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Ask me about Eyewear!

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

  1. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    you can find the ndg x oliver peoples at a ton of places.. just google ndg-1 there are a lot of sites. the ny ndg store also has like 6 different colors.
     
  2. pierreyann

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    back on the ndg-1..

    my question wasn'T really precise, i'm in montreal, canada, that might help ;P

    yeaaah well i'm a bit far from nyc and im wondering a bit about the legitimacy of some websites e.g. sunglassesavenue.com, iloveglasses.com, smartbuyglasses.com ...
    if anybody has any experience, bad or good, i'd appreciate the input!

    thanks!
     
  3. premo

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    What do you guys think about these? They are fucking hot IMO..
     
  4. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    back on the ndg-1..

    my question wasn'T really precise, i'm in montreal, canada, that might help ;P

    yeaaah well i'm a bit far from nyc and im wondering a bit about the legitimacy of some websites e.g. sunglassesavenue.com, iloveglasses.com, smartbuyglasses.com ...
    if anybody has any experience, bad or good, i'd appreciate the input!

    thanks!


    honestly, you can give them a call. most of them look legit and aren't offering ridiculous prices, ie: they're discounted, but they're not discounted out of the realm of possibility. these are glasses from last season.
     
  5. robin

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    Here is a street view of sunglassesavenue.com's offices:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=129+Ce...12,243.73,,0,5

    Do you really want to buy designer sunglasses from these people? [​IMG]

    There are also many negative reports on sufu. Seriously, just spend the extra $75 or so and get them from a legitimate store.
     
  6. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    Here is a street view of sunglassesavenue.com's offices:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=129+Ce...12,243.73,,0,5

    Do you really want to buy designer sunglasses from these people? [​IMG]

    There are also many negative reports on sufu. Seriously, just spend the extra $75 or so and get them from a legitimate store.


    haha fair enough. i usually do domain checks on fishy sites..
     
  7. CityConnection

    CityConnection Senior member

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    i'm looking for ndg * oliver people's f/w 2008 glasses, u know where i could still find them?
    tx!


    If you are looking to try them on, best bet would be to hit the stores that carry them. Sometimes if the stores a bit slow at turning over merchandise they will have last seasons pieces. But if the model you are looking for is still current (just released f/w 2008, and still current), any store (that has an account with OP) can order in the piece for you.

    If not, you can always look online to see if they are available...
     
  8. CityConnection

    CityConnection Senior member

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    As stated in the other eyewear thread, I want to try on some Moscot's, and the one location in Edmonton only has their vintage models. I really want to try on some Emile's and Hesh's, any suggestions?

    Also, any suggestions in glasses in general? Like I said I like the look of the Emile's and Hesh's, but really the only glasses I've found to suit me very well are Half-Rimless (ex: Moscot Parkay) and I'm kind of trying to get away from this type...


    If they are the only store that carries them and they are reputable store, why not ask them to order them in for you and you will give them a non-refundable deposit. If you dont like them, ask for a store credit. I guess this is kind of negotiating, but if they want your business they will be willing to work with you. [​IMG]
     
  9. CityConnection

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    What do you guys think about these? They are fucking hot IMO..

    Those are a very sporty looking pair. Almost like a Oakley Gascan look. But one of the HUGE benefits to this particular pair is that they have rubber nosepads which will increase comfort immensely. Also it will reduce the amount of slippage when sweating. Overall, if youre looking for a sporty pair, go for the dive. The lenses are great too.
     
  10. CityConnection

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    Any opinions on TAG Heuer frames / lenses. I was thinking of getting a pair. How are they quality wise / durability wise?

    Thanks


    Tag Heuer frames are not bad. The reason why I say not bad is..

    Cons
    1. Big price tag, mostly for the name
    2. Quality is okay, but not the best
    3. The rubber temples seem to rip where the screws are inserted. And you made think the temples are not breakable but I saw one broken 2 weeks ago.

    Pros
    1. Comfortable
    2. It has the name Tag Heuer
    3. Light
    4. Come in large sizes
    5. Styling

    If you're money to spend. If you find a style you like, go for it. If you're buying it because it is a "TAG", think about what I just mentioned and if it's worth it to you.
     
  11. CityConnection

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    it seems that with way farers and the like being all the rage, i find myself leaning back towards aviators.

    the question is this: how wide should the sunglasses be in concordance with one's face? should the edge of the frame be in line with the width of your face?

    also, i have a semi heart shaped face, whice style would be best for a good fit? i know i'd have to try them on, but as a general "style"

    thanks!


    Let me answer this in a few parts.

    1. Wayfarers and Aviators are both starting to get old. Not that they are out of style, but not the leading edge. BUT they are more of a classic look, almost like have a pair (or 10) of Chucks.

    2. Size. It shouldn't come out further than the width of your face. If it does, it will make you look like you have a small head. You want it to be large, but still proportional. Bigger is not always better. You ultimately make it look like you are wearing the sunglasses and not IT wearing you.

    3. An easy way to choose eyewear: If you are round faced, pick square. If you are square faced, pick round frames. Just pick the opposite shape of your face for your eyewear. You want your eyewear to enhance your face shape. Its like wearing vertical stripes if youre short. Make your eyewear make you look better (not an insult, just a tip).
     
