Recommendations for new tortoise shell sunglasses

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  1. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    My Persol 714s met their maker over the weekend. Snapped right at the nose bridge. Not overly upset, as I have owned them for the better part of 5 years and got my money's worth. However, I need a new go-to pair. Specifically, I'm looking for a pair of tortoise shells that are between 50 and 52mm, polarized and preferably between $200 and $300 (though price is flexible). I'm generally partial to a Wayfarer-like shape, but I'm open to other ideas (please no sunglasses that look like they belong to a Batman villain).

    So, any recommendations?

    As some background, I'm not interested in the New Wayfarers. They seem to sit awkwardly on my face. And while older models fit great (I still have a beat up pair somewhere), I really don't want to go the whole vintage route and gamble on how a pair will fit. In terms of the Wayfarer mod, I really like these, though I don't know much about Shuron. I've also owned the Persol 2953s, though I'm not sure I want to go the Persol route again. For some reason it seems like every douche and his brother have a pair these days.

    Enlighten me, SF, where should I be looking for classic, tastefully designed sunglasses? Just as open to brands as specific models.
     
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  2. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Check out Moscot. They have a number of shapes that look similar in various colors.

    I happen to like these Moscot Miltzen Sunglasses

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    They also come in clear for a cool, retro look:


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  3. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    For something a bit more rectangular try these:


    Hyman by Mascot (That name :) )


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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^^^Those are nice. Good value at $175.
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Yea when I bought them they were $245. :confused: Then I lost that pair and bought another at the same price. :brick: Maybe I should just buy two more pair at the new lower price to insure against future loss like I do umbrellas.
     


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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I only loose the expensive stuff. I guarantee that the $20 umbrella I buy on the streets of Manhattan in a rain storm will never get lost or left in a cab. Now a Swaine Adeney I should just purchase and give to the next fella that walks by.
     


  8. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    Unbel those are great. And Sid is local so I can easily try them on. PSG, I'll for sure take a look at Moscot. The first pair you posted look especially intriguing. Thanks guys :slayer:

    In my searches I've also come across a pair of Oliver Peoples and a pair of Anglo Americans. Though, again, I know next to nothing about them aside from styling....
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I have an extraordinary loss rate on umbrellas. Like if I leave the apt with one, I'll come back with it maybe 2/3 of the time. So I just order cheap ones 5 at a time off Amazon and go until I run out.

    I love nice umbrellas but I just lose them too much to consider it.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    If you want to consider something more expensive, and harder to get, those NackyMade ones do look really goddamn nice.
     


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  13. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've owned multiple pairs of Anglo American eyewear. In fact I'm wearing some right now. They are very well made. If you like the style, you will like the workmanship and feel of them.

    I own the Moscots. They have an updated fashionable style with a touch of retro that I like. I think they are well made and not too heavy.
     
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    Dixey and Sons spectacle case is gorgeous as well.

    Tell me about losing spectacles/glasses. I lost 4 similar Oliver People spectacles over the course of a year and a half.
     
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