308 thoughts on “Let me guess, you "need" more?

    • Anonymous says:

      You guys are the most fashionable autists I know. Can anyone recommend a good pair of transition glasses that look like regular-old glasses? I used to wear glasses but ate a lot of carrots and stopped playing computerspiele. The ones I had were given to me by my ophthalmologist and were relatively thin height-wise, and rectangular-looking; they were pretty sleek. I want a pair of transition glasses that aren’t prescription and look like regular old-glasses so I don’t have to take them off indoors–too lazy to take them off every time I step indoors or go outside, better to just have them sitting on my face all day. It’s very important that they aren’t prescription because I don’t want to ruin my sharpshooter eyes, and don’t want to look like a gay with shrunken eyes.

      I know that I am asking autists for help, so I must point out beforehand that I don’t give a heck about the brand, I’m not a brandfag; I’m not trying to impress anyone with my superior gentlemen-like fashion. I just want some glasses. Hell, I’d settle for some /csg/-tier glasses if it weren’t for the fact that I’d be absorbing hazardous material into my skin by having them sit on my face all day.

      >accidentally folds them the wrong way

      • Anonymous says:

        folds them the wrong way

        How? Have you never owned a single pair of glasses in your life? You’d have to be a complete moron to heck that up.

        • Anonymous says:

          It’s called an accident, stupid. Have you ever shit your pants? Was it an accident, or did you do it on purpose like a based stupid?

    • Anonymous says:

      Might look into getting a pair of these or folable clubmasters

      Why not just get Clubbie clones from a better brand?

      I get my clubbie rip offs form ebay for £2.50

    • Anonymous says:

      do they still make these in tortoise shell but with polarized lenses? i can’t find them anywhere and even when you try to customize them on the rayban website it doesn’t let you add polarized lenses. i used to have a pair but lost them in the ocean

    • Anonymous says:

      has anyone on here bought persol’s folding model? i’m v interested but i keep hearing mixed things on their quality, and quality matters a lot more with folders.

      • Anonymous says:

        the tolerances on the hinges can vary greatly, from tightly clicking into place to loosely flapping around. Tightening the screws can help, though this problem comes from the factory, not from use. If you want a pair, i would recommend buying a pair in person, so you can check the quality is ok.

        t. Persol wearer for 1 year.

      • Anonymous says:

        I’m a big fan of Matsuda. Extremely high quality. I own these M2040s but with black acetate. I’m posting this version to show you can get the brown acetate like the OP. They are just like a better version of Clubmasters.

          • Anonymous says:

            Well yeah. They look okay, but they are both generic as heck and low-quality because they are RayBan. That’s why I suggested these instead.

          • Anonymous says:

            name a better folding sunglass than rayban other than maui jims (they don’t work on my face)
            i consider all non folding sunglasses pointless now. but there’s not many alternatives to ray ban.

          • Anonymous says:

            I can’t, but to be honest I didn’t realize folding was so important to you and I’m not aware of other glasses that can do it. If you are willing to compromise on other areas just to have folding glasses, then maybe RayBan is the right choice.

          • Anonymous says:

            name a better folding sunglass than rayban other than maui jims (they don’t work on my face)
            i consider all non folding sunglasses pointless now. but there’s not many alternatives to ray ban.

            Persol makes folding sunglasses

    • Anonymous says:

      Oliver Peoples is overpriced but I’ve bought 3 pairs of them because they just work so well for me

      • Anonymous says:

        I really want the Gregory Peck frames for my glasses as the Cary Grant frames for sunglasses but that’s like $1k+ for both of those

        • Anonymous says:

          The greg pecks look dumb on me but if they work for you definitely go for it. This pair works so well for my face

        • Anonymous says:

          They tend to charge about $200 more for collaboration works like those but you can usually get that knocked off again by going to a place or site that sells under rrp.

          • Anonymous says:

            >get that knocked off again by going to a place or site that sells under rrp.
            Any suggestions?

          • Anonymous says:

            You can quite literally just type in the model of glasses you want to buy on a search engine and find them cheaper on most sites on the first page alone. Just do a quick review check on the site themselves for reliability and you’re good to go. I’m UK based and recently got about £200 off the rrp with no issues.

      • Anonymous says:

        I can’t really find a pair that suits me like OP so I might go for them. What models do you have? I’ve heard they vary in quality depending on the country they were manufactured in (Italy, Japan, etc)

        • Anonymous says:

          There are only three countries in the world that produce acetate, Japan, Italy and China
          The ranking for quality of eyewear goes in that order as well. Japanese acetate is considered the highest quality and Japanese craftsmanship is considered the best.
          Italian acetate is considered good, with Mazzucchelli 1849 produced acetate to be the best quality Italian acetate out there
          Then there’s Chinese acetate which is considered the inferior option

          Knowing that all brands get their acetate from those countries, it then comes down to the individuals working in the factories in a specific country putting them together. In the USA it’s probably Mexicans, in Italy it’s Chinese workers, in Japan it’s old Japanese people in their 80s

          • Anonymous says:

            Good to know, thanks. After searching around it looks like Oliver People’s still have a lot of individuality outside of Luxottica but the ones made in Japan seem to be vastly higher quality than anything else in their collection in terms of build quality.
            Buying online it turns out to be cheaper than a lot of individual brands as well surprisingly. They don’t seem to be any more expensive than any other brand from where I am in the UK.

