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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post


Oroton has 50% off. and you can pic bag like that for about $350. They are not the best but will do the job just fine. Saddle back leather briefcases are ugly. They will scratch like a mf and I don't think they are appropriate for business setting. Or wait and save some $$ and by a sab. I was on a mission for a briefcase and went all over the place like you are right now. I search for over 12 months and settled for a sab. Happy hunting.

 

Appreciate the advice. Will check out Oroton - all of their stores (to be fair, only three or four) I've visited so far barely had any stock left after the Christmas/New Years rush. Another option would be to pull the trigger on the Fossil bag for now (as I'm enamoured with its looks more than anything else) and just save up for something a little more serious should it become a priority in the future. Man those Berlutis sure do look amazing... probably a few years off being able to afford one of those though!

 

On another note, managed to snag a purple Rubinacci knit and scarlet red Drakes of London tie in the Exquisite Trimmings sale today. Quite stoked as these will be the first silk knits I'll own. Was initially going to purchase the Kent Wang red/blue knit, but the square version was out of stock - luckily this caused me to wait a few days and I got a great deal in any case! 

post #23867 of 57946
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


I just got my first order through shipito--very easy and inexpensive...

You've got some do you? If so, what were your thoughts?

post #23868 of 57946
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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

DR: I was looking into Oliver People's and then subsequently discovered Barton Perreira. Great quality frames created by the staff behind Oliver People's but not owned by Luxotica. Bought a pair of sunnies and a pair of optical frames. Waiting for delivery but was impressed by the build, fit, and style. Good acetate. Check out http://bartonperreira.com/

Thanks iSurg, yeah I tried one a BP pair today, liked them. The thing is it just seems crazy to me to fork out $400+ for sunnies and not even get polarised lenses for it. 

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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Yeah I'd seen him recommended a few times elsewhere. My eyes are fine but he does seem to be the premier stockist for Garrett Leight in Sydney so I might pop in when I get the chance. 

Just non-prescription OTR, polarised lenses. Similar to this: http://www.warbyparker.com/men/sunwear/downing-walnut-tortoise-sun-m or http://www.warbyparker.com/men/sunwear/mens-sunglasses-jasper-whiskey-tortoise

My tastes would dictate the send pair with a deep green lens I think the colour is called a G14.

I could actually wear those as normal perscription frames.

iSurg

The BP frames are nice the AFR magazine had an article on them last year the ones that I like are these http://bartonperreira.com/m/zoom.php?image=GRAFTON_CHESTNUT_ZYL.jpg

what frames did you choose?
post #23870 of 57946
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


I just got my first order through shipito--very easy and inexpensive...


Did they email you when they shipped your package from the US to Australia?

 

(awaiting something)

post #23871 of 57946
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post


I just got my first order through shipito--very easy and inexpensive...

 

Ok, fuck shipitto, this verification process is awful. I don't have two government issued photo IDs with matching addresses (moved recently). At all.

 

So I either pay the Australian government an obscene amount of money to update my passport (which will take forever, sicne my passport is back in Mildura), or I'm out of pocket a couple of hundred dollars for a package that will get nowhere and forever remain incognito.

 

Hoping shipitto has a third option.


Edited by LonerMatt - 1/5/13 at 2:46pm
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DR and GF: I had to go with prescription frames so mine will have polarised lenses in them.
The frames I have chosen are
http://bartonperreira.com/m/zoom.php?image=ELWOOD_CHESTNUT_ZYL.jpg for sun
For the life of me, I can't remember which optical frame I chose, but it was square, all acetate with a tinge of green in the sunlight (looks black indoors). I think it was http://bartonperreira.com/m/zoom.php?image=04_BLAKE_KELP_ERN0354.jpg but was not that green fortunately. I tried the grafton frames and loved them. The only thing was that the wife didn't lol.

If you're in Melb PM me for my optom. She's fair with pricing, cheaper than the place u mentioned...
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

Happy xmas/new year everyone. I am in the market for some keyhole style tortoise shell sunnies. I'm not a fan of Persol as I find them a bit over-designed and vulgar given the big silver arrow on them.

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Originally Posted by iSurg View Post

DR and GF: I had to go with prescription frames so mine will have polarised lenses in them.
The frames I have chosen are
http://bartonperreira.com/m/zoom.php?image=ELWOOD_CHESTNUT_ZYL.jpg for sun
For the life of me, I can't remember which optical frame I chose, but it was square, all acetate with a tinge of green in the sunlight (looks black indoors). I think it was http://bartonperreira.com/m/zoom.php?image=04_BLAKE_KELP_ERN0354.jpg but was not that green fortunately. I tried the grafton frames and loved them. The only thing was that the wife didn't lol.
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Very nice especially the green ones. With wives that can be a game changer/deal breaker as they are in your face (so to speak) all the time and no way of avoiding incessant slag and bag comments.
post #23874 of 57946
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Originally Posted by meister View Post


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You disagree?

post #23875 of 57946
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

You disagree?

The late and great Steve McQueen would
post #23876 of 57946
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post


The late and great Steve McQueen would

What looked great on SmQ now is worn in a very different context. I normally see Persols on overweight white dudes who think they're top shit because they're wearing McQueen's glasses. Many consider it naff to wear a big brand across my shirt, or to wear a big sparkly gold branded watch, or to wear shoes with big branded buckles on them, or to own luxury-eurotrash-patterned leather goods or a big Hermes H belt. Why is this different with glasses?

 

Besides, would SmQ have approved of paying $400 for designer sunnies?

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Sinclair ZX81 was my first:

I was too poor to own my own computer back in the day. Here is the mainframe I first used at work - a Facom 230-15 with a massive 32 kilobytes or memory. Punched card and teletype input, removeable disk platters, 800 BPI vacuum tube tape drives, all the mod cons.

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Persols are now available at many shops, particularly since OPSM picked them up. However, Luxxotica brands suffer a decrease in make quality once they are acquired by the company, as evidenced by Oliver Peoples when they were picked up. The acetate quality suffered. 

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post #23880 of 57946
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Originally Posted by DartagnanRed View Post

What looked great on SmQ now is worn in a very different context. I normally see Persols on overweight white dudes who think they're top shit because they're wearing McQueen's glasses. Many consider it naff to wear a big brand across my shirt, or to wear a big sparkly gold branded watch, or to wear shoes with big branded buckles on them, or to own luxury-eurotrash-patterned leather goods or a big Hermes H belt. Why is this different with glasses?

 

Besides, would SmQ have approved of paying $400 for designer sunnies?

 

 

I hear what what your saying DR, l've had my Persol spec's for years though, l just like em man!

 

BTW Whats wrong with a big Hermes belt? it complements my RL Polo with oversized horse, Ed Hardy sunnies, snake skin boots from Zu all put together with a splash or ten of Joop, let me run my fingers through my heavily gelled hair.

 

“I live for myself and I answer to nobody.” Steve McQueen

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