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Ask me about Eyewear!

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by CityConnection, May 23, 2009.

  1. CityConnection

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    Kio Yamato or O&X? What kind of frame?
     
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    To be frank, they are all about the same. They differ mostly in terms of fit and size.
     
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    For now...and in due time, you'll need to put reading lenses in those. (just poking fun)
     
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    That's accurate. The Kios will last you, literally, years. I have pairs that are over 5 yrs old that I still wear in my rotation because they are in better condition than some of my newer ones. If you want a quick style fix, get a pair of WP, if you want something that might make you look a bit sharper and sophisticated, get Kios.
     
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    Realistically, under $100, they are no name brands and you shouldn't/couldn't be looking for something that is well crafted. Given the same acetate (which WP and such don't use), a well made frame has many more steps of production and quality control. If you're looking for soemthing under $100, just get anything that is cheap and cheerful, but don't expect quality.
     
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    Rayban is better than WP. LUX and Safilo house brands are better than WP.
     
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    True. But keep in mind, for the same Gucci/Boss frame, you can get a pair of Elasta or Chesterfield which are their house brands that are MUCH better quality, believe it or not. They use better hardware.
     
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    I can give you specific examples. It may be a gut feeling for most, but that is usually a good feeling. For starters, the hinges that they use are not the same quaility, the acetates are cheap and not as smooth and polished as others, the way they finish their edges look like it was just stopped mid production, the lenses are poly and the quality sucks (A Zeiss Poly would be much better), you have no way to realy adjust them unless you go to a B&M, their "prescription" specialists are lousy and the lsit goes on. I'm not bashing on them, but let's be honest, we're on SF because we want to carry a certain of style. Why cheap out on something you're going to wear everyday and it is the first thing that people look at when they look at you. To each their own.

    Please understand this is not directed at you, per se, but just a general observation.
     
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    All 3 brands are different. Out of the 3, I like Lindbergs styling the best, but they are pricy.
     
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    Switch up the lens shape and you're back in business. They still sell that model. Best selling, long lasting model .
     
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    Those are SUPER old, but they have a modernized version of it that came out last fall I think. But the sizing might be a bit smaller.
     
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    Hahaha:)
     
  13. CityConnection

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    Awesome pic. I have a pair like that in the full frame.
     
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    I don't completely understand your concept, but from what I gather, you want to make a line and collaborate with individuals for design aspects. Just about any and every line that is successful is inspired by the designer's environment. If you look at any high end or boutique line, the founders and designers have usually started in that way. There is a Canadian designer that runs Spectacle Eyeworks out of BC. His designs go from conservative to Indian Totem Pole temples, to cateye frames with cat silhouettes, to frame shapes that are inspired by the shapes of peoples eyebrows. The difference is that he started his career as an optician so he knows what will fit and not fit, regardless of design feature. For instance. someone mentioned if the frames will fall down when he is wearing it, which is possible, but if you bowed the temples or gave it adjustable metal cored temples, you would be able to adjust it. I would say to do more research. It is like saying that you can design the best clothing with the best design, but not knowing anything about pattern making or how a garment sits on the body. Please don't take offense, I'm just saying that there are other things to consider other than picking a few colors and packaging.
     
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    Oh cool.

    Is this safe to do daily, though?
     
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    Not only is it safe, it is the best way to clean your glasses. Of course the guys who sell the sprays will tell you otherwise, but it doesn't harm the lenses and you remove all of the grease/oil/dust from the lenses.
     
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    Thanks, man!


    This won't ruin the acetate/plastic, though, will it?



    Edit:

    Yeah, I was afraid of this:

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    I washed them under warm water with dish soap:

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    But I did run them under cold water for a final rinse off. This happened to a pair of Joseph Aboud frames I used to have and I don't know why I thought the Ray-Bans would be any different. :(

    Will those white marks be permanent?
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    That's not from the soap. That is from your sweat and the acidity of it. That will happen on every acetate frame you get. You can sand it, buff it, and polish it if you are handy and with the right tools.
     
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    Manufactured under license by Safilo.
    I've no experience of them first-hand though so can't comment with any qualification but I would go out on a limb and say, as with almost all 'high-end Designer' brand frames/sunglasses manufactured by one of the major optical companies, the retail price will not be commensurate with their quality.
     

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