Menswear: Glasses frames


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Sneakysbest
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1868 posts since 28/1/12

7 Jan 2019 17:55
Anyone recommend a good place to get lenses put in frames. Got a bargain on some han kjobenhavn frames with clip on sunnies and need my prescription put in. Thanks!
beardywierdy
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467 posts since 8/1/13

7 Jan 2019 18:01
Try specs by post
andymakesglasses
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20061 posts since 26/1/06

posted 7 Jan 2019 20:41, edited 7 Jan 2019 20:41
Contact Séamus at The Optical Workshop and say you know me from the internet.
Doogan
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325 posts since 13/4/14

posted 3 Feb 2019 19:27, edited 3 Feb 2019 19:27
Looking to buy a pair of Moscot Pat optical frames. They are £260 in-store. I had a quick look online but no luck. Does anyone know anywhere that sells any cheaper?
illwill
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3292 posts since 17/5/04

3 Feb 2019 19:51
Brexit has really fucked us getting any real discounts on optical stuff Cry

Used to always be able to save a decent chunk by getting direct from Italy.
Doogan
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325 posts since 13/4/14

3 Feb 2019 22:31
Reading about Cubitts on this thread and the Ampton looks decent. How do they compare to the likes of Moscot?
illwill
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3292 posts since 17/5/04

3 Feb 2019 22:46
Very good value compared to Moscot but all the models I've tried previously were built for pinheads for some reason.

This was a while ago so may have changed.
Anto
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3468 posts since 19/1/12

3 Feb 2019 22:58
I've just got a pair of Amptons, and also own a pair of Moscot Nebb; latter feels a bit sturdier but also heavier, while the Amptons are very lightweight and can barely feel them on even after hours.
Both very good imo, Moscot probably slightly better overall but price is higher. Cubitts are great value for money, can't complain at all, plus their service in store and packaging is great.

For reference, i'm a wide in Nebbs and a Large in Amptons
Doogan
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325 posts since 13/4/14

3 Feb 2019 23:04
Sounds like these are definitely worth a try before I get the Moscots. I was a 51 on the Moscots, so will go for a large in Cubitts.

I feel the pain on the pinhead comment. I never realised that I had a head like a juggernaught until I started wearing glasses.
andymakesglasses
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20061 posts since 26/1/06

4 Feb 2019 07:11
illwill wrote: Very good value compared to Moscot but all the models I've tried previously were built for pinheads for some reason.

This was a while ago so may have changed.

Over the past couple of years they've brought in large versions of a lot of their models so definitely not just for the peaheads.

The quality is great, proper pinned hinges which are becoming a rarity these days (and not seen much at this price).
Doogan
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325 posts since 13/4/14

4 Feb 2019 08:32
I've ordered 4 pairs to try. I tend to find it really hard to get pairs that fit and suit me, so fingers crossed.
Doogan
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325 posts since 13/4/14

6 Feb 2019 22:54
I tried on 4 pairs of Cubitts tonight and sadly think the Moscots look slightly better on. Damn! £410 vs £125. There's not a lot in it though.
Burt
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5094 posts since 3/1/10

6 Feb 2019 23:24
What's the deal with ordering frames to try, Doog? New to the glasses game and High Street options are proper shite.
Doogan
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325 posts since 13/4/14

6 Feb 2019 23:43
Pick 4 frames to try via Cubitts website and they'll send them out. Free returns.
Burt
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5094 posts since 3/1/10

7 Feb 2019 08:14
Nice one, ta.
illwill
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3292 posts since 17/5/04

posted 7 Feb 2019 09:04, edited 7 Feb 2019 09:04
Doogan wrote: I tried on 4 pairs of Cubitts tonight and sadly think the Moscots look slightly better on. Damn! £410 vs £125. There's not a lot in it though.

Moscot will pull your pants down on the glazing.

I paid for them to do mine and you can't fault the customer service or aftercare but it's just so much money.

Just buy the frames then send them to someone like https://www.reglaze-glasses-direct.com
Doogan
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325 posts since 13/4/14

7 Feb 2019 10:22
illwill wrote:
Doogan wrote: I tried on 4 pairs of Cubitts tonight and sadly think the Moscots look slightly better on. Damn! £410 vs £125. There's not a lot in it though.

Moscot will pull your pants down on the glazing.

I paid for them to do mine and you can't fault the customer service or aftercare but it's just so much money.

Just buy the frames then send them to someone like https://www.reglaze-glasses-direct.com

The local opticians quoted £260 for the frames and £150 for lenses.
illwill
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3292 posts since 17/5/04

7 Feb 2019 11:26
Ah OK I think I paid about the same at Moscot