I love raising taxes on people who have the money to blow on designer brand sunglasses.
I had the same Ray Bans that Obama has, the Ray Ban 3217s.
As seen here
But I lost them at a Starbucks. I think I left at at the counter. I am sure some Obama supporter stole them.
So I recently bought the same model in Gray.
Cost me about a $100 shipped from Amazon.com
I might give them to my dad and get another pair. Any recommendations for similar style?
Here is my reasoning:
I have a weird-looking face and an oddly shaped head, and Smith sunglasses tend to flatter both of these impediments.
My last name is not the same as my parents' last name. Theirs is Smith. I gravitate towards narcissism, even if its secondary.
Living in Alaska, brand name flash isn't always easily attainable in local retail. I have the Internet, but the pleasure of point of purchase is still a thing, you know? Anyway! There is an REI here. Out of all their stupid ugly sunglasses, Smith looks the best on my irregular mug.
Re: i voted Smith
Fri Apr 20, 2012 at 05:32:59 PM EST
I'm partial to Native, because that was the brand of the first pair of nice sunglasses I ever got, which also got me stuck on polarized lenses. I got them using a an REI gift card, had them for a few years, then unfortunately left them at a table at a restaurant at a country club, so I'd say it's about a 30/70 chance that they were Obama supporters or McCain supporters.
I went back to REI to get another pair, but then thinking I'd be very clever, I went home and ordered what I thought were the same pair I'd tried on from an Amazon storelet. Unfortunately, they were a pair intended for a 'small to medium framed face', and make my head look like that of a North Korean dictator's. I'm so goddamn cheap, I still have them a few years later, but really only use them when I drive.
It's just Mittens through a sunglass darkly.
I am shitfitter; hear me roar.
Most sunglasses are too big for my face. I have three different pair from Reptile which tend to be smaller.
Plus Sierra Trading Post sells their discontinued models for less than half price.
Ray Bans here.
I have the same pair of model 2027s that I purchased in 1996. The style is a little dated now but they still do the job.
[I'm not that guy.]
I lose them so frequently I stick to gas station sunglasses - UV blocking and polarized only need apply.
- Persol, best glass polarized lenses I've ever had. Frames too.
- Oakley, the graphite lenses just made the world look better.
- Ray Ban, excellent.
- Revo, some very nice lenses.
- Vuarnet, those rose tints are the bomb on snow.
- Smith, for bicycling.
- Persol, they are good enough to mention again and again.
Sadly, since I got precriptions, I cannot indulge my sunglass fetish. My wife convinced me to liquidate 20 pairs a few years ago. Now it's crap clipons until I spring for Pesol blanks and endure the lab warning me that their non-metallic frames are notoriously brittle, and they aren't responsible for damage when they hammer the lenses into place. Arg.
At the very end of last year I had some unspent money in an HSA (for non-USA readers: a plan which allows you to spend pre-tax dollars on health expenses, saving the tax you would ordinarily have paid on that income.) The catch on this type of plan is that any unspent funds in the plan at the end of the year are forfeited.
So, being in a "use it or lose it" situation I went out and bought myself my second set of prescription sunglasses ever, and the first in 20 years, with the funds. I spend a lot of time on the water in the summer, was finding my clip-ons inadequate, and know it will be nice to have good polarized lenses in my prescription, but I'm still a little queasy about the cost. The fact that I was going to forfeit the money if I didn't make a purchase was the only thing that convinced me to make the purchase.
That said, the Oakleys I selected are very nicely put together and seem like they might last a while (if they don't take a plunge into 300 feet of water like my last cell phone..) I won't even offer an opinion on their stylishness (except to say that, were he aware of it, the brand manager at Oakley would probably be less than thrilled that I am sporting their eyewear) but the materials are definitely a step above my normal prescription glasses and most of the off-the-shelf sunglasses I have been familiar with. As well they should be..
Does that mean the average TnT denizen is in favor of banning things, like the 2nd, 4th, 6 to 9th, 13th, 15th, 19th, or 24th amendments (all being shredded as we speak). Or how about banning abortion?
It all seems to fit if you take a cross section of comments on this site.
Why aren't Hellen Kellers an option in the poll?
I'm really liking these Maui Jim Stingrays: See Here
If you select wisely, you will make it clear to all other males that you are dominant and command respect.
I have to wear sunglasses if I wear contacts or my eyes hurt at the end of the day... Yes, I'm a vampire, been that way for years.
For years, I wore Maui Jim's, who's lenses used to rival Revo - I don't know now as my last pair broke and I haven't gotten it fixed.
I've been buying cheap sunglasses on eBay, which work OK (brand Element8 ~ $10/pair), but I recently bought I nicer pair on sale at Banana Republic. Yeah, not high end, but I have no hair on my head, so finding a pair that isn't goofy wide is not easy, and these fit me well.
That said, I've also been thinking of getting a pair of prescription sunglasses, turns out Oakley will do this - I like this style http://www.oakley.com/products/6948/26176 although I'm not sure about the earpiece... Also, I have to be really careful about the lens size as if they are to large, I'll wind up with coke bottles. It's worth looking into as a surprising number of brands can make prescription versions of their lenses. It's not cheap - in my case the lenses alone would be over $800.
My problem is that I usually wear my glasses (it's just easier) and I'm blind as a bat without them, so trying on sunglasses while randomly shopping is a non-starter...
I've also used clipons. The ones I've had are hand made to fit my frame by someplace in LA and they are hella expensive. Look & work great, but inevitably, I wind up sitting on them and destroying them. And if you don't carry the case everywhere, you don't have an easy way to store them when you take them off (unless you always were a shirt with a pocket). After close to a $1000 of broken clipons (over many years), I just gave up on them.