Menswear: Sunglasses Thread


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LFC
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5676 posts since 14/6/11

17 Aug 2021 19:42
Can acetate frames be widened Andy? And is there anywhere in the North West you could recommend to take them please? Closer to Liverpool the better.
andymakesglasses
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20596 posts since 26/1/06

18 Aug 2021 09:52
Obviously you can't widen the front part of the frames but the temples (legs / arms) can be bent to curve out away from your head to allow more room. Any independent optician should be able to do it for you. Silverberg Opticians would be the go to place in Liverpool.

Not sure what they would charge. Some places might do it free and lecture you on the perils of buying eyewear online, other places might charge a relatively nominal amount like £10 to £30. Worth it for properly-fitted frames though in my opinion, they'll be much more comfortable.
Hanto
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3165 posts since 30/11/09

18 Aug 2021 09:59
LFC wrote: Can acetate frames be widened Andy? And is there anywhere in the North West you could recommend to take them please? Closer to Liverpool the better.

I think there is a place called Johnny Goggles Merseyside way that is a JMM dealer.
LFC
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5676 posts since 14/6/11

posted 18 Aug 2021 13:44, edited 18 Aug 2021 13:44
Thanks Andy I know Silverbergs well.

Nice one Hanto will have a look. Edit: Just checked where it is and actually walked past it on Friday back to the car Laughing out loud

Cool
Hanto
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3165 posts since 30/11/09

18 Aug 2021 13:58
LFC wrote: Thanks Andy I know Silverbergs well.

Nice one Hanto will have a look. Edit: Just checked where it is and actually walked past it on Friday back to the car Laughing out loud

Cool

There you go! Laughing out loud
nothingelseworked
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3560 posts since 21/2/10

22 Aug 2021 14:00
What's the quality of Retrosuperfuture like? You rate'em, Andy?
Kadafi39
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2011 posts since 30/10/09

posted 22 Aug 2021 18:55, edited 22 Aug 2021 18:55
nothingelseworked wrote: What's the quality of Retrosuperfuture like? You rate'em, Andy?

Not in the field like Andy but from having a pair I would say for the coin they are decent.
Obv not in the same league as Dita or JMM but they're better than most fashion brands imo
Jesus
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6071 posts since 7/10/08

22 Aug 2021 20:35
any northern fukers used https://www.eyekit.co.uk/ ?

only place I've seen something I want in stock, and it says 1-2 week delivery

legit check?
andymakesglasses
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20596 posts since 26/1/06

posted 23 Aug 2021 07:58, edited 23 Aug 2021 07:58
nothingelseworked wrote: What's the quality of Retrosuperfuture like? You rate'em, Andy?

As Kadafi39 says, they're decent for the price. Similar price to Luxottica-type big name fashion brands but better quality.

Jesus wrote: any northern fukers used https://www.eyekit.co.uk/ ?

only place I've seen something I want in stock, and it says 1-2 week delivery

legit check?

Legit but going by the Trustpilot reviews for some frames they're ordering them from distributors after you've placed an order, hence the lengthy delivery.
Jesus
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6071 posts since 7/10/08

23 Aug 2021 21:11
yer sounds about right, as long as they can secure then its cool, not seen the Oakley colourway available for a while, we shall see
ismvil
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1882 posts since 16/9/11

4 Sep 2021 19:17
Clearing out some Tom Fords and Moscots - in the classifieds for those that are interested.
Jesus
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6071 posts since 7/10/08

21 Sep 2021 19:42
andymakesglasses wrote:
nothingelseworked wrote: What's the quality of Retrosuperfuture like? You rate'em, Andy?

As Kadafi39 says, they're decent for the price. Similar price to Luxottica-type big name fashion brands but better quality.

Jesus wrote: any northern fukers used https://www.eyekit.co.uk/ ?

only place I've seen something I want in stock, and it says 1-2 week delivery

legit check?



Legit but going by the Trustpilot reviews for some frames they're ordering them from distributors after you've placed an order, hence the lengthy delivery.

eyekit.co.uk are proper wankers specifically Taylor

don't reply to the 'contact us' form
don't pick up phones
don't reply to voicemails
email saying did you get our previous email, knowing full well they never sent one in the first place

and I gave them from 20/8 to 21/9 to supply with no harassing,
until they said they couldn't supply, so I said they had 24 hours to refund before I escalated, which, amazingly they did, after having hold of my £ for a month

and what I ordered that they cannot source, is STILL on the website