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Sunglasses NOT owned by Luxottica

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by underwood, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. underwood

    underwood Active Member

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    Hello all, I'm in the market for some new sunglasses after the lenses on both pairs of my polarized Ray-Bans have cracked. I work/live in Bermuda and work a lot on boats, diving a lot and so need some sturdy polarized glasses. The thing is, there's something that just bothers me about the fact that Luxottica owns practically everything. I enjoyed my Ray Bans, and I really like the look of Persols. Yeah, they're quality glasses, but I'd just like something not technically owned by such a giant company. I'm sure I'm not alone in this. I still might get some Persols if it comes down to it, but I was just wondering if any of you knew off the top of your head some good brands that Luxottica doesn't have control of. I think they even own Maui Jim now. I did some googling, but couldn't find a whole lot out. Thank you! - Andrew
     
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  3. GSaavedra

    GSaavedra Member

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    Randolph Engineering has some nice classic aviation-inspired frames. Made & designed in the USA.
     
  4. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Senior member

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    i have a question: what sunglasses actually give you quality for the money/
     
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  5. Vaio

    Vaio Senior member

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    I think costco?
     
  6. kiya

    kiya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Mykita
    Derome Berrener
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  7. feliks

    feliks Well-Known Member

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    weird request

    e: could you expand on why exactly this bothers you?
     
  8. narm60

    narm60 Well-Known Member

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    FAIK Maui Jim is still independent. They have particularly good lenses
     
  9. Regal

    Regal Well-Known Member

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    Randolph Engineering has some nice classic aviation-inspired frames. Made & designed in the USA.

    Yep. Same goes for American Optical.

    Both are made in the USA; super affordable (~$30-60); and have a variety of frame colors, lens colors, lens materials, etc.

    The problem with these brands is that neither has a decent website where you can view all the configurations. For example, if you want some American Optical original aviators with, say, gold frames and amber lenses, you can't see them unless you order them.
     
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  10. dwyhajlo

    dwyhajlo Senior member

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    Mykita was mentioned above. They're good, I like them.
     
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  12. cb_32

    cb_32 Senior member

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    Maui Jim
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  13. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    Oliver peoples and mosly tribes are owned by luxotica
     
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  14. cb_32

    cb_32 Senior member

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    Oliver peoples and mosly tribes are owned by luxotica

    yeah i just finished double checking, what a shame.
     
  15. narm60

    narm60 Well-Known Member

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    Serengeti (who also make very nice lenses)
     
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  16. blake

    blake Senior member

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    good luck with this. they own everything. it is a true monopoly.
     
  17. cb_32

    cb_32 Senior member

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    Serengeti (who also make very nice lenses)

    oh yeah this company as well, their designs arent the best but they are a good alternative to others
     
  18. Biggie_Robs

    Biggie_Robs Senior member

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    Randolph Engineering has some nice classic aviation-inspired frames. Made & designed in the USA.

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  19. scb

    scb Senior member

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    not sure who owns them, but my Barton Perreira Oddyseys are the best sunglasses i've ever owned
     
  20. DenimDan

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    Maui Jim
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    Quoted for Super - awesome quality optics and frames to boot. I have a pair of the flat tops and absolutely love them!
     

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