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Ask me about Eyewear!

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

  1. eluther

    eluther Well-Known Member

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    I've haunted this thread every year when I get a new pair of glasses, so I figured I'd give back a bit.

    For folks in Seattle, Ottica is having a Francis Klein trunk show on March 26. Custom orders available. Everything 20% off.

    I'd dismissed the brand as kooky/mid-century try-hard/face furniture, but among the loud femme designs, Francis Klein has some really solid/classic/masculine choices. All of the frames are handmade in France, as well, so it's got that whole artisinal/heritage thing going for it. The two pairs of I handled were exceptionally nice and I'm going to order something at the trunk show. Thinking of a pair of the Ferrys, which are Titmus knockoffs, in a smoke grey acetate.

    If you're in Seattle and interested, here are a few of the frames:
     
  2. Tsujigiri

    Tsujigiri Well-Known Member

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    Matsuda or Masunaga, most likely. Possibly Oliver Peoples.

    When I went to their Berlin shop, I found the prices were actually higher than in the U.S. This was before the Euro bombed so hard relative to the USD, though, you might be able to get a relative deal from the exchange rate alone now.
     
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  3. chiggah

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  4. ultravisitor

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    That's what I'm hoping for at the very least. I'm not entirely excited about spending the $650+ PLUS 10% sales tax again this year. I know I could get a decent deal on some of the ones I've tried on and liked here in the States, but I decided to bite the bullet and go to one of their shops in Berlin that has their entire collection. It's hard enough finding a place that even carries the mylons.
     
  5. Van Veen

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    I'm looking for Rx frames w/ clip-on sunglasses. Something that still looks good without the clips, e.g.

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    Any suggestions?

    FWIW I currently wear Warby Parker Wilkie and think I look better in a squarer frame due to my round face shape.

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  6. ultravisitor

    ultravisitor Well-Known Member

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    Mykita makes a few styles that have clip-on shades. I think they look pretty decent, and Mykita frames are really well made.

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  7. Tsujigiri

    Tsujigiri Well-Known Member

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    Dita does a lot of clip-ons, too.
     
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  8. David Be

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  9. thefastlife

    thefastlife Well-Known Member

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    anyone know how the hell i can prevent these painful red dimples that form after wearing my sunglasses for a prolonged time?

    also - can't that cause cancer?

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  10. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Well-Known Member

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    A professional could adjust for the tightness on the bridge. However, it's not worth it, because overall the pair is too big for the face.
     
  11. Dean Keaton

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    Anybody could ID those for me please? Harvey Keitel wore them in Sorrentino's 'Youth' (great film btw)

    I've been dying to find any info on those online, but no success. They seem pretty basic, but for me they are a perfect shape - classic aviator without being "fashion".

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  12. Chanklebury

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    Any opinion or caution over current Dunhill stuff?

    I noticed a few models on sale at Malford of London, some of them sold out now I've procrastinated too long, but there's a couple left supposedly 'made in Japan' which have my eye.

    Thanks.
     
  13. nightic

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    Lindberg dealers usually offer the engraving for free.
    The nose-pad choice is also not something that there would typically be an extra charge for (the dealer will often have a bunch of Lindberg consumables available).
    The delivery cost has never been brought up with any European dealers I've used and it would usually be factored in to the frame price from the start.
     
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  14. nightic

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    Quality is commensurate with the price that Malford's is selling at but don't be fooled by Dunhill's MSRP - they are not a top tier product by some distance, despite where they're manufactured.
    For reference, spring-hinges are these days more often a sign of lower quality frames, unless featured on ones with temples made from hard-to-adjust materials (natural Horn or Wood etc.)
     
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  15. plot

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    How is Lunor's reputation? I'm thinking about purchasing a pair of A5 215s; they look gorgeous in person, but I'm wondering what SF thinks about them.

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  16. Chanklebury

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    Could anybody help with what this means?
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  18. Roger la Rock

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    Beta Titan is a flexible titanium alloy which springs back to its original shape.
     
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  19. PattyC

    PattyC Well-Known Member

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    what are my options if I wanted to replace a pair of Safilo made lenses in my YSL sunglasses? I'm pretty sure this model is discontinued, plus their website says that they will flat out ignore messages regarding repairs/space parts.

    I'd like to get something as close as possible to the original quality and tint. Should I just take them to an optometrist?
     
  20. WestLinn

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    Probably my favorite thread on here. I have worn glasses for over 40 years. I wore mostly contacts, but always wanted glasses that looked stylish when my dry eyes couldn't support glasses. However, about two years ago, I got the best news a 40 year glasses wearing person can get: your cataracts need to be removed. So, that colony of "whatever" that was accumulating in the middle of my vision on my one eye could be removed (it pays to go to a great eye doctor at a teaching hospital, OHSU) and two surgeries over, I can see 20/20 out of my left, 20/30 out of my previously detached retina right without correction. So I now love threads about glasses. They are awesome because I don't need to wear them. No more -10 lenses. No more being blind at night without my glasses. I think I will buy a pair of stylish frames with no correction lenses just for old times sake. LOL.
     

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