I like this style of glasses frame (cartier buffalo horn). Problem is that it's crazy expensive.

I like this style of glasses frame (cartier buffalo horn). Problem is that it’s crazy expensive. What are some different brand frames that look similar but $150 or less? Can’t be shitty cheap quality though.

30 thoughts on “I like this style of glasses frame (cartier buffalo horn). Problem is that it's crazy expensive.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Just buy them. Buffs are $3000 which is nothing and if you’re smart you’d realize you can set aside that much in FSA spending so you use pretax earnings instead of post tax since it is a medical accessory. Often times to you can use vision insurance to apply a small credit toward the frame, probably a hundred dollars. You can also wait for optical places that carry Cartier to have a small sale of like 15% off. It’s like getting them in the $1900 range if you take into account the lump that otherwise would have been taxed. Furthermore you can double dip if you itemized medical deductions on form 104, Schedule A. All of this only applies if you get prescription lenses.
    I buy expensive watches all of the time. People also die all the time too so don’t think you’re going to magically live till 80. If you want them, get them. You will feel like a million bucks wearing buffs. The confidence boost you’ll get alone will be worth it.

      • Anonymous says:

        bruh are you insane? never mess with a cracker wearing buffs. theyre 100% crazy.

        white guys in 40s or 30s with them on, you know damn well they have nothing to lose. only one reason they would buy them and im getting the heck out of there.

        the cleaner looking the white dude, the more scary it is. one thing if it’s some white trash wearing them as bling. whole other thing if the dude is a professional and has them on despite having no business to.

    • Anonymous says:

      Only the lenses break. I broke my cartiers before and it was just a matter of getting new lenses put in. An advantage of rimless frames.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’d just go to any local opticians and pick your favourite from the rimless section.
    There’s not that much difference between different rimless options. Arguably the whole point of rimless glasses is that they kind of fade into your face more and don’t draw attention to themselves. Designer rimless almost seems like a contradiction in terms.
    The buffs might have slightly nicer bits of metal that intrude into the frame less, but the differences are tiny and it makes zero sense to pay thousands for them.

    The only rimless I’d consider paying a premium for would be the Avantek (pic related). By avoiding the drill holes entirely and keeping the metal completely out of your FoV, they seem to have a genuine practical advantage as well as looking good. Unfortunately they were never easy to find and no longer seem to be sold at all in my area.

    • Anonymous says:

      They defeat the whole point of such a system by mandating a minimum thickness to the lense so you can’t get super ultra thin lenses. They shouldn’t have done this.

      • Anonymous says:

        https://i.imgur.com/9Dc0K5q.jpg

        I’d just go to any local opticians and pick your favourite from the rimless section.
        There’s not that much difference between different rimless options. Arguably the whole point of rimless glasses is that they kind of fade into your face more and don’t draw attention to themselves. Designer rimless almost seems like a contradiction in terms.
        The buffs might have slightly nicer bits of metal that intrude into the frame less, but the differences are tiny and it makes zero sense to pay thousands for them.

        The only rimless I’d consider paying a premium for would be the Avantek (pic related). By avoiding the drill holes entirely and keeping the metal completely out of your FoV, they seem to have a genuine practical advantage as well as looking good. Unfortunately they were never easy to find and no longer seem to be sold at all in my area.

        Can they modify it to allow maximum thinness and 1.9 index glass? Since there are no drill points it should be possible. The minimum thinness requirement is really a deal killer if that’s the case.

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