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Official what prescription frames/glasses do you fellars own?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by ToucanSam, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. ToucanSam

    ToucanSam Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the mood for a new pair of prescriptions and have no idea what path/design to go.

    Post up some pictures of your frames so I can be be inspired.

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  2. Bandwagonesque

    Bandwagonesque Senior member

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    Eyeglasses: RayBan RB5027 in brown. They've seen better days.
    Sunglasses: RayBan Caravans in Gunmetal w/ green lenses
     
  3. aragon765

    aragon765 Senior member

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    I have had good luck with prodesigns from Denmark

    prodesign

    I own these (first picture is exact, second is close - I could not find the exact frame online...)

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  4. MCsommerreid

    MCsommerreid Senior member

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    Bvlgari BV1011T. Nearly weightless, and good and strong.

    Though with rimless you have to worry about issues at the corners of the glass where they connect with the frames.
     
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    Mark from Plano Senior member

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    Glasses: Ermenegildo Zegna in both tortoise and black
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    Sunglasses: Rayban Wayfarers in both tortoise and black
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    I have a terrible time finding an optician who can accept my insurance (VSP) but also has something better than the Luxottica cookie cutter frames. Do you guys have any tips for this?
     
  10. leftover_salmon

    leftover_salmon Senior member

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    Prada VPR63F (mine are in brown, though, with copper lens frames). [​IMG]
     
  11. J'aimelescravates

    J'aimelescravates Senior member

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    Glasses: random pair from eye store. Will upgrade to Paul Smith or Mykita (maybe RL) pretty soon.

    Sunglasses: American Optical pilot sunglasses

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    I have a terrible time finding an optician who can accept my insurance (VSP) but also has something better than the Luxottica cookie cutter frames. Do you guys have any tips for this?

    i got those lanvins with VSP... although i did have to pay a bunch more out of pocket as well
     
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    injung Senior member

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    Jhane Barnes Parallel in gunmetal

    We all seem to be fond of squarish frames =)
     
  15. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black Senior member

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    I highly dislike glasses made by fashion labels. Just like watches from fashion labels. I dunno, I think it's best to buy things from brands that have a history of originally producing those goods...

    Mine are Vice Consul model by Oliver Goldsmith.
     
  16. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    Prescription: Carrera titanium rimless.
    Sunnies: Rudy Projects for the bike, RL frames for the rest.

    The Carreras p*** me off. I'm always putting them down and losing them. Being totally see-through they vanish against any background and short-sighted me can never find the damn things. I am replacing them with my next pay cheque, so this is a great thread for me.
     
  17. spertia

    spertia Senior member

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    The frames I am wearing most often lately are these Paul Smith ones made by Oliver Peoples:

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  18. feynmix

    feynmix Senior member

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    I asked this question earlier, but will ask again here:

    Is it possible for me to buy a pair of nice designer glasses, and walk into a lencrafters or something and have them put in prescription glasses for me, or am I constrained to use the frames only available at these places?
     
  19. spertia

    spertia Senior member

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    Is it possible for me to buy a pair of nice designer glasses, and walk into a lencrafters or something and have them put in prescription glasses for me, or am I constrained to use the frames only available at these places?

    I'm not sure about big chains like Lenscrafters, but most optical shops can supply/create lenses for any frames, regardless of where you have purchased them. Just check with the place where you have your prescription done.
     
  20. ToucanSam

    ToucanSam Well-Known Member

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    I always assumed chain stores like Lenscrafter and Hour Eyes carried high end brands? The question is WHAT frames are you buying? custom 24k? Haha.

    But to answer your question, these stores have people that trim the lenses down to fit into anything. It isn't the cutting that's a problem, you need to look more into what quality of lenses you are getting.

    Hope that helps.
     

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