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Sunglasses MEGATHREAD - all sunglass questions here please

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

  1. Tsujigiri

    Tsujigiri Senior member

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    It looks like there's a logo on the left lens? Might just be a pair of Ray-Bans or Persols; Luxottica tends to introduce styles into their brands that were successful under other brands they own, so I wouldn't be surprised if the original design came from an Oliver Peoples model.
     
  2. mr usneun

    mr usneun Senior member

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    hmm..no RBs and Persols I suppose. They have a little grey/silver square on the arm.

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  3. bobbyz

    bobbyz Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking into alternatives to Luxottica in my search for sunglasses without breaking the bank. I've owned multiple Oakleys in the past and looking to branch out.

    I'm specifically interested in the aviator style which everyone carries so its been tough to discriminate on quality vs. price. I'm also a bit torn on lens colors as I've always stuck with black/black. Considering one of the following, advice appreciated!

    FarmFresh - Unknown Canadian company that uses Zeiss lenses which have a good rep and at a decent price for polarized lenses. I assume they're assembled in China so frame quality might be questionable.

    http://befarmfresh.com/shop/sunglasses
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    Electric - They have an interesting backstory as the makers of Arnette but are now owned by the Luxotica's competitor Kering. Decent prices

    http://www.electriccalifornia.com/press-kit-history
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    Warby Parker - my fail safe thanks to peoples good experiences with them

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  4. Tsujigiri

    Tsujigiri Senior member

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    IMO Warby Parker's niche is more prescription stuff, where their pricing is highly competitive. While the sunglasses I had from them were good, I wouldn't say they're standouts in terms of quality for the price. If you're looking at mid-priced or lower-priced aviators, you should take a look at Randolph Engineering, American Optical, and Serengeti. All are good quality and will last as long as anything else if taken care of. RE and AO are more sturdy and basic in construction, whereas Serengeti is more comfortable and has better lens technology. I'm sure Maui Jim has some aviators, too, they're my go-to recommendation for quality for the price.
     
  5. bobbyz

    bobbyz Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. One of my considerations is unfortunately shipping to Canada pretty much ruins any pricing when it comes to those brands.

    i.e AO = $75 in shipping... (madness)
     
  6. Tsujigiri

    Tsujigiri Senior member

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    $75 to ship a tiny pair of sunglasses? That is insane. There are a lot of sellers offering them on ebay, though, I'd be surprised if none of them offered reasonable shipping to Canada.
     
  7. redbrick05

    redbrick05 New Member

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    Hi there,
    I'm looking for a pair of small prescription/Rx'able sunglasses.
    I have a very thin, oblong face (female) so finding a pair that fits me and isn't too big is difficult. I had a pair of Maui Jim Baby Beach but that too is slightly big on me. I am looking for frames less than 52mm; 50mm being optimal. I'd prefer square/navigator shapes. I was hoping that I could get some advice and suggestions here.


    Thank you.
     
  8. Tuco

    Tuco Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone ID these sunglasses? Couldn't find a really big picture, it's Will Arnett on vacation recently in Portofino.

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  9. sharkrunner

    sharkrunner Well-Known Member

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    this is my collection

    Oliver Peoples (X6)
    Barton Perreira
    Cutler and Gross (X2)
    Tom Ford
    RayBan
    Moscot (X2)

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  10. mr usneun

    mr usneun Senior member

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    perfect.

    could you ID each one?
     
  11. RegisDB9

    RegisDB9 Rico Suave

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    Being in places with sunshine year round....sunglasses are important to me. So far besides a couple others Cartier and Cutler & Gross remain the best for me

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    Cutler & Gross 0425 Cola/Honey Stripe
    Cartier Premiere Cognac
     
  12. sharkrunner

    sharkrunner Well-Known Member

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    which model do you prefer?
     
  13. thefastlife

    thefastlife Senior member

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    thinking of ordering the Persol 649...can anyone fill me in a bit more on the sunglasses.

    are the well made?

    what size to go with? i am thinking 54 as my head is large.

    tortoise or black?
     
  14. mr usneun

    mr usneun Senior member

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    Second one on the left and third one on the right.



    I had quite a bunch of 649s. I suggest you measure your favorite glasses (glass width and overall frame length) and compare it to a 649.
    Quality is all good, compareable to $200 glasses.
    Colorwise I would suggest tortoise, it is dark in lowlight but works with any other color. Black is just black, when the sun is shining, when it's raining... But that is my opinion.
     
  15. sharkrunner

    sharkrunner Well-Known Member

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    upper side, from left to right:

    Oliver Peoples Sheldrake Matte Sycamore
    Oliver Peoples Sheldrake Grey Indigo
    Oliver Peoples Sheldrake Brown textured
    Oliver Peoples Sheldrake Brown
    Oliver Peoples Sheldrake Cocobolo
    Oliver Peoples DBS
    Moscot Lemtosh Tortoise
    Moscot Lemtosh Blonde
    Barton Perreira Rainey Eroine Chic
    Tom Ford Oliver FT236 like wood
    Cutler and Gross 1085 premium
    Cutler and Gross 1085 premium
    RayBan
     
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  16. Tuco

    Tuco Well-Known Member

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    could these

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    be Selima Optique Rivington?

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  17. sharkrunner

    sharkrunner Well-Known Member

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    my new MASUNAGA ;) with Rodenstock lens

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  18. sharkrunner

    sharkrunner Well-Known Member

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    new entry here this week,

    Oliver Peoples Riley blonde (rx)
    Oliver Peoples Riley DTBM (rx) + CLIP ON g15 polar
    Garret Leight Milwood matte blonde


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  19. thefastlife

    thefastlife Senior member

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    damnit i've been looking for a pair of 649's
     
  20. GTR

    GTR Senior member

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    Luxottica overload. Oliver Peoples have become the Bose of eyewear.
     

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