Menswear: Sunglasses Thread


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Murakami
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13305 posts since 9/5/05

29 Apr 2018 16:12
Really like a pair of Dita frames I tried a while back but that price tag ! Any real reason other than the name , know they’re hand made and all but ??
andymakesglasses
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20128 posts since 26/1/06

30 Apr 2018 08:35
All that detail in them means high tooling charges which pushes the price up. That and the name.
Bails78
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592 posts since 6/1/08

30 Apr 2018 11:29
andymakesglasses wrote: All that detail in them means high tooling charges which pushes the price up. That and the name.

Andy what's the next best alternative to Dita, without the price tag, in the region of £100-£150 range
andymakesglasses
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20128 posts since 26/1/06

30 Apr 2018 13:17
You can't really have a "next best alternative to Dita" at that kind of price range.

Cubitts are well made and good quality within that budget but nothing like Dita. You can also look at brands like Ollie Quinn, Dick Moby, Ace & Tate and so on but again they're not like Dita. Philippe V has a similar aesthetic to Dita at a lower price but nowhere near £150.
carl lewis
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23582 posts since 14/10/04

30 Apr 2018 17:04
Murkami Dita slightly cheaper in Jp, save up and pull the trigger.
Murakami
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13305 posts since 9/5/05

30 Apr 2018 19:28
carl lewis wrote: Murkami Dita slightly cheaper in Jp, save up and pull the trigger.

Cheers Carl , tried em on for jokes and was like holy shit , these are great Laughing out loud
Dee
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11054 posts since 22/11/07

1 May 2018 07:29
been eyeing up a couple of sellers on westbounds/mach for a while - which model you liking?
RickRude
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3254 posts since 13/1/12

1 May 2018 09:10
For quality and build and design I think JACQUES MARIE MAGE sunglasses are the best out there
andymakesglasses
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20128 posts since 26/1/06

1 May 2018 11:40
Jacques Marie Mage frames are amazing.
carl lewis
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23582 posts since 14/10/04

1 May 2018 17:09
Murakami wrote:
carl lewis wrote: Murkami Dita slightly cheaper in Jp, save up and pull the trigger.

Cheers Carl , tried em on for jokes and was like holy shit , these are great Laughing out loud

Cool
DuffMan
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14245 posts since 21/2/07

posted 1 May 2018 21:22, edited 1 May 2018 21:22
I almost bought some Ditas but couldn't justify them costing 3 times as much as everything else - they're so nice though.

Philippe V is too trashy.
Jamie
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2137 posts since 20/4/03

1 May 2018 22:33
Does anybody have any experience of getting new lenses fitted to old sunglasses frames.

Have seen a Carrera frame that I like but needs new lenses and not sure how do-able/expensive it'd be.
andymakesglasses
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20128 posts since 26/1/06

2 May 2018 09:08
As long as the frame is in a decent condition (i.e. not brittle or damaged) it shouldn't be a problem. Contact Séamus at The Optical Workshop and mention my name. He did some lenses for TheConductor recently.
bruk
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3518 posts since 2/11/06

3 May 2018 08:58
Where’s best to buy OP’s these days?
blackham
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1694 posts since 17/7/13

3 May 2018 09:37
How easy / doable is it to change some lenses on a pair of miltzens? Also, best place to buy replacement lenses?

The below won't be original Moscot lenses i'm guessing?
https://www.thesunglassfix.com/sunglass-lenses/moscot-miltzen-replacement-sunglass-lenses-46mm-wide

thanks
andymakesglasses
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20128 posts since 26/1/06

3 May 2018 10:57
Those will probably just be generic unbranded lenses. Moscot may also use unbranded lens from their factory or they may use branded ones. In theory branded ones (e.g. Hoya, Zeiss, etc) will be higher quality (i.e. better optical qualities, more resistant to scratches, etc).

Are you asking about replacing them yourself? It's possible but I wouldn't advise it. You'd need lenses cut to the correct size and shape for your frames and until looking at your link I hadn't seen any companies selling these. You can't really cold fit lenses as it can damage the frame or the edge of the lenses. Opticians use a frame heater which gives the frame a gentle and consistent overall heat that's difficult to replicate. I've seen people melt their frames by trying to use an oven or hairdryer! You're much better off speaking to Séamus at The Optical Workshop who does this professionally.

bruk, get some Garrett Leights instead.
blackham
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1694 posts since 17/7/13

3 May 2018 11:27
andymakesglasses wrote: I've seen people melt their frames by trying to use an oven or hairdryer!

Ha, guess I won't be giving it a go myself then. I've emailed the site you suggested. Thanks for the help!
Fuzzyduck121
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1590 posts since 14/12/12

14 May 2018 09:33
Question for Andy
I’m between a jacqes Marie mage pair and a pair of Mykita MMM frames
Is the price on the mykita justified or is it to do with the margiela influence
Love them both and both the same price at around £500
Jacques frames are insane but probably won’t get the daily wear of the mykita
Cheers
andymakesglasses
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20128 posts since 26/1/06

14 May 2018 13:08
Both are very high quality products.

The Margiela Mykitas are a bit more expensive than their "normal" frames, probably due to the licence fee more than anything else but there may also be differences in production costs (although I doubt it) or packaging (I'm not sure).

Quite a bit of the cost in the Jacques Marie Mage frames is in the tooling required to produce all of the metal details and cuts and facets in the acetate.

You could argue that the retail price for the Jacques Marie Mage frames is easier to justify than that of the Mykitas, but it really just comes down to which you like better.
RickRude
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3254 posts since 13/1/12

14 May 2018 13:22
Jacques Marie Mage will last forever - everything down to the case and even lenses cleaner is just top notch. I bet them Mykitas will go on sale. I've got the hopper Jacques Marie Mage