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    Master pacifichrono's Avatar
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    Vuarnet 002, but with a green mirror lens.


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    Bantom Frameworks shades here

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNA View Post
    Bantom Frameworks shades here
    You beat me to it. Made in the UK and the price is no different to RayBan or similar makes. Quality is great although the tint of the lenses takes a little getting used to.



    They make spectacle frames too of which I have two pairs. I'm a happy customer.



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    I'm still wearing my 1998 Oakley A wires regularly. Great sunglasses but as I've never bought any since wouldn't know if the quality is inferior now. Also have some 1995 Arnette Dogs in perfect condition and I'm glad to see Randolf Engineering aren't on the "designer" list. Hopefully they make them in house for the cost.

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    My no 1 sunglasses at the moment are Maui's bought from SC but am after some Persol wayfarers.

    How are the Persol range holding up at the moment?

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    Randolph aviators for me... No complaints after 5 years of use.

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    I'd love a replacement set of Romeo's but the price has gone crazy, lost them when we moved houses three times in a year, had the orange/red lenses and having a larger head these fitted perfectly.

    Currently running a few pairs of Crosshairs but the quality is no longer there.

    I've a hankering for some Maui Castles which I've been considering for a year or so, but want to try on.

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    Porsche ...There is no substitute..
    I bought some from an outlet mall in Florida, the best Iíve ever had , fabulous lenses.


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    Quote Originally Posted by amnesia View Post
    Maui Jim for me... weigh nothing, and are apparently indestructible judging by the number of times I've sat on them 

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    Not quite. I have MJ ka’anapali Which are titanium frameless.
    I’ve had to replace a lense because of cracks and the bridge which just broke in half.

    I do still love them but they haven’t been cheap to own.

    Which model do you have?
    Maybe I should look at something not so delicate next time.

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    Randolph engineering here.

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    ic! berlin for me. Screwless hinges, very robust and some cracking designs.

    http://www.ic-berlin.de/en_GB



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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    One of the reasons I like Maui Jims so much is the availability of replacement parts.

    R

    I've been quoted £49 to replace the bridge (plus whatever it costs to post them to the repair centre).
    Seems a lot, so probably looking at getting something else - the RE Aviators appeal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eletos View Post
    ic! berlin for me. Screwless hinges, very robust and some cracking designs.

    http://www.ic-berlin.de/en_GB



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    My reading glass, can vouch for robustness and best of all screwless hinges

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    Maui Jims , I have 3 pairs the oldest are about 15 years old , had to send them for repair to Southampton a few years back after the wife sat on them in the car, they repaired and polished the lenses FOC , great service

    Lenses are the best I have tried let alone owned and I used to be a Rayban fan , still have some Raybans and Oakleys but the Maui Jims are my fav and awesome for driving

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    Carbon fibre framed Ray-Ban, with B&L lenses.

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    Ralph Lauren mostly.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitz View Post
    Porsche ...There is no substitute..
    I bought some from an outlet mall in Florida, the best Iíve ever had , fabulous lenses.


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    Iím in the market for s pair of Sunnies right now, also in Orlando for short break.

    Which Outlet mall did you go to?
    I was in the Premium Outlet (nr International Drive) yesterday, overwhelmed by the choice.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Claret67 View Post
    Iím in the market for s pair of Sunnies right now, also in Orlando for short break.

    Which Outlet mall did you go to?
    I was in the Premium Outlet (nr International Drive) yesterday, overwhelmed by the choice.



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    I fondly remember buying my beloved pre-Luxottica Commander 64s from Solstice Sunglasses at the Florida Mall. They're no longer a stockist but the store is still there I believe.

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    Carl Zeiss (Oberkochen not Jena) aviators
    B&L Ray Ban Wayfairers

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    Porsche for me
    But only because they came free with the car


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    Oakley - they won my loyalty when a pair of Eye Jackets took the brunt of my head hitting the roll over bar when the vehicle we were in came to an unplanned halt. The frame snapped in two in doing that but they stopped my face snapping basically. I sent them to Oakley explaining what had happened asking if they could quote me for a repair (they were old, battered but had sentimental value) and they sent me a new pair completely free of charge in return, in addition to sending back my old pair as a momento.
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    Specs - Alain Miliki/Phillip Starck + Porsche Design

    Sun Glasses - Porsche Design, Maui Jim, Nikon. (The Nikons are just wonderful).

    i also have a couple of pairs of original Rayban B&L Wayfarers (Glass Lens) from the 80's unworn and in still in the Box

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    Serengeti Brando with drivers lens forÖ driving



    Tom Ford Justin for casual/holiday



    A pair of Ray Ban Caravans from yonks ago.

    And just ordered two more pairs of Serengeti to try for something different:

    Nunzio



    Udine


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    Tag Heuer "Senna" for driving and looking cool, a pair of Oakley Radar for cycling.

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    Well i have been wearing for over a decade the American Optical Sunglasses...they were issued to US Air Force ....they are the best value for the dollar and have many finishes and colors of lenses and they can repair them.if needed too...God Bless,John

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    2 x Rayban, 1 of which is polarised. 1 x Cartier tortoise shell polarised.

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