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    I have a pair of Oakley X-metal Juliets that I'm loving to death...



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    I have to make a confession, I wore this summer a best sunglasses so far. I asked a NYC located friend to get me sunglasses from former-gucci-ysl guru Tom Ford's (Fonda Shiny Frame ''black'') private line.
    Money well spent, as I used them constantly, and felt so comfortoble wearing them. It was like wearing a perfect pair of jeans, there's nothing quite like it.

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    So am I hearing the rumours right? That BIG sunglasses are the current direction in fashion?

    I've had a pair of Oakley gators for a long time, they're a bit beat up. I've also got a nice pair of ReVos, but those are more function than fashion. (Mostly use those for skiing)

    One note of caution with Ray-Ban aviators. Being glass, they're a bit heavy. Make sure that you or whoever you're buying them for is OK with that before acquiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by radix023
    So am I hearing the rumours right? That BIG sunglasses are the current direction in fashion?

    I've had a pair of Oakley gators for a long time, they're a bit beat up. I've also got a nice pair of ReVos, but those are more function than fashion. (Mostly use those for skiing)

    One note of caution with Ray-Ban aviators. Being glass, they're a bit heavy. Make sure that you or whoever you're buying them for is OK with that before acquiring.
    Well, no not really. Bigger glasses are in for women, but even extra large ones have become a joke. Men have much more of a trend for classical designs, things you'd expect in a Fellini film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisW
    Anybody know of good places, either online or in-store for some relatively cheap, but reliable sunglasses. I'm leaning toward aviator style.
    Here ya go.

    Just ordered a pair these sunglasses from them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightninrod
    haha, thanks Dan! Actually, I ended up picking up a pair of RayBan Aviators this summer. I thought I wouldn't look good in them (and make my face look all distorted), but they look a lot better then expected! Thanks though!

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    As long as you don't wear them as a hairband and the frames aren't white (almost) anything goes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisW
    haha, thanks Dan! Actually, I ended up picking up a pair of RayBan Aviators this summer. I thought I wouldn't look good in them (and make my face look all distorted), but they look a lot better then expected! Thanks though!
    I didn't notice this thread was started in March !

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    I bought a pair of Fossil sunglasses last year and I really like them. They weren't overly expensive either, I think somewhere around $50.

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    I used to wear Ray-Ban, but the last pair I got kinda made me mad. The design of the frames guaranteed that the temples would scratch the lenses when stored. The glass lens, aviator style just doesn't look good on me, so I started shopping. I wound up with a pair of Oakleys that I love. Now I'm on my second pair, using the first pair for outdoor activities.

    Be sure to check the UV ratings on sunglasses. If the sunglasses you buy don't block UV, they might be damaging your eyes because the shaded lenses let your eyes open wider in sunlight, allowing more damaging UV rays in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightninrod
    I didn't notice this thread was started in March !

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    Wow. I forgot all about this post. Well, as an update...I've limited my collection down to two very reliable pairs of sunglasses. Both are Maui Jim: Kahuna and Moana. Though lacking in style, they're the most comfortable shades I've ever worn. However, if you look hard enough I'm sure you can find very good sunglasses of the same quality for a fraction of the cost.

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    Don´t know if it is mentioned, POLAROID sunglasses are my favorites. They started with producing sunglasses 1937. (US Website)
    List prices are from 50 to 80 € but at online shops or at ebay they are much cheaper. Could get one aviator style at last for 19,- € without 6,- € shipping.

    The glasses are polarized and the frames have very good quality.

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    For me it's gotta be Ray-Ban (aviator style kind of) with a 'mono' grey/green lens for this summer. ref RB 3311. Check 'em out!

