Menswear: Glasses frames


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morgan
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842 posts since 22/2/11

posted 7 Jan 2018 09:46, edited 7 Jan 2018 09:46
What are you talking about you silly cunt?
In the UK you get free eye tests if anyone in your family has Glaucoma.
Why do you talk absolute shit for no reason?

You infect every thread with your bile.
You need to grow up or fuck off and get some kinda help.
opticks
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3 posts since 17/5/18

posted 25 May 2018 22:03, edited 25 May 2018 22:03
I got a new pair of specs from Cubitts, my new prescription isn't a massive increase from the previous one, but is already quite strong (-4.25 in one eye and -5.25 in the other), so I decided to get the thinnest available lenses, 1.74. It's taking me ages to adjust to them though, and I'm getting a lot more glare in my field of vision than I expected, at least compared to my older lenses which were also thin, but only 1.67.

Should I wait a bit more to see if I'll adjust or ask them to reglaze them back to a 1.67 lenses (although not sure if they do offer a reglazing service)?
Hello World
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12100 posts since 7/3/05

22 Aug 2018 13:53
What styles are in for 2018, looking to get a new pair soon.

Andy, what have you been working on recently?
andymakesglasses
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20207 posts since 26/1/06

22 Aug 2018 14:40
'80s-inspired shapes are becoming a big thing, think acetate square "aviator" styles with double bridges (i.e. bridge and top bar). Glasses that looked shit in the '80s basically. Laughing out loud

Also metal frames with no bridge and just a top bar. Side shields (like on mountaineering frames) are a slightly weird niche trend.

I've been working on a lot of 3D-printed frames recently, stuff for Hackett Bespoke and a cool chunky retro collection (Jacques Marie Mage-ish) for a new Irish brand but that's not launching until next year.
swiftus
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779 posts since 1/7/09

22 Aug 2018 17:43
opticks wrote: I got a new pair of specs from Cubitts, my new prescription isn't a massive increase from the previous one, but is already quite strong (-4.25 in one eye and -5.25 in the other), so I decided to get the thinnest available lenses, 1.74. It's taking me ages to adjust to them though, and I'm getting a lot more glare in my field of vision than I expected, at least compared to my older lenses which were also thin, but only 1.67.

Should I wait a bit more to see if I'll adjust or ask them to reglaze them back to a 1.67 lenses (although not sure if they do offer a reglazing service)?

I had this happen to me just now with new frames, moving from acetate to metal. I thinned down for the first time, and it took at least a week for my eyes to adjust. Even called the Opticians to make sure they got my prescription right.

It's fine now, how long has it been since you got them done?
swiftus
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779 posts since 1/7/09

22 Aug 2018 17:45
andymakesglasses wrote: '80s-inspired shapes are becoming a big thing, think acetate square "aviator" styles with double bridges (i.e. bridge and top bar). Glasses that looked shit in the '80s basically. Laughing out loud

Also metal frames with no bridge and just a top bar. Side shields (like on mountaineering frames) are a slightly weird niche trend.

I've been working on a lot of 3D-printed frames recently, stuff for Hackett Bespoke and a cool chunky retro collection (Jacques Marie Mage-ish) for a new Irish brand but that's not launching until next year.

I would've waited to get one of yours Andy if I had known. I ended up getting these from Pretavoir…

https://www.pretavoir.co.uk/thom-browne-tbx-909-03.html

So hard to find nice small frames. Initially bought these from JMM. So nice, amazing quality but just a little too big for my kid sized face.

https://jacquesmariemage.com/product/46/
Hello World
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12100 posts since 7/3/05

22 Aug 2018 20:26
I like:
Traffic jam, superior, mad men, pinball wizard of those new styles.

Going back to a thin frame would take some getting used to I think.
DuffMan
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14285 posts since 21/2/07

22 Aug 2018 20:26
Like those JMM a lot - how much did they set you back?
swiftus
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779 posts since 1/7/09

22 Aug 2018 20:37
DuffMan wrote: Like those JMM a lot - how much did they set you back?

They were £475. A lot of times it's hard to know what exactly you're paying for with some frames (especially acetate). But these just oozed quality.
illwill
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3674 posts since 17/5/04

