Menswear: Glasses frames


velvetant
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80 posts since 5/1/09

posted 10 Jan 2009 01:08, edited 10 Jan 2009 01:08
Im on the look out for some new frames (only need them for shortsightedness and use them rarely but still).
Anybody have any suggestions? I might cop some vintage ones but perhaps something of interest might come
of making this thread….


andymakesglasses wrote: The following is a list of reputable eyewear shops:

Giarre - in Italy but ship worldwide
Otticanet - in Italy but ship worldwide
Eyeshop - in France but ship worldwide
The Bunker Online - in USA but ship worldwide
Spec Superstore
Select Specs
Direct Sunglasses
Brosgill Opticians
Sunglasses Giant - in USA but ship worldwide
United Shades - in Italy but ship worldwide
LeeLeeLunettes - in USA but ship worldwide
Sunglass Studio
London Eyewear
Sunglass-Elite
Cool Frames - in USA but ship worldwide

Retro and vintage

Kings of Past - in Canada but ship worldwide
Retrospecs
Klasik
Vintage Sunglasses Shop - in Germany but ship worldwide
Loveiwear
Allyn Scura - in USA but ship worldwide
Eyeglass Boy
Solakzade - in Japan but ship worldwide

Sites that allow you to "try glasses online"

FramesDirect
Glasses2You
GlassesDirect
Vision Express

Companies that reglaze frames

The Optical Workshop
Ciliary Blue
DirectSight
Glasses Direct
Reglaze Glasses 4U
Spex4Less
eyewearglasses
SelectSpecs

gojira.
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4624 posts since 3/5/05

10 Jan 2009 01:11
PM Andy
Dee
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11230 posts since 22/11/07

10 Jan 2009 06:56
A couple of links that Andy passed on to me a while back….

www.vintage-sunglasses-shop.com

www.davidclulow.com

www.eye-company.co.uk

I ended up with IC Berlins which are a very nice low profile/slim frame, although the lenses were never right from the start.

I recently paid visit to these:

http://www.20-20.co.uk/stores.asp

Some nice designer frames on offer.
bendigits
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197 posts since 23/12/06

10 Jan 2009 10:05
If you are after some vintage/retro looking numbers then these guys are great,

http://www.shuron.com/

Somebody was knocking some of there stuff out on Ebay but if not then loads of US suppliers will ship them over.
Murakami
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13307 posts since 9/5/05

10 Jan 2009 10:25
I dealt with shuron direct via the website , bloody amazing service Cool
velvetant
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80 posts since 5/1/09

10 Jan 2009 12:35
^ Thanks to all. Although this thread was moved to the appropriate section, at least nobody
tried to ridicule. That is the kind of thing which would happened over at superfuture, which i've been
a member since 2003 and which i've now become tiered of—mainly the attitude over there—completely.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

10 Jan 2009 15:19
welcome and just stay here mucker, its the place to be.
JimDuggan
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11 posts since 9/1/09

11 Jan 2009 01:47
Noble Locks wrote: welcome and just stay here mucker, its the place to be.

Thanks matey!

Wo-hooooooo!
velvetant
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80 posts since 5/1/09

12 Jan 2009 18:27
Keep the suggestions coming. They don't have to be vintage.
2925mark
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2000 posts since 18/10/07

12 Jan 2009 18:33
Anyway of getting hold of Effector frames outside of Japan?
velvetant
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80 posts since 5/1/09

12 Jan 2009 19:13
Effector? You have any links/info?
And yes, getting them out of Japan > Use a proxy buying service.

Edit: Now thinking about it, didnt't effector do a collab with Nbhd
on a pair of frames?
2925mark
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2000 posts since 18/10/07

12 Jan 2009 19:48
velvetant wrote: Effector? You have any links/info?
And yes, getting them out of Japan > Use a proxy buying service.

Edit: Now thinking about it, didnt't effector do a collab with Nbhd
on a pair of frames?

Here's Cradle.jp… don't think they ship overseas so…
Effector have done NBHD collabs, yeah… some really nice frames on here:

http://www.cradle.ne.jp/originalbrand.html
velvetant
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80 posts since 5/1/09

12 Jan 2009 20:29
Thanks^
Murakami
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13307 posts since 9/5/05

12 Jan 2009 20:41
Milspex wears effectors as I remember
velvetant
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80 posts since 5/1/09

12 Jan 2009 22:20
Im a little reluctant about solid black frames, though the effectors do look nice.
*personal dilemma > to black frame or not too black frame*
jimm
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1558 posts since 22/11/04

13 Jan 2009 19:31
Does anyone know any London stockists of LA Eyeworks?
phelen
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6419 posts since 16/8/06

13 Jan 2009 19:42
I owned a pair of Effectors and they're nice but I wished I could have tried the Fuzz-s on before buying, ended up selling for another pair.
velvetant
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80 posts since 5/1/09

13 Jan 2009 21:20
^ Why did you sell? What was he replacement pair?
phelen
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6419 posts since 16/8/06

13 Jan 2009 21:24
Another pair of Effectors but more a squarish frame, can't remember the name. However, you are buying for the hype behind Effectors because they're just another thick pair of black frames except with the connotations behind them.
andymakesglasses
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20230 posts since 26/1/06

14 Jan 2009 06:09
jimm wrote: Does anyone know any London stockists of LA Eyeworks?

The Eye Company
159 Wardour Street, Soho
London W1F 8WH
0207 4340988
http://www.eye-company.co.uk

Optix at Broadgate
2 Exchange Arcade, 175 Bishopsgate
London EC2M 3WA
0207 6280330
http://www.optixuk.com

Panoptica
150 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill
London N10 3SA
0208 4449008
http://www.panoptica.co.uk

I would approach them in that order, I think The Eye Company will probably have the best range.