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    I went shopping yesterday for sunglasses and came to the realization that there are so many brands to choose from. Most of the high-end ones were brands that I've never even heard of. I practically spent 2 hours in the store trying on different styles before making up my mind. I ended up buying a decent pair of Versace sunglasses for a not so decent price. What kind do you all wear?




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    I don't wear sunglasses that often. One reason being, its often not sunny where I live, and I think I have pretty nice eyes so I don't really cover them up too much.

    My favorites are Aviators and I think Ray Bans know for making them but theirs Gucci and my favorite Dior Homme as well. Their probably my favorite but I rarely wear them, had a knock-off pair a year ago but they broke.

    For some reason I never really liked the Versace sunglasses, I found them a little tacky, with the huge Medusa heads of the sides, too flashy for me to wear. I like more of a classic and simplistic look to sunglasses.

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    I LOVE aviators as well. I've always bought cheap/inexpensive aviator sunglasses usually from the flea market because I have the tendency to lose them or break them. I also agree about Versace glasses. Many of them are too flashy and feminine looking. The reason why I bought these ones is because they are surprisingly simple and lack the Medusa logo heads. The only logo they have is a small Versace name engraved on the sides so you wouldn't even know what brand they are unless you inspect them closely.

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    I keep a pair of Calvin Klein typically understated sunglasses in the car - which I got last year. My favourite pair are some fairly ancient Emporio Armani sunglasses that I bought on holiday in the Canary Islands back in 1998. Squarish lenses with a nice black and stainless steel frame.

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    I recommend the Persol brand, Oliver Peoples, Randolph, Ray Bans & Serengetti. They make proper lens.

    For ultra-coolness, choose matsuda & Jean Paul Gaultier. Giorgio Armani is another good brand.
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    I have a fake pair of Oakleys that cost me $20. I don't ever use them unless I'm at the beach or lifeguarding. I'm pretty used to the sun so I don't need them otherwise.

    As for ones you shouldn't wear IMO.... Those bug glasses that girls have now. They look rediculous. They take up half of their face and they are always shiny and dumb looking. They need to go~

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnvYuS
    I have a fake pair of Oakleys that cost me $20. I don't ever use them unless I'm at the beach or lifeguarding. I'm pretty used to the sun so I don't need them otherwise.
    You wouldn't need them anyway, as they probably wouldn't provide you with protection from harmfull UV rays.
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    In this area I DEFINATELY prefer classical styling. Ray Bans. Aviators, etc. Oakleys and those crazy sporty shitd worn by MLB outfielders and Nascar drivers look terrible IMO. Utility and avant garde styling hit their peak in 1963, with Antioanni in Fellini's 8 1/2.
    see: http://www.gonemovies.com/WWW/Drama/...umierGuido.jpg
    anything more "modern" or "high-tech" than this looks AWFUL.

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    3 pairs versace, 1 chanel, 1 prada, 1 ysl

    differing shapes and sizes!

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    I agree with Joel on this one, classics are best - in fact almost anything's fine except those goofy wrap-around, chintzy-looking plastic spastic sunglasses that professional fishermen and NASCAR drivers seem to love. Personally, I'd be wearing an updated aviator style this year, if I could wear regular sunglasses. Alas, my eyes betrayed me a few years ago and I wear Rx glasses (I can't stand the thought of sticking my finger in my eyes every morning to wear contact lenses). Maybe later this year or next I will try laser eye surgery and reclaim my sunglass wearing ways.

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    I also love the classic style sunglasses. I never thought Ray Bans were appealing in the least when I was young. It was all about the techno, blue-mirror shaded, chrome metal look.

    My tastes are different now (or maybe I'm just getting old) so Ray Ban Wayfarers look pretty cool to my eyes all of a sudden (Well, maybe not on 80s rock band members.) I may look for glasses with a smaller proportion and a turtoise shell design soon.

    But of course, that's after I gain all the weight I lost recently. I feel like a skinny rat... :-/

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    I have two pairs: Kenneth Cole aviators, and a pair of DKNY. I generally can't recommend a particular brand simply because few things actually look good on me. It's hard for me to find a pair I like.
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    I have a a pair of Gucci, and one of Arnette...

