Menswear: Sunglasses Thread


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R
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13205 posts since 17/5/03

26 Apr 2012 23:01
Same, but what makes you think that?
Antmusic
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2592 posts since 23/9/06

26 Apr 2012 23:48
They look like shit. Without the name you wouldn't have bought any, but with it you bought two??
andymakesglasses
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20501 posts since 26/1/06

27 Apr 2012 00:40
R wrote: Same, but what makes you think that?

The metal detail on the bridge (nose part) will be very distracting and act as a focal point instead of your eyes.

It's generally a bad idea (design wise) to have a high contrast colour detail in that position on a frame.
Dynamism
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502 posts since 22/11/06

27 Apr 2012 03:56
Thanks Andy. Ended up buying a pair of Cazal 735s. Similar design wise to the Zeiss I had been looking for.
Crackajack
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7802 posts since 21/4/05

4 May 2012 15:03
Are the Steven McQueen 714 with blue lenses available anywhere still? I assume eBay = fake? Mate of mine wants a pair…
andymakesglasses
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20501 posts since 26/1/06

4 May 2012 15:39
They do seem to still be available in some places, eg at Adam Simmonds.

I'm pretty sure that most on eBay will be fake.

There was a discussion about them in this thread previously, here.
FrIEND
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13662 posts since 27/11/03

4 May 2012 15:44
interesting comments on the previous page andy - whats your take on blue lenses?
R
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13205 posts since 17/5/03

4 May 2012 15:49
andymakesglasses wrote:
R wrote: Same, but what makes you think that?

The metal detail on the bridge (nose part) will be very distracting and act as a focal point instead of your eyes.

It's generally a bad idea (design wise) to have a high contrast colour detail in that position on a frame.

bridge wasnt too much of an issue, glasses were huge!
andymakesglasses
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20501 posts since 26/1/06

4 May 2012 16:46
FrIEND wrote: whats your take on blue lenses?

They're fine if they're quite dark, but when they're light enough to see the wearer's eyes behind them I don't think it's a particularly good or flattering look (this applies to most colours of sun lenses in my opinion, yellow especially).

Quite a few companies are doing blue lenses for this summer.
scout_niblett
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198 posts since 31/12/10

4 May 2012 16:52

i've got a pair of these Moscot Cassius put by….but not sure about them. i have a square face shape too…
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

4 May 2012 17:38
i ha d these blue lensed d&g wayfarer type sunnies back in the day, and red lensed as well.
got them from the dam.
they were the best sunnies ive ever had in my life.
wish i could get them again.
Crackajack
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7802 posts since 21/4/05

4 May 2012 17:38
Nice one Andy, knew someone had mentioned them. Dont 'get' the blue lenses myself… May look good on Steve McQueen but…

Recommended some sunpocket II first to see if he likes the colour/shape at all (I didn't)
Crackajack
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7802 posts since 21/4/05

4 May 2012 18:01
Reminds me of Oakleys and mountaineering goggles
joeyjojo
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4449 posts since 24/8/06

12 May 2012 21:02

thoughts?

and who by?
andymakesglasses
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20501 posts since 26/1/06

14 May 2012 10:38
They're PRISM Paris in the Zebra Horn colour.

http://shop.prismlondon.com/collections/sunglasses/paris

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.248160228604399.62351.108381652582258&type;=3

I don't think they look good in that colour, the way the light section over the nose cuts across doesn't look very flattering.
bungleski
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448 posts since 21/7/11

14 May 2012 12:14
Crackajack wrote: Are the Steven McQueen 714 with blue lenses available anywhere still? I assume eBay = fake? Mate of mine wants a pair…


These are huge, like 54mm. I looked at buying a pair just after christmas, local shop in Brighton (Bromptons) has them for about £240 I think but they are massive. They only come in this size, whereas the standard 714's come in 52 or 54. I got a pair of 714's, size 52 dark tortoise with havana lenses. IMO they are still a bit on the large size. Main difference between the Mcqueens and the standard 714,s is the folding mechanism. I have to wrap the cleaning cloth around them before putting them in the case as the silver metal pieces rub and can mark. The Mcqueens are of vintage design and fold differently thus avoiding this issue. Overall they are lovely shades and you won't see many other people rocking them unlike raybans etc. I would recommend trying them before buying as they are big, even if you do find a good online deal.
joeyjojo
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4449 posts since 24/8/06

14 May 2012 14:58
thanks Andy, a bit too pricy for me… any suggestions of similar for around the 40-60 mark?
travisbickle
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501 posts since 19/2/12

14 May 2012 15:05
Grab a Persol from the UO discounters madness!
andymakesglasses
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20501 posts since 26/1/06

14 May 2012 15:06
Retrospecs might have something similar at the upper end of your budget.

That style is called a panto if you want to try and search for similar.
macgy
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222 posts since 26/11/11

14 May 2012 16:34
Are any of the Persol on UO polarized?