Sunglasses MEGATHREAD - all sunglass questions here please

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  1. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    Figured I'd post here since this seems to be the primary repository of all sunglass knowledge.

    I'm in the market for my first real pair of sunglasses. I've tried a few pair on recently, and aviators seem the best for my face. So I'm considering the Concordes from Randolph Engineering: http://www.randolphusastore.com/concorde.html.

    Problem is, I have no idea what color to order. This will be my only pair of sunglasses, so I need something that's as versatile as possible. I'm somewhat enamored of the gold frame/AGX glass combo, but that may be a little out there, even though it seems like a good match for brown shoes, which I almost always wear. Still, the chrome frame with gray lenses may be the safer option. Other thoughts?
     
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    What do you guys think of these sunglasses on me? It's Mosley Tribes Rifels.

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    What do you guys think of these sunglasses on me? It's Mosley Tribes Rifels. [​IMG]
    You look like Shia Lebouf's awkward little brother wearing giant glasses. To be helpful, large dark plastic and resin glasses are for guys with stronger larger faces and more put together styles so that they don't look like they are hiding behind their sunglasses. You are younger and look to have a baby face. All they are doing is hiding your face. A more open style will behoove you.
     
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    So go for a smaller frame size or go for a metal frame?
     
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    Mazda Senior member

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    So go for a smaller frame size or go for a metal frame?

    Yeah I would move away from giant dark and plastic altogether if I were you. Sunglasses should compliment, not dominate.

    Then again, I am about to go and ask my GF to swap glasses because my red lenses look stupid with my shirt and she is going to mock my masculinity for caring, so maybe my advice is not spot on.
     
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    Alright thanks. I'll go back to the store and look for something else.
     
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    Figured I'd post here since this seems to be the primary repository of all sunglass knowledge.

    I'm in the market for my first real pair of sunglasses. I've tried a few pair on recently, and aviators seem the best for my face. So I'm considering the Concordes from Randolph Engineering: http://www.randolphusastore.com/concorde.html.

    Problem is, I have no idea what color to order. This will be my only pair of sunglasses, so I need something that's as versatile as possible. I'm somewhat enamored of the gold frame/AGX glass combo, but that may be a little out there, even though it seems like a good match for brown shoes, which I almost always wear. Still, the chrome frame with gray lenses may be the safer option. Other thoughts?


    My personal preference for versatility would be:

    1. Chrome frame/AGX
    2. Gold frame/agx
    3. Chrome frame/gray lenses.

    I think the AGX is the most classic color, so would probably be best for versatility.
     
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    You look like Shia Lebouf's awkward little brother wearing giant glasses.

    To be helpful, large dark plastic and resin glasses are for guys with stronger larger faces and more put together styles so that they don't look like they are hiding behind their sunglasses. You are younger and look to have a baby face. All they are doing is hiding your face. A more open style will behoove you.


    I'll be the contrarian here, and say black plastic is a fine look, as long as they are suitable for your face size. Yours looks a little large, maybe try some smaller Persols, or something with slimmer lenses.
     
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    How about these?

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    What are they? Look good to me [​IMG] Remind me of my Persols
     
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    ShimonEzra Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. They are Mosley Tribes Delroys.
     
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    Thanks. They are Mosley Tribes Delroys.

    LOL, those aren't the Delroys I just sold, are they? You in LA? I think they're a better fit for you, I had a pair and they fit well, except in the nose area. [​IMG]
     
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    Nope, I got them at South Coast.
     
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