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Ask me about Eyewear!

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by CityConnection, May 23, 2009.

  1. orlylow

    orlylow Well-Known Member

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    Does Oliver People go on sale, and if so, how cheap do they go?
     
  2. Tsujigiri

    Tsujigiri Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they're often on Gilt and eBay for much less than retail. How much less depends on the model.
     
  3. OmniscientCause

    OmniscientCause Well-Known Member

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    Yea im thinking about purchasing the anderson...I want to try them on first. I looked and didnt see any place in boston that has them in stock, but I am going to look around and see if there is much difference between riley and or GP.

    I will also revisit the barton perreira wilmot, but i think they may be too big for my face.
     
  4. Tsujigiri

    Tsujigiri Well-Known Member

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    With both those brands I would highly recommend trying before you buy to evaluate the quality. They can be hit or miss.
     
  5. OmniscientCause

    OmniscientCause Well-Known Member

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    the only thing about me not trying the anderson before buying is that they are litterally the exact same measurements everywhere other then the temple...compared to the frames I wear now.

    I need to try on all the other pairs and probably wont buy something I cant try on, though ive done it in the past with sunglasses.

    That being said my distance changed and stigmatism increased in both eyes, so looking to get a pair in the next month.
     
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  6. clarksdb

    clarksdb Well-Known Member

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    Question about shades:

    I've tried numerous on and almost all of them fit me wrong. They don't cover my eyebrows and sit well below them in fact. Are there any brands or styles I should be looking at I guess for my face shape?
     
  7. artek

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    Any recommendations on good quality frames for larger heads? I'd like thick acetate frames and I don't mind if the frame is bold. I'm having a hard time finding a good fit.

    Thank you.
     
  8. CarolinaMan

    CarolinaMan Active Member

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    Look for an optical shop that carries Fatheadz Eyewear. They specialize in oversized frames.
     
  9. CityConnection

    CityConnection Well-Known Member

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    Lindberg has a few large sizes. Chesterfield and Elasta by Safilo (not thick, but surprisingly well made). Kio Yamato fits a bit wider and they have some thick models.
     
  10. CityConnection

    CityConnection Well-Known Member

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    Most won't cover your eyebrows. As well, depending on your facial features it may be impossible. But if you want it to fit higher, you'd need nosepads or a low bridge but high fit.
     
  11. CityConnection

    CityConnection Well-Known Member

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    Yes, lenses are not created equally. Computer use may be difficult with a regular progressive lens. Look into the Nikon DigiLife. It has a smaller distance but a ballooned intermediate and reading area.

    As well, progressives must be fit correctly. Given 2 dispensers, 1 may help you see amazing and another may result in poor vision. Some dispensers just don't know what they are doing. Case in point, a good mechanic vs a bad one. Bad one can try to fix your car 10 times and never fix the problem. Good mechanic can just do a small tune up and resolve all problems.

    With that said, not all progressives are created equally and you get what you pay for (well, except for at places like Lenscrafters where even their "good" lenses aren't that good, in most cases). There is a formula: Good dispenser + good lenses = good vision. Your vision will only be as good as the weakest link in this equation.
     
  12. CityConnection

    CityConnection Well-Known Member

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    I saw their booth at the Vision Expo East in New York. They had a big trailer with open sides with big dudes working their booth. Every last man in that booth, fit their description perfectly.
     
  13. CityConnection

    CityConnection Well-Known Member

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    Some updates on brands that I find made big improvements or new brands that have potential after going to the Vision Expo East in New York last month...

    RetroSuperFuture: They have really stepped up their game in terms of fit and quality. The fit is MUCH more suitable. Their styles are limited but some are bang on. I find that the quality of their finish has improved as well. All around, they are improving.

    Toms Shoes: They are now making glasses and sunglasses. The quality is similar to that of Paul Frank by Baum Vision. Price is conservative and styles are fun. In my opinion, the Toms are better than the Paul Frank. A bit more adult-ish.

    Viktor & Rolf: Significantly better than their last run. They are made in France with a small manufacture. They are clean with a bit of edge. Price is similar to that most brand names. The production is limited so back orders are expected for the next little while, as they catch up to demand.

    Oliver Peoples West: Their newer line that is replacing their other sunglass line..the name escapes me right now. They are using the same temple design as their last release of the other line. They are stream lining their branding all into the OP name. For the price, name and construction, relatively good value. A lot of the shapes are similar to that of OP styles.

    Paul Smith: The styles and quality is a LOT better than I remembered it being in the past. Prices are fair for the quality of the frame and their minimalistic styling is great.

    G-Star: I just glanced at it, but the styling looks pretty good. Modern, sharp styling and rather masculine. It is from Marchon, so quality will be similar to other lines of theirs.

    Kio Yamato; Finally coming out with smaller frames. Their metals have more edge, literally. More angular and dimension to it, as opposed to their usual flat metal. They also launched a sunglass line with large plastisc.

    Modo: Has a new release of thin and light plastic/metal combo frames. Supper comfortable and retro-ish without looking too crazy. No branding on the exterior and clean lines.

    Italia Independent: A little disappointing. Either the North American distributor is not carrying all of their colors, but the line was rather boring compared to what I saw on their website and what I was anticipating.

    That's off the top of my head, but I'm sure there is a bunch that I'm missing.

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    Persol: I used to think it was overpriced but that design feature is actually pretty good. I've been wearing mine more these days and I'm starting to really get comfortable with them.

    Persols quality will be one up from Carrera. The quality of acetate and finish is much better. The 649s are nice but the fit is tricky. I find it doesn't fit on a lot of people. But definitely worth checking out. It's a gentleman's Rayban. One step up from Rayban. Actually, in terms of quality, many steps up.

    I don't see anything wrong with showing brows. I think it looks much wierder with the suns covering the brows.
     
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  14. frostiblack

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    Does anyone have experience with Sama eyewear? I found some neat plastic sunglasses today - sort of a hybrid between the wayfarer style and round lenses.

    Are these quality shades?

    Thanks!

    - Kent
     
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  15. Jerome1988

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    Hey there,

    I am wondering how it comes, that some brands with the same good quality can be so much more affordable than RayBan & Co.

    For example my new pair of eyeglasses which just arrived from American Glasses. Great look, very good quality, super cool case, but much cheaper than the RayBan I had before.

    How comes that a start up like American Glasses can supply this kind of products for just $89 including thin lens, coating and so on, when I pay $300 or more for other brands? Is it just because they spent more money in marketing or does RayBan making a hell of a money?

    Btw. I don't know if other online shops have it, but I didn't saw it before: American Glasses has a funny 3D try on where you can share 3D pictures of you with eyeglasses on Facebook. :)

    Greets,

    Jerome
     
  16. Tsujigiri

    Tsujigiri Well-Known Member

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    ^ Marketing costs explain some of it. Something tells me you already know that good marketing is expensive and badly written shilling is cheap.
     
  17. Jerome1988

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    Ahhh, yes true, you got me. I am the Head of Marketing [​IMG]
     
  18. thefastlife

    thefastlife Well-Known Member

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    thoughts on the Persol 649? i have a big head and i think i like the look...


    also thoughts on the carrera safari. i have a pair and they seem like junk. care to recommend similar style from a better maker?
     
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  19. wagthesam

    wagthesam Well-Known Member

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    I've got a large face, larger eyebrows. Most sunglasses without nosepads tend to fit like this, with lots of eyebrows showing. Should I stick with aviators?
     
  20. Hirsh

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    Those look pretty cool on you!:)
     

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