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Sunglasses MEGATHREAD - all sunglass questions here please

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by josepidal, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    I'm probably going to leave Manila in a few months for grad studies in the East Coast. I've always wanted a great pair of sunglasses. For the longest time, I've found myself wanting one of those Oakley models with a slimmer frame, thinking of a silver frame and blue lenses. I need prescription lenses especially for driving though.

    What do you guys think of this? I had a modern look in mind, but realize I should consider more classic aviator style glasses.

    What would you guys suggest?
     
  2. Nick M

    Nick M Senior member

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    I think sunglasses become dated faster than any other accessory, or any piece of clothing.

    The 'classic' plastic-framed Oakleys, to me, are very mid-nineties. I'd wear them for functional reasons - working outside, hiking, on a boat, etc - but I wouldn't wear them to make a fashion statement.

    The only Oakley models I can see myself wearing are the "WHY" and maybe the "Crosshair" models - both of which are thin and wireframed.

    As a rule, I tend to purchase sunglasses with small lenses and thin wire frames, as I need to wear them a lot and prefer something functional and unobtrusive. That, and aviators, for when I'm in an aviator mood.
     
  3. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Senior member

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    I have Robert Marc sunglasses with graded lenses.
    I'd opt for the aviator sunglasses over the Oakleys.
    Not a fan of the latter.
     
  4. Lamo

    Lamo Senior member

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    aviators. wear an old ray ban myself.
     
  5. Bradford

    Bradford Senior member

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    I think sunglasses become dated faster than any other accessory, or any piece of clothing.

    The 'classic' plastic-framed Oakleys, to me, are very mid-nineties.


    Ummm - yeah. I would only buy a pair if you are a triathlete or something [​IMG]
     
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    cheapmutha Senior member

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  7. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Senior member

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    Those aviator sunglasses make you look like a little girl.
     
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  8. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Senior member

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    yeah i know... fucking wierd huh?
     
  9. Max

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    Stay far, far away from oakleys.
     
  10. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    Oakleys are only okay for sporrting activities.
     
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    Is going to the mall looking for chicks a sporting activity?
     
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    denimdestroyedmylife Senior member

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    whoopee Senior member

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    If you look and dress like a beach volleyball player.
     
  14. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    Strangely, Oakleys are still extremely popular in this country. I have a number of friends and acquaintances who use Oakleys for their normal eyeglasses, but not the frames for the sunglasses of course.

    Could someone kindly point me to sample photos of better options than thin-wire Oakleys?
     
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    Metal Circus Senior member

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    When I think of Oakleys, I think of (a) Marines (b)frat bros (c)computer science majors trying too hard.
     
  17. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    When I think of Oakleys, I think of (a) Marines (b)frat bros (c)computer science majors trying too hard.

    So true. Especially the third.
     
  18. Lamo

    Lamo Senior member

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    [​IMG]
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    wayfarers look terrible on me for some reason... they're nice though
     
  19. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    Oakley's = overpriced and way too easy to fall apart.

    -Jeff
     
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    wayfarers look terrible on me for some reason... they're nice though
    I prefer the similar style without the silver highlights at the temples, myself.
     

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