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Sunglasses MEGATHREAD - all sunglass questions here please

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

  1. robertorex

    robertorex Senior member

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    Anyone have experience with / looking to sell a pair of Mosley Tribes Lyndels? I'm pretty interested in these, would kop at retail but I want to see if anyone has any polarized pairs they want to unload...
     
  2. Strombollii

    Strombollii Senior member

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    Temple detail is different, the 4141s in your link have 2 dots infront of the Rayban logo. He's probably just wearing regular Wayfarers, he's been in some of the Sartorialist and Non-Sartorialist threads in MC

    I feel like the arm looks way too long to be a regular Wayfarer
     
  3. ninjaturtles

    ninjaturtles Active Member

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    Can anybody suggest sunglasses for me? I'm looking for wayfarer-types, but am one of those Asians with a big but flat faces...

    Just for reference, the Oliver Peoples Daddy B (which is massive, lens and temple size are like 58-18) looks great on me.. I would get them if two of my best friends didn't already have them. I was thinking maybe Dior black tie 104s but it's slightly smaller and I don't have the opportunity to try them on..what do you guys think?
     
  4. downwithianbrown

    downwithianbrown Senior member

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    i second that. any one know where you can get daddy b's below retail?
     
  5. Nick6489

    Nick6489 Member

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    Funny, I was considering the Bailey too (my daughters name[​IMG] ) . Saw the Arnaud and ended up getting it, I can post some pics if you'd like.
    Mind if I ask where you got the Arnaud's? I'm liking them and the Ramone's not sure I want to spend $400 on glasses though. Did you happen to find them a bit cheaper? And of course, how do you like them ?
     
  6. raptorrapture

    raptorrapture Senior member

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    [​IMG] Just got these shipped to me. I think they're awesome because they're the Wayfarer alternative I was looking for and perfect for my round face. Thoughts?
     
  7. Stylin-1

    Stylin-1 Senior member

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    Funny, I was considering the Bailey too (my daughters name[​IMG] ) . Saw the Arnaud and ended up getting it, I can post some pics if you'd like.

    I just wanted to let you know that my Salt Terry's are AMAZING

    Pics, guys...pics!
     
  8. wannabeagiant

    wannabeagiant Senior member

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    I have a pair of Ray Ban Caravan aviators, size 55mm for sale (check my sig below).
     
  9. Strombollii

    Strombollii Senior member

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    has anyone had any experience with Gaffos? I placed an order with them a week ago and then sent them a message saturday via both the site and this site to find out when my order would ship. no response.

    EDIT: I'm editing just in case someone else was planning on ordering from them. They shipped yesterday, after I emailed them twice with no response, and called once, also with no response. The glasses took ten days total to ship (FAQ pseudo-promises a one-business day turnaround). They also hit me with shipping, even though the site promises free shipping on all orders over $99.

    Just updating. I'm glad they shipped: I can't decide if I'm pissed off at Gaffos or not.
     
  10. cchen

    cchen Senior member

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    I love the persol 649 and 714, but the nose is too large for my face... i also tried the folding ralph lauren purple label sunglasses in the same style, the nose fits but the lenses are too small...

    i basically need lenses that are 52 and nose that is 19... any suggestions?
     
  11. sky140885

    sky140885 Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking at either Randolph Engineering or American Optical Aviator (both are pretty much the same) after many good reviews here. Anyone can advise on the sizing? Which frame color and lenses are more versatile for a tanned guy? If it helps, I'm 5 9 tall.

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    Size: 50 52 55 58mm
    Frame color: Bright chrome, Matt chrome, Matt black, Gunmetal
    Lenses: Grey glass, Grey polarized glass, Grey polarized polycarbonate, AGX glass, Tan glass

    Here is the link: http://www.randolphusastore.com/aviator.html

    [​IMG]

    Thank you!
     
  12. *Tee*

    *Tee* Senior member

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  13. winston

    winston Senior member

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    There's something ugly about the hinges on most Mykita frames. They seem over-engineered.
     
  14. somatoform

    somatoform Senior member

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    I'm looking at either Randolph Engineering or American Optical Aviator (both are pretty much the same) after many good reviews here. Anyone can advise on the sizing? Which frame color and lenses are more versatile for a tanned guy? If it helps, I'm 5 9 tall.

