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Asian fit glasses

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by K2e2vin, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Anyone familiar with Oakleys? I like what I've seen from them, and need new glasses and shades(I broke my Perry Ellis glasses about 3-4 years ago and have yet to replace them). Anyways, I saw that they have specific Asian-fit glasses the would be perfect for me since I have problems with regular glasses fitting well.

    Problem is, I don't know if they have regular prescription glasses available in Asian fit(mainly shades). Though, my cousin has Oakley glasses but I think they may just be one of the sunglasses frame with regular lens(also may be regular glasses/non-asian-fit). Does anyone know if any other mfg sell asian-fit glasses and/or know if Oakley can do custom frames(modify existing frame to "asian-fit)?

    Also, anyone know the durability/strength of Oakley frames? When I bought my Perry Ellis glasses, they were supposedly the strongest frame Lenscrafter had. None the less, I broke them about 2 years later. I spent like $300 on those, and don't want to spend that much anymore unless it's very good quality. I take my glasses off a lot hence why I tend to break them. My license also states I have to wear corrective lenses(though that'll change when I renew), but a LEO helped me out by giving me the idea to just say I wear contacts. :)
     
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    D16Civic Matt

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    why not get contacts?

    I buy a years supply at a time and it costs me about 150 bucks including the exam. I was able to get an inexpensive pair of glasses at the same time for about 60 bucks.

    From my experience, they all break about the same, expensive or inexpensive, so I take the cheap way out and don't feel bad if they break.
     
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    klyph Dismember VIP

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    Asian fit?

    I'm sorry, but ROFL.
     
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    I've gone through both sunglasses and prescription glasses like a hooker goes through coke. Maybe I'm just clumsy, but I just stopped buying the expensive glasses. Oakley's are nice though, I just can't see myself forking over $150+ for something I might lose/break so quickly.
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Sorry I have a "smaller" face than Americans(I always have to keep pushing up my glasses). btw, I've heard it referred to as "European-fit" too? I'd imagine they wouldn't have this problem considering many Americans are European decent. Here's their page on the differences: http://www.oakley.com/asian_fit

    I don't really want contacts due to more hassle taking them in and out(especially in the mornings)...I'm lazy. Glasses are "grab and go". Plus, when I used to have them, everyone complimented me on how smarter and articulate I look! :p

    I'm only looking at these Oakley glasses since they seem to have a specs that'll fit better than other glasses. I've had other shades and glasses that just keep dropping.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    I'm pretty sure that they'll cut prescription lenses for any of their frames. As far as durability- Oakley's stuff is pretty good, especially the X-Metal series. I've had my Juliets for 9 years now. The titanium frame helps. :D
     
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    i've had several pairs of oakleys, they are pretty good glasses. they are the nike of glasses. not perfect but 251346146 options.

    give them a try, i'm sure they wouldn't take a big risk on making something "asian" if it wasn't pretty well designed for it.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i had to -

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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    The next time you stroll past a sunglass hut at the mall, ask them to show you the kids section.
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Sorry, kids glasses do not fit me. I've tried :p Also shows the ignorance on this board.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Oakley has a compact line.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    My step bro wears both. Oakley glasses and shades. He's asian.


    I doubt they will "modify anything" but they do sell the compact line. He loves his sets. But at that, you better be ready to pay for your shades/glasses. They're spendy.





    At that. I had DKNY glasses. Easily 6bucks.





    You pay for what you get and you have to look through them all freaking day. Make them nice. Take care of them. Buy a nice case. Etc. 2 years is pretty weak for glasses.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Oh, Slickdeals has a few Oakley deals live right now.
     
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    90 accord Chicks dig the box Moderator VIP

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    browsing around Oakley's website, most say something like..
    again, browsing the site, saw this: http://www.oakley.com/search/men+prescription+sunglasses/relevance/1/10000+100825 look at the last 2 on that list.. 'Asain fit'

    i have a pair of frameless dkny's that were around $400 before insurance :) think i payed a total of $50.. not bad for $3 a month
     
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