Sunglasses for men, what are you wearing this season?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by homi, May 27, 2006.

  1. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oliver Peoples aviators
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  2. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I bought one pair of "nice" sunglasses, then promptly destroyed them. Now I stick to cheapos.

    I do have one interesting pair given to me by astronomers who use them while working on radio telescopes. They're not stylish, but boy, do they block out glare.
     


  3. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    ill take a look into those aviator brands, i always like authentic shit
    Vintage Ray Bans with the 14kt goldfilled frames and the glass lenses would be the most authentic.
     


  4. Soph

    Soph Senior member

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    Vintage Ray Bans with the 14kt goldfilled frames and the glass lenses would be the most authentic.

    -Persol classic black
    -rayban classic reserved avaitors
    -ga
    all polarized
     


  5. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    Jovan, websense is blocking your link for me, don't ask. I assume they have earpieces that run straight back, which is actually authentic, such as authentic exists nowadays. Easier to put on and take off while wearing a helmet or other complex headgear. The two brands issued by the USAF are Randolph Engineering and Amercan Optical. Both make something like you're looking for, from $30-$90. Tom
    The earpieces run straight back, but I'm not the biggest fan of it. They're a bit big and clunky looking. So while I'm considering the authentic stuff... yeah.
     


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    DGP Senior member

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    Truck stop aviators for me.
     


  7. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    Aviators are now officially "Hot". And since I like to Zig when all about me are Zagging, I'm resting my aviators for the foreseeable future.

    Here are two of my favorites. Persol and Porsche Carerra.


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  8. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    I've been wearing the same pair of Prada sunglasses for the past 3 years. Thick plastic frame and these stay on my face better than any other pair I've ever owned/tried on. If I lost or broke these, I'd buy another pair immediately. [​IMG]
     


  9. odoreater

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    This season? I've been wearing the same pair of RayBan sunglasses for the past three years or so and I love them. Hopefully they will last forever. They look stylish but not outlandish, they are nice and heavy (not like the cheap things you buy for $12 that break in two weeks) and the lenses are awesome at keeping out the glare.

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  10. j

    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    This season? I've been wearing the same pair of RayBan sunglasses for the past three years or so and I love them. Hopefully they will last forever. They look stylish but not outlandish, they are nice and heavy (not like the cheap things you buy for $12 that break in two weeks) and the lenses are awesome at keeping out the glare.

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    I think I have the exact same ones, though I took steel wool to my frames and made them chrome instead of the blackened chrome they were when I got them. (The coating started chipping off, so I took all the rest of it off). I like them a lot and they have held up for a long time, though the lenses try to pop out once in a while.
     


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    Maui Jim, metal frames as in this small pic (all i have) for driving and casual wear. Some cheapo, but surprisingly decent looking, metal frames for beach and messing around.

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    If I lost or broke these, I'd buy another pair immediately.

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    GS, if you love them to death, buy another pair right now. Fashion houses tend to discontinue items with no notice.
     


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    tiger02 Militarist

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    The earpieces run straight back, but I'm not the biggest fan of it. They're a bit big and clunky looking. So while I'm considering the authentic stuff... yeah.
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    might be a good choice for you then, the Randolph "Crew Chief"
     


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    Odoreater and J, I have the same ones, polarized as well in a brown/yellow plastic lens. I've only had them a week, but they are great. I only wish they had glass lenses.
     


  15. Get Smart

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    GS, if you love them to death, buy another pair right now. Fashion houses tend to discontinue items with no notice.

    yes good point. these have been available for a surprisingly long time, as I just saw them in a store recently....but I hear your good advice.
     


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