Best sunglasses?

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

  1. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    I will pretty much only buy Oakley and I'll tell you why.

    For one I refuse to buy ANY pair of sunglasses with non-polarized lenses. Second Oakley lens are just the best in my honest opinion. Their lenses are scratch resistant, oil resistant, they have the best polarization in the biz, plus the fact they have every shade and mirror type available on almost every pair of sunglasses they sell. They also have like 200 styles of sun glasses from plastic to metal and everything in between, so casual or upscale you can find some good sunglasses by them.

    It does suck that rednecks also love Oakley, and have somewhat tarnished the real style and elegance of the brand.


    Yeah but never mind the laundry list of features on paper, have you actually looked through the lenses carefully? I know for a fact that my Oakleys distort, and even some of my GFs trashy fashion brand glasses have superior optics.
     


  2. LSeca

    LSeca Senior member

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    I wear the Oakley "Pitch" with G30 (pink) lenses for golfing, they are hideous but very good on the course with this lense and depth perception.

    I do not wear sunglasses otherwise, but I do like the look of some of the Oliver People models.
     


  3. HomerJ

    HomerJ Senior member

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    I'm not big on buying sunglasses from anyone who made their name selling women's clothing. Doesn't make sense.

    I've worn some Oakleys for sports and like them the best for optics. I like the titanium hingeless Maui Jim and Silhouettes for comfort.
     


  4. J'aimelescravates

    J'aimelescravates Senior member

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    I like OP. Persol makes some great sunglasses, very durable, substantial and classic cool.[​IMG]


    Couldnt have said it better myself. Oliver Peoples and Persol get my vote for # 1
     


  5. sung41

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    spy mc
    oakley twitch
    rayban 3025
     


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    Brigden Senior member

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    95% of brands listed are manufactured either by Italian companies Luxottica or Safilo.
     


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    JaCet Well-Known Member

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    who is not owned by luxoticca?
     


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    mykita, derome brenner, linda farrow, reiz limited...
     


  10. Skiffing

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    Don't buy any of that Oakley crap. It looks like you're about to jump off a plane.
     


  11. jpb

    jpb Well-Known Member

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    Oakley doesn't only make lurid sports glasses. I wear these http://oakley.com/pd/4855.

    There are plenty of glasses that will suit for style, but I have never tried any that come close to Oakley for clarity and total glare reduction.
     


  12. contactme_11

    contactme_11 Senior member

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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.

    +1
     


  13. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Couldnt have said it better myself. Oliver Peoples and Persol get my vote for # 1

    That said Oliver Peoples are much nicer than Persol from a quality standpoint, the frames, lenses all materials are simply a major step up from Persol.
     


  14. TCN

    TCN Senior member

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    That said Oliver Peoples are much nicer than Persol from a quality standpoint, the frames, lenses all materials are simply a major step up from Persol.

    I agree somewhat, although the Persol sunglasses marked "handmade" are really really nice.
     


  15. jabreal00

    jabreal00 Senior member

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    I'm not much of a sunglasses guy but when I think of Oakley sunglasses what comes to my mind are Baseball players, Golfers, Army/cop types, or salesmen who coincidently have the Bluetooth head set in ear, and the Large Smart phone/blackberry clipped to their belt. I say Stick with RayBans.

    The brands is no frills, not ostentatious and makes a variety of handsome designs.
     


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