    • Anonymous says:

      the son of the Oliver Peoples guy started his own brand which is /tips/-approved and has some locations in LA/NYC.

  1. Anonymous says:

    I stole like 25 sunglasses from different stores. My face is really ugly, and I’m too scared to try them on in front of pieces of shit. None of them look good, I kept them though because I finally have something interesting.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I wear a pair of port tanger because they were super cheap during the sales season, I prefer their designs in comparison. to brands like jacques marie mage.
    I look like shit on a pair of wayfarer, tried once at the mall and never put a pair on my face. But. I get it buying a pair as a one and done

  3. Anonymous says:

    The more my wardrobe has expanded, the more I need more pairs to suit different outfits. Desperately trying to justify buying the Walker JMM sunglasses.

    I really like sunglasses, I’m not one for hebrewellery so it’s the only accessory I can wear, except for a gold chain in the summer.

  4. Anonymous says:

    […]

    Ray Ban was sold to Luxottica and it’s been a race to the bottom ever since. Modern pairs made today are mostly made in China

    • Anonymous says:

      the classic ray bans are made in italy (clubmaster classic, wayfarer classic, round). people criticize rayban, but no one ever recommends another sunglass with glass lenses and acetate frames, and it’s bc luxxotica makes money from volume like every other large business. they even have sales on their own website if you wait and know what you want. but if you think they’re overpriced, go ahead and start your own sunglass company and do your own marketing and try to sell what ends up being $800 sunglasses. you can go into any city center and find a store that sells raybans in your size that will last for 10+ years. the only thing I dislike about rb is the logo on the front but it’s not worth paying 4x for other brands without the logo

  5. Anonymous says:

    With all this talk of folding sunglasses, I’m curious, what is the benefit exactly? Do they come with a case that can fit in your pocket? Because if not, what are you doing with them when you take them off? If they’re just going to sit out somewhere, then they don’t need the folding capability. Forgive me if I’m missing something, I just genuinely don’t understand the hype behind this feature.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Nope. I have a pair of wayfarer sunglasses, and wear Oliver Peoples O’ Malley eyeglasses. Relatively cheap, look great, decently non autistic.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yes, I’ll never go back
      The ultimate sunglasses redpill is polarized Prizm lenses from Oakley. It’s like seeing the world in HD

      • Anonymous says:

        Polarised prism lenses in the bright orange is where it’s at. Colours are so beautiful and vivid it literally looks like you’re tripping. Literally cannot get a better pair of lenses on sunglasses imo

        • Anonymous says:

          I tried this specific oakley configuration and damn is this anon correct, colors pop without actually hurting your eyes, there was barely any shadowy tint that it felt like I was wearing glasses again.
          Shame the only model available was ugly as heck, it did sit snugly on my face so that’s something to its favor.

          • Anonymous says:

            the thing with oakley is the lenses are amazing and the technology is really cool. but the frames are just cheap nylon junk
            i would gladly pay more for their lense technology, but the frames not matching that quality for the price is disappointing

      • Anonymous says:

        Polarised prism lenses in the bright orange is where it’s at. Colours are so beautiful and vivid it literally looks like you’re tripping. Literally cannot get a better pair of lenses on sunglasses imo

        I tried this specific oakley configuration and damn is this anon correct, colors pop without actually hurting your eyes, there was barely any shadowy tint that it felt like I was wearing glasses again.
        Shame the only model available was ugly as heck, it did sit snugly on my face so that’s something to its favor.

        the thing with oakley is the lenses are amazing and the technology is really cool. but the frames are just cheap nylon junk
        i would gladly pay more for their lense technology, but the frames not matching that quality for the price is disappointing

        Since most Oakley sunglasses are ugly as sin, but their lenses are some of the best, which model would be the best to get if I don’t want to look like a clown?

  7. Anonymous says:

    […]

    Just admit you’re racist and it has nothing to do with quality, price, etc. You just won’t buy something a Chinese person touched because you’re racist
    But I’m sure 80 year old Bianca Mozzarella does just as good a job screwing hinges on with her shaking hands while she works next to Ranjeet Singh punching out acetate, but hey, all made in Italy, right?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Do they make make me look like a douchebag? Yes
    Do I care? No
    Are they overpriced? Yes
    Do I care? No. The Prizm polarized lenses are worth it to me

      • Anonymous says:

        Prizm lenses enhance color and contrast and make things more vivid and crisp, combined with polarized lenses it’s literally like seeing the world in HD. It’s something you just gotta try in person to fully understand
        Sucks Oakley puts so much research and development into their lenses while their frames are usually pretty cheap

          • Anonymous says:

            Just order the lens and place them in a custom frame?

            Is there a reason why it wouldn’t be? Can’t I bring it to an eye doctor/eyeglass store and they’ll ship it to their guy who can then cut them to shape?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Ray Bans brown lenses are whack. I love acetate tortoise shell so I got some brown clubmasters and the color of the lenses makes me sick. My brown Maui Jims are in a completely different league. Even the G13 Ray Ban lenses are way, way better than their brown lens.

