- Sep 25, 2013
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I get what you’re saying.
In My experience, not that it matters much to this conversation LOL, my wife has a bunch of those high price fashion brands (Chanel, Prada type glasses) that she sort of jokes about because they are terrible in terms of utility for blocking sun. She wears her revo and Maui Jim and vuarnet the most. But the fashion brand glasses are low quality (they are probably older, she hasn’t bought a pair in a while because they aren’t that good).
my rotation is a couple pairs of Maui Jim, pair of wayfarer ray bans, and a pair of wire frame vuarnet.
I do not wear them casually these days (the whole face mask thing makes them fog up). They are really for utility purposes.
My vuarnet are pretty nice in terms of dress style versatility. They are wire frame with a subtle look. But they are more delicate so they sit in a case in a drawer.
For my lifestyle, I use the glasses. One pair sits in the console of my car. Another pair sits on an end table for quick access to the pool or beach.
I don’t get too sentimental about them because they take a beating. Too much on and off to put them in the case each time, they sit loose, and they gain character marks as a result.
The way farer are a good every day glasses. Not too showy but not a sport glasses.
I have a real traditional Maui Jim that is not very sporty that gets a lot of use. Probably interchangeable with the wayfarer.
I have a Maui Jim banyan (the wrap around style, super light frame, sport glasses) that really is used for active wear.
if you’re talking about eye coverage of the Chanels or Prada’s, it really just sounds like they don’t fit her face. It’s not that the makeup is bad it’s just that they’re not designed for her face. Not every pair of sunglasses will fit everyone’s face. Persol 714s don’t fit my face (for example) - they wouldn’t give me good eye coverage either but it’s not that they’re bad quality.
If I recall correctly, Chanel and Prada sunglasses are made in the same factory as persol and ray ban.