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

  1. MGoCrimson

    MGoCrimson Distinguished Member

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    I gotta say Mykita’s patented hinges are pretty dang cool. They’re really robust, never open when hung on a shirt, and have shown no signs of loosening over the past year.

    Their Lite series is true to name with the Alfur sunglasses weighing in at just 17 grams. Noticeably lighter than the all titanium Lesca Bronson NMWA carries. The textured finish on Margiela x Mykita raw frames is awesome too. I see a few more Mykitas in my future.

    I’d put them a step above Dita and Linda Farrow. Frame quality is superb across all three brands but LF lenses are just ok and Mykita’s hinges really set them apart for me.
     

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    Do Mykita frames generally sell at full MSRP, or are they one of those brands where everybody actually pays $300 or whatever for them?
     

  3. MGoCrimson

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    IME it’s kind of like Oliver Peoples where some of the popular designs never go on sale. Most of the Margiela collabs can be found for around $300 during sale season, the Mykita main line less often.
     

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    for those that prefer rx eyeglasses - do you favor separate rx sunglasses or clip ons?

    this is the dilemma i face. i prefer eyeglasses - especially for driving. but i don't want to have a pair of eyeglasses, rx sunglasses and regular sunglasses. seems clip ons might be a good alternative?

    are there any "one size fits all" solutions or do you pretty much need to get the exact matching clip ons for said make and model?

    thanks!
     

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    Completely agree. Mykita Ti sunglasses are outstanding. I also really like Lindberg, Orgreen, IC Berlin, and ZeroG sunglasses.
     

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    So titanium is the way to go with mykita? or are their acetate models on par?
     
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  7. MGoCrimson

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    The ones I have are acetate+stainless steel and raw acetate. Mykita acetate is top tier.
     

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    Mykita does both Ti and acetate, and both are well executed. I happen to prefer Ti sunglasses (and other light weight metals).
     

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    Just curious, what’s the difference between high quality acetate vs “bad” acetate?
     

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    I don't wear glasses anymore because I got eye surgery but it may be worth checking out the Garrett Leight clip ons. They're one of the few brands I've seen that looks good.
     

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    For what I know, Mykita uses stainless steel but titanium. They also use acetate on some of their collection. The Mylon line is 3-D printed. Their collaboration with MM is really cool. I may have to pick a pair of those in the future.
     

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    Lol I just read this while I was walking out of the optometrist. I ended up getting a pair from the Mylon line.

    I also tried on Lindberg and ic Berlin and they were great also.

    Thanks guys for the help

    Mykita Jujubi
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  13. MGoCrimson

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    Including but not limited to clarity, depth of color, polish, hardness, flexibility, durability. Easy to tell in person, impossible online.
     

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    Durability is the biggest one for me. Inexpensive acetates can warp in heat (for example leaving your sunglasses in the car during the summer) or become brittle and chip over time. The finish on them can also get foggy, spotty, and "whitenen" over time. I don't know what the right term for this is, but I've had some glasses where the shiny black acetate became matter grey with white stains (oliver peoples btw).
     

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