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

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I’m not well enough versed / immersed in JMM to be able to identify the names but my two cents are that the first one is just hyooooooge, the next several wire framed ones give a seventies pimp theme which is OK if that’s what you’re after but not for me, neither are the clubmaster types which look good. Then there are a few Ace Rothsteins and a couple of wearables including the funky black wraparounds.
Obviously JMMs are generally going for a very bold look but I think that as with clothing, the more ‘out there’ you go, ie the further you stray from a more classic style, the greater the likelihood that you’ll date yourself and live to regret it later.
I’m still leaning towards Fitzgerald’s. Deleans look great in pictures but too ‘heavy’ on me when I tried them on.
 

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Obviously JMMs are generally going for a very bold look but I think that as with clothing, the more ‘out there’ you go, ie the further you stray from a more classic style, the greater the likelihood that you’ll date yourself and live to regret it later.
The whole appeal of this brand is that it's heavy with 1970s sleazy references. Not sure if it's for people who want a "classic" look. When I think classic, I think of JFK. These are not JFK glasses.
 

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@bry2000 I'd try but I'm swamped. FWIW the titanium frames are amazing but they're just not calling me.

@Thin White Duke the first ones are indeed yoooge, but I'd probably only wear them as sunnies. Same with the Enzos. Fellinis, Fitzgeralds, and Dealans can also be prescription but are good either way, and while there are some smaller frames that look good as strictly readers, I feel it's a waste of JMM's strength of chunky acetate goodness.

For those who feel more comfortable with an 80's/90's vibe, the White Heat is white hot.
 

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while there are some smaller frames that look good as strictly readers, I feel it's a waste of JMM's strength of chunky acetate goodness.
Yea, I like the browlines, but for the kind of money JMM charges, I feel like it would be somewhat of a waste. There are so many brands that do good browlines. I feel like the value is more in the big, chunky frames.
 

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Dude white light is so sick. I'm jealous of anyone who doesn't need prescription, I would go absolutely ham if I didn't have to drop another $150+ on lenses

I'm slightly obsessed with white light lately. My Taos in Noir showed up last week and I'm still waiting on the Fellini in dark havana which I'm doing transitions in. Thinking about white light in hickory. Black Fade is crazy but maybe too crazy for me. Decisions, decisions.... then onto the Hemmings... sigh.
 

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The whole appeal of this brand is that it's heavy with 1970s sleazy references. Not sure if it's for people who want a "classic" look.
Its a matter of degree. Yes, JMM acetate sunglasses are thick and bold. That said, if you purchase models that fit within the structure of your face, as opposed to extending beyond your facial structure, you can look classic notwithstanding the thick, bold acetate. Many of JMM's designs are modern interpretations of classic designs. However, even the most classic shape can look over-the-top if worn too large. My facial structure dictates that I stay between 47 and 51 with JMM acetate. Any larger and the sunglasses begin to wear me. Even some of JMM's 51 models -- e.g., the Taos -- are too large for me. I love the Enzo and the Torino, but they are overwhelming on my face. One can maintain a classic look with JMM acetate, but you have to choose your models carefully based on your particular facial structure. For me, the Jax, Fitzgerald, Zephirin 47, and Molino 51 achieve the perfect balance of tempered, classic, boldness.
 

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which store in SF should i go check the JMM optical line?
 

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