[Ongoing] Sunglasses Discussion
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SUNGLASSES Everyone needs them, and everyone has their own style. When you take face shapes, lens colors, materials, and fits into consideration, they can quickly become complex. With that, we hope this discussion can help you see things clearly.
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Karalyn
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Nov 21, 2020
Surprised not to see sunglasses drops in a while. Did drop just give up on them?
Puscha
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May 13, 2020
Hi, I’m a gardener in southern Spain, loads of sunlight in summer, I’ve green eyes and must wear sunglasses, at present I’m on ray ban wayfarers, I’ve no problem but was wondering if there’s any one out there that spends 8 hours a day in the sun working and can recommend another model?
BilalBahamani
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Jun 1, 2020
Hi.... You can try Maui Jim Breakwalls. They're nylon frames with plastic lenses. Extremely light with one of the best optics ever. I'd suggest going for the brown tints as they provide amazing contrast. The only downside to these will be the price. But, once you wear them.... They're worth every penny you spend. (I'd know cos I have one myself)
Tops
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Jan 6, 2019
My goto is Glorify Air. Has vent holes on top for antifogging happiness. They also says unbreakable...
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https://www.gloryfy.com/en/shades/932/air-black_g3.html?sub=sportstyle&showboxofglory=ok
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byungJu
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Sep 17, 2018
I am uisng Polarized lenses but Polarized lenses is not good for driving. I am now trying to find non Polarized lenses for driving and outdoor activity
choo
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Dec 9, 2018
perhaps his instrument cluster is fully digital and not not visible through polarized lenses.
TC136
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Dec 30, 2018
Anti glare for driving
rootduck
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Sep 16, 2018
I have hundreds of pairs of sunglasses from all different designers. lately I have been trying to avoid the big brands and have been focusing more on the underground scene. Here are some companies that I think are doing new things in 2018.
Dita (japan)
Parasite (France) NRODA (NYC) mykita (germany) MATSUDA (Japan)
I would love to see more non-luxottica brands on MD but in terms of EDC I always keep a set of Dior Homme (fancy) or raybans (casual) frames on hand. Most of which I’ve gotten for amazing prices here on MD
TC136
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Dec 30, 2018
They’re all well established companies. They’ve all been around a while
oODEEZ0o
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Aug 26, 2018
maui Jim’s are great but my EDC is a Knoxville XL by Electric. The polarized bronze lens in Tortuga.
fetus
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Aug 6, 2018
Maui Jim’s or gtfo. I’m so tired of seeing this cheap garbage. I want highest quality optics with glass lenses from them; all other sunglasses are fashion accessories and a waste of time/money.
TC136
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Dec 30, 2018
Revo use to make the best lenses for sunglasses
PMWaffle
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Aug 26, 2019
Salt optics and leisure society are more pricey but have even better lenses than mj
Phase700b
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Aug 6, 2018
I have a ridiculous huge collection of sunglasses. Lots of different brands and iconic styles. The one's I wear most are Persols and Randolph Engineering.
Jovigirl
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Aug 6, 2018
How about more polarized sunglasses for women......
y_nu
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Jun 29, 2018
They're getting hard to find, but glass lenses are far more durable than plastic (which is cheaper to manufacture).
Polarized lenses are good for water-sports use; the orientation of the polarization is typically set to reduce glare bouncing off of an horizontal surface.
Polarized lenses can be bad for driving - stress induced birefringence in windshield glass can affect drivers' vision.
Rayban G15's are my preferred lenses, unpolarized. They're colour neutral.
YNU
Offramp
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Jul 28, 2018
You are correct in my book, glass is better. I need RX lenses and I’m really gonna try and go glass. For me Massdrop offers decent choices that can be RX ed and I’ve bought severaL. Now can I get glass in the frames I want. I do wish Massdrop would sell more RX able sunglasses like Fendi, etc.
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