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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #900 on: March 13, 2019, 11:54:59 am »
The Jacques Marie Mage rep was in Melbourne this morning, and I got to try a few pairs on. By a few, I mean all the glasses in the world!

This is a new style, the Ascarii. They also resemble Carl Fredricksen's spectacles in Up...

"Ascarii"

The Quattro is a cool style, though they're sold as sunglasses. This is a pair with the lenses pushed out.

"Quattro"

I like this style, the Ringo, unfortunately the orange version is (mostly) sold out. However, an optician's in Manchester has a pair in stock...

"Ringo"

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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #901 on: March 13, 2019, 03:11:34 pm »
The orange ones are definitely better.  Much more you. 

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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #902 on: March 14, 2019, 03:31:46 am »
They're good, but the only two pairs I've found are rather expensive. :(

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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #903 on: March 20, 2019, 08:57:35 pm »
So my venerable Ray Bans died today after 12 years of distinguished service.  Now I'm searching for replacements.  I am not excited about the search, which is made harder by the fact that I have the same size head as an average 10 year old.

Still looking? I may be able to help! I have a similar problem, and I found some great frames. I just started wearing glasses last year when my vision decided to take a giant shit.
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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #904 on: March 21, 2019, 01:33:44 am »
I already purchased some, but I'm curious about your suggestions, @seawolf.  I don't love mine, so I'm open to alternatives.

On a side note, we were traveling last week and I ended up buying a cheapo pair to keep from going snowblind.  While shopping, my wife keep handing me pairs from the children's section.  An embarrassing number fit pretty well.

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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #905 on: March 21, 2019, 01:38:39 am »
@Chris , you definitely need to check out https://davidkind.com

They have frames for smaller faces, and will help pick pairs that look best on you. You pick 3, and their stylist picks 3 for home try-on, and they get mailed to you. I ended up not liking the ones I picked out, and bought two that the stylist picked out. Great customer service, high quality frames and lenses. They even did two doctor remakes for me because my prescription is so whacky that it took several tries to get it right. Highly recommended.
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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #906 on: March 22, 2019, 01:58:02 am »
I have always loved Persol, so finally ended up with more than sunglasses from them.
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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #907 on: April 02, 2019, 09:14:43 am »
I dropped by an opticians in Melbourne this afternoon, as my girlfriend wanted to get her contact lenses checked out, and they had a rep in from Mr Leight. They're a high-end brand by the people behind Garrett Leight.

"Mr Leight Glasses"

The frames I tried on were Japanese made, and reminded me a bit of some of the Jacques Marie Mage styles, but with thinner wire. The price point is around $1000 in Australia, about $700 US.

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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #908 on: August 16, 2019, 08:15:25 pm »
Lunor folding glasses...

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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #909 on: March 09, 2020, 08:49:45 am »
I was in Melbourne at the weekend, and the optician had a few new pairs by Kuboraum in stock.

These silver ones are quite good.

"Kuboraum Silver"

But I was joking that I'd get this black and gold pair with transition lenses that turned black and mirrored gold. The optician thought that was a good idea...

"Kuboraum Black and Gold"

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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #910 on: June 29, 2020, 06:57:41 pm »
Who makes good sunglasses with clear acetate frames? I've always liked clear acetate frames and I just watched "Ford v Ferrari" yesterday on the plane (great flick!). In the movie, Matt Damon apparently wears Good See - Entourage of 7 glasses and they're very nice looking (and very expensive):
https://www.goodseeco.com/products/entourage-of-7-beacon#
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I also like the French Arpenteur sunglasses, which are a lot cheaper:
https://www.arpenteur.fr/store/en/p185-lunettes-mod-01-crystal-arpenteur
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What are good other options? Need to be easy to ship to the US...

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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #911 on: June 29, 2020, 08:17:36 pm »
I'm sure Moscot makes some of their stuff in clear frames. I've always been happy with my eyeglasses and sunglasses from them.

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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #912 on: June 29, 2020, 09:35:43 pm »
I have some clear Garrett Leight frames that fit me well.

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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #913 on: July 18, 2020, 08:13:40 pm »
Can someone let me know some brands that make quality sunglasses? I'm not looking to spend a fortune, but I was just hoping to figure out who makes some quality nicely made sunglasses.

I usually come to the iron heart forum for brand recommendations because everyone here seems to appreciate well made stuff

Thanks

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Re: Eyeglasses / Sunglasses Discussion
« Reply #914 on: July 18, 2020, 10:32:16 pm »
Can someone let me know some brands that make quality sunglasses? I'm not looking to spend a fortune, but I was just hoping to figure out who makes some quality nicely made sunglasses.

I usually come to the iron heart forum for brand recommendations because everyone here seems to appreciate well made stuff

It depends what you're looking for. Maui Jim is widely acknowledge to have some of the best lenses in the industry. Salt Optics seems to be some of the best value in the luxury segment.