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

  1. ALFAMALE

    ALFAMALE Senior member

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    Prada SPR07f, and they discontinued them... so if I was very persistent, where would I look for a pair of these? [​IMG][​IMG]
     


  2. Zona330

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    can someone please suggest a frame that's like the ray ban 5144 but another brand of better quality?

    here is the rayban 5144 for reference

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    Check out Tom Ford's. Sick.
     


  3. cjl2g

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    hi

    i tried on a pair of c&g 692 in black and they looked great. i only can find the brown now, but cannot get a way to try them on. if i buy the brown, will i expect them to look as good since they are the same model and shape or does colour drastically change the way a pair look? also if you know a good place to buy cutler and gross for good prices, do tell!
     


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    Looking for honest opinions. Went and started the process of getting new frames and I've all but settled on the Oliver People's Riley. I tried these on, they're a 45, and I'm not sure if they're too big or not. I did try on a 43 but didn't get a snap, I felt guilty enough trying a bunch on when I wasn't ready to buy yet (hence the pose, I was more than a little uncomfortable taking self-portraits in the mirror of an optical boutique). [​IMG] [​IMG] I'm looking at either the Storm or Brushed Brown (or a similar dark colour). Something dark but not matte black. [​IMG] [​IMG] I'm coming from a squarer Ray-Ban frame, so I'm looking for something a little different. Plus my current frame is too big for my face.
     


  5. Lafont

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    My new eyewear often clicks when I clean the lenses each morning and sometimes when I put them on or take them off - at least one lens clicks. As I've had lenses come out over the years, sometimes when a frame breaks but sometimes on their own, I'm a little concerned a lens might fall out and at an inopportune, nuisance time.
    Some information before I go to my optician, please: Are lenses typically inserted in frames with some sort of adhesive? If my optician is willing to remove one or both lenses would he or she have to use an adhesive and reinsurt the lenses and need time for it to dry? This is, of course, if the optician determines the lenses are a good fit and only need to be reglued. Or are lenses not glued and thus if they are not secure it would be a matter of having to replace them with a better size.
    Can a professional respond, or at least someone who has experienced this problem? Thanks.
     


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    anyone got any experience with the jap brand onbeat?
     


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    Check out Tom Ford's. Sick.

    thanks, but can anyone provide a model number please?
     


  10. nightic

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    can someone please suggest a frame that's like the ray ban 5144 but another brand of better quality?

    Oliver Peoples Danver, Denison, Gehry, Mackaye & Tristano aren't too dissimilar and are all available in Black as well as multiple other colours:


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    Prada SPR07f, and they discontinued them... so if I was very persistent, where would I look for a pair of these? [​IMG][​IMG]
    i like these too. keep checking ebay, theres a pair in a beige colorway right now, which is obviously shit
     


  12. Lafont

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    Lots of books for professionals who make eyewear, examine patients, study the diseases, etc. (i.e. medical books) but good books for eyewear afficianados "are far and few between." I'm familiar with "Eyeglass Retrospective" (fairly comprehensive but way too English-oriented and it skips over many decades and types and lacks other useful information), the Aceienza book translated from the Italian on eyewear as an art form (showing many weirdo frames), the "Collectible Eyeglasses" book translated from the French and emphasizing French-made eyewear, the book entitled something like "Eyeglasses are Not Just for Seeing," and a few others.
    What else is out there, in English? I'd really like to see an eyewear book with good information on the designers and main companies in many nations (particularly U.S., France, England, Germany, Italy, Japan, Denmark), a good history showing the more common types over the decades (not emphasizing all the oddball, one-of-a-kind styles), well-known personalities with their frames, etc. It can include some info. on who should buy what, fit, materials, glossary. I think you might get the picture. Good color quite important, too.
    I want emphasis on opthalmic frames - not sunwear, please. Some can be included, of course.[​IMG]
     


  13. CityConnection

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    Looking for honest opinions. Went and started the process of getting new frames and I've all but settled on the Oliver People's Riley. I tried these on, they're a 45, and I'm not sure if they're too big or not. I did try on a 43 but didn't get a snap, I felt guilty enough trying a bunch on when I wasn't ready to buy yet (hence the pose, I was more than a little uncomfortable taking self-portraits in the mirror of an optical boutique).

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    I'm looking at either the Storm or Brushed Brown (or a similar dark colour). Something dark but not matte black.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I'm coming from a squarer Ray-Ban frame, so I'm looking for something a little different. Plus my current frame is too big for my face.


    If you're looking for that style check out the Kio Yamato KP086, that's what I wear. No rivets, but very good quality acetate.
     


  14. CityConnection

    CityConnection Senior member

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    My new eyewear often clicks when I clean the lenses each morning and sometimes when I put them on or take them off - at least one lens clicks. As I've had lenses come out over the years, sometimes when a frame breaks but sometimes on their own, I'm a little concerned a lens might fall out and at an inopportune, nuisance time.
    Some information before I go to my optician, please: Are lenses typically inserted in frames with some sort of adhesive? If my optician is willing to remove one or both lenses would he or she have to use an adhesive and reinsurt the lenses and need time for it to dry? This is, of course, if the optician determines the lenses are a good fit and only need to be reglued. Or are lenses not glued and thus if they are not secure it would be a matter of having to replace them with a better size.
    Can a professional respond, or at least someone who has experienced this problem? Thanks.


    What kind of frame? Acetate? Polycarb mold? Zyl? Stainless? Titanium? full frame? Semi rimless?
     


  15. CityConnection

    CityConnection Senior member

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    Lots of books for professionals who make eyewear, examine patients, study the diseases, etc. (i.e. medical books) but good books for eyewear afficinados "are far and few between." I'm familiar with "Eyeglass Retrospective" (fairly comprehensive but way too English-oriented and it skips over many decades and types and lacks other useful information), the Aceienza book translated from the Italian on eyewear as an art form (showing many weirdo frames), the "Collectible Eyeglasses" book translated from the French and emphasizing French-made eyewear, the book entitled something like "Eyeglasses are Not Just for Seeing," and a few others.
    What else is out there, in English? I'd really like to see an eyewear book with good information on the designers and main companies in many nations (particularly U.S., France, England, Germany, Italy, Japan, Denmark), a good history showing the more common types over the decades (not emphasizing all the oddball, one-of-a-kind styles), well-known personalities with their frames, etc. It can include some info. on who should buy what, fit, materials, glossary. I think you might get the picture. Good color quite important, too.
    I want emphasis on opthalmic frames - not sunwear, please. Some can be included, of course.[​IMG]


    I know exactly what you are looking for and I am looking for the same. I have textbooks about fitting and adjustments and so on but nothing on styles and technological advancements on materials and style. I have seen some in offices but nothing that has really struck me to go and find a copy for my own library.
     


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