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Jacques Marie Mage - Wolves, Obnoxious Acetate and The American Dream

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For the collectors, what's everyone's most complimented and least complimented pairs? Unsolicited that is.

All of mine are opticals.

I think this thread liked the Fellini the most on me, and they're the safest option. Least complimented pair on me in person.

This thread liked the Debbie the least on me, and they're the most polarizing pair. Most complimented pair on me in person.
Similar to your Debbie situation. My Altamonts are the most complimented in real life, but did receive explicit negative reactions here.
 

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Great question.
I think sometimes we should be wary of taking compliments at face value, like whenever I wear Panama or Fedora I can guarantee I’ll get a couple of “nice hat” comments which is all OK with me but I do wonder if they really like the hat or if they’re just commenting on the boldness of a bloke wearing a brimmed hat which is a rarity in most places these days.

So bold glasses might get a compliment when more restrained versions may fly under the radar somewhat with the general public. eg my Molino in camel may be mistaken at ten paces for a more routine pair of tortoise wayfarers or something but those of us in the know know better!

My most complimented are problies Comanche reserve and Herbie cobalt. I’ve been wearing my Rawlins the last few days with dark blue flash lenses which are sorta wayfarer-ish from the front but when people see the sides they comment.

I got a lot of good natured ribbing at a barbecue recently for coordination, wearing turquoise Dealans, similar coloured Fred Perry polo and adidas gazelles. 😎😁

I’m on a trip to England and Scotland. Hard to choose which to bring but settled for the Rawlins, Dealan Vesper, Leisure Society Cortez and Herbie Cobalt. Haven’t seen much of the sun.
 

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My JMM GT that I got on a tip from this forum. ( thank you again!) Now with Zeiss Lenses:
-SmartLife 3 progressive
-Gradient Blue/grey tint
-Photofusion XGray
- Duravision Platinum AR
 

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Likely more a refinement than a consistency issue. If you look at old pictures of Enzos they look a little smaller and thinner as well. The Pasolini when re-issued was larger and had wider temples (7 barrel hinge v 5 barrel). The Sandro looks a little bigger with the new temples. For a while they were putting a 2 on the reissues (ie Fontainebleau 2) but I haven't seen it lately.

Torino too
The first versions of the Torino had larger lens, meaning taller ones.
 

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Likely more a refinement than a consistency issue. If you look at old pictures of Enzos they look a little smaller and thinner as well. The Pasolini when re-issued was larger and had wider temples (7 barrel hinge v 5 barrel). The Sandro looks a little bigger with the new temples. For a while they were putting a 2 on the reissues (ie Fontainebleau 2) but I haven't seen it lately.

Yes, it would be clearer and fairer to put a 2 (not necessarily on the frame), if the model was modified.
 

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Yes, it would be clearer and fairer to put a 2 (not necessarily on the frame), if the model was modified.
I agree! It’s not ok that the dimensions of a frame are changed without announcing it or why the change was made! Think about it people!!! If simply calling “black” or “brown” by a different name means they can reissue another run of “limited edition” frames, then changing the dimensions of a frame should mean a new name or a modifier on the original name. I swear!! All this ding dang flim flam is really wearing me down!!! DO BETTER JMM (Jacques Marie Mage)!!! You need to be more transparent!!!!!
 

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Yes, it would be clearer and fairer to put a 2 (not necessarily on the frame), if the model was modified.
The Jagger changed shape slightly way back when the George Cortina version was first released. Most probably didn't recognise the change but I picked up on it immediately because I had been procrastinating for weeks about whether the lens shape would suit me. The GC release was definitely an improvement over the first edition.
 

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The Jagger changed shape slightly way back when the George Cortina version was first released. Most probably didn't recognise the change but I picked up on it immediately because I had been procrastinating for weeks about whether the lens shape would suit me. The GC release was definitely an improvement over the first edition.

Not saying I am against improvements. My point is that it should be declared. A simple way could be adding a 2 (3,4 in case of further variations) to the model's name.
 

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Not saying I am against improvements. My point is that it should be declared. A simple way could be adding a 2 (3,4 in case of further variations) to the model's name.
Completely agree! There should most definitely be designations to model changes.
Not that hard, not an issue and it lets everyone, enthusiasts, collectors, average buyers, ect know exactly what model they are purchasing.
 

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