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I'm new to this section of SF, but am finding it interesting. Thought I'd make one comment. I have long found it curious (and vexing) how difficult it is to find small-sized frames. I have a narrow face, and have learned, through trial and error, that the only eyeglasses that really work for me are 41s and 42s. For sunglasses I can go up to a 43, maybe a 44, but that's about it. Anything bigger just kind of looks ridiculous on me. My options for these sizes are amazingly narrow. I tend to gravitate toward P3 shapes, and have ended up finding some nice 41 size Kala 902 frames, and picked up a discontinued Oliver Peoples Riley model in 41 on eBay. And I have several pairs of John Varvatos sunglasses that come in 43 (although I usually replace the lenses). I've also recently become aware of Garrett Leight's Clune model frames, which I like but have not tried yet. But it is always a challenge to find small frames. I've even purchased kids' frames at times in the past, but, of course, then they are often not long enough to fit properly over the ear. It's just kind of frustrating. Anyway, just thought I would throw this out there, in case there were any other narrow-faced fellows sharing my plight.
 

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I'm new to this section of SF, but am finding it interesting. Thought I'd make one comment. I have long found it curious (and vexing) how difficult it is to find small-sized frames. I have a narrow face, and have learned, through trial and error, that the only eyeglasses that really work for me are 41s and 42s. For sunglasses I can go up to a 43, maybe a 44, but that's about it. Anything bigger just kind of looks ridiculous on me. My options for these sizes are amazingly narrow. I tend to gravitate toward P3 shapes, and have ended up finding some nice 41 size Kala 902 frames, and picked up a discontinued Oliver Peoples Riley model in 41 on eBay. And I have several pairs of John Varvatos sunglasses that come in 43 (although I usually replace the lenses). I've also recently become aware of Garrett Leight's Clune model frames, which I like but have not tried yet. But it is always a challenge to find small frames. I've even purchased kids' frames at times in the past, but, of course, then they are often not long enough to fit properly over the ear. It's just kind of frustrating. Anyway, just thought I would throw this out there, in case there were any other narrow-faced fellows sharing my plight.
As a guy with a big lego-shaped head, I didn't even know they made adult frames that small tbh. I like these David Kind frames at 43. Can't say I've ever seen a 41 or 42 frame myself. Japanese frame makers would be my first guess, though at first glance I don't see those sizes. Hm.
 

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I'm new to this section of SF, but am finding it interesting. Thought I'd make one comment. I have long found it curious (and vexing) how difficult it is to find small-sized frames. I have a narrow face, and have learned, through trial and error, that the only eyeglasses that really work for me are 41s and 42s. For sunglasses I can go up to a 43, maybe a 44, but that's about it. Anything bigger just kind of looks ridiculous on me. My options for these sizes are amazingly narrow. I tend to gravitate toward P3 shapes, and have ended up finding some nice 41 size Kala 902 frames, and picked up a discontinued Oliver Peoples Riley model in 41 on eBay. And I have several pairs of John Varvatos sunglasses that come in 43 (although I usually replace the lenses). I've also recently become aware of Garrett Leight's Clune model frames, which I like but have not tried yet. But it is always a challenge to find small frames. I've even purchased kids' frames at times in the past, but, of course, then they are often not long enough to fit properly over the ear. It's just kind of frustrating. Anyway, just thought I would throw this out there, in case there were any other narrow-faced fellows sharing my plight.
Right there with you. I've given up on finding correctly sized frames in optical stores and now just order online, which has it's own pitfalls. That being said, I've found the Garrett Leight Hampton in size 42 to work very well. Moscot also has smaller frames, but the Hampton is a bit more subtle.
 

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Actually what really bugs me is that so few online frame sellers set up their website so that you can search by lens width number. So you have to actually click on every frame that looks nice and look in the description or the details to see what size it is. Sometimes they let you search "narrow" or "small," but from my experience, they often put 45s and 48s into those categories, and you end up wasting time looking at frames that aren't going to fit.
 

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Hi, hope I am posting correctly. I am trying to ID these glasses from a tv series called smoking. Originally Japanese I believe and had one season on netflix. The character name is uncle sabe. Thanks
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this!
 

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I have a thin face [email protected] above and just got a pair of Curry and Paxton "Yvan" frames and find them flattering.
 

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I have a thin face [email protected] above and just got a pair of Curry and Paxton "Yvan" frames and find them flattering.
Seriously?
I got those and sent them back as they were hyooooooge!
The fella from Mason and Sons agreed and told me he hoped they would bring out the style in a smaller size as they were constantly having to deal with returns for the same reason.
 

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Seriously?
I got those and sent them back as they were hyooooooge!
The fella from Mason and Sons agreed and told me he hoped they would bring out the style in a smaller size as they were constantly having to deal with returns for the same reason.
Sorry to hear that they didn't work out for you. My best-proportioned glasses which I use for daily use were custom-fitted from a sample then made, MTM in other words. A Belgian brand called Hoet Couture. Some very unusual designs, I picked something more mainstream. Not cheap but I wear them daily and they enhance my appearance, so there is emotional, if not financial value.
 

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Trying to decide on new frames from David Kind. Split between these two. AE817041-9209-4DAA-B828-3ED95680F3E3.JPG
 

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