  12. CityConnection

    CityConnection Senior member

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    I am using this forum as a last chance hope!!!!!! and I hope someone can help me. I have been searching for these sunglasses for over 6 years. I have ZERO information on them and havent seen them anywhere, everytime i pass a sunglasses store or shack or tourist trap i look.... but to no avail..... 6 years going on 7 and nothing even close. I have tried so so hard but i think the only way is if someone knows what or how to find them. Any information would be GREAT!!! The screen shot is from a movie call "twin town" (great movie by the way) The first time i saw them i had to have them..... just cant find them.

    Hope someone has seen them before and can let me know what they are called so i can least find a pair similar if not the same.
    Thanks.

    [​IMG]


    I have no idea what those are. They look more like Goggles. You may have more luck in antique shops and so on. But if you are serious about it and willing to drop some money on it. Get it custom made.

    Are they metal? Get a jeweler to make them.
    Are they plastic? get a custom eyewear maker to make them. http://www.spectechsantamonica.com/customframe.html
    Are they wood? http://www.urbanspectacles.com/
    Are they leather? I dont know what they are called but you can have someome make the strap.

    If you are willing to dish out $500-700 (cost of custom eyewear), someone will make them for you. They dont even seem that difficult to make.

    Sorry I dont know who makes them though.... Hope this helps! Let us know if you ever find them or have them made!
     
  13. CityConnection

    CityConnection Senior member

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    Please visit my Ken's Eyewear Club. I've been in business as a Yahoo group since 1999 and I'd appreciate your imput. I've been in Styleforum a while but just came across your blog.

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kenseyewearclub/


    Lafont, thank you for the kid gesture of inviting me to your group. I actually dont have a Yahoo ID yet, but I will make one soon to join your group.
     
  14. premo

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    Those are a very sporty looking pair. Almost like a Oakley Gascan look. But one of the HUGE benefits to this particular pair is that they have rubber nosepads which will increase comfort immensely. Also it will reduce the amount of slippage when sweating. Overall, if youre looking for a sporty pair, go for the dive. The lenses are great too.

    I surf, longboard, mountain bike, etc.

    Thanks for the tips. I'm buying them today.
     
  15. CityConnection

    CityConnection Senior member

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    I surf, longboard, mountain bike, etc.

    Thanks for the tips. I'm buying them today.


    Youll be really happy with them when youre on the beach or the shore and looking at the water without squinting, like your buddy who has non-polarized lenses. On the water there is nothing more you want than polarized lenses.

    BUT be careful when riding your mountain bike with them in the rain. You WILL NOT see wet patches on logs and rocks because the glare will be cut out.

    Happy riding!
     
  16. Lafont

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    I see you're in Toronto. Had a great time last year at Josephson's and wrote about it in the forum.
     
  17. CityConnection

    CityConnection Senior member

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    I see you're in Toronto. Had a great time last year at Josephson's and wrote about it in the forum.

    Josephson's is a great chain, to some. They carry mostly high end brands, which is great for those who can afford it. Their stores are all located in the affluent areas of the city.

    The only problem I see with them is their pricing. It is not very competitive. But then again, who needs to be when you are selling a lifestyle. One would buy from them to say that they bought from Josephson's as opposed to Lens Crafters and so on. It's like buying from Saks as opposed to finding a little boutique just to say you bought it from there.

    Dont get me wrong, I'm not bashing them. I have a friend who works at their flash ship location. But myself, I like to support the little guy, the under dog. I would rather take my money to the mom and pop place down the road (metaphorically speaking).
     
  18. CityConnection

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    Please tell me everything you know about Anglo American.

    I just found a site that sells them. I DO NOT know the company and am NOT affiliated with them, nor can I vouch for them....

    http://www.eyeglasses.com/category/g...yeglasses.html
     
  19. skavis

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    I have no idea what those are. They look more like Goggles. You may have more luck in antique shops and so on. But if you are serious about it and willing to drop some money on it. Get it custom made.

    Are they metal? Get a jeweler to make them.
    Are they plastic? get a custom eyewear maker to make them. http://www.spectechsantamonica.com/customframe.html
    Are they wood? http://www.urbanspectacles.com/
    Are they leather? I dont know what they are called but you can have someome make the strap.

    If you are willing to dish out $500-700 (cost of custom eyewear), someone will make them for you. They dont even seem that difficult to make.

    Sorry I dont know who makes them though.... Hope this helps! Let us know if you ever find them or have them made!


    Thanks! looks like il need to win the lottery for these ones. I will not buy another pair of glasses until it is these - custom or not.

    hey yeah il let you know. il be letting the world know. by ways of some forum posts on the internet... regardless il be showin them off. Just need to find or make them first.

    Thanks again

    the head
    www.visionsfound.com
     
  20. CityConnection

    CityConnection Senior member

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    Thanks! looks like il need to win the lottery for these ones. I will not buy another pair of glasses until it is these - custom or not.

    hey yeah il let you know. il be letting the world know. by ways of some forum posts on the internet... regardless il be showin them off. Just need to find or make them first.

    Thanks again

    the head
    www.visionsfound.com


    When you think about it, its not an outrageous price. I mean, that is about the same price as most high end brands. If you go to Lenscrafters, thats what you will pay for Prada with high index lenses. But...It would be cool to see some custom frames on SF.
     

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