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Persol Eyeglasses - too flashy for semi-conservative job?

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I just got some. I am a little worried that they are too flashy for work. What do you guys think? I'm usually a lurker here.
 

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Pic?

Persols look pretty sporty to me.
 

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Originally Posted by westinghouse
Pic?

Persols look pretty sporty to me.


Got them today. They should be ready in a week.
 

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Don't know what you got, but Persol has some of the most classic sunglasses styles. In other words, they are way above what most non-SF people wear.
 

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Originally Posted by anginaprinzmetal
Don't know what you got, but Persol has some of the most classic sunglasses styles. In other words, they are way above what most non-SF people wear.

Yea. I got eyeglasses not sunglasses though. Basically look the same. was more squared than rounded. Don't have exact model #.
 

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It's going to be a little tough for anyone to give you an opinion if you don't have a model # or a more importantly a picture.
 

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I have the Persol 2965 V and they are definitely not too flashy. I have interviewed (and landed) jobs at very conservative, large firms and worked in business formal and business casual environments and they do just fine.

This is coming from a junior employee who would be ripped on for wearing, for example, cufflinks and french cuffs. The Persols are definitely not too flashy.

They are great glasses, hope you pick up a pair.
 

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Originally Posted by cbbuff
It's going to be a little tough for anyone to give you an opinion if you don't have a model # or a more importantly a picture.
Of course. Silly me. Searched it out. I actually went with sunglass frame with the lens popped out with prescription lens in. At the time it seemed like a good idea as I wanted the wider side flare-out. Now I'm not so sure.
http://www.persol.com/international/.../PO2747S/95-48 Edit: wow looking at the pictures here I feel like I made a BIG mistake.
 

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To OP: depends on certain frames. I'm wearing the 2857-V and all I received was compliments.
If you're concerned about the silver arrow, don't worry, no one will be offended by that. They won't even notice it at first glance.

IMHO, the 2747-S is not suitable for eyeglass frame, since it sports a rather non-conservative/sporty and outdoor design.
 

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Originally Posted by orlagu
To OP: depends on certain frames. I'm wearing the 2857-V and all I received was compliments.
If you're concerned about the silver arrow, don't worry, no one will be offended by that. They won't even notice it at first glance.

IMHO, the 2747-S is not suitable for eyeglass frame, since it sports a rather non-conservative/sporty and outdoor design.



I agree now that I look at it. Was a mistake. I'm going to try to cancel.
 

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http://www.persol.com/international/...cal/PO2880V/24 Gonna call in and replace with this one. Good call? I looked head on with the 2747 and didnt notice the huge curve that I was able to tell from amazon pics. I will be absolutely unable to wear it. I just got tired and wanted to get something for all my looking around. This was the 5th brick and mortar place I went to.
 

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^+1. You can't go wrong with color 24 (Havana). The frame will look much darker in real life, but whenever you got sunshine on your face it will light up being a nice touch.
Just one suggestion: if you have a big head (no offense, I have one too), choose a frame with larger arms. I personally like the 2937V, it's less curved which makes the frame more masculine.
 

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I like the black frame much better.

Well, whatever you feel confortable wearing, please rock them!
 

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