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Sunglasses MEGATHREAD - all sunglass questions here please

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by josepidal, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. Phrost

    Phrost Well-Known Member

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    sharkrunner, do those multi-barrel (5-7) hinged sunglasses also spring hinged? Do they flex when worn or do you need to buy the right temple width?
     
  2. Tsujigiri

    Tsujigiri Well-Known Member

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    The way the temples on that last one get thicker towards the tips makes me think they may be Cutler and Gross... I'm not sure which model, though. The 0734 has that keyhole bridge, but the 0737 has the diamond rivets. This was so long ago that it's highly possible that they were made by a company that's no longer around, though.


    Since they're acetate they will flex to some degree, but the hinges themselves aren't spring-loaded. You'd want to get a proper temple width for either type of spring so the fit will look right.
     
  3. Phrost

    Phrost Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for replying. So are all glasses that have front mounted rivets barrel hinged? Do barrel hinges function similar to a door hinge, in that they have a limited range of motion?

    Am I correct in assuming that rivets and the extra piece of metal hinge joining the frame and arms would not work on spring hinges? They wouldn't be able to flex, right?

    Is one construction better than the other, or are certain methods better suited for different purposes?
     
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  4. plot

    plot Well-Known Member

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    I finished reading through this whole thread this week, loving some of the suggestions here! I have yet to see any mention of Bevel in the thread though, any opinions on the brand? I tried on a gorgeous pair of Bevel Aviators in a boutique near DC, but am curious whether they're worth the $500 price tag.

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    And a second question, are there any glasses similar to Oliver Peoples O'Malleys or Garrett Leight Kinneys that are slightly more affordable? I'm mostly interested in the circular shape and translucent honey-colored frame.

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    I've seen these O'Malleys on ebay for $250, but am wary that for that price they may be fake.
     
  5. Tramlines

    Tramlines Active Member

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    Just about everything .... looks like the O'Malleys by OP......looks like meaning looking like a rip-off version!

    If you like the original, why not save up for it?

    when they are on sale by authorised dealers, they usually have around 20-30% off, or end of season. Much better than getting a rip-off look-a-like maybe?

    Here's how much they cost to make btw:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...0-brands-owned-designed-sold-one-company.html

    Now that Oliver People's have fallen into this category, I've moved over to Garrett Leight :)
     
  6. sharkrunner

    sharkrunner Well-Known Member

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    new entry
    OP Masek in Cocobolo , Cosmik Tone lens

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  7. sharkrunner

    sharkrunner Well-Known Member

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    new added

    Oliver Peoples for Byredo
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  8. sharkrunner

    sharkrunner Well-Known Member

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  9. Artisan Fan

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    Looking for recommendations...I noticed that Amazon has great prices on Persol. The ones I tried on at Sunglass Hut looked to be excellent quality and had superb lenses...

    Is this a reasonable way to go? Anything else around $150 I should be looking at?

    Thanks.
     
  10. Best Budz

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  11. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Well-Known Member

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    Too round. Only a few people with a certain style and probably facial structure - like the man in the picture - can pull that off.
     
  12. kthien

    kthien New Member

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    Does anyone know what brand/model these sunglasses are?
     
  13. RegisDB9

    RegisDB9 Well-Known Member

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    What would be the most ideal way of removing a ligth scratch from acetate frames (not lenses)?
     
  14. benjamin831

    benjamin831 Well-Known Member

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    What do you guys think about Retrosuperfuture's quality?
     
  15. benjamin831

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    Polywatch works wonders as a plastic polish
     
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  16. RegisDB9

    RegisDB9 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply, would it help conceal a scratch like this on the frame?

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  17. brokeassp

    brokeassp Well-Known Member

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    after a couple yrs., I regret the folding persols. The metal hinge shaves a good amount of the plastic off as the wear and tear set in. This is usually a day or two after tightening the screw. In due time, there would be nothing left for the hinges to bite on and I`d be left with two separate frames.
     
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  18. thomasec

    thomasec Well-Known Member

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    Posted this in the eyewear thread but wanted to share here. For those of you looking for Mykita Sunglasses - I just ordered a few pairs through the following site:

    https://globaldesigncollective.com/collections/mens-eyewear

    You get 15% off your first order, and with the strength of the US dollar relative to the Euro, most frames come to around $270 US. I also emailed the store's owner (Daniel), who said he'd be able to order almost any pair of sunglasses directly from Mykita, and he'd still be happy to apply 15% off of the order. Pretty solid deal. My order came to almost half of what they sell for in the US. Just let him know you found his info on styleforum.
     
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  19. leeba

    leeba Well-Known Member

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    also would like to know about this, thinking of getting giaguaro's if I can find them for super cheap but might just hop on mykita's or something established/nicer if there's a noticeably diff in quality
     
  20. benjamin831

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    Yeah, it'll probably clear 90% of it



    Yeah, I was eying the Giaguaro too, in forma silver
     
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