Menswear: Glasses frames

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hakkajai avatar

146 posts since 14/11/10

14 Apr 2016 18:03
Sneakysbest wrote: anyone give me a hand understanding my prescription? Had an eye test as my last pair of glasses were useless. Went to specsavers as they had a free eye test promotion, but the fat cow got proper arsey when I asked for my full prescription, and so the one she's given reads as:

R -1.25
L -1.00 -0.50 100

thats literally all thats on there, do I need any other values, and does the fact theres not a CYL or AXIS for my right eye mean its just the same as my left? Or is it incomplete?

Cheers in advance

Thats a complete prescription, your right eye only has a sphere no cylinder or axis.
DuffMan avatar

14375 posts since 21/2/07

15 Apr 2016 09:09
She hasn't included your pupillary distance, though almost noone will even if you directly ask for it.
TIMDOT avatar

867 posts since 6/8/14

3 Sep 2016 03:45

From Apocalypse Now. The small 'box' is interesting. Can I get an ID?
MLI avatar

5173 posts since 6/10/09

3 Sep 2016 04:44
Looking for high quality large gold round frames. My GDCs are cheapo, aren't built or finished that well, perfect shape though.
andymakesglasses avatar

20380 posts since 26/1/06

3 Sep 2016 09:23
TIMDOT - they have a look of Dunhill or Rodenstock, or they might be American Optical. All three of those produced glasses in that general style. Try looking on Etsy or vintage eyewear sites.

MLI - do you want completely round? There are loads of companies producing panto shapes at the moment. Panto is just off round, for example the P3 is where the lens is 3mm wider than it is deep. Have a look at Cubitts Bingfield, Garrett Leight Wilson M, Savile Row Round Eye and Panto.
doug. avatar

1678 posts since 12/6/10

3 Sep 2016 14:16
anyone ever had an optician break a pair of their frames after agreeing for them to straighten them "at your own risk"?

Happened to me the other day with a pair of Persol (the optician in question stock Persol) and now it's 40 quid to replace the arm.

Out of principle I don't really want to pay that money but I appreciate that I agreed that it was at my own risk. Has anyone ever managed to get an optician to pay for the new part / frames themselves?
TIMDOT avatar

867 posts since 6/8/14

posted 3 Sep 2016 18:49, edited 3 Sep 2016 18:49
Cheers Andy. These Rodenstocks are the closest I could find:;=02&gender;=all&material;=all#
MLI avatar

5173 posts since 6/10/09

4 Sep 2016 04:20
Thanks Andy, you're one of the FUK legends for sure. But no I want completely round. Might look at vintage 90s stuff. Polo etc..
Ernest avatar

75 posts since 7/11/12

4 Sep 2016 10:57
I work at General Eyewear in Camden, we have thousands of vintage NOS frames form late 1800s to '95, so give me a shout if you're after anything specific.

Prices start at £225 with a basic lens, so not budget, but I can do discounts for fukers, especially if you need more than one pair.

We also do handmade frames of our own, and have a bespoke service if you feeling flush.

TIMDOT, we have a few frames like that if you can come in, got loads of perfect circles as well for MLI.

cheers, hope putting all this is above board with rules etc.
gawkrodger avatar

7526 posts since 4/11/08

5 Dec 2016 11:42
My Ma has decided she wants a glasses case for xmas - leather, fairly slim but hard shell. Any recommendations for places to look?
discobobulated avatar

827 posts since 21/4/10

5 Dec 2016 15:09
By leather do you mean like -
RickRude avatar

3439 posts since 13/1/12

5 Dec 2016 15:21
Laughing out loud not sure if you're serious Disco
discobobulated avatar

827 posts since 21/4/10

5 Dec 2016 17:34
Misread, thought gawks mum was looking for leather glasses Roll Eyes
gawkrodger avatar

7526 posts since 4/11/08

5 Dec 2016 23:51
Laughing out loud
MLI avatar

5173 posts since 6/10/09

posted 6 Dec 2016 21:09, edited 6 Dec 2016 21:09
Was watching Lt Col Jim Chartier, USMC storming the gates of hell last night in one of my favorite Iraq invasion docos. Couldn't find a good pic of his glasses, but they are so rad. Have these bi-folding metal arms at the back and he rocks red lenses in the doco. Any ID?

Sumbeam avatar

865 posts since 27/1/11

8 Dec 2016 14:32
Do Cubitts do discount codes, does anyone know?
andymakesglasses avatar

20380 posts since 26/1/06

posted 8 Dec 2016 23:26, edited 8 Dec 2016 23:26
No, they don't. The frames are great quality for the price that they are though.
m15try avatar

1230 posts since 18/8/09

9 Jan 2017 10:12
Any opticians in the house? Have optical insurance but my eyes are fine and I've not got a prescription. Quite want to buy some sunnies
1234589 avatar

900 posts since 1/6/10

9 Jan 2017 11:05
My Oliver Peoples frames are starting to go sort of foggy on the outside surfaces. Tried washing it off but only disappears temporarily before returning once they dry. Anyone had this before and is it easy/cheap to fix?

They've had daily wear for 3.5 years now so getting on a bit, but my prescription hasn't changed so would prefer to keep them rather than splash out on new frames.
illwill avatar

4017 posts since 17/5/04

9 Jan 2017 11:51
Some kind of laminate detaching from the acetate?

High grit sandpaper might clean it up.