Best sunglasses?

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

  1. JaCet

    JaCet Well-Known Member

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    to jpb... Maui Jim kills oakley in terms of glare reduction and quality

    it's like if real life is analog.... then maui jim is HD
     
  2. ACIDMX

    ACIDMX New Member

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    LV Millionaires [​IMG]
     
  3. Brigden

    Brigden Senior member

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

    Ha!

    This is the most apt description of Oakley sunglasses I have ever read. If you don't mind, I'm going to borrow it.
     
  4. axlpendergast

    axlpendergast Active Member

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    optically correct...go for Oakley's or Maui Jim's. they actually put some thought and effort into making decent lenses instead of the ones you find in other cosmopolitan brands. USMC issue their snipers Oakleys not because it's cool tactical fashion gear but rather the fact that the polycarbonate lenses they use/make/whatever has less optical distortion...it's not a big deal to most people but if you're shooting a rifle, +500 meters down range, looking through a high power scope at a head sized target, it makes a hell of a lot difference if the lenses bend light. actually at that distance there's a shit load of other factors you need to worry about...

    *correction: they aren't issued but they are strongly suggested...which i guess is military speak for shut-the-fuck-up-and-get-them-if-you're-needing-sunglasses*

    i guess for fashion would be pretty much what other people have suggested. however, if i'm gonna plunk down $250 or more for some shades i'd much rather have the technology to back it up instead of a fashion label. there's a .pdf file i have in my laptop somewhere if i can find it but it was a test done by some optical company seeing how much light bends through various lenses...you'd be surprised what people are for.
     
  5. englanderjk

    englanderjk Senior member

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    Can't go wrong with Bond's Persols.
     
  6. Mute

    Mute Senior member

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    For active wear, Oakley is ok, though I personally find Rudy Project to have much better quality in build and in optics. For general use, Ray-ban and Persol serve me just fine.
     
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    Hands down no questions from a preformance sandard Kaenon remarkable product


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    totally agreed.

    If you need performance lenses, or want polarized lenses, go with Kaenon.
    I live the variant series.

    I prefer them to the Maui Jims and Revos I own, and every Oakley I've ever tried on.

    I believe Kaenon are still 'independent', it was started by former Oakley employees.
     
  8. dshack

    dshack Senior member

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    Has anyone tried the Oakley aviator-style glasses. The polarized titanium crosshairs have a great tint, are light and durable as hell for wireframes, and look pretty classy.
     
  9. arrrrffff

    arrrrffff Well-Known Member

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    Oakley Juliets in polarized X-Metal is my favorite pair of shades. Probably my fav. piece amongst everything I own. The sporty daredevil look suits my lifestyle. [​IMG]
     
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    lee lin Senior member

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    i own a pair. i like the design but they are falling apart on me. the O is falling off and one of the lenses gets detached once in awhile. i would love to get something similar in shape from a different maker.
     
  11. Mute

    Mute Senior member

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    i own a pair. i like the design but they are falling apart on me. the O is falling off and one of the lenses gets detached once in awhile. i would love to get something similar in shape from a different maker.

    Try Rudy Project. I've found their fit and construction to be better than Oakley.
     
  12. cd1076

    cd1076 Well-Known Member

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    Persol's will always be one of my top 5's. IC! Berlin sunglasses are super light and have a very cool hinge system. Oakley= Fratboy. You can never go wrong with American Optics aviators. I've got a couple pair of Salt Optics sunglasses that I rotate, they're decent quality and can be typically found online for around $40 so it's not the end of the world if you lose or scratch a pair.
     
  13. ahk10

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    Both Kaenon and Rudy P look terrible... and oakley is a joke.
    Find a nice designer pair that fits your face - you aren't a sniper.

    I found a great brand - Initium - i have a set of the Revolvers in their platinum line - quality and optics I find to be better than my oakleys from high school (i have those very same juliets in the image above).

    However, I generally always wear my D&G aviator-ish set.
     
  14. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    My Nike Odeon glasses broke last weekend, just as we were getting ready to drive to Colorado for the Thanksgiving holiday, so I rushed out to the nearest sporting goods store and bought a pair of Maui Jim's. Wow - they look cool and the clarity of the lenses is great.

    Here are my old Nike Odeon P's
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    and these are the Maui Jim Moku's I have now...
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    Luckily, my wife knows that I typically keep my sunglasses for 3-4 years and I wear them every single day, so she doesn't mind me spending a couple hundred bucks to get a good pair.
     
  15. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think Persol for style and looks are hard to beat and the function is good if you get polarized lenses. Most of them look great with a suit and, for me, their wayfairer model fits me a whole lot better than the RayBan that is too big and clunky looking. For funtion the Maui Jims are amazing, especially at the beach or on the water. The lightweight titanium frames have to be some of the most comfortable around. They also make a damn good aviator.
     

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