Menswear: Sunglasses Thread


staygold
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4993 posts since 21/11/05

posted 3 Feb 2009 21:10, edited 3 Feb 2009 21:10
andymakesglasses wrote: The following is a list of reputable sunglasses shops
([size=14]which are often the cheapest places to buy Wayfarers and Clubmasters[/size]):

Giarre - in Italy but ship worldwide
Otticanet - in Italy but ship worldwide
RedHotSunglasses
Eyeshop - in France but ship worldwide
The Bunker Online - in USA but ship worldwide
Spec Superstore
Select Specs
Direct Sunglasses
Brosgill Opticians
Sunglasses Giant - in USA but ship worldwide
United Shades - in Italy but ship worldwide
LeeLeeLunettes - in USA but ship worldwide
Sunglass Studio
London Eyewear
Sunglass-Elite
Cool Frames - in USA but ship worldwide

Retro and vintage

Kings of Past - in Canada but ship worldwide
Retrospecs
Klasik
Vintage Sunglasses Shop - in Germany but ship worldwide
Loveiwear
Allyn Scura - in USA but ship worldwide
Eyeglass Boy
Solakzade - in Japan but ship worldwide
Vintage Frames Company - in USA but ship worldwide
Rare Vintage Sunglasses - in Turkey but ship worldwide
optiKing - in Germany but ship worldwide
VTG Shades - in Switzerland but ship worldwide

Sports & ski / snowboard

Eyewear Direct
Vision 3k

Sites that allow you to "try glasses online"

FramesDirect
Glasses2You
GlassesDirect
Vision Express

Companies that reglaze frames

The Optical Workshop
Ciliary Blue
DirectSight
Glasses Direct
Reglaze Glasses 4U
Spex4Less
snaye
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10609 posts since 24/10/02

3 Feb 2009 21:41
Id contact Dries Van Noten if I was you. When I was in Antwerp few years ago I didnt buy something I wish I had so phoned them up and they did a sale over the phone with my CC and sent it out. Call the Antwerp store explain you want to get them for the Girlfriend and they should be able to help you. You may have to pay rape Euro or they will be able to give you a number/email for UK sales and locate them.

Thats what id do.
andymakesglasses
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20128 posts since 26/1/06

4 Feb 2009 18:41
As far as I know all Dries van Noten sunglasses have been / are produced by Linda Farrow.

If they're from a recent show they might just be samples, so if they're for summer 2009 they might not be available for a few months.

Check PMs.
staygold
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4993 posts since 21/11/05

4 Feb 2009 20:22
Thanks both of you
themistake
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10487 posts since 20/2/06

4 Apr 2009 20:54
i had these last year in black, but like a cock i left them on the side in a shop last month.
so im after a new pair. thing is i cant find them in this c/w anywhere for less than 150squid.
has anyone seen them anywhere on their travels?
any help would be good, cant deal with paying 150 when i payed 107 less than a year ago.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

4 Apr 2009 20:55
Mob has them, may consider selling, pm him
themistake
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10487 posts since 20/2/06

4 Apr 2009 20:59
serious? quality.
themistake
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10487 posts since 20/2/06

4 Apr 2009 21:00
wait he didnt find them in starbucks hammersmith did he?
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

4 Apr 2009 21:07
now you mention it…..


nah got them off ebay a year or so ago, dont think they are exaclty the same , same style, darker brown

when i say may consider, ive no idea if he want rid Laughing out loud

Kingmob07
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8938 posts since 11/5/07

17 Apr 2009 11:27
Not sure where to stick these, but these might be of interest to someone

http://www.garbstore.com/store/?categoryID=32
Blueprint
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986 posts since 28/4/07

17 Apr 2009 11:36
anyone recommend what type of design sunglasses someone with a small head should go for?
andymakesglasses
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20128 posts since 26/1/06

17 Apr 2009 11:40
That's a bit vague really. You should look for smaller-sized sunglasses, the more important factor in what suits you is the face shape.

What kind of style / materials are you looking for?
Paolo G
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7408 posts since 10/8/06

17 Apr 2009 11:45
themistake wrote: wait he didnt find them in starbucks hammersmith did he?

Serves you right for going to Starbucks.
Blueprint
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986 posts since 28/4/07

17 Apr 2009 11:45
i was looking at these the other day;

http://www.oipolloi.com/store/AMEyewear-ThambiClearBlack-4674.html

want something plain and simple really, any recommendations would be greatly appreciated Andy.
andymakesglasses
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20128 posts since 26/1/06

17 Apr 2009 11:50
That's quite a big frame, 55mm is the width of the lens. Some of the Ray-Ban models come in 50 and 52mm versions if that's of any interest?
Blueprint
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986 posts since 28/4/07

17 Apr 2009 11:52
yeah when looking at the pic of them from behind they do look too large, do u recommend any online sites to look into?
OnlyOneStop
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2810 posts since 3/8/08

17 Apr 2009 12:15
Do sunglasses tend to be cheaper duty free at airports or is this a fallacy?
andymakesglasses
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20128 posts since 26/1/06

17 Apr 2009 12:23
http://www.giarre.com and http://www.otticanet.it are good sites to look on for mainstream big brand stuff. If you're looking for something a bit more special like AM Eyewear then unfortunately there isn't really a one-stop shop.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

17 Apr 2009 12:24
no its not, they are…specially if you buy two pairs at sunglasses hut at the moment, second pair is 25% off.
Blueprint
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986 posts since 28/4/07

17 Apr 2009 12:47
thanks Andy, looked through but theres so many different brands i dont know where to start. Think im gonna just pop up to sunglasses hut and see what they got in store