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Re: Eyewear

Postby thatbiglake » Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:59 pm

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Re: Eyewear

Postby Bobbin.Threadbare » Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:53 pm

@thatbiglake half rim glasses are fucking great. I had a similar pair which smashed to smithereens and I miss them constantly.
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Re: Eyewear

Postby harmsalmon » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:58 pm

sub-$100 recs for cool round sunglasses? I've ordered 3 pairs now, all of which have looked huge on my tiny face. something that won't make me look like a lennon wannabe is preferable. fwiw I'd say the biggest lens size my face can do is ~45 mm so something smaller would be good
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Re: Eyewear

Postby Bobbin.Threadbare » Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:12 am

As much as I love specs, sunglasses are a constant hassle for me. I never know what the right thing to do is when I live in a country with only a few weeks of serious sunlight.

Prescription sunnies as pricey, so I usually get a pair glazed with transitions so they're dual purpose. Thats expensive too though, and I much prefer having clear lenses on the whole. Thankfully now we've designed our own I'm able to grab 'the dream' and have a pair of clips ons custom made. Hopefully they'll come in the next few weeks. By no means are clip ons cheap, but they're so much better for me than the alternatives.

In the meantime I have a pair of clears and katy got some transitions made up which look good because transitions never seem to go super dark.
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Re: Eyewear

Postby JewTurk » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:58 am

Got my Warby Parker testers. I'm leaning towards these ones I originally wanted (see: https://www.warbyparker.com/sunglasses/ ... lver-black). Will post pictures in the morning.

Though can anyone rec a good pair ~$150 or less that is similar to this shape? http://www.garrettleight.com/shop/hampton-sun/ w/barrels preferably, the linked pair would be idea but I don't have to cash right now and don't plan on dropping that much on sun glasses right now.
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Re: Eyewear

Postby jrisk » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:45 pm

not to try to grab the attention @jewturk but I tried some warby parkers recently too. I got a bunch of feedback but didn't end up choosing a pair because I was undecided but I'd like to hear what everyone thinks. Click for imgur album or just click through for embedded images below.

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Re: Eyewear

Postby breakadawn » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:31 pm

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New Costume National x JPLUS. Fuuuuuuck these are perfect
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Re: Eyewear

Postby Syeknom » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:16 pm

Tried on Margiela-Mykitas

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Also tried on the gold reflective ones which I thought would be ridiculous but looked so cool on me. Didn't get a picture of those sadly.

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Re: Eyewear

Postby bels » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:21 pm

Does anyone have any recommendations on lens cleaners? My specs get filthy and I never know what's best other than microfibre cloths. But sometimes they just smudge stuff around and I need something better. Any ideas?
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Re: Eyewear

Postby Bobbin.Threadbare » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:24 pm

I wash my glasses every morning with soap and water. Nothing better in my opinion. I even dry off with a normal towel and they're good almost all day. Make sure you get the nose pads and arms too and they'll stay on your face better too.

I have a microfibre cloth to hand most places but at some point you're just pushing grease around rather than actually cleaning.
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Re: Eyewear

Postby Syeknom » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:26 pm

Handsoap?

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Re: Eyewear

Postby vgtbls » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:27 pm

I just wipe them on my shirt and sigh loudly.

I tried on maybe 10-15 different sunglasses today and didn't like any of them. My face is pretty narrow. Should I get fat?
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Re: Eyewear

Postby bels » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:53 pm

Buy giant round reflective sunglasses. At some point the glasses become so overpowering it doesn't matter what your face looks like.
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Re: Eyewear

Postby Bobbin.Threadbare » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:31 pm

I know this place is saturated with STORY but spectacles are my bag so here's a post about how they're made:

http://www.storymfg.com/spitehouse-spectacles/
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Re: Eyewear

Postby bueno » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:40 pm

I've had the same pair of black ray ban wayfarers for five years now and every spring I look at other sunglasses to replace them with but never pull the trigger, and every summer I end up being more than happy with my wayfarers and don't think about it again until spring again.
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Re: Eyewear

Postby ptozzi » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:23 pm

Any suggestions for transparent round frames? Preferably around $150

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Re: Eyewear

Postby can- » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:32 pm

pretty sure he wears oliver peoples sheldrakes
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Re: Eyewear

Postby deadkitty » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:23 pm

they're the gregory peck ones iirc
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Re: Eyewear

Postby nevergreen » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:10 pm

eyeing these lad glasses on ssense for 30% off

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just not sure if i dig the color nor how well it'd work with my skin tone
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Re: Eyewear

Postby nevergreen » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:05 am

@charybdisnah i saw the picture before i saw who made them i think they're neat and i've been looking for a new pair of glasses for a little i wear contacts all the time but i want to try to find a cool pair. do you (or anyone) know any that are similar? i saw the oliver peoples gregory peck which look really alike (i actually like the transparency more, i think) but that's even more money than the lads
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Re: Eyewear

Postby sick boy » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:55 pm

My friend bought some pretty cool no name sunglasses

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Re: Eyewear

Postby pips » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:57 pm

This morning I washed my specs with soap and water, as per @Bobbin.Threadbare's advice. I used dish soap. The glasses came out sparkling, I couldn't believe it. And they did stay on for longer on my face than when I just merely wiped them with my shirt. 10/10 would recommend.
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Re: Eyewear

Postby silvaeri » Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:40 pm

I've never really worn sunglasses (because I wear normal glasses and never had the money to invest in prescription sunglasses) but being outdoors a ton this summer has made me start thinking about a pair.

Does anyone know how getting prescription sunglasses works say for like Ray Band or some other frames? I'd much rather find a frame I like than just going with some sunglass frame that I could get at my eye doctors place?
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Re: Eyewear

Postby ballast » Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:43 pm

if you bring your prescription to a glasses store (is this the right term for it? sounds weird), they can usually fit the frames with prescription lenses.

alternatively, if you already have a frame at hand, i believe most stores will set them with new lenses for a cost.
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Re: Eyewear

Postby sauce » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:07 pm

so if i bought a pair of eyeglasses online (ie those lad ones @nevergreen posted) i could go to a 'glasses store' to get lenses for them?
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Re: Eyewear

Postby Bobbin.Threadbare » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:13 pm

Uhhhhhh not all opticians actually glaze specs so you need to find one that does otherwise you're just paying a middleman. With optical sun lenses you're not likely to get SUPER dark lenses.
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Re: Eyewear

Postby vatfreewellies » Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:47 pm

I just picked up a pair of Carrera CA6197:

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They looked redonkulous with my prescription so I had to get the lenses super slimmed down.
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Re: Eyewear

Postby breakadawn » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:03 pm

New Mykita chaps, a collaboration with Bernhard Willhelm.

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Really like the octagonal frames.

Edit: Don't know how I fucked up there, the second style also comes in blue/gold and black
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Re: Eyewear

Postby breakadawn » Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:30 pm

I'm gonna need new shades to replace my old wayfarers soon and wanna go for something more challenging. I was looking at Han Kjøbenhavn Docs today and they're surprisingly cheap, 1000dkk is only about £100! Does anyone have any experience with them? I know that they started out making eyewear so I'd expect them to be pretty nice, definitely have to try them on beforehand though, they're an unorthodox shape.
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Re: Eyewear

Postby bels » Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:05 am

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