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i think the rule i was given by somebody i knew who worked at the cool glasses store is that the top frame should hit right at the eyebrows, and they should cover the width of your face without going too far over. those look too big on both planes, could be the angle though. and obv those guidelines are just for 'normal' looking classes, not big round cobains or anything like that, but those look like they'd fall under the 'normal' type
 

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Ah that’s interesting.
Yeah they’re definitely oversized but the style is classic wayfarer-ish.
I’d say Height is right at the eyebrow but they are wide for sure. I’ve just wanted a pair of black, thick, oversized sunnies for a long time and all the ones I tried before these never really worked (cutler and gross, OP, Mykita, Dior, Cartier...).
So I’ve been happy with these, the Nokona I ordered are like a club master, which I always thought sucked until this pair but we’ll see how they are irl.
 

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Aren't they just made from block-cut cellulose acetate like all other frames? They're thicker, so they feel more substantial, but construction seems to be about the same.

My impression is that outside of the truly, truly cheap frames -- the injection molded, spray painted, rattly frames you find for like $20 -- most frames are basically the same in terms of construction and it mostly comes down to design and tiny details (e.g. some filigreed nose bridge).
The best acetate I’ve ever handled until JMM was a 2k Cartier and yeah it’s all about the details...18k gold hardware etc shit even their little JMM temple insert is great. I’m no sunglasses expert but the Havana in particular has a different mold to it that I haven’t seen anywhere since the Cartiers I mentioned. Plus the smaller batches allows them to really go all out with the details but that’s as far as my understanding does. Pretty much they just look cool as shit to me
 

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At some point, I am going to get the JMM Saint, which is one of the midsized models. I actually wish there were more midsized options. Most of the frames are way too large for me. Enzo is a great shape, but way too big
 

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At some point, I am going to get the JMM Saint, which is one of the midsized models. I actually wish there were more midsized options. Most of the frames are way too large for me. Enzo is a great shape, but way too big
Im seriously considering a pair of Saints since I loved the Havana on the Fellini so much
 

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I haven't handled JMM but they look great, I really want a pair of the Hoppers. I do have a pair of Cutler and Gross, and I'm not sure there's a quality upgrade that would make me like them more. But JMM has rad designs across the board.
 

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I'm going in Saturday to pick up the Zephirin Yellowstones. I was intending to use them as sunglasses, but now I'm thinking I might have optical lenses put in and opt for a different pair for shades.
 
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They have a “300 point inspection”
Cutler and gross has a 240 point inspection. So an extra 60 random du’s touch it and take a look for you.
all that touching seems perfect marketing for the JMM-COVID collab. Get it while it’s viral
 

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I'm going in Saturday to pick up the Zephirin Yellowstones. I was intending to use them as sunglasses, but now I'm thinking I might have optical lenses put in and opt for a different pair for shades.
If you find those don't work out for you, I think the Jax works really well as regular optical frames. It's a hair larger than the Zephirin. Has a nice balance of angles and soft corners that I think works for a wide range of faces. If you want something even more angular, there's the Jules, which also work as opticals, although I wish they came in more colors. With such thick frames as JMMs, I think sometimes it helps to get a slightly lighter, neutral color (e.g. taupe or smoke grey). Helps lower the "visual weight" of the frames on the face, even if the frames are big and weighty.

@UrbanComposition in the Jax:

 

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If you find those don't work out for you, I think the Jax works really well as regular optical frames. It's a hair larger than the Zephirin. Has a nice balance of angles and soft corners that I think works for a wide range of faces. If you want something even more angular, there's the Jules, which also work as opticals, although I wish they came in more colors. With such thick frames as JMMs, I think sometimes it helps to get a slightly lighter, neutral color (e.g. taupe or smoke grey). Helps lower the "visual weight" of the frames on the face, even if the frames are big and weighty.

@UrbanComposition in the Jax:

Oh snap. I've been wearing the Jax for a couple months now as opticals.

@UrbanComposition brethren.
 

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I’m pretty sure the Jules has been sold out for a while and discontinued hasn’t it?
Hm, you may be right. I'm not sure. I special ordered mine through a trunk show, but I don't know what's up with the current available stock.

If you see a model you like, you may be able to get it as a special order through a retailer. Only thing is that then it might be final sale. Purchasing eyewear without trying on the model first seems really dicey.
 

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