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Help find me some sunglasses

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Bokeh, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Bokeh

    Bokeh Active Member

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    I rarely wear sunglasses, I think the last time I bought a pair was about 10 years ago and they're long gone . Since moving to Florida, I've been out to lunch many times, sitting outside squinting, eyes watter,etc..

    I went to pick out a pair a few months ago, but couldn't decide what style is right for me. And I always feel like people will be like " this guy thinks hes too cool" when I wear sunglasses, so I never wear them. haha, retarded I know

    Today during lunch, I decided that I need to get some help finding a pair of sunglasses.
    In the mean time, I'm thinking of ordering a pair of Oakley Inmates, and trying them on. if they're not right for me, I will just send them back But im looking for opinions on what style I should go after.

    Are sunglasses like shoes where you need a couple pairs in different colors to coordiante somehow?

    budget $300 or so.


    Any advice?

    Thanks


    heres a pic of the inmates
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    heres my mugshot
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  2. El Gordo

    El Gordo Well-Known Member

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  3. Bokeh

    Bokeh Active Member

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    Thanks.

    I was trying to account for my bigger head when browsing and ordering the jokelys, they seemed to have a bigger frame that others, and were more squared off. I tried on a pair of someones aviators before by armani, and they were too big for me, and the roundness didnt seem to be right for myself.

    I like the style of the Oliver Peoples glasses you linked for me, but that store has a 20% restocking fee. The oakleys I ordered from amazon, and I'm a prime member, so free two day delivery, plus free returns if I don't like them. And I don't know if any stores around me would have the Oliver peoples on dsplay to try on for fit. I would definitely order them to try if it weren't for the 20% restock fee.
     


  4. Bokeh

    Bokeh Active Member

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    Two pair came in the mail today. I can return these with no restocking fee & full refund.

    I'm still searching for the right sunglasses for myself. I may get a blackish pair, and a brownish once I decide on styles & size that are right for my mug.

    I have a pair of Persol 714 Havana Frame/Brown Lens that should arrive tomorrow.



    Oakley Men's Inmate Iridium Sunglasses,Light Frame/Black Lens.
    With these I think the lens frame is too big or something. when I smile it pushes the sunglasses up
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    Measurements on these:
    Eye: 65
    Bridge: 15
    B: 44.8
    ED: 68.7





    Maui Jim Kahuna
    [​IMG]
    Specifications:
    (eye) 59
    (bridge) 18
    (temple) 130
    8-base curve
     
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  6. captainfunk

    captainfunk Senior member

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    Those inmates look absurd. Plus, he's right, Oakleys are douchey unless you're a teenager or a professional athlete. Maui Jims look great.
     


  7. stevent

    stevent Senior member

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    Maui Jims or if you want to spend a bit more, Oliver Peoples or Barton Perreira.
     


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    Spencer Senior member

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    I'm guessing he's not an Oliver Peoples or Barton Perreira kinda guy.

    Get yourself some Persols. Classic designs, well made, they will fit you.
     


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    +1
     


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    ^Was about to second the Persol rec
     


  11. Bokeh

    Bokeh Active Member

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    Thanks for the input everyone. I agree the Oakleys are hideous, and will be returning them today. I might try something else, I'll browse around this evening. I almost didn't want to post the pic of the Oakleys on me, but figured what the hell. I think I might take the advice here and keep the Maui Jims, they seem a little more sporty, but they will have their use on the water, etc.

    The Persols arrived in the mail today, and they fit much better than the ones I tried on at the store a couple days ago, the size in store must have been the 54's.





    These are the Persol 0PO0714 24/57 Square Sunglasses,Havana Frame/Brown Lens,52
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  12. Bokeh

    Bokeh Active Member

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    returned the Persol & Oakleys today. I wanted to like the Persol 714's, they're a classic pair of sunglasses. but I got mute responses from family that was around when I got them in the mail then put them on, then one person said they didnt like em, so the rest joined in voicing their dislike. someone even said they looked like a pair of glasses like I just got out of eye surgery. haha. also they were saying they look like that style is for someone older.


    Anyhow, I picked up a pair of Maui Jim - Island Time sunglasses to try out for a day or so. here they are


    Maui Jim
    Island Time
    Style #: H237-15 Color: Striped Rootbeer / HCL Bronze

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    Specifications:
    (eye) 64
    (bridge) 17
    (temple) 125
    8 base curve
     
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  13. ballmouse

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    This one is the best one for far IMO.

     


  14. Bokeh

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    I thought I liked them also, But the dislike voiced by 5 family members that were around was kind of embarrassing. After all, I have to be around them people alot, and as much as they bad mouthed the Persols I don't think I would feel comfortable wearing them. So while i was boxing up the oakleys to return I boxed the Persol's also and dropped them off at the UPS store
    they even said they liked the oakleys better, and the oakleys I thought were awful.

    Who know's, I may just end up reordering the Persol 714's after another week or two of trying different styles. Then just wear them when they're not around, which is pretty infrequent. :cloud:
     


  15. Kid Nickels

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    I'd have to agree I think the Persols look great. Good size, color, fit your face well They have many styles, however, so you may try some others. Plus they are obviously good quality... I have three pairs myself. BTW, check the "Sunglasses MEGATHREAD" for some info I wrote about tracking down and figuring out the sizing of Persols if they're giving you trouble.

    ...and my next pair will be 714's as well in the light Havana!
     
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