22 Aug 2018 21:35
Where stocks JMM that I can try on?
swiftus
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779 posts since 1/7/09

22 Aug 2018 21:46
I went to Eye Company on Wardour Street. Don't know anyone else that stocks the optical range.
opticks
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3 posts since 17/5/18

posted 11 Sep 2018 20:39, edited 11 Sep 2018 20:39
swiftus wrote:
opticks wrote: I got a new pair of specs from Cubitts, my new prescription isn't a massive increase from the previous one, but is already quite strong (-4.25 in one eye and -5.25 in the other), so I decided to get the thinnest available lenses, 1.74. It's taking me ages to adjust to them though, and I'm getting a lot more glare in my field of vision than I expected, at least compared to my older lenses which were also thin, but only 1.67.

Should I wait a bit more to see if I'll adjust or ask them to reglaze them back to a 1.67 lenses (although not sure if they do offer a reglazing service)?

I had this happen to me just now with new frames, moving from acetate to metal. I thinned down for the first time, and it took at least a week for my eyes to adjust. Even called the Opticians to make sure they got my prescription right.

It's fine now, how long has it been since you got them done?

Spent nearly a month with them but never adjusted. Thankfully Cubitts agreed that I return them and let me reorder a new frame with the lower index lenses, and it's all good now (I'm no optician but it was probably that my prescription isn't quite high enough for the highest index lenses).
swiftus
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779 posts since 1/7/09

12 Sep 2018 13:25
Didn't realise index changes make that much of a difference. That explains why mine took some time to adjust.

Does that mean you can never have extra thin lens?
opticks
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3 posts since 17/5/18

12 Sep 2018 14:42
swiftus wrote: Didn't realise index changes make that much of a difference. That explains why mine took some time to adjust.

Does that mean you can never have extra thin lens?

Perhaps your prescription is stronger than mine, hence you managed to adjust eventually? Although I'm only speculating here as to why I didn't adjust, it could well have had to with something else, e.g. the size of the lenses. For now, I'm not that bothered about it, it would be an issue though if my prescription increases substantially in future.
andymakesglasses
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20207 posts since 26/1/06

12 Sep 2018 15:20
The refractive index of the lens determines how much it bends the light on its way into your eye. Higher indexes bend more light and so can be thinner than lower indexes for the same prescription.

I'm not an optician so am not 100% sure but I don't think there's a recommended lower limit for prescriptions in high index lenses (i.e. they should work fine with high and low prescriptions) the main factor is cost. For low prescriptions the thickness difference between low and high index lenses is minimal but the cost difference is significant.

There are a lot of variables when it comes to prescriptions and lenses so there could be numerous reasons as to why you didn't get on with your new glasses. I remember when I wore glasses if I had a change in prescription and lenses it would take some time to get used to the new ones, things would look different, perspectives could change and so on.
Murakami
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13307 posts since 9/5/05

12 Sep 2018 15:50
Pret a voir has 15% off Dita at the moment , not much but still a saving
illwill
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3674 posts since 17/5/04

29 Oct 2018 09:30
Got an area of light abrasion right in the middle of one of my spec lenses and it's doing my nut.

Has anyone successfully removed with home remedies?
andymakesglasses
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20207 posts since 26/1/06

29 Oct 2018 10:10
I doubt it's possible to do yourself, it'd probably need polished out if it's very light. Do you know if the lens has any coating on it?

Drop Séamus at The Optical Workshop a message to see if it's something he can do. Mention me for extra abuse.
DuffMan
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14285 posts since 21/2/07

1 Nov 2018 23:46
Know anything about General Eyewear Andy?
andymakesglasses
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20207 posts since 26/1/06

posted 2 Nov 2018 09:09, edited 2 Nov 2018 09:09
Not much really. Pretty sure the guy behind it is the same on who had Zechstein and Arckiv years ago which were also in the Stables Market. I haven't seen them in the flesh but they seem to get good reviews.

edit: same address so seems to be the same.