Menswear: Sunglasses Thread


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andymakesglasses
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20594 posts since 26/1/06

posted 31 Mar 2016 14:05, edited 31 Mar 2016 14:05
You might find the kind of thing you're looking for here:

http://www.specstacular.london

I think you're supposed to make an appointment but we just knocked on the door the last time I was down. From memory they have a mixture of vintage and new.

And this place is close to it, also good (again, a mixture of vintage and new):

http://www.bridgesandbrows.com
Crackajack
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7970 posts since 21/4/05

6 Apr 2016 10:17
For black frames like the Lemtosh or TVR 504, would a grey or green lens look better? Have discounted brown already.

andymakesglasses
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20594 posts since 26/1/06

6 Apr 2016 11:03
I didn't realise green was an option when you messaged me. Black frames with green lenses look great in my opinion.
Crackajack
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7970 posts since 21/4/05

6 Apr 2016 11:14
Thanks Andy. I didn't realise it was either at that point.
Third_Man
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58 posts since 2/5/14

8 May 2016 15:03
Longshot, but does anyone know where I can get the clip-on for my OP Sheldrakes cheaper that the RRP? £120 seems like quite a lot to pay, tempted to get a pair of Cubits plus their clip-on for the money. Could do with a pair of prescription sunnies but think I'd rarely use them, so a clip-on would be good if they look decent enough. Any other sunglasses manufacturers do decent clip-on sunglasses to fit OP frames? Been looking on ebay for a while but no joy.
andymakesglasses
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20594 posts since 26/1/06

9 May 2016 13:26
They have them for £95 here (that was just from Googling).

There are companies making generic-fit clip-ons (e.g.) but you'll never get a perfect fit.

You could try one of Moscot's clip-ons to see if they fit. If you're in London they have a shop near Carnaby Street.

Otherwise the Cubitts option is a good one.
Third_Man
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58 posts since 2/5/14

9 May 2016 22:09
Thanks for that. Still perhaps a bit more than I would ideally like to pay, got my frames cheap on ebay so just seems a bit hard to justify a cost much higher than the value of the frames at the minute. I'll try the Moscots next time I'm passing, look decent, otherwise the Cubbits when I pick up an extra pair of glasses. In the meantime continue to keep an eye out on ebay or something for some second hand OP's, some Riley clip-ons sold for a reasonable price recently, guess I was just seeing if anyone on here had a pair for Sheldrakes kicking about that they wouldn't mind letting go of.
shields88
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464 posts since 25/5/11

24 May 2016 20:34
I'm looking for something like Dita Kasbah glasses but can't justify anything like that on a pair of sunglasses. Any suggestions?
andymakesglasses
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20594 posts since 26/1/06

25 May 2016 10:31
There are lots of companies doing frames in styles broadly similar to those. Have a look at Cubitts, Oliver Peoples, Moscot and Robert Roope.
swede
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9868 posts since 21/3/09

25 May 2016 10:49

can't tell if these are too small for my head. opinions? oliver peoples - gregory peck
illwill
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4137 posts since 17/5/04

25 May 2016 11:05
Spot on I'd say.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

25 May 2016 11:11
Maybe a tiny bit - which frame size are they?
swede
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9868 posts since 21/3/09

25 May 2016 11:54
ah they are 45s, could do with 47s. if anyone wants them £140 Ono shipped. Bnib
hate
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1576 posts since 4/1/12

25 May 2016 12:18
I would take a size bigger
Anto
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4041 posts since 19/1/12

25 May 2016 12:28
Yeah I'd size up
RickRude
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3904 posts since 13/1/12

25 May 2016 13:05
too small

swede
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9868 posts since 21/3/09

25 May 2016 13:11
Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

classifieds thread

https://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/oliver-peoples-gregory-peck-sunglasses-bnib/

schtoop
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13036 posts since 9/4/07

6 Jun 2016 13:16
can anyone id these from sexy beast?

swede
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9868 posts since 21/3/09

6 Jun 2016 14:21
back up for sale - £125 shipped

burny
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6026 posts since 25/5/06

6 Jun 2016 14:32
schtoop wrote: can anyone id these from sexy beast?


They're Persol, better pic here;