    Details
    Size: 50 52 55 58mm
    Frame color: Bright chrome, Matt chrome, Matt black, Gunmetal
    Lenses: Grey glass, Grey polarized glass, Grey polarized polycarbonate, AGX glass, Tan glass

    Here is the link: http://www.randolphusastore.com/aviator.html

    [​IMG]

    Thank you!


    Why not just go with the traditional gold frame/agx lens? Can't go wrong with that. Gold frame with tan glass is also a great combo.
     
  15. Strombollii

    Strombollii Senior member

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    I'm looking at either Randolph Engineering or American Optical Aviator (both are pretty much the same) after many good reviews here. Anyone can advise on the sizing? Which frame color and lenses are more versatile for a tanned guy? If it helps, I'm 5 9 tall.

    Details
    Size: 50 52 55 58mm
    Frame color: Bright chrome, Matt chrome, Matt black, Gunmetal
    Lenses: Grey glass, Grey polarized glass, Grey polarized polycarbonate, AGX glass, Tan glass

    Here is the link: http://www.randolphusastore.com/aviator.html

    [​IMG]

    Thank you!


    Frame size is more of a personal thing. What size do you typically wear on sunglasses/glasses? Do you want them to be oversized or fit your face just right? I personally like the 52mm silver/AGX, but that's just me.
     
  16. sky140885

    sky140885 Well-Known Member

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    Gold is out for me, I'm afraid I can't carry it off. [​IMG] Apart from Gold, what frame color you think is versatile for everyday wear? matt chrome/bright chrome/black? I'm 5'9", you think 52mm will work for me? I like my sunglasses to fit nicely on my face, perhaps just slightly oversize. Would love to try and see how it looks on me but I can't find this in the country I live in. So the only way is to get it online. Argh..
     
  17. Strombollii

    Strombollii Senior member

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    Gold is out for me, I'm afraid I can't carry it off. [​IMG] Apart from Gold, what frame color you think is versatile for everyday wear? matt chrome/bright chrome/black?

    I'm 5'9", you think 52mm will work for me? I like my sunglasses to fit nicely on my face, perhaps just slightly oversize.
    Would love to try and see how it looks on me but I can't find this in the country I live in. So the only way is to get it online. Argh..

    I like silver. I think it's a classic color. But that's just me.
    I'm 6'1", but I'm also skinny as fuck. Do you have an eyewear store around you? Perhaps find some similar frames and see what size works best
     
  18. JordanRHughes

    JordanRHughes Member

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    I've been an Oakley fan for ages.
    Slim design, quality construction (more on this below) and excellent lenses.
    I also require prescription shades and have a few pairs of prescription Oakleys (benefits of having optical in my health benefits from work). The latest pair are C-Wires and I love them.

    As for the quality construction bit I mentioned above:
    I had my shades pushed up onto my hat one morning as I was getting ready to go to work. I walked out onto my balcony to finish up my coffee. I set down my cup and popped my hat off for a sec to re-adjust it (forgetting that my glasses were on them) and promptly launched my Oakleys off the balcony and watched them plummet 12 stories to land in the alley below.
    Needless to say I hightailed it down as fast as I could. So I get down the elevator, run out the front door and around the building to get to the alley and (I shit you not here) come around the corner just in time to watch some guy in a hummer run over my glasses!
    I walked over, picked them up and actually managed to bend the frame back at the nose and hinges into its original shape. The lenses had two very minor dings in the upper left corner and that was it!
    I got to work and emailed the story to Oakley. I figured they'd get a kick out of it.

    I like silver. I think it's a classic color. But that's just me.
    I'm 6'1", but I'm also skinny as fuck. Do you have an eyewear store around you? Perhaps find some similar frames and see what size works best.
     
  19. wannabeagiant

    wannabeagiant Senior member

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    Gold is out for me, I'm afraid I can't carry it off. [​IMG] Apart from Gold, what frame color you think is versatile for everyday wear? matt chrome/bright chrome/black?

    I'm 5'9", you think 52mm will work for me? I like my sunglasses to fit nicely on my face, perhaps just slightly oversize.
    Would love to try and see how it looks on me but I can't find this in the country I live in. So the only way is to get it online. Argh..


    You have to take into account that they have a 20mm bridge. I wear 52mm in American Optical (same as RE) and 55mm in Rayban caravan (with a 16mm bridge).
     
  20. KBW

    KBW Senior member

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    what is the general consensus here for Oakley Frogskins? they fit my face and I like the old school look without wearing Ray-bans (everyone here still wears Wayfarers nonstop so I retired my two pairs).
     

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