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Best sunglasses?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by neato, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    Duh, Cartier vintage aviators?
    Gucci makes quite nice sunglasses too.
     
  3. LabelKing

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    Maybe some real tortoise-shell ones.
     
  4. neato

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    I haven't bought sunglasses for a long time but my last memorable pairs were Persol....
    I did have a pair of Rayban ,the classic one,and they were very well-made but it was 20 years ago....
    I will be lost now to choose a pair without falling onto the designer/big names trap...


    I really think buying sunglasses is hard work. That's why I made this topic. There are just so many brands/designers and styles to choose from.
     
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    I loathe most things Louis Vuitton but I was dragged into their Geneva store last summer and left with a pair of Conspiration M sunglasses. Gradient (darker on top, lighter on bottom) amber lens, tortoise shell frames, very classy. One of my favorite purchases ever.
     
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    My wife is a Louis Vuitton fanatic!!!! It started with the bag ,now the purse and so on.....
    Sunglasses are for me unchartered territory and i would like to receive some advice....
    I tend to be wary of the big names such as Burberry's,Chanel ,Gucci or Versace....
    The bigger the logo is ,normally the lowest the quality is!!!!!
    Apart from persol and Rayban ,any great sunglasses brands without a massive logo?
     
  7. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My wife is a Louis Vuitton fanatic!!!! It started with the bag ,now the purse and so on.....
    Sunglasses are for me unchartered territory and i would like to receive some advice....
    I tend to be wary of the big names such as Burberry's,Chanel ,Gucci or Versace....
    The bigger the logo is ,normally the lowest the quality is!!!!!
    Apart from persol and Rayban ,any great sunglasses brands without a massive logo?

    just FYI, all of those you mentioned, both good and bad, other than Gucci are made by Luxottica.
     
  8. lasbar

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    The main problem with designer products is that they're subcontracting some of their lines to differents specialist brands.....
    It is very hard to have a full visibility of what you're actually buying.....
    The same is applying to the shoe market....
    You're buying Ralph Lauren or others and finish with a pair made by a brand you do know want to buy shoes from....
     
  9. mr.loverman

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    Do gradient lenses provide the same protection?
     
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    One of my main rules is that no logo should be visible when you wear the glasses. So that luckily screens out almost all trashy fashion brands.

    I bought a pair of Oliver Peoples for my GF and she loves it (or so she claims - she also says I'm a sex machine).

    What do you think has the best optics, purely optics? Oliver Peoples? Do those ultra highline brands like Goldsmith and Mikyta have noticeably superior optics?
     
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    I only wear Oakley. They have tons of models for all types of fashion looks, are not horribly expensive like Gucci, and last forever. Also, it is essential for me to have the full mirrored look. I don;t like wearing sunglasses when people can still see my eyes.
     
  12. montecristo#4

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    I own a pair of Robert Marc and a pair of Ray Bans, but the glasses I am lusting over right now are vintage aviators repros from Lunor.
     
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    I think Mykita makes the most comfortable frames. They seem kind of flimsy when you first get them--Oliver Peoples seem more sturdy but you later realize that Mykita is def more sturdy. Theyre just more flexable and the design with out any screws is amazing. I love the way they look as well. I liked oliver poeples a lot but these are just way more comfortable and they look better as well...
     
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    I have Revos, RayBans and Persols... Persols are my favourite.
     
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    I'm surprised no one recommended my current favorites:
    Alain Mikli: Extremely comfortable frames with the opposable hinges.
     
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    I like Christian Dior quite a bit. My pair doesn't seem particularly durable but they look great.
     
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    I've owned the following:

    Revo
    Ray Ban
    Porsche Design
    Maui Jim
    Randolph Engineering
    Oliver Peoples
    Persol
    Mosely Tribes

    My pick for best lenses was Maui Jim; reminds me of the first time I looked through a really high end pair of binoculars. My favorite frames were Persols; tough, comfortable, and I felt like Steve McQueen, even behind the wheel of my wife's Volvo wagon. ;-)
     
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    Where can you buy Francois Pinton sunglasses in the US?
     
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    It's a tough question to answer.

    There are so many makers out there, and it also depends on the shape of your face. I have a particularly chubby face, so I know I have to stay away from some frame shapes.

    Maui Jim's site is a start to helping you learn more about which frame and face shapes work together: http://www.mauijim.com/mjweb/public/...shape_sort.jsp

    You also have to consider the when you will be wearing them. I will only wear some of mine with a suit, and others I will only wear with shorts/jeans and T-shirt.

    I own the following one or more from the following brands:

    Oakley
    Prada (You will be surprised by how nice some of their frames are).
    Robert Marc
    Beausoleil
    Police
    Face a Face


    Right now, I am enjoying the Beausoleil (http://www.beausoleil-eyewear.com/) and Robert Marc.

    Oliver Goldsmith, Alain Mikli, Cutler and Gross and Oliver Peoples all have really nice stuff.

    Have not seen any Christian Roth for men, but my wife has a pair of the "c'hip-hop sleek" and they are really cool. Not to everyone's taste though. http://www.christian-roth.com/

    Good luck,
    Bolaji
     
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    Hands down no questions from a preformance sandard Kaenon remarkable product
     

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