Menswear: Glasses frames


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brahms
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265 posts since 15/2/12

11 May 2017 11:24
hakkajai wrote:
brahms wrote: Does anyone make plastic framed glasses with adjustable nose pads other than lindberg optical? glasses without nosepads are such a gamble to buy online.

Alternatively you can have nose pads drilled on. I've used a company called Dunrose optical a few times and have had good results. £17 all in delivered.

Thanks that's spot on.
flipmode
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1318 posts since 25/10/05

11 May 2017 13:06
i'm sure this has been answered earlier in the thread - but if i have a pair of frames, where would be cheapest in London to get lenses fitted? Or is it cheaper to send them off and get them done online?
andymakesglasses
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20198 posts since 26/1/06

11 May 2017 13:55
Cubitts can also do that with their own frames, brahms: https://www.cubitts.co.uk/journal/category/glasses/?page=7 (halfway down the page).

Flipmode, check the Glasses Direct link in the original post at the top of the page. They seem to be the best for price vs quality.
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1318 posts since 25/10/05

11 May 2017 16:37
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freedom
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792 posts since 25/4/12

13 May 2017 20:19
andymakesglasses wrote: If you're in the UK contact Séamus at The Optical Workshop, he refurbishes frames.


Just used Séamus for a repair on my buffalo horn Tom Ford frames. Absolutely top service, highly recommend. Made them look brand new, so I'm really pleased. Here's some pictures of the repair he did, if anyones interested:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BT_gt_LAHhi/?taken-at=1095751357157155
Seventyfour
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8773 posts since 6/10/05

28 Aug 2017 23:09
Anyone doing decent looking off the peg reading glasses? Not prescription just those +1, +2 things that you see in tkmaxx etc?
andymakesglasses
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20198 posts since 26/1/06

30 Aug 2017 17:51
No. Get your eyes tested.

Or try here.
HiFi
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1025 posts since 17/7/06

11 Sep 2017 15:49
If anyone from Cubitts reads this, please fuck off with your instagram captions.
Seventyfour
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8773 posts since 6/10/05

12 Sep 2017 04:43
Laughing out loud
fouineoursb
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1511 posts since 12/11/06

19 Sep 2017 11:00
Where is the cheapest place online to buy Dita frames?
Thanks
andymakesglasses
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20198 posts since 26/1/06

19 Sep 2017 11:11
Probably Otticanet.

There seems to be a bit of price-fixing going on generally so unless you find a voucher code for one of the sites (Sunglasses Curator, Pret a Voir, etc) they're mainly the same prices.
fouineoursb
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1511 posts since 12/11/06

19 Sep 2017 11:21
Thanks Andy, I will try to contact otticanet and see if they can do a discount
Rirawin
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9233 posts since 17/7/05

19 Sep 2017 11:22
At the top of the site they have a banner with promo SUMMER17 for 5%
fouineoursb
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1511 posts since 12/11/06

19 Sep 2017 11:32
I chatted with one of their representative and I got a 10% discount code.
Not bad considering the price is already the cheapest online.
Seventyfour
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8773 posts since 6/10/05

1 Jan 2018 15:46
Who are the best high street options? Finally going to bite the bullet and get an eye test, looking for central Leeds ideally I was going to book at Cutler and gross but it's shut down, is John Lewis any good?
OnlyOneStop
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2823 posts since 3/8/08

1 Jan 2018 16:23
You can usually get a free test with vision express - look for a voucher on their website
morgan
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842 posts since 22/2/11

1 Jan 2018 21:39
You can get free eye tests if anyone in the family has glaucoma.
Seventyfour
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8773 posts since 6/10/05

6 Jan 2018 18:34
Is fashioneyewear.com legit?

I got a prescription for reading glasses today, but they wouldn't give me my Pupilary Distance said it's part of despencery and they are not allowed to give it out, am I correct in thinking 63 is standard, and am I going to do myself any damage going with that? The other woman in the shop seemed to think it would be about right
jacko198
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250 posts since 23/10/09

6 Jan 2018 23:44
Could get someone to measure it for you with a ruler, few guides on the interwebz, seems easy enough.

Specsavers were like that with me years ago, had to pay £5 to get it
MLI
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4419 posts since 6/10/09

7 Jan 2018 09:35
morgan wrote: You can get free eye tests if anyone in the family has glaucoma.

You suck balls