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    Wow. Thanks for all the replies guys. What's funny is that since starting this post, I ended up going back to the store and bought a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses. They look simple/boring but boy are they the best quality shades I've ever worn.

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    I wear Fossil, it goes well with one of my watches that is also Fossil, and they are quite affordable.
    Current top 5:
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    Speaking of flashy, metallic cheeseglasses, I just went to my parent's house and brought back some boxes of my old stuff they had packed away. At the bottom of one of the boxes were a late-80s pair pair of Oakley Frogskins bright-ass metallic red lenses plastic framed Wayfarer wannabes. I may have to wear them to work for a giggle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teflondog
    Wow. Thanks for all the replies guys. What's funny is that since starting this post, I ended up going back to the store and bought a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses. They look simple/boring but boy are they the best quality shades I've ever worn.
    Excellent! Which Maui Jim's did you get? I have the "Big Island" version. They cost over $300 bucks, but worth every penny.

    11 layers of polarization is hard to argue with ...

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    I bought a pair of aviator style prescription sunglasses (I'm nearsighted) this year made by Structure and I am very happy with them.

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    I have a few
    Steve Maddens (my fav beach wear)
    Urban Outfitters (my fav casual wear)
    BXBCG
    Tommy Hilfiger
    Dockers (my fav fashionable/formal wear).

    I am not too big on aviator styles. but I do have some that are similar but less rounded...i stick within the $10-$50 range for shades...since there is always a chance to misplace them or break them....


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    Quote Originally Posted by teflondog
    Wow. Thanks for all the replies guys. What's funny is that since starting this post, I ended up going back to the store and bought a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses. They look simple/boring but boy are they the best quality shades I've ever worn.
    If you like your Maui Jim's, you might also want to check into the Costa Del Mar line. Great lenses as well with some add'l styling options. They are a bit harder to find (not a line Sunglass Hut carries), but are amongst my favorites. The polarization is superb, particularly the Wave 580 lenses. While fishing in Key West, I noticed that the broad majority of fishing charter captains and staff were wearing these lenses. I've also tried a variety of Maui Jim's and like them alot. I prefer both Costa Del Mar and Maui Jim's to Revo, which seem to have taken a hit on quality over the years.

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    If it's "technically" daytime,im wearing sunglasses...I have about 10 pair...Mostly inexpensive except for a few.

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    I use my oakley wrap around for the beach. solid black, whatever the entry level one that kids get. nothing fancy, been out a while. My daughter got a black pair and does not wear them, so when we go to the lake or beach, they are great. Keep sun from coming in through the side and reflecting back in to the eye.

    I use Maui Jims for business and running around, playing golf. I have two pair. One is a regular rectangular shape with green lenses. Good for heavy sun. I have a titanium pair with the rose colored lens, good for low light or cloudy conditions.

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    Kieselstein-Cord. As good as they come and a price to go with them. Paid $450 for mine several years ago. I rarely find anything less than $300 that I like, although I know there are some good ones for less than that.
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    Anybody know of good places, either online or in-store for some relatively cheap, but reliable sunglasses. I'm leaning toward aviator style.

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    I like the classic wire framed oval lense style (19th century riding glasses?) would be nice to find a pair with the riding style cable temples.

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    Does anyone know where i can get a pair of sunglasses like Tom Cruise wears in Top Gun

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeighG
    Does anyone know where i can get a pair of sunglasses like Tom Cruise wears in Top Gun

    Thanks
    I think Cruise wears Ray Ban aviators in Top Gun.

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    Im always with my Raybans, I have a few pairs.
    Aviators too, I even have some that are half smoked and half clear. I think that Raybans have excellent quality

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    Dita - niche shades baby

    if you have prescription glasses go to lenscrafter with a AAA card I saved 175 on my glasses there. , I was so surprised at that. and it's very cheap. like 1/3 what my optometrist wanted.

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    Dita "pusher" to be more specific was like my big sunglasses this year.

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