Good pair of sunglasses

  • sfboy987

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    Sep 17, 2008 7:19 PM GMT
    Anybody recommend any good shops in San Francisco to buy a good pair of sunglasses? I bought some a while ago and the stupid lens fell out the same day I bought it. I would love some designer sunglasses, but I'm 19 so I probably can't afford some icon_sad.gif. I saw some designer sunglasses in Chinatown at a very cheap price, but I'm guessing they're not that good lol. Any advice? Thanks!
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    Sep 17, 2008 10:03 PM GMT
    One time I did blow $200 on a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses at SunglassHut. I was working around the water in San Diego for a week, and the cheap plastic ones just weren't cutting it. They did function better and lasted a lot longer than the cheap ones, although they are long gone now. Another side effect was that they definitely attracted more "service" from clerks and waiters. Once, I was completely ignored at a real estate open house, until an agent noticed my sunglasses, then (after checking my business card) he spent hours showing me around.

    I'm getting by on a succession of cheap plastic sunglasses these days.
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    Sep 17, 2008 10:34 PM GMT

    Get Ray Bans, the original aviator. I have a vintage pair from the 70's. They never go out of style.

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    Sep 18, 2008 7:34 PM GMT
    I'm not from SF, but my Armanis are never out of style either. Too bad I lent them to my friend and have yet to get them back.
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    Sep 18, 2008 9:21 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidOne time I did blow $200 on a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses at SunglassHut.


    /facepalm
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    Sep 18, 2008 10:21 PM GMT
    Buckwheet said
    mindgarden saidOne time I did blow $200 on a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses at SunglassHut.


    /facepalm


    As near as I can recall, alcohol was involved in that decision.
  • sfboy987

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    Sep 18, 2008 10:55 PM GMT
    I saw some Gucci Sunglasses and I nearly had an orgasm, lol. They were too expensive, so I was looking for other ones. I saw some really nice Armani sunglasses I might consider buying it. I know I sound self absorbed but I don't own any Armani clothing, and Armani stuff doesn't really fit my personal style. I would like to buy those Armani Sunglasses, but I think I might mismatch a bit.
  • JohnDallas

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    Sep 18, 2008 11:21 PM GMT
    As an ex optician I can tell you it is not about brand name. Its first about what looks good on you. Second and most important is how they fit you and how they feel on. They can look great but if they don't feel good you will not wear them. Then comes quality. Carrera, Bogner, and Rayban are always good choices. Rayban is going to be your less expensive choice and like was stated earlier they never go out of style. They are actually high quality as well made by the same company they makes Versace. Also price around because you may find an optical shop is cheaper than Sunglass Hut etc. because optical shops do not charge sales tax even on sunglasses.
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    Sep 19, 2008 8:14 AM GMT
    mindgarden said
    Buckwheet said
    mindgarden saidOne time I did blow $200 on a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses at SunglassHut.


    /facepalm


    As near as I can recall, alcohol was involved in that decision.


    LoL

    You are forgiven. As long as it wasn't Zema.
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    Sep 19, 2008 1:47 PM GMT
    Me hates sunglasses... with passion!