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The Clark Kent Look - Where to get the frames?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by meFIRST, Jul 6, 2006.

  1. meFIRST

    meFIRST Active Member

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    The "Clark Kent" look is all the rage.

    I'm in the market for the clark kent style glasses, but I have trouble finding them. Part of the problem is my head : The circumference of my head is larger than average.

    Most of the frames you find at the chain store's don't fit me and need to be special ordered - thus the problem. It doen't help that I am extremely picky.

    I live in New York. I've tried the chains without much luck.
     
  2. atalante

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    vintage clothing stores, selima, morganthal fredricks. troll the east village + soho
     
  3. LabelKing

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    Is it really all the rage?

    Cutler & Gross of London.
     
  4. jml90

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    Try Ben Silver they have a number of horn frames
     
  5. atalante

    atalante Member

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    another idea: pop the sunglass lens out of ray ban wayfarers and use those. i've seen a few people who've done that + it seemed like a good idea.
     
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  7. meFIRST

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    Thanks folks. Oliver peoples proved to be too edgy, I finally settled on a pair from Lafont Opticien. The pair I really wanted, animal rights aside, made of out water buffalo horn from Hoffmann Optik at over 600 EUR (lenses not included) was too much money for me. Incidently, these are both lines that Ben Silver carry stateside on their catalog. Lafont has incredible service and the frames look well made, all of which you pay for of course. They were incredibly patient dispite me being difficult. I saved myself from further EUR bleed - I'm having the lenses made here in the states. Now, for the costume...
     
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  9. Margaret

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    The "Clark Kent" look is all the rage.

    I'm in the market for the clark kent style glasses, but I have trouble finding them. Part of the problem is my head : The circumference of my head is larger than average.

    Most of the frames you find at the chain store's don't fit me and need to be special ordered - thus the problem. It doen't help that I am extremely picky.

    I live in New York. I've tried the chains without much luck.


    You have a curious handle for someone who wants to jump on the bandwagon. [​IMG]
     
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    Jebus tits this thread is so old. Why would anyone drag this up?

    But, if anyone is still looking for glasses like this...look up Moscot.
     
  13. shasta

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    hahah i love how he goes "all the rage" ahhahahahah
     
  14. ruben

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    Trouble is unless you're huge you look less like Clark Kent and more like Rivers Cuomo.
     
  15. Guero

    Guero Well-Known Member

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    Try Moscot in NY. www.moscot.com. I had a great experience with them.
     
  16. comrade

    comrade Well-Known Member

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    I have a pair, black heavy frames about 12 years old from
    the Kaiser Permanente vision shop. I don't think they still
    carry them.
     
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  18. dischargearray

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    No no no you've all got it all wrong. I used to do the clark kent thing without even realizing it. Everyone told me so. [​IMG] You've got to go to A.R. Trapp on Madison Ave. You'll die. Just. Die.
     
  19. Don Carlos

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    Is it really all the rage?.

    Someone said it on the internet. Are you calling the internet a liar?!?!
     
  20. comrade

    comrade Well-Known Member

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    I have a pair, black heavy frames about 12 years old from
    the Kaiser Permanente vision shop. I don't think they still
    carry them.


    They are Rodenstocks.
    Couldn't find a model #
     

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