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Best sunglasses?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by neato, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. Kensington

    Kensington Well-Known Member

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    For those in NYC, there's a sale on at the Oliver People's store (somewhere around Tribeca, near West Broadway or thereabouts). Picked up a pair of transparent frame photochromatic sunglasses for $120. They look great!
    Thanks for the tip. I have a penchant for Oliver Peoples frames.
     
  2. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up a pair of Persols 714s to replace the Wayfarers I lost over the weekend and I love them already.

    Classic but not on everyone's faces.
     
  3. Mr.K

    Mr.K Well-Known Member

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    I would say RayBan and then Oliver Peoples ands Persol. I can find them at great prices and they have many designs to choose from.
     
  4. VaderDave

    VaderDave Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking at randolph engineering aviators but not sure of the sizings - 52mm or 55mm or 58mm. Anyone has any experience?

    I have a pair of the Crew Chiefs. They only come in 54mm. I think they fit my face perfectly.

    I fit right into the guidelines on the sizing chart: http://www.bighitmedia.net/re/chart.htm

    They are really nice, solid sunglasses. I like them a lot. I have four or five pairs of sunglasses and these are my favorites.
     
  5. uhurit

    uhurit Well-Known Member

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    Robert Marc
    Freudenhaus
    Cutler and Gross
     
  6. Burgermeister

    Burgermeister Member

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    tortise shell wayfarers all the way
     
  7. jha222

    jha222 Well-Known Member

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    quote for reference
    FWIW, I sell upscale watches and sunglasses privately.

    As a test, we took all of these pairs outside and tested them on a bunch of people at a neighborhood party. We live on a golf course community on a lake, with the course facing the front door and the lake facing the back. We had everyone close their eyes, and we put the glasses on them and then asked them to open and look around. We asked what produced, in their opinion, the "clearest and sharpest" vision. We wanted a first and a second choice. As you can imagine, this took a while.

    Glasses:

    Oakley C-Wire
    Oakley M-Frame
    Persol 2243
    Ray-Ban 3213
    Sama Slam
    Mosley Tribes Pilot
    Oliver Peoples Nitro
    Oliver Peoples Lykos
    Maui Jim Lanai
    Serengeti Bromo
    Costa Del Mar Bonefish Bay

    Out of the nine people we asked, EVERY single person said the Mosley Tribes or one of the Oliver Peoples. Ironically, they all use the same VFX polarized lens.

    My philosophy, which I repeat everyday when someone calls me for sunglasses, is that you should go with a company that FOCUSES on sunglasses and has made a name for themselves based on it. While Prada, Gucci, Armani, etc, have great styled frames, their lenses hardly ever match up. With Oakley, Maui Jim, Oliver Peoples, etc, you are getting great lenses (assuming you buy the top of the line polarized glass lenses) that all give great vision. We only performed our test because we really could only give opinion based on what we saw.

    It's my firm recommendation that Oliver Peoples and Mosley Tribes have the clearest glass lenses around, bar none. Truth be told, too many other brands (i.e. Maui Jim) are so darn good that it doesn't really make a difference.
     
  8. lewins

    lewins New Member

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    Rayban Aviators 100%


    Aviators have to be the best sunglasses. They are a style that has lasted a LONG time and are arguably the most worn sunglasses out there. Vintage aviators are my favorite.
     
  9. glassesman

    glassesman New Member

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    For me my Versace shades have worked really well for me over the past couple years, really solid brand.
     
  10. ktrp

    ktrp Well-Known Member

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    I've owned a few pairs of ray bans and recently bought a pair by randolph engineering. I'd buy randolph's over ray bans every time in the future.
     
  11. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Well-Known Member

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    I've owned a few pairs of ray bans and recently bought a pair by randolph engineering. I'd buy randolph's over ray bans every time in the future.

    I own both and like both. It's more a question of which frame is more appropriate for whatever I'm wearing. Just curious why you think the RE ones are so much better?

    For the record, my sunglasses collection (maybe should start a porn thread!)

    For skiing - Cebe Walter Cechinel aviator shape with leather side panels
    For running - adidas evil eye
    For motor bike - Wiley X or Liquid billet aluminum polarized
    For driving - Ray Ban Wayfarer
    For everything else:

    Randolph aviators in matte silver
    Current RAF issue aviators
    My Dad's RAF issue aviators from the 1950's
    Ray Ban aviators silver with mirror glass
    Ray Ban Gatsby metal squares in antique pewter green lenses
    Ditto in chrome with blue lenses
     
  12. recondite

    recondite Well-Known Member

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    A model called Slim Jims. Gold frame, grey lens, smallish frames top to bottom, but wide side to side, and now on the bottom of Lake Mead.

    Anyone know who made them?

    I should have bought all the stock in the store.
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2012
  13. tomee

    tomee Well-Known Member

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    this thread is a bad influence.
    every since ive joined i now have 3 sunglasses in my collection. I thought i could get away with one

    oliver peoples bechet
    RE concordes
    persols 714
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2012
  14. RWDouty

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    I love my Maui Jim aviators. Aesethics are great, but what really sells me are the beautiful polarized lenses. Quality is superb.

    I've tried some Oliver peoples, but I saw them as less aesthetically pleasing. Great quality materials but just not my style.
     
  15. Dorsoduro

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    Has anyone seen or knows where to get these sunglasses which appear to be Giorgio Armani by logo - GA[​IMG]
     
  16. Dorsoduro

    Dorsoduro Member

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    Another photo of sunglasses I'm seeking desperately
    i[​IMG]m
     
  17. Sinox

    Sinox New Member

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    What sort of styles/shapes do you like there is a brand called Gloryfy they are unbreakable you can get them at yewhouse.com
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2014
  18. Sinox

    Sinox New Member

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    If you like aviators you should have a look at the navigators by Gloryfy theses sunnies are unbreakable you can get them from yewhouse.com.au
     
  19. Brenner

    Brenner Well-Known Member

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