Menswear: Glasses frames


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Doogan
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1257 posts since 13/4/14

30 Dec 2021 16:23
Cubitts don't do the home trials anymore so have ordered some frames from Ace and Tate.

There was one potential pair at Iolla that I'll try on again in my wife's presence.

I'd also like to try Moscot Alex if I can find them.
andymakesglasses
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20740 posts since 26/1/06

30 Dec 2021 17:02
Cubitts have free returns if you want to go down that route.

Ace and Tate are decent. Not as good quality as Cubitts and Moscot but probably similar to Iolla.

Browns Opticians out past Meadowbank at Jock's Lodge certainly used to stock Moscot, maybe give them a ring.
Doogan
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1257 posts since 13/4/14

30 Dec 2021 17:47
Thanks Andy, I'm not too far away so will give Brown's a try.
mod*
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7099 posts since 25/3/04

1 Jan 2022 09:54
Cheers Andy
Centurionone
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1756 posts since 30/3/11

10 Apr 2022 14:54
Does anyone here have any experience with E.B. Meyrowitz eye glasses frames ?
swede
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10515 posts since 21/3/09

10 Apr 2022 16:48
Those meyrowitz frames make JMMs look so pathetic. Proper quality there Ubercool
Mosoona
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439 posts since 25/5/15

10 Apr 2022 18:16
Those look v. spenny for what seems to be pretty run of the mill acetate/design, maybe nicer in person
RickRude
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4202 posts since 13/1/12

10 Apr 2022 19:52
swede wrote: Those meyrowitz frames make JMMs look so pathetic. Proper quality there Ubercool

But you own neither
Mosoona
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439 posts since 25/5/15

posted 10 Apr 2022 20:19, edited 10 Apr 2022 20:19
On the povvo end of the spectrum, found a load of cheap Cutler and Gross - https://modaframes.com/collections/cutler-and-gross

A lot of booby prize stuff, some alright models. Shipping is $25, can report back in a week or so if it’s a scam or just a terrible website

Seen similar frames in a few other discount places, suspect one of/several C&G shops closed and flogged their stock
swede
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10515 posts since 21/3/09

10 Apr 2022 21:06
RickRude wrote:
swede wrote: Those meyrowitz frames make JMMs look so pathetic. Proper quality there Ubercool

But you own neither

i don't own a rolls royce either
andymakesglasses
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20740 posts since 26/1/06

11 Apr 2022 10:20
Centurionone wrote: Does anyone here have any experience with E.B. Meyrowitz eye glasses frames ?

Not worth the money in my opinion. For £900 I'd want a lot more than standard acetates, fake pins and heat-sunk basic hinges.

https://ebmeyrowitz.com/collections/sunglasses/products/the-argyll-in-saffron
swiftus
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1873 posts since 1/7/09

12 Apr 2022 11:18
swede wrote: Those meyrowitz frames make JMMs look so pathetic. Proper quality there Ubercool

I think you've been blinded by the price. Nothing about them screams high quality, esp compared to JMM
fouineoursb
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1628 posts since 12/11/06

12 Apr 2022 12:52
I was not impressed by E.B. Meyrowitz when I tried some pairs on.
Not really sure why they are asking so much for these..
Centurionone
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1756 posts since 30/3/11

posted 12 Apr 2022 12:56, edited 12 Apr 2022 12:56
Thanks for all your input. Just to be clear I am not looking for sunglasses. It's for vision correction. I need fairly sturdy frames not metal as I clean them quite often (OCD) In the past had Garrett Leigh, Effektor, Oliver Peoples and Matsuda but never seem to manage to last them more than a year before they break or get dull. Even tired horn frames but they aren't the most comfy for prolonged wear. I use the thinnest Zeiss available in order to reduce weight ( -3 both eyes)
RickRude
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4202 posts since 13/1/12

12 Apr 2022 13:10
Have you tried Moscot? I have the Gelt and they are holding up strong.
andymakesglasses
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20740 posts since 26/1/06

12 Apr 2022 13:19
fouineoursb wrote: Not really sure why they are asking so much for these..

Possibly to justify their bespoke prices, which are also over the top.
andymakesglasses
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20740 posts since 26/1/06

12 Apr 2022 13:22
Centurionone wrote: I need fairly sturdy frames not metal as I clean them quite often (OCD)….Even tired horn frames but they aren't the most comfy for prolonged wear.

What did you find uncomfortable about the horn frames? In theory they should be more comfortable than acetate frames (lighter and they "warm" to your skin).

Have you considered Cubitts bespoke? The quality is good and you'll get a frame that fits you perfectly. You can either have one of their existing models redesigned to suit you or start from scratch with a completely new design.
swiftus
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1873 posts since 1/7/09

12 Apr 2022 14:48
Centurionone wrote: I need fairly sturdy frames not metal as I clean them quite often (OCD)….Even tired horn frames but they aren't the most comfy for prolonged wear

I don't understand the connection between metal frames and not being able to clean them?

I went to metal frames (Thom Browne) after wearing acetate for 15 years. Wish I did it sooner. The frames are so light so I forget I'm wearing them most of the time.
Dee
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12200 posts since 22/11/07

12 Apr 2022 18:18
Cubitts bespoke sounds interesting, price ain't too shabby.

I managed to drive over my Mykita 3D printed glasses a few weeks ago, not pulled that one off before! The replacements at £700+ (which I swerved) on top of losing £350 in cash and a cheque from HMRC topped off a whopper of a week.
Centurionone
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1756 posts since 30/3/11

12 Apr 2022 18:32
RickRude wrote: Have you tried Moscot? I have the Gelt and they are holding up strong.

I haven't tried them yet but thanks for the recommendation. I will pay a visit to their store at the weekend.