I'd be curious to know if anyone else has the TART ARnel, MOSCOT Lemtosh, vintage keyhold, thick acetate style (i.e. Johnny Depp) since I KNOW there is a huge underground of consumers that are obsessed with the glasses/style.
I've got both the Arnel's and the Lemtosh in 44mm and 46mm. I have high myopia so I need to keep my lenses small. Actually, I think the thick Johnny Depp/Woody Allen/Peter Sellers style frames and browlines have already peaked and are already old hat (again).
The thicker frames can also be a problem in the summer, as you're experiencing "slipping down my nose which is annoying." You should go for a lighter frame when it's hot and humid.
In your first photo you seem to have an orange tint? Be wary of orange tints as it is often a sign that the wearer has glaucoma, or in the case of Michael York, something much worse:
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Yeah lol, they are transistions, thats why they have kind of a tint, and it was just starting to transistion outside b/c of the sun and there is a filter on the photo , so the tint is actually more gray in real life.
I'm switched my major a few times and am actually still finishing my engineering BS at University, so I'm around A LOT of trendy young 20's students near the suburbs of a city.
I would say the thick frames are still the most popular for hipster styles. Also I noticed the clubmasters getting really popular.
The green transitions are well worth getting, the best clarity in vision I've ever seen. I was going to say saturated, but that would be pretentious.
Also, my cheap local optometrist didn't even put anti-glare on my lenses, where as Moscot does it all online for like $150 (local optometrist is easily$250+++)
But your local opticians are measuring exactly the position required for accurate vision with your eyes, you can't do that online, or can you? Do you look into the screen and they check your movements for the line of sight, etc?
You should always tell your optician what spec you require, good one's will tell you options available, others will take advantage.
Face-to-face is still the best way to (i) physically check the quality of the frame, (ii) find a frame that suits your face, (iii) get the lens manufactured and fixed in the frame to what your line of sight requires and (iv) make any modifications to the frame once lens is in place. You can't yet, as far as I know, do that accurately on line.
Do you have a vagina?I saw one woman today with a green dress and green frames. She even had a green book but I reckon that was circumstantial. Further down the block I saw another woman with a red dress and red frames. Is it customary to match frames to your attire?
I only buy one pair every two years because I'm a cheap bastard and only use the 50 percent reimbursement for my benefits plan at work. I would never think of buying additional pairs at full cost. Now I'm worried I'm that guy who wears black shoes with a khaki suit or a black belt with brown shoes.
What's a good website to buy eyewear from? Looking to get a pair of Persol frames with lenses for someone.
I know, not paying retail. just have to find them on sale.
What's the thought on Salt Opticals?
Now if I go the same route with my serious myopia and getting the thinnest lenses around, or green transitions, I can easily spend Euros 2 grand for a pair of spectacles that will last 18-24 months no longer than a cheaper pair.
Why so fast? Is your eyesight changing/worsening that much?.
By the way, did you read the article in the Guardian on "Big Lens"? I think that Thruth posted a link here somewhere, too. It's about a merger between Luxottica, the world's largest framemaker, and Essilor, the world's largest lensmaker.
Basically, your frames and lenses cost a few dollars to make, and then you're charged a fortune for them.
I got my Ronwinnes a while back - sadly they don't fit. I have a big conk and high bridge so many glasses end up with my eyebrows looking through them. A pity - I like Shurons partly because they re not made by Luxoticca. I cant wear all plastic frames for that reason.I get some of mine direct from Shuron USA. Got a new pair of Ronwines wining their way to Oz
I've had some from VIC but last time he wouldnt ship without insurance which cost as much as the value of the frames!!!
A bit of white vinegar or metho on a cotton bud ( Q Tip in UK?) or toothpick will get rid of the green sweat stainsI've gone direct Shuron and have the Ronsir's in the ebony and tortoise. Also got the Ronstrong's.
My verdict I don't like the plastic on the ebony Ronsir's, it looks a bit cheap. Also the screws on the nose cushions have all turned green which is a pet hate of mine. Still like the tortoise ones with the clip on shades,. The Ronstrongs proved not that strong and fell apart after a year.
A bit of white vinegar or metho on a cotton bud ( Q Tip in UK?) or toothpick will get rid of the green sweat stains