Is it uneffay to wear branding on your eyewear, especially the omnipresent "Ray Ban" inscription on the brand's sunglasses?

Is it un/fashion/ to wear branding on your eyewear, especially the omnipresent "Ray Ban" inscription on the brand’s sunglasses?
Particularly interested in the context of the old-money style which is averse to branding but still very into some classic Ray Ban styles such as the Clubmaster (pic rel)

26 thoughts on “Is it uneffay to wear branding on your eyewear, especially the omnipresent "Ray Ban" inscription on the brand's sunglasses?

  1. Anonymous says:

    With Ray Bans I think it’s preferable as you otherwise look like someone who bought a clone at a gas station for 2 dollars.

  2. Anonymous says:

    your optometrist will cut you new lenses without the logo, i don’t much care for ray ban’s lenses anyways.

    • Anonymous says:

      >your optometrist will cut you new lenses without the logo,
      is that possible?
      i have some primo glasses from the y2k era but the lenses are cracked

      • Anonymous says:

        Nigga how the heck so you think they make prescription sunglasses lenses? What the heck do you think lense crafters does?

        • Anonymous says:

          >your optometrist will cut you new lenses without the logo,
          is that possible?
          i have some primo glasses from the y2k era but the lenses are cracked

          your optometrist will cut you new lenses without the logo, i don’t much care for ray ban’s lenses anyways.

          I am getting this pair as new without prescription to wear over contacts during summer. Is the branding still removable?

          • Anonymous says:

            moron who hecking cares. Stop being autistic about a little rayban logo. You’re not stealth wealth, you’re poor and can’t even afford a new blank lense for your sunglasses. If you dumb ass didn’t figure it out, if they can cut a lense for prescription, they can also just cut a regular hecking lense. have a nice day

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have no idea why anyone would get something written on the lenses. Just the slightest chance of it being in my vision would piss me off. Branding is bad in general, but especially if its disruptive to fashion in this way. I’m a big fan of Matsuda glasses. Take a look and see how they have very minimal branding and it’s done in a stylish, form-first way. The details are so fine that you really have to see them in person to notice.

    • Anonymous says:

      I don’t like branding either but you can get the logo off (search on youtube), I wouldn’t bother though, sunglasses are a casual accessory, your watch has a logo in the center of it too and that doesn’t bother you.

      >Matsuda
      they’re nice, but the lenses are small, if you have an average sized faced they don’t really work for sunglasses. they also use plastic cr39 lenses and you can’t find info on whether the lens is category 2 or 3, which you know is the whole point of sunglasses. for prescription glasses they look like a good choice though especially if you want titanium. eyevan looks good too and is less expensive.

      any better quality brands but keeping it under 500USD?

      for sunglasses persol, oliver peoples, both use glass lenses.

      • Anonymous says:

        Yeah, I know the thread is about sunglasses more, but I only buy Matsuda for regular glasses. I’m actually not a big fan of how their sunglasses look. I’m sure they’re still excellent quality, but just not for me. They do try to compensate for smaller lenses for sunglasses by giving them more unique frames that should also block more sun.

      • Anonymous says:

        got two pairs of persols just now with a really nice frame being on sale. Their website is a hecking cancer. Promo codes go away after being "applied successfully" and their advertised get 30% off for second pair didn’t work. Hopefully cs makes it right

      • Anonymous says:

        Do you have experience wearing crystal glass lenses? I am looking to change to a proper pair of eyeglasses made of natural materials instead of plastics. I have seen Oliver Peoples offers crystal lenses but it is very difficult to search it because many brands lie via wordplay about it (glasses are made of "glass")

        Also came across a pair of real horn rimmed Lindberg glasses (with titanium arms) that blew my mind with how beautiful they look wearing them, and unbelievably light

  4. Anonymous says:

    I find that the glasses that come from fashion houses (gucci, burberry, ralph lauren) always look a lot better than no-name frames.

    That’s just my personal experience. I will go to a glasses store and no matter how much I want to save money by buying a random $40 pair, I always gravitate to name brands.

    You’re wearing these for upto 16 hours a day for likely 3 years. At $250 for a pair of Burberry glasses, you’re paying what, $3 a month to wear them? I’ll splurge and get something really nice that goes on my face. It’s one thing if you absolutely CAN NOT afford them, but if you’re spending $500 a month on eating fast food, just cut that shit for 2 weeks and get something nice for yourself.

    • Anonymous says:

      yeah this, glasses are one of those things that if you *have* to wear them then at least look good doing it. I don’t regret spending the money to get my rayban clubmasters a single bit.

      You have to get something that suits your face but you will look a thousand times better than the bargain basement rectangular autism glasses. I’m thinking of getting the oliver peoples bateman glasses. Partly for the memes but they are nice frames.

    • Anonymous says:

      You’re paying 1000% mark up on what are essentially gas station sunglasses, if you’re going to post brands that are worth it at least post something like JMM or Vada

      • Anonymous says:

        I’m sorry you feel that way. I’m not trying to win anyone over, if you’re happy with buying cheaper frames then all the power to you.

        I’ve noticed in my personal experience that I get complemented for my glasses, look so much better, and certainly feel so much better with higher end brands.

        The $250 I’m shelling out for that, especially on a per-wear basis, is more than reasonable for me to spend on something that I can physically notice is much better. I allocate my money to things that mean a lot to me and cheap out on shit that doesn’t. I drive an old piece of shit car, my iPhone is 5 years old, and I go to planet fitness instead of an expensive gym, but the majority of my groceries are expensive, organic, and high quality. I buy expensive fragrance, skincare products, and other things that mean things to me.

        I’m sure under a microscope they’re made of the same material as ‘gas station sunglasses’ – and that’s fine, because I’m not looking at my glasses through a microscope.

        • Anonymous says:

          >I’m sure under a microscope they’re made of the same material as ‘gas station sunglasses’
          They’re not. If anyone tells you there’s no difference between their cheap shit glasses and your expensive ones just ignore them.

    • Anonymous says:

      While this is true, you have to make sure you actually get quality glasses as well. Glasses from people that don’t specialize in glasses are shit quality. Go to a high-end optometrist and get glasses that are both fashionable and durable. You want something you’re wearing all day every day to have both.

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