with some experience on how to remove them. I have called every optometrist/eye glass store within 25 miles and no one seems to be able to help me. Thanks in advance!!

Alternatively, you could get a shop to apply a custom matte finish and then have a really sweet mirror lens put in or a darker polarized lens in a more unique color, such as dark blue. For example, the Oliver Peoples Sheldrake which usually comes with regular green glass lens but when you add a darker richer blue lens, it gives the whole frame a new look.

or here is the same frame with a lighter polarized blue lens

So bottom line, I say get creative, add a matte finish and a lens that no one else ever considered, to give your frame a whole new look.
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