Are rimless glasses a bad idea?

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

  1. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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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

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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

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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 Guyliner

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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 [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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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

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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

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


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