Menswear: Glasses frames


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Dreep
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1434 posts since 29/7/08

7 Jun 2020 07:44
andy for those glasses I've bought up above, can i just buy any old nose thing, lost mine during my seizure or something, no clue if i need anything special. cheers for any help.
andymakesglasses
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20406 posts since 26/1/06

7 Jun 2020 09:15
Generic ones should fit but you need to make sure you get the right type. I can't see from your photo whether they're screw in ones (there'll be a small hole for a screw through the side of the metal terminal) or push in ones (no screw hole).

This site goes into that in more detail: https://www.thesunglassfix.com/uk/nose-pads (and has an option to enter your model number to double check).
Dreep
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1434 posts since 29/7/08

posted 7 Jun 2020 09:20, edited 7 Jun 2020 09:20
there's both screw and push in, so any should do?
was gonna go to local spec shop but fuck it.
ti'll just spend a quid on ebay n hope, cheers anyway.
andymakesglasses
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20406 posts since 26/1/06

7 Jun 2020 09:53
If there's a screw hole then you'll need the screw in ones. The push in ones have a different fitting and will fall out.
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

14 Jun 2020 06:13
thinking of upgrading my GDC goldies with Saville Rowe Roundeyes:

https://savileroweyewear.com/retailshop/round

Are they as reputable as they appear to be? Any 1st hand knowledge here?
timmbo
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3435 posts since 9/2/10

12 Jul 2020 20:45
Where can I buy Hakusan Megane frames online? I see one US-based retailer, but nothing in Japan or elsewhere.
nothingelseworked
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3551 posts since 21/2/10

3 Aug 2020 13:03
Best place online to get glasses reglazed?

I'm assuming whatever place I send it to can get the PD measurement from the current lenses, right?
andymakesglasses
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20406 posts since 26/1/06

4 Aug 2020 08:12
Not necessarily and better not to in case they were wrongly-glazed in the first place. Using a ruler in a mirror (or getting someone else to measure) should be accurate enough.

There are some links to companies that reglaze in the top post (click "Show original post"). Séamus at The Optical Workshop will see you right (tell him Andy from the internet sent you).
sssssteven
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43 posts since 14/3/19

8 Sep 2020 16:03
Liking the look of some of these Dandy's frames on Self Edge. Shite brand name though — and thats coming from an Aberdeen fan…

https://www.selfedge.com/dandys
jacko198
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393 posts since 23/10/09

8 Sep 2020 19:55
Im due some new glasses, haven't had any for a while now. I would normally just go for a couple of pairs from Ollie Quinn or Bailey Nelson, £99 with lenses, doesn't matter if they get broken and can have a few different styles.

Any recommendations for anywhere else that could be a little more expensive but not £3/400 odd? Interested to see what else is out there.
andymakesglasses
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20406 posts since 26/1/06

posted 8 Sep 2020 20:27, edited 8 Sep 2020 20:27
Cubitts at £125? You basically won't get better quality than Cubitts at that price.

Or did you mean more expensive than that?
sssssteven
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43 posts since 14/3/19

8 Sep 2020 21:26
andymakesglasses wrote: Cubitts at £125? You basically won't get better quality than Cubitts at that price.

Or did you mean more expensive than that?

I keep coming back to Cubitts for specs. Great price with lenses, great build quality and material for the price. I always end up breaking frames when I'm mashed and I can live with it happening to Cubitts frames as the outlay is minimal. Good customer service too if you want frames repaired (although for their repair fee you are better of just buying a new set of frames from them — think its about £75 to repair [dependent on how badly you've fucked them])

Wouldn't trust myself with expensive frames but I do like to look at them
jacko198
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393 posts since 23/10/09

9 Sep 2020 20:49
Cubbits is a good shout, dont know how I forgot about them.

Will have to pop in to a store.

What are peoples thoughts about ordering online? Prescription and PD are fine to give over, but getting them fitted once they are done (heated up and moved around a-bit round the ears etc) is impossible at home is it not?
Byte
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2970 posts since 16/6/10

9 Sep 2020 20:56
Most high street opticians would do small adjustments on acetate frames.
youngkamio
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17 posts since 27/6/14

10 Sep 2020 15:48
Got a pair of Maybach The Artist III rimless optical frames in caramel buffalo horn. Very well made indeed as you would expect from the brand/price. One of the more discreet frames they make. Made in Germany licensed to IVKO (who also make Hoffman).

Got a thing for rimless frames these days as a) they can easily be updated with any shape lenses as fashions change, and b) they don't need trying on and I usually buy online because there's not many high end options in my area.

Andy or others- any other brands you recommend for top quality rimless frames? I know the usual suspects 'Silhouette, Starck, Tom Davies, Mykita, Lindberg, Gold & Wood'. The Chopard and Zilli rimless are nice and especially the wood or carbon fibre Chopards are good for the price. I already have several Cartier's and a pair of Tag Heuer's. My eyes are currently on the Matsuda M9001 in sterling silver.
andymakesglasses
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20406 posts since 26/1/06

10 Sep 2020 17:06
Götti have some decent rimless frames.
youngkamio
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17 posts since 27/6/14

11 Sep 2020 08:36
cheers, the Gotti Perspective frames look good. Not many dealers around in the UK though