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Are rimless glasses a bad idea?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Connemara, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    Thinking about getting them as a second pair. I've heard of cracking/"frosting" problems...has anyone experienced that?

    I also can't decide if I even like the styling.
     
  2. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    i have rimless, the only problem is that they are fragile, and mine have become a bit bent out of shape. i think it is my fault though i am not very gentle with them.
    my optician gave me the following advice, always hold the lense while cleaing it, dont hold by the nosepeice etc
     
  3. robin

    robin Senior member

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    The style is horrible, even worse than those little rectangle frames.
     
  4. spoolinq

    spoolinq Member

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    I had rimless for a while. No cracking/frosting problems. I agree with davesmith that it is fragile. It gets bent easy.
     
  5. Dib

    Dib Senior member

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    I have a pair of rimless Lindbergs. I've had them for about 3 years, and haven't had any problems with the lenses frosting/cracking etc.

    Stylistically, I think they look fantastic. I have thicker frames that I wear from time to time too, but I like the simplicity and delicate look of rimless frames.
     
  6. DerekS

    DerekS Senior member

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    will help you look less like sally jesse raphael.
     
  7. Working Stiff

    Working Stiff Senior member

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    They look good on people with lean, angular faces.
     
  8. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    I'm kind of tired of the Harry Potter jokes that come with my Oliver Peoples frames. [​IMG]
     
  9. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Senior member

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    I'm kind of tired of the Harry Potter jokes that come with my Oliver Peoples frames. [​IMG]
    Oh, now I get the: Do you work at Hagworth's? comments. Maybe I should read those books.
     
  10. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    I've had a pair of Lindbergs for 7 or 8 years, and there are cracks that started from the holes where the hardware attaches, but it's still going strong. The only maintenance I've had done was regluing one of the metal pieces back to secure it in its hole.

    --Andre
     
  11. cmeisenzahl

    cmeisenzahl Senior member

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    will help you look less like sally jesse raphael.

    LOL!

    [​IMG]
     
  12. S. Magnozzi

    S. Magnozzi Senior member

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    The style is horrible, even worse than those little rectangle frames.

    Surely, that is subjective and does not suggest everyone share that sentiment. To me they are iconic of the '30s and quite understated.

    I've had a pair of Lindbergs for 7 or 8 years, and there are cracks that started from the holes where the hardware attaches, but it's still going strong. The only maintenance I've had done was regluing one of the metal pieces back to secure it in its hole.

    --Andre


    Indeed, Lindberg is a good choice. Their frames hold up well and one is likely to update the lenses before the frames brake.
     
  13. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I prefer them, but they're fragile and must be handled with care.
     
  14. Loathing

    Loathing Senior member

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    How could anyone say Oliver People's frames look like Harry Potter's? That's the most stupid thing I've heard in weeks.
     
  15. Klobber

    Klobber Senior member

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    I wear contact lenses usually but when my eyes feel irritated, I wear only rimless like Silhouette.
     
  16. andreinewell

    andreinewell Active Member

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    isn't there a flexible/ rimless brand or is that lindberg? sorry haven't needed glasses in a few years since i had lasik.
     
  17. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I had a pair of the rimless Kawasaki eyeglasses for five years. They were great and I got a lot of compliments. They are somewhat stealth. http://www.italee.com/kawa/main.htm
     
  18. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Another option is to consider clear frames . Maybe something like this? Almost every eyewear company makes them in slightly different shapes. Andy Warhol used to wear them. I have the pair below.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. changy

    changy Senior member

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    Consider half rimmed?
     
  20. shademore

    shademore Senior member

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    From experience, once you get into the higher quality frames rimlesss are no more or less fragile than their half or full rim brethren. That said you do want to avoid low quality economy lenses when fitting your new frame. Its pretty obvious that lens quality becomes critical when the lenses are integral to the overall structure.
    I have a couple stout rimless Man frames for sale over on ebay right now. Check them out and drop me a message if you're interested.


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