Menswear: Sunglasses Thread


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andymakesglasses
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20168 posts since 26/1/06

12 Jul 2019 07:43
Crackajack wrote: Best online vintage places? Looking for B&L Ray Ban.

Most places I've come across tend to be overpriced. eBay is probably your best bet.
Crackajack
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7061 posts since 21/4/05

12 Jul 2019 08:27
Ta. I was thinking that. Stock hanging around since I was looking last summer Laughing out loud

It seems a bit of a minefield, in particular on lens types / originality. I also want to try them on and this isn't really possible with eBay.

There are some in Shoreditch but I haven't seen what I want there.
andymakesglasses
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20168 posts since 26/1/06

12 Jul 2019 08:56
I was thinking online, completely forgot about real world shops. Oops

https://www.bridgesandbrows.com - ask for Lee, he might remember me.

http://www.specstacular.london

http://www.generaleyewear.com

https://www.klasik.org

https://lunetteslondon.com
Crackajack
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7061 posts since 21/4/05

12 Jul 2019 09:10
Cheers, hadn't seem a couple of them. Have been doing a circuit of the ones in Shoreditch, annoyingly apart from lunettes their web presence is poor.

Bridges and Brows have always been really helpful so would like to purchase from them.
Hanto
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1663 posts since 30/11/09

24 Jul 2019 08:36
Mainly a question for Andy. Any advice on fixing a pair of crooked Jacques Marie Mage glasses? The style is Jules.
andymakesglasses
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20168 posts since 26/1/06

24 Jul 2019 08:42
How did they end up crooked?

It depends really if it's the acetate that's affected or the metal. With the acetate it may be possible to set it back into position by using a frame heater to soften the acetate up before adjusting. With the metal it will depend if there's any damage to joints / welds.

Either way I'd leave it to the professionals. Séamus at The Optical Workshop should be able to help.
Hanto
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posted 24 Jul 2019 09:09, edited 24 Jul 2019 09:09
I am not too sure. They may have been from the outset. I dropped them whilst in the case twice this morning. Not from a great height but they were slightly crooked already.

I will have a look, thanks. Would he be able to buff the acetate if it were scratched?

Worth mentioning that you were the referral? Eye-wink
illwill
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3539 posts since 17/5/04

24 Jul 2019 09:21
JMM ouch.

Might be cheaper to lower one of your ears.
Hanto
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1663 posts since 30/11/09

24 Jul 2019 09:30
illwill wrote: JMM ouch.

Might be cheaper to lower one of your ears.

I can live with it, as I have never bothered to fix crooked glasses before, but given the cost I thought it may be beneficial! I didn't pay retail for them, which makes it slightly easier!
illwill
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posted 24 Jul 2019 09:35, edited 24 Jul 2019 09:35
TBF it's one those things that only you notice unless it's very extreme or your girlfriend is a massive bitch.
Hanto
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1663 posts since 30/11/09

24 Jul 2019 09:39
illwill wrote: TBF it's one those things that only you notice unless it's very extreme or your girlfriend is a massive bitch.

I think I have a wonky head anyway so it doesn't matter too much!
andymakesglasses
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posted 24 Jul 2019 10:08, edited 24 Jul 2019 10:08
Hanto wrote: I will have a look, thanks. Would he be able to buff the acetate if it were scratched?

Worth mentioning that you were the referral? Eye-wink

Yes, he can do buffing and polishing too.

Worth mentioning, yes. You'll get fuck all but I might get a pint out of him.

illwill wrote: or your girlfriend is a massive bitch.

House-hunting going well?
Burt
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5435 posts since 3/1/10

24 Jul 2019 10:56
Laughing out loud
Bails78
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599 posts since 6/1/08

24 Jul 2019 11:54
Anyone selling any Sunnies? Need some for holiday to Cyprus in 2 weeks, nothing fancy Clubmaster, Wayfarer styles or similar.
swede
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7884 posts since 21/3/09

24 Jul 2019 12:22
got 40% code for sun buddies at tres bien. 40-OFF-SUN
Bails78
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599 posts since 6/1/08

24 Jul 2019 12:51
swede wrote: got 40% code for sun buddies at tres bien. 40-OFF-SUN

Cheers Swede, like the Carharrt Collab