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Diesel Sunglasses

dcm900

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I found these sunglasses I particularly liked at an online store called Top Buy. I'm not super familiar with purchasing online and I find it to be quite risky.

http://www.topbuy.com.au/tbcart/pc/D...io-175p522.htm

The sites trustworthy and popular

But the fact I cannot try before I buy
is my main concern.
Although, I wouldn't mind buying in store if the price is right.

This is pretty hard to ask for stores that sell them here because your all from other countries.
So far I went to a couple of large shopping centers and couldn't find them. They must be quite rare. Whenever I can get hold of a color printer I 'll print out the page and show them
.

I mainly come here to ask more information about this product.
The site lists the product as "Diesel Express 010 Palladio".
I looked on the official Diesel site and did searches for "Diesel Express" on Google and couldn't find anything.

I'm wondering if you think these are authentic diesel glasses.
and if I were to go into a sunglasses retailer if they would be able to search for them in there system, or if they have a different product name.

Also out of curiosity, what do you think about these sunglasses
 

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How do you know that it's trustworthy and popular? That site looks sketchy as hell.
 

dcm900

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Originally Posted by stoneb
How do you know that it's trustworthy and popular? That site looks sketchy as hell.

After some research I noticed they had some good feedback.
I did purchase some goods just under $100 earlier this year from their and they had prompt delivery, although they did make a little mistake with my order. Nothing too big to worry about.

I'm worried about getting something moderately expensive that looks good in the picture but may not suit me once I've received it.


So I have decided to go around all the shopping centers around me and looks for sunglasses stores, and I'll ask them if they can get them in, so I can at least try before I buy.

Although after looking around I've never come across a Diesel Express series of sunnies.
Next time I'll have to query the stores staff.
 

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Be careful when buying sunglasses online. You have no guarantee they look good on your shape of head. Always see if you can try the same model on, at some retailer nearby, then buy online.
 

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I decided to ask TopBuy staff, they told me the sunglasses are out-of-date (old stock). Signifigantly reducing my chances of finding them instore.

But I'm still going to try my best, prehaps I'll find something even better.
Previous attempts of looking around I couldn't find anything that I particually liked better.
 

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They're actually pretty cool looking frames; they look like an Oliver Peoples Aero knockoff, although Diesel's sunglasses are generally pretty crappy. You'd be better off trying to find a pair of Aeros on e-bay for around 200 imo.

With these, you're basically paying $25 for the glasses and $75 for the Diesel name.
 

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Originally Posted by Atleee
Be careful when buying sunglasses online. You have no guarantee they look good on your shape of head. Always see if you can try the same model on, at some retailer nearby, then buy online.

i agree^
 

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I am pretty sure that I used to own this exact same style. I loved them at the time because they fit me well.

Warning though, after a couple months, the lenses started popping out frequently. This was really annoying, but I still wore them occassionally until I lost them.
 

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Since we're on the topic: I've had my Burberries for about 2 years and they've survived alot of abuse, but I seen someone mention paying for the brand not the quality. What r the best quality brands without actually being over priced?
 

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Originally Posted by Racove
I am pretty sure that I used to own this exact same style. I loved them at the time because they fit me well.

Warning though, after a couple months, the lenses started popping out frequently. This was really annoying, but I still wore them occassionally until I lost them.


Diesels are known for popping their lenses. They suck.
 

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They just look like aviators that have a curved top bar, pretty sure if you go to the mall you could find numerous brands that have similar styles. If you really have your heart set on them, try to find a pair of aviators/sunglasses that does fit you well and compare measurements. The site you listed has the follow measurements:
# Bridge size: 17mm
# Arm size: 125mm
Find something you like that fits your head well at a store, then compare sizes. You could also try to find another website that has more information. As long as they aren't obviously too small and as long as they aren't fake, there shouldn't be too many problems with ordering them off the net as long as you prepare yourself.
 

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Originally Posted by Oxnard
They just look like aviators that have a curved top bar, pretty sure if you go to the mall you could find numerous brands that have similar styles. If you really have your heart set on them, try to find a pair of aviators/sunglasses that does fit you well and compare measurements. The site you listed has the follow measurements:
# Bridge size: 17mm
# Arm size: 125mm
Find something you like that fits your head well at a store, then compare sizes. You could also try to find another website that has more information. As long as they aren't obviously too small and as long as they aren't fake, there shouldn't be too many problems with ordering them off the net as long as you prepare yourself.


Those 2 measurements are the least of your concerns when buying sunglasses...
 

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