Menswear: Sunglasses Thread


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Sumbeam
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932 posts since 27/1/11

14 Jul 2020 10:43
Anyone able to comment on the quality of Kirk Originals? Seen a pair on End that I like - https://www.endclothing.com/gb/kirk-originals-james-sunglasses-ko-jspsc.html
Never heard of them up until today but look to have some nice frames
Crackajack
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7853 posts since 21/4/05

14 Jul 2020 11:14
I got a pair, they are made in England and based on price look to be from same range as those. They do another level of handcrafted which are £400ish

They are quite simple and lightweight designs by and large so not a huge amount that can be used to demonstrate quality.

I'm happy with mine tho, mainly as I liked the style and colour and Made in England aspect. As a package they feel nicer than your average persol / Ray-Ban.
Sumbeam
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932 posts since 27/1/11

14 Jul 2020 12:04
Cheers Cracka - think I’ll pull the trigger and give them a go
Richgee
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121 posts since 26/4/15

21 Jul 2020 05:23
Any views on the rimowa colab? Just another luxoticca mass production or worth a punt?
andymakesglasses
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20522 posts since 26/1/06

21 Jul 2020 08:14
They're made by LMVH and Marcolin's Thélios factory so should be a step up in quality from Luxottica's dross but you'll be paying a fair chunk for the name. If you like the design though they should be a decent enough buy.
toin
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2014 posts since 1/4/13

24 Mar 2021 14:48
Anyone getting rid of their JMM Molino? Fancy one but they're quite dear new.
Hanto
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2776 posts since 30/11/09

24 Mar 2021 17:01
Check on Styleforum. JMM change hands in the thread more readily.
toin
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2014 posts since 1/4/13

24 Mar 2021 17:27
Good tip, cheers hanto Cool
Crackajack
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24 Mar 2021 17:46
Probably wont buy any, but best place in London to try on JMM (when that's legal)?
Hanto
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posted 24 Mar 2021 18:48, edited 24 Mar 2021 18:48
Crackajack wrote: Probably wont buy any, but best place in London to try on JMM (when that's legal)?

Try the Eye Company in Soho. Pretty sure dee got one of his pairs from there.

Not local at all but Seen in Manchester has the most extensive collection, followed by Niche Bazaar Studio, in the UK. The owners wife is the UK, possibly EU, distributor for JMM.

On a separate note, they are rip off merchants so don't buy from them directly.
Crackajack
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7853 posts since 21/4/05

24 Mar 2021 19:20
Ta. Saw seen have the best stock images and range, but feels a bit toppy. Like the 'ari' but feel they may be a bit of a bold frame, as a lot of them are.
Dee
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11951 posts since 22/11/07

24 Mar 2021 19:21
Yep ^ Eye Co, excellent service. I think they're doing appointments at the mo as enquired recently as need some new readers.
Hanto
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2776 posts since 30/11/09

24 Mar 2021 19:30
I have the following if you want more pics:
Fellini
Dealan
Seberg
Scarpa
Jules
Jax

The Fitzgerald are quite safe, as are Zephirin, Jax and Dealans. The Jax are lovely. The titanium ones are reeeeealy light, just FYI if you have a tendency to drop/break things! Laughing out loud
Dee
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11951 posts since 22/11/07

posted 24 Mar 2021 19:39, edited 24 Mar 2021 19:39
Price aside, obv they're a bit moreish.
Hanto
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2776 posts since 30/11/09

24 Mar 2021 19:53
Dee wrote: Price aside, obv they're a bit moreish.

Just a bit. JMM and Vis were the brands of the last 12 months for me.
andymakesglasses
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20522 posts since 26/1/06

25 Mar 2021 09:05
Crackajack wrote: Probably wont buy any, but best place in London to try on JMM (when that's legal)?

Adam Simmonds worth a look as well as The Eye Company.
Crackajack
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25 Mar 2021 10:43
Cheers Andy
RVP10
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229 posts since 3/4/12

posted 25 Mar 2021 12:35, edited 25 Mar 2021 12:35
Any opinions on Lesca quality? The designs look nice and different from standard stuff.

Best way to replace the lenses with prescription ones? I remember in the past some opticians were a bit arsey about working on frames they didn’t sell to me.

Edit: just realised all the Lesca lens widths are comically small, so I have to keep looking, 45 is the max width Laughing out loud
andymakesglasses
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20522 posts since 26/1/06

25 Mar 2021 14:15
Lesca are good quality. Not all of their frames have lenses that small.

A lens size of 45 isn't comically small, it's pretty typical for retro styles like that. The overall width of the frame is what's important and in the case of retro styles like Lesca that is made up in the bridge width, width of the rims and length of the endpieces.

Séamus at The Optical Workshop is happy to put lenses in frames bought elsewhere.
Hanto
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2776 posts since 30/11/09

27 Mar 2021 07:41
Toin and Cracka - If you want to take a punt on a pair now, Thread have 20% off everything this weekend. Other than Black Friday, this is pretty much the only way you'll get JMM for less than retail. Not sure what styles they have, but worth a look. It'll be the stock that End and Mr P carry.