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Glasses

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by javyn, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    What kind of glasses frames are in 'style' now? I am considering a change and I always pick the wrong ones it seems. The ones I have now are ok, but seem to be crooked on my face. Or maybe my face is just crooked, who knows. I'd like the kind that make me look the smartest of course. Suggestions?
     
  2. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    Dorky emo glasses. [​IMG]
     
  3. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Are those the black plastic framed ones? They don't look so bad actually.
     
  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If you have the face for it, I like matte silver ovals.
     
  5. breakfasteatre

    breakfasteatre Senior member

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    i have these gucci frames:

    [​IMG]

    and i have never gotten more compliments. i love them (except for the shoddy finish quality. i had sent back 1 pair)
     
  6. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    javyn: Yes, they are. I actually like them because they look fine on pretty much everyone, but no one actually takes them seriously anymore because of their associations with mopey band members with bad haircuts.
     
  7. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    i wear these, Dolce & Gabbana 'DG370', they make me look smart:

    [​IMG]

    i also have a pair of the aforementioned thick black plastic frames by Mikli (actually Mikli par Mikli). it's kindof a dated look i think.

    if i ever buy frames again, i might get some real natural horn rims, or maybe some vintage tortoiseshells.

    but truthfully, i want to get the surgery.

    /andrew
     
  8. tiger02

    tiger02 Senior member

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    Andrew, those D&Gs are great. Just enough of the '50s NASA vibe but a totally relevant shape. Everyone I know who's been under the laser has loved it.

    Tom
     
  9. breakfasteatre

    breakfasteatre Senior member

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    I have to say if i didnt love my current pair, i would get a laser cut pair from ichi-berlin or similar

    so light!
     
  10. Aureus

    Aureus Senior member

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    Personally I go for frameless glasses. But then glasses with frames or clipons tend to give me headaches.
     
  11. horton

    horton Senior member

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    I suggest trying to find the best eyeglass shop you can afford and ask for suggestions. There are a lot of eyeglasses that look great in a case but not once they're on you, and a lot that you might pass over which actually would look great on you.

    A good shop will match frames to face, skin tone, eye color, personality.
     
  12. TKDKid

    TKDKid Senior member

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    I like frames made by Lindberg; I posted some pics here. Not sure if they're "in style" as such though.
     
  13. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    I have a pair of Lunors. Rimless with rectangular lenses.
     
  15. chrisc

    chrisc Well-Known Member

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    I happen to be liking tortoiseshell glasses at the moment. They look classy and understated. I'm having trouble finding one that has the right proportions though, as I don't want it too square (emo) or too round (old man.)
     
  16. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I happen to be liking tortoiseshell glasses at the moment. They look classy and understated. I'm having trouble finding one that has the right proportions though, as I don't want it too square (emo) or too round (old man.)

    You might like these. I have them in my "rotation".
    [​IMG]
     
  17. ragdoll

    ragdoll Senior member

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    Horton's suggestion is the best. Find a good eyeglass shop and ask their advice. That is what they do all day, after all.
     
  18. Duveen

    Duveen Senior member

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    I happen to be liking tortoiseshell glasses at the moment. They look classy and understated. I'm having trouble finding one that has the right proportions though, as I don't want it too square (emo) or too round (old man.)

    I was looking for the same thing, but ended up finding that a true tortoiseshell was/is too aggressive with my coloring.

    Since you are in NYC, pls check out Morgenthal Frederics - they have real horn tortoiseshell frames (that cost about $1K before lenses are added in...) and nice plastic tortoiseshell as well (about $300 for frames alone). So does the much-maligned Oliver Peoples (tho' only in plastic).

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    To Parker - what brand are those? They look quite nice. I have been staying away from the chunky temple look on plastic frames (which is part of why I went with Morgenthal Frederics), but those are quite cool.
     
  19. SGladwell

    SGladwell Senior member

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    They're not the most stylish glasses, but I've found Silhouette's rimless frames to be the most comfortable for 18 hour a day wear. And they can take lenses up to -7.2 if you get a high index poly.
     
  20. A Y

    A Y Senior member

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    I have a pair of Lindberg Air Titaniums, and they're wonderful. The construction detail is also really cool: there isn't a single screw in them. But definitely find a good eyeglass shop, and try on different frames. They even have mirrors with digital cameras in them that let you compare pictures of yourself with different glasses on side-by-side.

    --Andre
     

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