Menswear: Glasses frames


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berk
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2117 posts since 24/3/08

25 Feb 2014 16:57
good if you have a pea head just sent 4 pairs back Sad

ginge do they do bigger sizes for the larger craniumed fellow
morning mist
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3141 posts since 29/5/05

25 Feb 2014 17:37
andymakesglasses
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20230 posts since 26/1/06

25 Feb 2014 17:48
There are new bighead versions of several of the models in the pipeline, should be available later in the year.
berk
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2117 posts since 24/3/08

25 Feb 2014 18:11
cheers ginge let me know when the xxl nappers are available
illwill
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3721 posts since 17/5/04

posted 2 Mar 2014 16:07, edited 2 Mar 2014 16:07
Like a twat i got shitfaced and passed out in my new Oliver Peoples. Now they just fall off my face.

I guess the arms must have been bent out wider or something.

Can anything be done to rectify?
eazypz
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3020 posts since 16/4/10

3 Mar 2014 18:52
Optician should be able to bend them back if that the case.
Corbs
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24 posts since 8/4/11

3 Mar 2014 21:35
+1 for Cubitts. The quality was a lot better than I was expecting for £100.

I almost bought a pair of Ampton frames made from water buffalo horn but couldn't face dropping £300 on a secondary pair. Look amazing though.


Master
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2837 posts since 1/10/03

3 Mar 2014 22:03
love those.

On the Cubitts note, personally thought they weren't as good as others made it.
cruk
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54 posts since 6/3/11

4 Mar 2014 14:40
Could someone recommend me a store either in London or Amsterdam (or the Hague) for a nice selection of frames? I am looking for a new pair of prescriptions glasses after losing my Tom Ford Cary a couple of weeks ago. Need a pair to fit an asian nose.
shego
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1558 posts since 11/12/07

29 Mar 2014 15:55
Just got a test done, eyes got even worse in less than 18months. -.75 worse in one and -.5 in the other. and a slight astigmatism? is that sort of deterioration common?

Annoying as I just wanted to buy more contacts. But how does it work, do I now need to go for one of those lense appointments where it's as bad as a session with a car sales person?
andymakesglasses
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20230 posts since 26/1/06

31 Mar 2014 13:26
How old are you? That doesn't sound like huge changes to me.

Where are you currently getting your contact lenses from, and how do you get them? They may be able to change your previous order upon seeing a copy of your new prescription without needing a new contact lens test.
swiftus
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813 posts since 1/7/09

31 Mar 2014 16:06
Andy, what do you think of William Morris and C.W. Dixey as glasses manufacturers (i.e. build quality / value)?
shego
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1558 posts since 11/12/07

31 Mar 2014 16:07
andymakesglasses wrote: How old are you? That doesn't sound like huge changes to me.

Where are you currently getting your contact lenses from, and how do you get them? They may be able to change your previous order upon seeing a copy of your new prescription without needing a new contact lens test.

26. I've had no changes in 5 years previous - so I guess it was always inevitable.

Order online, getlenses?
andymakesglasses
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20230 posts since 26/1/06

31 Mar 2014 16:35
swiftus wrote: Andy, what do you think of William Morris and C.W. Dixey as glasses manufacturers (i.e. build quality / value)?

C.W. Dixey are very good quality, handmade in France. Incidentally the designer is not ginger.

William Morris are alright, not amazing quality but not bad either.

Shego you should just be able to scan and send your new prescription to getlenses.
swiftus
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813 posts since 1/7/09

31 Mar 2014 17:25
andymakesglasses wrote:
swiftus wrote: Andy, what do you think of William Morris and C.W. Dixey as glasses manufacturers (i.e. build quality / value)?

C.W. Dixey are very good quality, handmade in France. Incidentally the designer is not ginger.

William Morris are alright, not amazing quality but not bad either.

Shego you should just be able to scan and send your new prescription to getlenses.

Thanks Andy. Are there other brands similar to Dixey (i.e. quite classical style, handmade, etc)?
andymakesglasses
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20230 posts since 26/1/06

31 Mar 2014 21:45
Not all of these are handmade but they're all quite classical in style:

Lunor, LGR, Garrett Leight, Lesca Lunetier, François Pinton, Lafont, Claire Goldsmith, Tom Davies and Hackett Bespoke.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

31 Mar 2014 22:27
Buy tom ford frames from ross. They are the bollocks.
andymakesglasses
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20230 posts since 26/1/06

31 Mar 2014 22:39
Did they pass the pub test? Eye-wink
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

31 Mar 2014 23:28
Nope. Oops
bigbossman
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2 posts since 3/4/14

3 Apr 2014 20:28
Just got my pair from Archibald Optics and I have to write about these guys. Had Cuttler & Gross as my last frames and Oliver Peoples before those…these guys are absolute game changers. Home Trial thing was amazing, frames are absolutely not what you expect from an online glasses store and the best part is the price. They are made in Japan and probably the best glasses I have ever owned!