Menswear: Sunglasses Thread


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andymakesglasses
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20380 posts since 26/1/06

14 Apr 2020 14:09
illwill wrote: Don't look like anything too special. Basic wayfarer-style with blue tint lens.

Yeah, they just look like Ray Ban Wayfarers, RB2140 with a G15 green lens.
TCB
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4226 posts since 5/7/11

14 Apr 2020 14:17
Nailed it. Thanks Andy

https://www.sunglasses-shop.co.uk/ray-ban/original-wayfarer-classic/black-901/5822?ref=googleshoppinguk&utm;_campaign=Ray-Ban&utm;_content=5822&istCompanyId;=0c757afd-c8cf-48a0-9e73-fe55f0612736&istFeedId;=ba76a27a-b25c-4542-828d-82b81b1e13c9&istItemId;=xmqrpmaxt&istBid;=tztx&gclid;=CjwKCAjwvtX0BRAFEiwAGWJyZBRhfrjm49gfv0ClyXXJX5CbpQWij2KPhJSiAwKndvGxZgJtDLU37xoC1xcQAvD_BwE&gclsrc;=aw.ds
Hanto
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2191 posts since 30/11/09

posted 14 Apr 2020 15:05, edited 14 Apr 2020 15:05
Just received a pair of JMM Jax in Havana. The quality compared with the OPs I returned last week is night and day. The packaging has got even more impressive as well. More going on here than with the pair of Jules I have, and the exposed temple work is Cool

I would be hard pressed to find a brand as impressive as a whole package to be honest. I have a pair of Fellini's on Pre-Order and am going to try a pair of Reynold's and Jagger's in the next couple days.

Not sure if Titanium will suit me, but have nothing better to do at the moment! Plus I like being able to try them on in my house and not be bothered by a sales rep!

Edit - Know that they come with cases, but can anyone recommend any quality after market leather cases. Something that ideally wraps around the whole thing, rather than slips out one side or a snap case, as the latter is quite bulky.
DELFOR
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343 posts since 10/2/09

25 Apr 2020 06:43
Seems to be a lot of cazals on eBay, are they legit?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164164621235
andymakesglasses
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20380 posts since 26/1/06

25 Apr 2020 06:59
Never buy sunglasses from an eBay seller with 2 feedback ratings.

Cazal has been faked a lot. If you find a pair you think might be legit and want an idea of what's a realistic price you can check a website like this for an idea. Maybe take 10 to 20% off to account for buying from a private seller rather than a shop / dealer.

https://www.vintage-sunglasses-shop.com/glasses-sunglasses/Brands/Cazal

Same as anything else for eBay, watch out for stock images, pay attention to details, and if it seems too good to be true….
carl lewis
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23932 posts since 14/10/04

25 Apr 2020 08:00
£75 Laughing out loud
DELFOR
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343 posts since 10/2/09

25 Apr 2020 13:09
Andy, thanks for your input. I kinda guessed tbh
Crackajack
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7541 posts since 21/4/05

9 May 2020 15:29

Anyone seen anything like these (Lowercase Rockaway)? After a light coloured (pale tortoise or clear/smoke acetate) and sporty aviator but UK seller as inevitably I will need to return. Some cutler and gross are similar but £300, or are cheaper but have Paul Smith branding

Anto
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3799 posts since 19/1/12

9 May 2020 16:31
Cubitts Killick or LGR Asmara?
carl lewis
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23932 posts since 14/10/04

9 May 2020 20:34
Anything for Sunglasses Hut?
Crackajack
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7541 posts since 21/4/05

10 May 2020 13:40
Anto wrote: Cubitts Killick or LGR Asmara?

ta.
LGR look like a brand that has some similar styles, gravitating towards a smoke grey tho now and not something they seem to have.
shields88
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464 posts since 25/5/11

12 May 2020 11:07
Andy, do you know if Kirk Originals are worth the extra money over Ace & Tate?

I have a pair of Ace & Tate glasses for using the computer and they seem really good for the money.

https://www.aceandtate.com/gb/dexter-smoke-sun

https://kirkoriginals.com/products/parker-smokey-grey

I'm thinking of either of those for the summer and the Kirk Originals I can get 40% off at the moment which makes them £150 or so.

Any thoughts?
andymakesglasses
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20380 posts since 26/1/06

posted 12 May 2020 12:51, edited 12 May 2020 12:51
I've not seen any Kirk Originals in the flesh for a few years but in theory, yes, they should be a step up in quality compared to the Ace & Tate (which are also good).

They're probably not 2 and a half times better but at 1 and a half times the price they become more interesting.

Be aware that the bridge is quite high on that Kirk Originals model, if you happen to have a long nose it could look even longer. Also the fronts will be a bit chunkier than the Ace & Tate ones and therefore a wee bit heavier.
Crackajack
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7541 posts since 21/4/05

posted 12 May 2020 13:10, edited 12 May 2020 13:10
Any similar comments on this model Andy? https://kirkoriginals.com/products/harper-smokey-grey


Obviously very subjective but I have ordered them to try. Made in England and local (ish) company was appealing, at least Vs taking the risk on the model I pictured above.
padawan
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4291 posts since 27/6/03

12 May 2020 13:14
Andy chief - odd request….you know the make of Esme's glegs?

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-05-16/the-great-british-sewing-bee-is-back-with-a-new-judge-the-woman-who-made-bridget-jones-bunny-costume/

andymakesglasses
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20380 posts since 26/1/06

13 May 2020 07:30
Crackajack - Aviators don't suit everyone but I think the Kirk Originals ones will possibly be easier to wear (i.e. suit more people) than the Lowercase ones (not having the bridge hole), although the same comment about nose length applies. They're also a deeper lens than the Lowercase ones which could be an issue if you have high cheekbones.

Padawan - The three-pinned hinges and style make me think they could be an old pair of Frederic Beausoleil frames but I'm not sure. Black Eyewear have some models with a similar aesthetic.

Crackajack
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7541 posts since 21/4/05

posted 13 May 2020 17:20, edited 13 May 2020 17:20
Cheers. They do touch my cheeks a bit towards the bottom of the frame, but not uncomfortably so. I think this a trade off for this style and without having nose pads, and tiny adhesive one might fix that completely.

Re quality, I'm no expert but the lens is bright with a nice gradient and the finish seems good. They are a simple style without detailing so hard to say, hinges seem ok (I know some have more robust ones but I don't think they would work with the slim arm).

Blue leather softcase is good but quite big.
Mr.X.
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3009 posts since 23/6/13

15 May 2020 19:28
Who makes the most robust sunglasses?

I‘ve bought Persol sunglasses in the past which I like but my last pair bought on holiday in sunglasses hut Lisbon shattered after a drop by the Everyman in Muswell Hill last year. I managed to get a replacement using their guarantee but now the hinges seem to have gone loose….
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

16 May 2020 02:28
I've had two pairs of Stussy eyegear for a decade now. Still solid, never even had to adjust/tighten the hinges
padawan
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4291 posts since 27/6/03

16 May 2020 13:17
Andy - PEWPOLS Meriner yours?
Desperately trying to stop cra cra justification for buying a pair of JMM Fellini Eek