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    3311 is fine but i prefer the original aviator style of rayban and polaroid. They are very similar, but polaroid is cheaper and have polarized glasses.
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    I bought two pairs of 'Police' aviators last summer and love the aviator style which looks good on most faces.
    When I first saw the bug-eye style a few years ago I was totally blown away by the radical styling at that time. When I saw the mono lens/visor style of sunnies that are starting to appear here in the uk I was blown away again. They are yet another radical look that I believe, ina way, reflects global climate change and the need for a more complete eye protection system. I have seen some extreme (and expensive) versions of the look but I have settled for the aviator version which again suits most faces but still keeping the mono/visor look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teflondog View Post
    Wow. I forgot all about this post. Well, as an update...I've limited my collection down to two very reliable pairs of sunglasses. Both are Maui Jim: Kahuna and Moana. Though lacking in style, they're the most comfortable shades I've ever worn. However, if you look hard enough I'm sure you can find very good sunglasses of the same quality for a fraction of the cost.
    It may actually have been your post that inspired me, I'm not sure, but I recently got a pair of Maui Jim's, and I agree: they are incredibly comfortable. Easily the most comfortable glasses I've worn. Good lenses as well.
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    I have heard of head shapes and "framing" with sunglasses, how does that work?
    Is it effective?
    How do you do it?

    I never seem to know for sure what goes with what.

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    Ray Ban aviators here also - silver

    Castorpollux, I think there is some truth in finding shades that compliment your head shape, chin, etc...I just can't remember the cardinal rules of it. It helps (for me) to not go sunglass shopping alone (salespeople get you to buy just about anything for a sale) and get a friend's opinion.
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    My favorite sunglasses are Maui Jim by far, Kahuna's are a staple for me.

    I also wear Oakley Crosshairs for sport occasions.

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    ray-ban aviators, white frame

    they work well for florida.. if the white frames aren't appropriate, gunmetal frames for me
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    I've got a bit of a sunglass fetish. My current faves are my Giorgio Armani 1545's... nice black temples, with rimless black rectangular lenses that go well with my features... can't find them for sale anywhere any longer as they are from the 2004 collection, although I only bought them a few months ago. For outdoors, my best are some cool Revo's that are rimless with rectangular blue reflective polarized lenses and gunmetal temples.

    I've also got three pairs of Ray-Bans, mainly for running, and a pair each of Persol, Vogue, Polo Sport, Calvin Klein, and a "Bling" pair of Porta Romana's with wooden temples, blue gradient reflective lenses and gold details. Oh yeah, and a pair of Serengeti Nimbus that I keep on the visor in my car, for driving.
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    I have a pair of Ray Ban Aviators, Ray Ban Shields, & a winter pair from Prada...

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    I like Calvin Klein....



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    Another RayBan Aviator fan. If you watch the tv show Dexter, they're the exact same ones his sister wears. (And she looks much better when she wears them because her eyes are crooked. What a weird looking chick. Pretty, but weird.)
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    Cartier rimless with African bubinga wood frames.

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    I don't have any but you can't beat the Ray Bans. I really like the look of some of the Silhouette range.

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    I have a pair of Maui Jim's that are great, but I am going to spring for a pair from the best trad stylists in NYC, Meyrowitz and Dell on 44th St. near the Harvard Club who sell special lenses that are the best in the business, in the "Clark Kent" styled tortoise shell. Expensive as hell, but well... you know....
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    I wear my polarized Rayban's, always. No sun damage around my eyes, nor any cataracts please. Plus I feel like a spy, Mata Hari par-chance.
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    Big, plastic, no "nose grippies", UV protectant, and cheap. Those are my general criteria. I break and lose sunglasses...I need them to be functional. I think they're pretty funky glam, too!
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    I always wear sunglasses when I'm out as I have blue eyes and I have those "floaters". You notice them if you look at the snow. The brands I wear are

    Sunglasses:
    Serengeti
    Smith
    Tifosi
    Rudy Project
    Native
    Oakley

    Goggles:
    Smith
    Bolle


    I have many different types for skiing, mountain and road cycling, fishing, golf/tennis, driving, dress. They range from photochromatic, polarized, some able to change lens colors based on conditions. They have to be functional first though then stylish/fashionable.
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