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Ok, so maybe when I did this today I was self-conscious and looking for subtle and for glasses that don't 'make a statement'. I definitely agree with the more rounded shape.

Any additional suggestions are welcome!
It's hard to narrow down without seeing some more examples on your face. Try out a few different shapes and styles so we can better narrow it down.
 

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Ok, I'll try to find someone stockings genuine Sharons. I like them - just not convinced they suit me.

There are the Persols that were ok but not anything special:
 

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Like me you have a big honk with a high bridge and therefore off the shelf plastic glasses will always fit too high. Depending where you shop - here certainly locally most optometrists cater mainly for the asian face & nose. Most OTR glasses will be like that. Also almost all glasses frames are made by and outlets are owned by bloody Luxotica.
 

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We are a major manufacturer and all of our products are available to all optical laboratories, distributors and dispensing outlets. These outlets can order Shuron products with no special requirements of any kind. Please contact us for information regarding outlets in your area. If none are available, we can provide you with sample sizes and colors direct. Please ask for our Special Orders department.



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You need to measure yourself up. Most of your frames you've tried look too wide on you. And the nose bridge too high and too narrow. Its a common problem. Glasses look better if a bit narrow for your head width. Most old school glasses were very much narrower than peoples face/head width and I think they (mostly) looked better for it.

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You need to measure yourself up. Most of your frames you've tried look too wide on you. And the nose bridge too high and too narrow. Its a common problem. Glasses look better if a bit narrow for your head width. Most old school glasses were very much narrower than peoples face/head width and I think they (mostly) looked better for it.
Dropbear Dropbear - I don't like to say it (because his head will swell and it will be too big for his glasses) but fxh is right. The glasses you've been trying on look too big on you. Try some frames that are a bit lower and narrower.

By the way, has anyone ever remarked on your resemblance to the late Alan Rickman (when he was younger, of course)?
 

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I've gone from Hugh Jackman to Alan Rickman in ten years! :bigtears:

I ordered the five free trial deal from Warby. Will probably do the same with Sharon to rest sizes, but they want shipping both ways and a $95 deposit up-front. Tortoise and grey briar frames? Silver and no gold?
 

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I've gone from Hugh Jackman to Alan Rickman in ten years! :bigtears:

I ordered the five free trial deal from Warby. Will probably do the same with Sharon to rest sizes, but they want shipping both ways and a $95 deposit up-front. Tortoise and grey briar frames? Silver and no good?
Dont know about silver, but grey would be good imo.
 

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Really? Costco? I was going to ask MFDoom where he gets his glasses.

Sizing I think I'm getting now. Shape, construction and style Im still lost on.
Yes, Costco. If you're not a member just tell them you want to check out the store. Very good prices as well. Of course, any big box eyewear store should be able to help you with sizing and shape.
 

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FWIW, I think the Shurons in 46 look good on you. It's hard to tell definitively though at this close of a range. Mirror selfies would actually be more representative of how they look from most people you'll be interacting with.

Re: Warby Parker. I would just avoid. I have a pair and was excited about them at first, but then realized that they have a very distinct quality and look that screams "budget, hipster eyewear." I feel they are suited more for the Bonobos and Indochino crowd. I can immediately tell from a distance when someone is wearing WP, and I would hate that for myself.

Because of how f*cked up my schedule is (96 hrs last week including multiple 28 hour shifts), I have been wearing my glasses a lot. Alternating between my horn-rimmed Saint Laurent Paris and Dita frames, depending on my mood and my style that day, I find glasses sometimes add a very important accessory to otherwise unremarkable outfits.

Also, Lasik is easier said than done. No surgery is without risk, and many people do not have ideal results from it (i. e. suffer from severe eye dryness permanently afterwards or still require corrective lenses).
 

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FWIW, I think the Shurons in 46 look good on you. It's hard to tell definitively though at this close of a range. Mirror selfies would actually be more representative of how they look from most people you'll be interacting with.
Thanks for this post DS. Last post of my ugly mug before I send these back and give up for a while:

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Thanks for this post DS. Last post of my ugly mug before I send these back and give up for a while:

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Yeah. The nasal bridge looks too wide from this distance. Something that you cannot see from the fisheye-type closeup photos. I'd return.


Any substantiated opinion and/or actual experience with sunglasses from mauijim.com?
They look great with Tommy Bahama shirts and Jesus sandles.
 

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Are those Ronsirs? I think i have the same pair.
They are.

I'm actually drifting back to the Tart Arnel clones I have and thinking of getting another pair, but in 44 instead of 46. Definitely need longer arms - I think the short arms have been buggering the fit for me.


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They look great with Tommy Bahama shirts and Jesus sandles.
MauiJim makes fantastic sunglasses, has an amazing warranty, and is one of the only companies that hasn't sold out to Luxxottica.
Thanks, I was hoping for something like that. I really like some of their models and the possibility to choose between the different glasses. I currently don't have any sunglasses, will buy from them as soon as I'm close to a store. Not so sure about Tommy Bahama though.
 

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Thanks, I was hoping for something like that. I really like some of their models and the possibility to choose between the different glasses. I currently don't have any sunglasses, will buy from them as soon as I'm close to a store. Not so sure about Tommy Bahama though.
don't listen to Darkside Darkside . he's a hipster brand snob.
 

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Dropbear Dropbear - I'm not sure if its an artefact from the photo angle or something but almost all those glasses look to be too wide for your head. That's the main problem. I'm not sure - but it looks as if heavy plastic frames don't suit you.

I'd be suggesting that "John Lennon" type glasses might be the go for you. Wire frames either the complete wire Ful Vue type or semi rimless. And get the bridge wider - only as needed - but get the frame hinge to hinge a bit narrower so that the glasses come in from your side/ears. I think on almost any glasses that wire temples will suit you better.

I suspect the full Buddy Holly /Hipster/Nerdy asian heavy black frames Freeway type wont suit you at all. Small round thin framed tortoise shells would probably work.
 
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