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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by FCS, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    If you have a Marshalls near your house, pay them a visit.

    Last week, the location by me (and I'd assume most carry the same stock) had a bin full of Gucci [6 or 7 styles], D&G [2 styles], Diesel [3 styles], Hugo Boss [1 style] and some others for $29.99 a pair. They also had Michael Kors [3-4 styles, two were unisex] for $7.99 a pair. I can't vouch for the quality, but when you are able to get top-name sunglasses, some of which retail for $250+, you are getting a heck of a deal.
     


  2. TimelessRider

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    Thanks for the tip. I could get a whole bunch of those for the price of an MJ or OP. [​IMG]
     


  3. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Exactly. At 60-85% off the retail price, they were an awesome deal. I am kicking myself for not picking up a pair, maybe I'll stop back tomorrow. Oh, there was this pair I liked, but I don't know if they were too out there...They were made by Gucci, and I thought they looked cool. What do you all think? [​IMG]
     


  4. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    I suggest Alain Mikli, Oliver Peoples, and Dior Homme.

    Personally I also like Alexander McQueen, and vintage Gaultier from the 80's. But the latter are somewhat pricey.

    However I also have a penchant for retro like Viktor&Rolf/YSL type thick black frames.

    Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche has some pleasing frames. Those white ones are rather nice.

    White is very in this season along with pastels.
     


  5. retronotmetro

    retronotmetro Senior member

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    Maui Jim has about the best quality polarized lenses I've tried. I just got a pair that are noticeably better than the Oakley polarized sunglasses I had been using previously. I'd say Oaklyes are good, Maui Jim is better. One thing to watch is that the coatings on Oakleys are extremely scratch-prone compared to many other brands, including the Maui Jim glass lenses--I haven't tried their polycarbonate ones.

    Luxottica Group (which owns LensCrafters and Sunglass Hut) and has bought many well-known sunglass brands (e.g., Ray-Ban, Revo, Persol), and is the licensee for fashion names like Chanel, Ferragamo, Bulgari, Prada, Versace and others. This means the lenses for most of these sunglass brands are coming from the same channels, and none of them IMHO are equal to Maui Jim or even Oakley.
     


  6. Bradford

    Bradford Current Events Moderator

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    After my 10-month old son somehow got hold of my Ray-Bans (Highstreet Metals with the black frames), I was looking for something stylish and cheap.

    I recently purchased a pair of Tommy Bahama sunglasses at Nordstrom Rack for about $30. Good price and good selection. I would recommend looking there.

    Bradford
     


  7. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    Sunglasses -- where fashion meets technology.

    Just do yourself a favor and think strategically about picking out frame shapes and colors that complement your face. I think a lot of people just go for the coolest looking high tech wraparounds they can find, without thinking about whether their lenses ought to be squarish or oval, frames brown or silver, etc..

    M#4
     


  8. j

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    Thanks for the tip. Â I could get a whole bunch of those for the price of an MJ or OP. Â [​IMG]
    Exactly. Â At 60-85% off the retail price, they were an awesome deal. Â I am kicking myself for not picking up a pair, maybe I'll stop back tomorrow. Oh, there was this pair I liked, but I don't know if they were too out there...They were made by Gucci, and I thought they looked cool. Â What do you all think? [​IMG]
    Too out there.. no way. I think they're pretty cool. They are a lot like a pair of Guccis I had in black which unfortunately were lost in an 'incident'. However, Guccis are not made extremely well, so don't look for performance proportional to price. For similar styles (to the more classic Gucci ones) check Persol- same price range, glass polarized lenses, good hinge system, etc. I have a pair of Persols I really like that replaced those Guccis. Also Ray Ban wireframes for driving in.. gotta keep that side view clear with the psycho drivers around here.
     


  9. VMan

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    As far as quality vs. price ratio, the White-Framed Gucci's were only $30 at Marshalls, so if they last me a year or two I'd be happy. I'm going to swing by tonight in hopes that they are still there.
     


  10. Mike C.

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    Gucci's are far the worst quality/price ratio. An old roomate of mine bought a pair and they literally fell apart in a few months. They seem to be made of cheap plastic.

    Coincidentally, at the same time I bought a pair of Emporio Armani shades that are still in heavy use till this day (2 years later) and show no signs of aging, despite being dropped numerous times.
     


  11. Nick M

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    DEVO. But then again, I don't know what you look like, so maybe you can carry it off - I know I couldn't.
     


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    i would suggest versace's, valentino's or fendi's. i'm still currently wearing my ysl's though.
    gucci's are poorly made but i still want a pair from the ss04 collection.
     


  13. TimelessRider

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    You got that right. I remember as a teenager wearing a pair of Aviators and thinking I was the coolest kid in school. It wasn't till years later that I realized that people with round faces shouldn't wear Aviators. Maui Jim's website has a useful lens by face-shape guide. On polycarbonate vs glass, I think I'm liking glass lenses more. They may be a it heavier but I think glass has superior clarity to plastic.
     


  14. JFK

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    The best sunglasses I've ever owned, by far: Serengeti (and no, those are not Serengetis in the picture over there...) - they list for ~ $150 (USD) and up, but you can find them discounted on lots of sites; in fact, I just snagged a pair for $30 on ebay.
     


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    I have had good luck with Persols. Â The prospect of even higher lense quality has piqued my interest in Maui Jim. I have purchased several pair of Persols from www.go-optic.com, the prices and service are good. Teo
     


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