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Best sunglasses?

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

  1. sammy

    sammy Senior member

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    What do you all think of the Persol 2747s? Thinking about picking up a pair.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jumbie

    Jumbie Senior member

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    I bought my first pair of Oliver Peoples recently and I must say I'm most pleased.

    Brands [mainstream] I've seen suggested for their good optics during my search include Maui Jim, Persol, Revo, Serengetti and the above.
     
  3. Toorman

    Toorman Senior member

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    Where was this thread last week? Needed new perspcription sunglasses ended up choosing a pair of Oliver Peoples (just edged out a pair of Maui Jim's) for casual wear/golf/weekends and a pair of Gold and Wood for work and when I play dress up in NYC. Can't tell you any more about them as they won't be ready for another week. So many styles, brands, options, it was a nightmare trying to decide. I'm just glad it's over.
     
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    grunhauser Senior member

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    DeromeBrenner.
    Oliver Goldsmith.
    Mykita.
    Linda Farrow Vintage - Luxe line, collabs, what ever you can find, except for crazy stuff made for Bernhard Wilhelm.
    DITA.
    SALT.
    Ksubi.
    Beausoleil, for all of you sensitive types.

    All others, as in Persol, OP, etc., these are all dead brands that rely on one thing and one thing only - people who have no clue.
    Maui Jim...Who'd want to wear anything with a name like that??? And besides, who cares how good the lenses are if frames make you you like a douchebag?
     
  6. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

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    Anyone ever heard of Initium? http://www.initiumeyewear.com/ my ex-gf got me a pair of the Pinkertons and I like them a lot. [​IMG] Only thing I don't like about them is that they come with a bag whereas other models come with a really cool case. I got the salesperson to give me a case but the glasses don't quite fit so I'm working on tweaking the case right now.
     
  7. lee lin

    lee lin Senior member

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    what are my options for rimless sunglasses? are silhouettes crap? i've also looked at maui jims and lindberg.
     
  8. RustyRyan

    RustyRyan Senior member

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    I have a pair of Silhouettes(Collateral ones, I forget the model #) and i really like them, great optics, comfortable, look decent, but i find myself wearing my Oliver Peoples Victory and Whistle models a lot more.
     
  9. blahblahblah

    blahblahblah Senior member

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    Randolph aviators! These are the real deal, and only cost ~ 60 bucks.
    runer up - smith serpico! (~80 bucks).
     
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    Artisan Fan Senior member

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    I've been using some less expensive Revos in a smoky brown color with plastic frames and they have been excellent so far. I paid around $150 from Sunglass Hut.
     
  12. haganah

    haganah Senior member

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    It seems you like monograms on all your belongings.
    mine [​IMG]
     
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    mimesis Well-Known Member

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    Looking for some aviators to complete a look i'm working on. But i find that all the aviators i try on are just too big and bulky. Yes I realize that's how they are supposed to be, yet I guess what I'm really looking for is a toned down aviator style oval lens sunglass. Any ideas?
     
  15. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    I just ordered these from DARTS. I hope they'll be as nice as they look: [​IMG]
     
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    whoopee Senior member

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    Can anyone speak on the quality of Tom Ford's? I am specifically looking at the "Falconer" model.
    My Tom Ford aviators are the "Charles," I think. Though I am no connoisseur, the build quality strikes me as being a bit higher than my Ray Bans and other Luxottica sunglasses.
     
  18. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    All others, as in Persol.....these are all dead brands that rely on one thing and one thing only - people who have no clue.
    You sound like a salesman working in a hip eye wear boutique. One that doesn't carry Persol. [​IMG]
     
  19. Colonel428

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    +1 for the Maui Jim's. I spend most of my time outside in the job I have & eye protection has been a priority. I have spoken to numerous optomitrists & hands down the recommendation for the highest quality lenses goes to MJ almost every time. You may not find a style that blows you away, but rest assured, you are getting the finest protection available from UV rays by wearing them, especially in the models that wrap on the sides.
     
  20. chronic

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    Looking for some aviators to complete a look i'm working on. But i find that all the aviators i try on are just too big and bulky. Yes I realize that's how they are supposed to be, yet I guess what I'm really looking for is a toned down aviator style oval lens sunglass. Any ideas?

    oliver peoples has a few styles that are smaller. I have the benedict, and they fit great and are pretty light, although a bit expensive. also, ray ban makes some smaller sized aviators...but as you said, the style is supposed to be a little big.
     

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