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  1. Nikki_Swango

    Persol 649 - RATTI or Luxottica?

    Now then gents, First post on here... I'm getting myself a pair of 649s in a 54mm due to my large head but I'm in a bit of a pickle when it comes to what to get. I ideally want a RATTI frame, classic havana/dark tortoise and to get a pair of 54mm polarized blue gradient lenses for them. So...
  2. underwood

    Sunglasses NOT owned by Luxottica

    Hello all, I'm in the market for some new sunglasses after the lenses on both pairs of my polarized Ray-Bans have cracked. I work/live in Bermuda and work a lot on boats, diving a lot and so need some sturdy polarized glasses. The thing is, there's something that just bothers me about the fact...
  3. nurktwin

    Ray Ban logo on lens - how to remove it?

    Is there a way to safely remove the applied (i.e. not engraved) Ray-Ban logo on a sunglass lens without damaging the lens coating? It looks like it's just some sort of white applied material on the left upper lens. I'm just not a fan of the loud Ray-Ban branding on a sun glass lens. (I'm ok with...
  4. Kaplan

    Ray Ban & Persol made by Luxottica - so what?

    I've seen it mentioned here that the quality of Ray Ban and Persol isn't what it used to be. Are they made or just owned by Luxottica? Has the quality really deteriorated, or is it an urban myth, like the decline of post Prada Church's seems to be?
  5. neato

    Best sunglasses?

    Who/what are the best designers/brands for sunglasses? When I say "best," I am referring to both quality and aesthetics. I need sunglasses, but I'd rather buy one good/expensive pair than a bunch of cheap crappy pairs.

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