Ask me about Eyewear!

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

  1. CityConnection

    CityConnection Senior member

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    Do you know of any Toronto retailers carrying Kilsgaard frames? Or Wolfgang Proksch?

    I have no idea who carries either. Kilsgaard will be very difficult to find as their customer service representation in Ontario is pretty poor. Most shops will not want to deal with the current distributor (if it is still the same person who did it in the past).

    Sorry I couldn't be of much help.
     
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    CityConnection Senior member

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    Sorry for going off topic but...

    I JUST HIT 1,000 POSTS!!!! MOSTLY FROM THIS THREAD (I'm not much help in any other thread). LOL!
     
  3. CityConnection

    CityConnection Senior member

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    The scary thing about finding "cheap" brand name glasses is the possibility of them being fake.

    This is correct. The cheaper it is, the more odd I would think it would be. There are tons of online stores. My concern would be finding a reputable one more than the best price. There has been so many "busts" where they find fake Raybans.
     
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    This is more of a question to everyone and it might seem stupid but here goes,

    which glasses style aren't played out?

    Thanks haha.
     
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    CityConnection Senior member

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    This is more of a question to everyone and it might seem stupid but here goes, which glasses style aren't played out? Thanks haha.
    Simply put... If you have seen it on a bill board, stay away. If it is a household name, stay away. If your friend and his brother have them, stay away. If all the "cool" people are wearing them, stay away. Kind of vague, but you get the idea.
     
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    The scary thing about finding "cheap" brand name glasses is the possibility of them being fake.

    i know.

    but this still doesn't really answer my question :\\
     
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    can someone comment on lanvin's quality?
     
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    bump
     
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    Opinions on tom ford tf5013 frames? I want to pick up a new pair of glasses
     
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    CityConnection Senior member

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    i know.

    but this still doesn't really answer my question :\\


    Sorry. I do not know of any online sunglass retailers, although I think there is a SF Affiliate that sells them. Maybe one of the Mods can drop a link in this thread.
     
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    can someone comment on lanvin's quality?

    Sorry, I am of no help as I have not had any long term experience with the line.

    Can someone else give some input?
     
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    Opinions on tom ford tf5013 frames? I want to pick up a new pair of glasses

    IMO, you can find that style in many different brands. Don't get me wrong, it is a nice frame but so many brands have even copied even that shiny metal trim. For the money you pay and the product you get I think you could find another brand that has something comparable. I would take my $500+ else where, but that is my opinion. I am all about "value". And personally I think you could find better "value" elsewhere.
     
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    Is the "bridge" measurement on a sunglass frame a reliable guide to fit? I have a Persol frame with a 16mm bridge which slips on my nose; should I stay away from anything 17mm or larger?
     
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    Is the "bridge" measurement on a sunglass frame a reliable guide to fit? I have a Persol frame with a 16mm bridge which slips on my nose; should I stay away from anything 17mm or larger?

    Depends how it is slipping. If the side of the pads are not touch and it is sliding down, stay away from anything that is wider. If they are touching but sliding down changes are it just needs an adjustment. If you get a dispenser to adjust them they may be able to help the fit a bit.

    The "bridge" measurement is NOT a fool-proof measurement. Usually a "17" bridge can be an actual "16.5mm" or "17.5". It isn't a big difference, but if you consider 16.5 and 17.5, it is a difference of 1mm. In the eye world, that is huge. We measure things in factions of millimeters. When lenses are cut they are to the 100th of a millimeter. So that should give you an idea of the specifics in eyewear.

    I know I kind of gave a vague answer. But if you have another specific question, let us know.
     
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    IMO, you can find that style in many different brands. Don't get me wrong, it is a nice frame but so many brands have even copied even that shiny metal trim. For the money you pay and the product you get I think you could find another brand that has something comparable. I would take my $500+ else where, but that is my opinion. I am all about "value". And personally I think you could find better "value" elsewhere.

    Well the frames go for around $200, which falls under my health insurance claim so I'd be basically getting them for free. Which other brands would have something similar? I don't know much about glasses, my current ones are from Momo, the racing brand.
     

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