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

  1. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi Dubiously Honored

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    CityConnection Distinguished Member

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    LOL. Oversized yellow gold aviator frames with light brown gradient lenses.
     

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    I've had a cheap pair of Specsavers frames for a while and been mostly happy even though I didn't add any sort of extra treatment to the lenses. Been experiencing that they've gotten dirty fairly easy though and not been supereasy to clean. My dog have now chewed on them and I guess it's time for an upgrade.

    I'm thinking of using my old pair of Moscot Lemtosh sunglasses as primary glasses, Specsavers can insert normal lenses for 50 euros. Is this something you would recommend doing or what advice do you have?
     

  4. CityConnection

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    As long as your frame is in good condition, you should be fine but keep in mind that as plastic gets older it becomes more brittle. For 50 euros, for a thin lens with anti reflection coating, that’s fair.
     

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    I think that I will only get their cheapest lens with no extras for 50 euros.
    Would you recommend anti reflection or durability coating or something else for them? And would even Specsavers lens be something to go for?
    I realize it might be skewed to use a cheap lens for a 300 euro frame, but you know being a student and all...
     

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    Anti reflection is a must. Without it, it looks distasteful. End of story.
     

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    Isn't AR also much better for your eyes and visibility? Especially when driving or using comps
     

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    Thank you. This is exactly what I want to hear.

    Any advice on the clip-ons for Lemtosh (Cliptosh)? Better to have a separate pair of shades?
     

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    Feel in love with this brand a few years ago and have been buying the same pair of frames in different colors since. Not that I want to see a lot of people walking around in the same pair as me but the brand is called Sabin Be. I wear the Be Swag model, which isn't the most idea name for this color. IMG-4290.JPG
     

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    Yes. Without antireflection coating you will see starbursts around lights which is very distracting, even if you’re not sensitive to light. Also, when people look at you, it looks ridiculous without it. It looks cheap and unprofessional. Anti-reflection coating should and is basic in any reputable Optical. If anti-reflection coating is an option, you’re already getting ripped off.
     

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    Clip-on have their pros and cons. On one hand, they are convenient and relatively inexpensive (compared to a whole new set). On the other hand, depending on the frame that it is going onto, sometimes it looks terrible and can add significant weight. Having a dedicated set of prescription sunglasses is a great choice, but you also have to keep in mind that you need to carry it with you everywhere that you go.

    With that said, there is no “1 set” of glasses that will be your solution to everything. In theory, clear lenses, transitions and polarized sunglasses all have their respective place in ones life. A dedicated distance, reading, computer distance, progressive and occupational progressive also have their respective pros.

    Basically, what I’m saying is that trying to solve your vision problems with 1 set of glasses is like having 1 suit in the closet. Sure it can work, but why make it work when you have options.
     

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    Tried this frame with tinted / photochrome lenses before and immediately returned it. I find the look very difficult to pull off and poser-ish if you are not a celebrity.

    https://therake.com/stories/style/night-shades-oliver-goldsmiths-exclusive-lord/

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    Black-ish to Crystal fade (Warby Parker Burke)... would these work for a mid-40s male with greying hair? (As a secondary pair, just for variety). I love the retro look, but my hair color is roughly 2/3 black and 1/3 grey at this point. It's more grey than I ought to have and don't want the crystal to age me even more. Any thoughts?

    The first photo is the frame I'm considering and the second was the inspiration--Dr. DeBryn from Endeavour, with its 60s style. I prefer the the Warby Parker's square look to the cat eye.
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