Menswear: Sunglasses Thread


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Seventyfour
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9342 posts since 6/10/05

4 May 2010 15:29
i really like the look of those c and g frames bayy posted and the moscot nebb is there any thing about like that that i could actually try on or at least try on a pic of myself if you know what i mean
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

4 May 2010 15:32
Moscot is stocked in the UK, Oliver peoples is quite widely stocked and make similar frames, ditto cutler and gross. All should be findable to try on.
andymakesglasses
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20557 posts since 26/1/06

4 May 2010 15:37
Russ, Moscot allow you to "try on" the frames on someone with a similar face shape to you.

I've updated the list at the top to include sites that let you try the frames on virtually.
Seventyfour
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9342 posts since 6/10/05

4 May 2010 15:58
yeah i saw that but none of them look fuck all like me, wish you could upload a pic of your own face or at least are there any with pics of paul newmen, calum best, chris martin or jude law Laughing out loud
Seventyfour
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9342 posts since 6/10/05

4 May 2010 15:59
DuffMan wrote: Moscot is stocked in the UK, Oliver peoples is quite widely stocked and make similar frames, ditto cutler and gross. All should be findable to try on.

none any where near leeds there all bloody london fml
Hanto
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2987 posts since 30/11/09

4 May 2010 17:17
Moscot's prices at Liberty have all gone up by about 40 quid since they were first put on their site. Sad Any recommendations for cheaper versions of these? Style wise I mean…

http://www.liberty.co.uk/fcp/product/Liberty/Moscot/Brown-Miltzen-Calibar-Sunglasses,–Moscot/17676

Thanks in advance!
andymakesglasses
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20557 posts since 26/1/06

4 May 2010 18:26
I think Liberty's are the only "official" stockist in the UK. Their prices are basically the same as on the Moscot site though,, so I doubt you'll get them much cheaper anywhere.

Iris Optical stock a few models, no idea on prices.
Luc_as
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454 posts since 15/1/09

8 May 2010 20:53
I'm needing to buy a pair of Ray-bans. No idea on the sizing of them though and seeing as they're for a present could do with knowing what the sizes on this site are actually the measurements of

http://www.sunglasses-shop.co.uk/uk-sunglasses/Ray-Ban-Sunglasses/Ray-Ban-2140-Wayfarer-Tortoiseshell/1871.htm
loom
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1444 posts since 2/6/07

8 May 2010 21:20
russ74 wrote: yeah i saw that but none of them look fuck all like me, wish you could upload a pic of your own face or at least are there any with pics of paul newmen, calum best, chris martin or jude law Laughing out loud

Augmented reality FTW. So perfect for sunglasses shopping. I'm pretty sure ray-ban actually already do this?
andymakesglasses
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20557 posts since 26/1/06

9 May 2010 00:08
Luc_as wrote: I'm needing to buy a pair of Ray-bans. No idea on the sizing of them though and seeing as they're for a present could do with knowing what the sizes on this site are actually the measurements of

http://www.sunglasses-shop.co.uk/uk-sunglasses/Ray-Ban-Sunglasses/Ray-Ban-2140-Wayfarer-Tortoiseshell/1871.htm

47 / 50 / 54 is the width of the lens in millimetres.

As far as I'm aware the 47 and 50 versions have a 22 millimetre bridge (ie 22mm gap between the lenses), while the 54mm has an 18 millimetre bridge. So the 54 millimetre version is actually only slightly larger overall (ie outside of frame to outside of frame) than the 50 millimetre version (but has bigger lenses obviously).

The temples (arms / legs) are all 135 millimetres long I think (from the hinge back to the end of the bit behind your ear).

In conclusion:

pea-head - get the Small (47mm)

normal - get the Medium (50mm)

Sloth or hipster - get the Large (54mm)
hugsie
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649 posts since 5/5/08

9 May 2010 00:47
Any legit places to get Ray-bay Wayfarer frames from ? Or similar shap, in black or tortoise shell.
saint nicholegs
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4355 posts since 13/10/08

9 May 2010 00:49
Cheapest I think.
http://www.specsuperstore.com/products/designer_glasses/ray_ban
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

9 May 2010 01:34
I'm selling some persols - these
gawkrodger
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7637 posts since 4/11/08

11 May 2010 18:05
A+ service from Giarre.

Ordered at about 1am Friday morning. Sunnies arrived today. Great price.

Seventyfour
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9342 posts since 6/10/05

11 May 2010 19:48
are super sunglasses any good? as a whole i think they they look a bit topshop but these look alright is the quality decent?
not sure weather to go with these or the moscot nebbs at double the price
andymakesglasses
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20557 posts since 26/1/06

11 May 2010 19:56
I've never seen a pair in the flesh so can't comment specifically, but they're apparently handmade in Italy and have Carl Zeiss lenses.

The latter is a definite mark of quality, the former in my experience can mean good or bad, but they're certainly not comparable to Topshop in terms of materials.
inversesquare
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6735 posts since 7/6/08

11 May 2010 20:15
andymakesglasses wrote:
Luc_as wrote: I'm needing to buy a pair of Ray-bans. No idea on the sizing of them though and seeing as they're for a present could do with knowing what the sizes on this site are actually the measurements of

http://www.sunglasses-shop.co.uk/uk-sunglasses/Ray-Ban-Sunglasses/Ray-Ban-2140-Wayfarer-Tortoiseshell/1871.htm

47 / 50 / 54 is the width of the lens in millimetres.

As far as I'm aware the 47 and 50 versions have a 22 millimetre bridge (ie 22mm gap between the lenses), while the 54mm has an 18 millimetre bridge. So the 54 millimetre version is actually only slightly larger overall (ie outside of frame to outside of frame) than the 50 millimetre version (but has bigger lenses obviously).

The temples (arms / legs) are all 135 millimetres long I think (from the hinge back to the end of the bit behind your ear).

In conclusion:

Catholic - get the Small (47mm)

Protestant - get the Medium (50mm)

Anglican - get the Large (54mm)
andymakesglasses
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20557 posts since 26/1/06

11 May 2010 23:51
Ian Durrant and Ian Ferguson say your theory is flawed inverse.

One for MilSpex here, new WTAPS sunglasses for 2010.

R
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13282 posts since 17/5/03

11 May 2010 23:54
andymakesglasses wrote: I've never seen a pair in the flesh so can't comment specifically, but they're apparently handmade in Italy and have Carl Zeiss lenses.

The latter is a definite mark of quality, the former in my experience can mean good or bad, but they're certainly not comparable to Topshop in terms of materials.

seem very good quality

wish idve picked up those moscot x common projects. like them more every time i see them.
stelack
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25 posts since 2/3/10

15 May 2010 12:52
R wrote:
andymakesglasses wrote: I've never seen a pair in the flesh so can't comment specifically, but they're apparently handmade in Italy and have Carl Zeiss lenses.

The latter is a definite mark of quality, the former in my experience can mean good or bad, but they're certainly not comparable to Topshop in terms of materials.

seem very good quality

wish idve picked up those moscot x common projects. like them more every time i see them.


I tried a pair on a few days ago, they're well made and yeah they have Zeiss lenses…