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Need Sunglasses Recommendations

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acridsheep, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. acridsheep

    acridsheep Senior member

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    I have always bought cheapie sunglasses, which puts me at the mercy of whatever is typically trendy at Target. That said, I'm upping my personal style quotient, and I'm looking for something a little more classic and a little less trendy. Trouble is, I have no idea what kind of sunglasses are appropriate, and I still don't want to spend a shit ton of cash.

    Any recommendations for this ugly mug? I have no idea what my "head shape" is. Mrs. Sheep says "block" but I'd like your opinions.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Rolex Luthor

    Rolex Luthor Senior member

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    Looks oval to me, which means you can wear pretty much any style. Get yourself some Persol aviators.
     
  3. Mr. Lee

    Mr. Lee Senior member

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    Stand by about 56 Persol recommendations...
     
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    I've never liked large frames so I prefer something like nano-wires from Oakley or something from Maui Jim (frameless)

    Not sure if they are SF approved.

    I tried a pair of Oliver Peoples aviators but they looked like girl glasses on me so I gave them to my wife [​IMG]
     
  6. BlueHorseShoe

    BlueHorseShoe Senior member

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    You have a big knee. Or the picture is accentuating it.

    Congrats!
     
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    Obviously if your face suits them its hard to go wrong with 714's. I personally prefer Oliver Peoples sheldrakes, although they will probably be too small for your face.
     
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    have a look at salt optics.
     
  9. acridsheep

    acridsheep Senior member

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    Looks oval to me, which means you can wear pretty much any style. Get yourself some Persol aviators.

    Thanks, I like those.

    Stand by about 56 Persol recommendations...

    [​IMG]

    Article on Persols:

    http://gearcrave.com/2008-07-09/wedn...ol-sunglasses/


    Interesting.

    I've never liked large frames so I prefer something like nano-wires from Oakley or something from Maui Jim (frameless)

    Not sure if they are SF approved.

    I tried a pair of Oliver Peoples aviators but they looked like girl glasses on me so I gave them to my wife [​IMG]


    I have traditionally gone the sport sunglasses route, a la Oakley, and I am looking for a departure from that. Will check out Maui Jim.

    You have a big knee. Or the picture is accentuating it.

    Congrats!


    That's what she said.

    Obviously if your face suits them its hard to go wrong with 714's. I personally prefer Oliver Peoples sheldrakes, although they will probably be too small for your face.

    I have been known to eat apples through fences.

    have a look at salt optics.

    Pretty, but $$$ (ouch).
     
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    I might add that if at all possible try the glasses on before buying. I recently purchased a pair of Maui Jim Kapalua. Awesome looking glasses (rimless) with bronze lenses and gunmetal frame. Turns out they don't fit my face. I'm now out $200 and not able to return them [​IMG]

    It was my mistake of course, its gotten great reviews, I just have a weird shaped face I guess....
     
  12. Rolex Luthor

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    I've never liked large frames so I prefer something like nano-wires from Oakley or something from Maui Jim (frameless)

    Not sure if they are SF approved. :


    Not trying to hijack the thread, but is Maui Jim SF-approved? I got a pair as part of a gift package, but wasn't impressed with the prominent logo on the lens.
     
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    Love my randolph engineering sunglasses

    http://www.randolphusastore.com/aviator.html

    Though I got mine for $80 two years ago. I mainly like that you can get them in several sizes.


    +1 for RE aviators. These are fantastic! Got some for a trip to Tokyo to attend a conference and they work well with both a suit and casual clothes.

    Plus...

    [​IMG]
     
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    I got myself a pair of ray-ban aviators the other day. Your face is similar to mine so I think they would like fine and at $109, that makes them a lot cheaper than the Persols I was considering...

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  15. acridsheep

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    I got myself a pair of ray-ban aviators the other day. Your face is similar to mine so I think they would like fine and at $109, that makes them a lot cheaper than the Persols I was considering...

    [​IMG]


    What do wayfarers have to do with your recommendation?
     
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    check into initium ( http://www.initiumeyewear.com/ ) I have purchased two pairs from them, the All-In and Revolver, and honestly couldn't be happier. Their quality is on pair with TF, Persol, Prada, etc. and I quite like their styling. Not many people have them either which is also a plus to me, but that's completely subjective. Either way, solid construction, good materials, and excellenct customer service.
     
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    can't go wrong with aviators
     
  18. EZETHATSME

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    can't go wrong with aviators

    I like 'em myself. RayBan is the classic, and they make a ton of shapes and styles. I find they work with everything from a suit to jeans.

    If you don't like the logo on the lens, it will easily scratch off with a penny. I just did this with a new pair - it won't damage the lens.

    EZ
     
  19. Patek

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    can't go wrong with aviators

    I love my Maui Jim Aviators--I think the model name is "Pilot". Fit my face much better than all of the Luxotica brands (Prada, Rayban, etc) and have better lenses.

    Everyone that I know who owns MJ swears that they will not buy another brand.
     

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