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Sunglasses

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Brian SD, Aug 19, 2004.

  1. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    I'm looking around for sunglasses, too. Can someone explain what Persols are about? Are they like the Italian version of Ray-bans? i.e. classic, distinctive styling, versatile...
    Pretty much. I like a lot of the Persol designs, and they are relatively well made for what they are (LVMH sunglasses, which includes a lot of "overpriced designer lines") - they have decent glass lenses and are available with polarized lenses as well.

    Joel, you're sure getting around on the sunglasses threads...
     
  2. Sartorian

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    Pretty much. I like a lot of the Persol designs, and they are relatively well made for what they are (LVMH sunglasses, which includes a lot of "overpriced designer lines") - they have decent glass lenses and are available with polarized lenses as well.

    Joel, you're sure getting around on the sunglasses threads...


    What's 'LVMH'?

    Think I might get some.
     
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    I like a lot of the Persol designs, and they are relatively well made for what they are (LVMH sunglasses.

    Persol is in the Luxottica stable.
     
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    Sorry, you're right, for some reason I was thinking they were part of the same group but I guess not. Anyway, Luxottica does make a bunch of different designer brands to varying levels of quality, and Persol is IMO one of the better ones.
     
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    Luxottica does make a bunch of different designer brands to varying levels of quality, and Persol is IMO one of the better ones.

    I agree. I've been wearing Persol forever and was anticipating a change in quality and/or price with the Luxottica acquisition. Ten years later, the quality is as good as ever and the price-point is actually lower than when Persol was an independent.
     
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    I like my Mykita sunglasses. The quality is amazing and they are extremely light and comfortable. The temples fit perfectly no matter how big your head is due to the design. Its not tight like some companies for certain heads.
     
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    I have the opposite problem. Most sunglasses are way to big and wide for me. 95% of all sunglasses are too big!
     
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    i have ray-ban sunglasses. try the Rx frames.
     
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    I have the opposite problem. Most sunglasses are way to big and wide for me. 95% of all sunglasses are too big!

    Mykita are built in a way where they fit pretty much everyone well. The temples and hinges are designed that they sort of bent to fit the persons head...nothingl like ive seen before..very well made
     
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    I just bought a pair of Persols, based in part on input from this site. I've been wearing Oakleys for a while and wanted something more classic and less sporty looking for everyday wear. I really like them, but have one issue with them: After wearing Oakleys, the Persols, with their glass lenses, feel heavy. I think with proper adjustment, they'll be fine, but it's taken a little getting used to.
     
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    Which model Persol did you get? I've been lusting after them for awhile.
     
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    For anybody interested in the best functionality, I recommend Lej Eyewear, I recently bought a pair of these for fishing and I wear them while biking, playing golf, anything I do that is outside. They're super lightweight, keep sweat out of your face, and block the sun better than any other competitive brand!

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    I wound up buying the James Bond model that others were talking about on here. I have high cheek bones and have trouble finding glasses that don't sit on my cheeks (I love classic aviators, but can't wear them for that reason). That particular model fit like a champ when I tried them on at Sunglass Hut. I ordered them here:

    http://www.framesdirect.com/framesfp...lcsamg/lb.html
     
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    I just bought a pair of Persols, based in part on input from this site. I've been wearing Oakleys for a while and wanted something more classic and less sporty looking for everyday wear. I really like them, but have one issue with them: After wearing Oakleys, the Persols, with their glass lenses, feel heavy. I think with proper adjustment, they'll be fine, but it's taken a little getting used to.

    I've done almost exactly the same. I wore Oakley wires in high school. After college and starting my career I wanted more "mature" sunglasses. I purchased the Bonds Persols based on forum suggestions and trying them on multiple times in store. I purchased them at FramesDirect, but remember to use the forum link at the top of the screen instead of the direct link in order to support the forum.

    I'm still semi-undecided about the Bonds Persols (I've worn them twice aside from trying them on in store). Sometimes I love them and other times I don't. I guess thats the way I am will all my clothes though. Being 1/2 asian I also have high cheek bones and a smaller nose bridge. Like you, I'm having to get used to the heavier frame compared to wire sunglasses and my VERY light Mykita glasses.
     

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