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Ask me about Eyewear!

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

  1. CityConnection

    CityConnection Senior member

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    I can assure you the $89 you spent may seem similar to the Raybans, which they may be, but are certainly not the same quality as some of the better manufactures. If you paid $89 you probably got a frame made in China with no branding, polycarbonate lenses and maybe an entry level coating at best. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with that but it certainly isn't the best. You can't compare a handmade garment to a mass produce shirt. Even if the material is the same, everything about it is different. To an untrained eye they may look the same but everyone knows that something about it looks cheap. It's like getting a knock off wallet. It may look similar but something just doesn't look right
     
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  2. CityConnection

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    The 649s are cool but it doesn't suit everyone. The quality of the persols will be one up on the Carreras though. The materials are different and so is the finish. Try them on first. I find it's not comfortable for a lot of people.
     
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    Thanks
     
  4. CityConnection

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    I don't see anything wrong with showing brows. I think it looks much wierder with the suns covering the brows.
     
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    It is all about personal taste. Not a big fan of Carrera Safaris but they do have a look all there own.

    The Persols come in multiple sizes. They also have a meflecto temple. The biggest complaint I hear about Persols is that they slide down your nose if you do not have a perfect fit. This is often due to the meflecto temple which reduces side pressure which can be good or bad depending upon the overall fit. I have a pair (they are not 649s) and I love them. Very well made. Glass lenses that do not scratch easily (but will break). Mine are brown polarized. Many Persols are not.
     
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  7. CityConnection

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    Strong agree.Mine fit well, but I was experimenting with pad arms so I put some and they fit much better now.
     
  8. CityConnection

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    The problem is that they design it to fit snug on the temple but if you have a wide head with inset eyes, they will slide down all day. If you have a narrow h3ad, you shouldn't have a problem.
     
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    My only concern would be that shape of frame always sits low. For whatever reason, they seem to sit low unless you have a high bridge. Don't get me wrong, they may fit great, but I would want to try them on first.
     
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    Bought the matte honey/Havana tort Wilmot BPs today. I had a real tough time picking between those and the matte crystal
     
  12. frostiblack

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    Hi there,

    @CityConnection - have you any experience with Bugatti frames, in terms of quality? I found some very interesting ones that fit quite well, but I can't find any information on the brand and its product.

    Thank you!
     
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    Is there a "best bang for the buck" brand for some shades? In terms of materials used for frame/lens.
     
  14. CityConnection

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    I'm not sure. Their distribution is slim to none in Canada. I haven't had any experience with them.
     
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    Manufactured by Fidela, in France.
    Quality and attention to detail are high, although their designs are not for everyone.

    http://www.bugatti-eyewear.com/uk/index.html
     
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    Do stores jack up prices if they know you have insurance to help pay for a pair of glasses? I'm just wondering if this is a legitimate concern.
     
  17. frostiblack

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    Thanks @nightic and @CityConnection - I went with the frames and will post back with the results. The design is definitely unique but they look cool.
     
  18. CityConnection

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    No. If you're concerned that a particular store iabdoing that, walk out. But the store doesn't benefit from it. Insurance companies don't pay any less than a customer. It's not like a auto body repair shop where they cover up to a cetain amount. Now, regular insurance is different from social services, in which case some stores may not even do it, but that's another story.
     
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    Overall I'd say Maui Jim, due to the excellent lenses and encompassing warranty. At a lower price point AO and Randolph Engineering are great options, although the selection is very limited.
     
  20. CityConnection

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    Agree. Maui Jim's are good. Better alternatives to AO and Randolph is Zeal Optics. Made by Maui Jim. Their cheaper line.
     

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