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I think there is a pretty high likelihood I am the only CM type with Mykita x Damir Doma sunglasses. This doesn't help anyone find the right pair of eyeglasses, but gets me subscribed to the new thread. Happy 2018 everybody
 

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Are there any cool frames retailers in the New England area?
 

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Since you mentioned rounder frames @e0d9n0b5 and @cyc wid it mentioned Mykita—I have these and really like them. Wanted something similar to traditional p3 but a little different from the usual tortoise.

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I really like Eyevan 7286, the best part is the titanium nose pads that never get gross.
 

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I need glasses but actually avoided......
 

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@Zamb, @e0d9n0b5, @Darkside - I actually need glasses as well and also in the 500-600 range, mykita did come ups lot when i asked before and i didn't find a model or good outlet for them in SF. I seem to like semi rim glasses and square-ish frame. I looked into retro specs http://www.retrospecs.com/product.html not sure if the cost justifies them.

I've been mildly avoiding the issue but if i saw a cool frame that works for me i'd grab it.

Hows 'Dita Union' ? are they easy to purchase?
 

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There's a surprisingly high # of Mykita stockists in the bay area. In SF there's Spectacles for Humans, Optical Underground, and a few others. Berkeley should have a couple. Mountain View even has one.

MMMxMykita sunglasses are my favorite. (I have 2 different models).
 

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thanks for the tips. there is a very nice shop near my office i'm going to check out, has (almost) all the brands recommended thus far
 

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i once got some pretty great advice from an eyeglass boutique on a random pop-through: the dude told me to go 'against the grain' of one's face, that is if you have a heart shaped face stay away from wayfarers and towards something like an aviator, where the lines of the frames offer a counterpoint. if you have an oval face go square... etc. the more i stare at people wearing sunglasses the more apt the rule seems to be. at least something to consider when shopping i guess.
 

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Aviators are kinda’ heart shaped though, no?
 

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not really imo. i guess you could make the case but they don't do the 'cloud lift' thing that wayfarers do.

it's really very difficult to be objective about one's face in the first place, ime glasses shopping can be really tough, seeing our own faces honestly, reconciling the real and the ideal, forecasting what things will actually look like with prescriptions (the 'correction' distorts on the other side)... and then you have the fashion of it all and maybe what you are shooting for is hard to find.... not easy.
 
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