1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

fake ray-ban aviators

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by randomtw, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. randomtw

    randomtw Senior member

    Messages:
    340
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    There probably exists fake ray-ban aviators, but is there anything wrong with the quality? I'm just looking for some on ebay for about $20 or less.
     
  2. Mr. Potato

    Mr. Potato Senior member

    Messages:
    394
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Don't expect the quality of the original, but they should hold up well if you take care of them. A friend of mine has quite a collection of fake designer sunglasses. After years, they're still holding quite well. If the price is good, go for it.
     
  3. randomtw

    randomtw Senior member

    Messages:
    340
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Do the lenses of the fake sunglasses actually do anything? Will they actually protect your eyes from sunlight?
     
  4. onion

    onion Senior member

    Messages:
    3,063
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Do the lenses of the fake sunglasses actually do anything? Will they actually protect your eyes from sunlight?
    Well they are going to be as crappy as you can get. I personally had 2 pairs of fake Oakleys when I was a kid and the logos melted within 3 days on each pair, so I threw them away. My friend bought a fake pair of D&G sunglasses and the logo came off the side and the hinge broke. I would also say you're better off buying plastic frames than metal frames, as they use really shitty metal and they bend easily. Over all you're going to get pretty shitty sunglasses, but if you take (really) good care of them then they shouldn't break too quickly.
     
  5. stickonatree

    stickonatree Senior member

    Messages:
    3,067
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2006
    a health caution for fake sunglasses - some (probably most) of them may not have UV protection!

    what they do is just darken the glass, without the polarization/UV blocking. when you just darken the glass, your pupils dilate, and MORE UV light gets into your eyes, which can cause cataracts, decreased vision, and other eye problems later on.

    i'm not saying that all fakes are like this, but can you really trust a fake sunglass brand to spend the extra time and money to polarize their lenses as well?
     
  6. randomtw

    randomtw Senior member

    Messages:
    340
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    I'm also thinking about visiting thrift stores just to check out some aviators, any tips on how to differentiate between fake ones?

    I don't see a point of spending lots of money on sunglasses since I'm fairly young and my style changes constantly.
     
  7. GoSurface

    GoSurface Senior member

    Messages:
    8,488
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    But the aviator will never go out of style. You can buy one pair and have them for a pretty long time. I've had Rayban aviators for four years and have not had a problem.
     
  8. chronoaug

    chronoaug Senior member

    Messages:
    13,383
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Location:
    Boston
    What's the buy&sell/supermarket/ebay value of a pair of actual raybans, with case. The only problem with them is a slight chip on the inside of the right frame. You can't see it at all when wearing it and it doesn't effect comfort or anything like that. No one would ever know until you show them. The lens and rest of frame is in great shape. Just curious because i'm not sure if they're going to work for me.

    If i can't get anything for them i might just keep them for when i want to look like a preppy hipster. The new YMC spring lookbook on gargyle kind of inspired some possible looks this spring if i feel like it.
     
  9. robin

    robin Senior member

    Messages:
    12,416
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    The new YMC spring lookbook on gargyle kind of inspired some possible looks this spring if i feel like it.
    Is their lookbook online somewhere? I did not see a mention of it on their site.
     
  10. randomtw

    randomtw Senior member

    Messages:
    340
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    chronoaug theres probably a ton of fake ray-bans out there so I don't think the resell value is going to be high

    now if I can find a way to distinguish fakes from real ones, then I'll probably buy one off ebay otherwise I'll go thrifting or just pickup a cheap one from some mall store
     
  11. chronoaug

    chronoaug Senior member

    Messages:
    13,383
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Location:
    Boston
    I got them from my friend who wouldn't even know where to buy fake ones. Plus he's rich so there's no reason to. Is there a way to tell with pictures so if i did sell them i could verify everything?
     
  12. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

    Messages:
    7,031
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Location:
    Germany
    I have fake ray-bans that don't fall apart. The lenses are the important part. They probably are just as bad as not wearing anything at all. I don't go outside much so I pretty much wear them in the car, and the car glass blocks uvb rays.

    I have just bought some randolph engineering aviators and I'm going to start wearing those more and ditch the cheap ones.
     
  13. kakemono

    kakemono Senior member

    Messages:
    508
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    I had some fake raybans and they bent out of shape so bad so fast it was ridiculous. I am rough on my glasses. My Raybans have survived being sat on for many occasions when i forget they are in the seat of my car.
     
  14. cookieoflife

    cookieoflife Senior member

    Messages:
    158
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2007
    Location:
    LA
    a health caution for fake sunglasses - some (probably most) of them may not have UV protection!

    what they do is just darken the glass, without the polarization/UV blocking. when you just darken the glass, your pupils dilate, and MORE UV light gets into your eyes, which can cause cataracts, decreased vision, and other eye problems later on.

    i'm not saying that all fakes are like this, but can you really trust a fake sunglass brand to spend the extra time and money to polarize their lenses as well?


    http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasc.../chem00539.htm

    Most glass and plastic sheets will actually filter a large amount of UV out. Not saying it's not bad to have a totally untreated, tinted piece of glass in front of your eyes, but it's not terrible.
     
  15. mmarc

    mmarc New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
  16. team3d

    team3d Member

    Messages:
    16
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2010
    Location:
    los angeles
    fake/cheap sunglasses will kill your eyes....

    being young is not an excuse to not take care of yourself....

    imagine you have a cataract surgery when your in your 40's....

    your gonna be practically blind for the next 40 years (assume most of us can live till 80)

    you can own a pair of ray-ban with amazing UV protection and style for around $80 when it's on sale !

    $20 here, $20 there, just 4 pairs of junk, you can own a real name brand with good resell value
     
  17. clarksdb

    clarksdb Senior member

    Messages:
    2,475
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Do yourself a favour and buy real Ray Ban POLARIZED avaitor sunglasses. Thats what I have. $200 for a very nice pair of sunglasses seems like a good investment to me.
     
  18. ma1

    ma1 Senior member

    Messages:
    382
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2009
    i bought fakes on ebay, and they are basically indistinguishable from real ones, came with a case, incredibly accurate documentation, laser etched, all the proper tags, stickers, even a printed cleaning cloth, and to my eye, it's about the best purchase i ever made for $9.00
     
  19. clarksdb

    clarksdb Senior member

    Messages:
    2,475
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    i bought fakes on ebay, and they are basically indistinguishable from real ones, came with a case, incredibly accurate documentation, laser etched, all the proper tags, stickers, even a printed cleaning cloth, and to my eye, it's about the best purchase i ever made for $9.00

    No, the best purchase to yours EYES would be getting polarized sunglasses.
     
  20. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

    Messages:
    8,628
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2008
    Would likely still work out much cheaper if he went to an eye doctor/glasses retailer and had uv-blocking lenses placed in them
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by