    • Anonymous says:

      Can’t you pretty much take any frames to an optometrist and have them cut lenses for you?
      I’m thinking of doing that, especially since optometrists typically have lots of options for their lenses

      • Anonymous says:

        Idk, but that sounds more expensive than would be worth it for Ray Bans, unless you have a prescription.

      • Anonymous says:

        yes
        also pro gamer tip if you (or parents if zoomer) have optical insurance that covers glasses and if you don’t need vision glasses you can get free sunglasses once per year on most plans for the cost of your copay as long as you get an eye exam and have puck lenses cut + installed. you get to keep the original lenses too and they’ll swap them in usually as long as you go in on a different day. just call your insurance and ask. im a burger might not work elsewhere. they let you out of pocket the difference if you want really expensive shit above your plan’s limit too.

    • Anonymous says:

      i don’t like their lenses either. i had puck lenses put into my folding wayfarers. the stuff my optometrist does gives way better visual clarity (i forget to take them off when the sun sets sometimes) but blocks enough light that i can comfortable stare into a rising/setting sun on road trips. they’ve been reasonable to get done when my insurance hasn’t covered it, even if they costed more it’d be a no brainer turns any decent frames into S tier sunglasses.
      i won’t wear glass lenses because if i did i would have lost my eye a few times already but thats a personal problem.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Anyone tried Ray Bans Chromance lens? I only like Ray Ban styles, but I actually need good lenses like Maui Jims.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I remember Gargoyles glasses being the shit back in the 80s, after the U.S. military adopted them (in clear) and especially after Arnold wore them in The Terminator.

    • Anonymous says:

      I like mirrored lava red lenses. But mirrored lenses have a distinct mall glasses look, so I go with brown or grey lenses for good pairs.

        • Anonymous says:

          Unfortunately when you wear them there is a horrible gradient that is so distracting. They look cool if you can past the mallcore thing, but to actually look through them is so distracting. It’s even worse because the top is cool green, and the bottom is warm brown, and it splits right in the middle, where your eyeline rests, so any movement of your head changes what you are looking at from warm to cool colors and back and forth. It’s actually awful.

    • Anonymous says:

      https://i.imgur.com/LToxhpN.png

      Let me guess, you "need" more?

      Is there anything similar to picrel but as sunglasses?
      Like a hybrid of the Optic’s oversized lenses and the classic Wayfarers frame curvature

  12. Anonymous says:

    my gut says that mirror glasses are tacky and cheap looking and distinctly mall-core like anon said
    but on the street my $2 gas station mirror glasses seem to get the most "those are cool!" and "where’d you get those?" especially by women so uhhh maybe i’m wrong and autistic.

    • Anonymous says:

      Just like with anything else, it is usually the tacky stuff that normies recognize and compliment. But you are right, while being stuck in the mallcore catagory, mirrored lenses are cool and eye-catching.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I bought a pair of Persols and the glass lenses are too heavy to stay on my face. Even had the fit adjusted at Sunglasses Hut and they still won’t stay on. hecking waste of money. They’re so cool, too.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I have to buy knock offs, I’m functionally stupid when it comes to sunglasses. Lost a $300 pair off a Kayak. Crushed $150 pair sat on another. Just cant bring myself to spend more than $30.

    • Anonymous says:

      i used to be that guy
      get the folding maui jims and a microfiber bag you’ll stop losing/breaking sunglasses

    • Anonymous says:

      It looks nerdy as hell but if you’re gonna be doing kayaking or something like that with nice sunglasses, wouldn’t you wear something like pic?

    • Anonymous says:

      Glass is the best, but it’s heaviest. The rest are all varying levels of pretty good. Gotta do your research if you really care which brands proprietary plastic is more clear.

      • Anonymous says:

        I think the consensus is poly is the "worst" and trivex and CR39 are better but each are good in different ways. One does something better than other but worse in other ways
        I have glasses with trivex lenses and they don’t have a single scratch after a year of owning them

      • Anonymous says:

        I think the consensus is poly is the "worst" and trivex and CR39 are better but each are good in different ways. One does something better than other but worse in other ways
        I have glasses with trivex lenses and they don’t have a single scratch after a year of owning them

        what about nylon lenses?

    • Anonymous says:

      Glass is the best, but it’s heaviest. The rest are all varying levels of pretty good. Gotta do your research if you really care which brands proprietary plastic is more clear.

      I think the consensus is poly is the "worst" and trivex and CR39 are better but each are good in different ways. One does something better than other but worse in other ways
      I have glasses with trivex lenses and they don’t have a single scratch after a year of owning them

      i woud say there is only a difference between glass and plastic materials.
      and for the plastics the thing that matters is the coating

      poly nylon or cr39 would all scratch to shit if left un coated. but they are never sold without a coating. and i have a feeling that even the cheap coatings have evolved quite a lot in the last 10 years or so.

      the key to never having scratches is only cleaning the glasses with soap under the tab or in a ultra sonic cleaner.
      T. 2yo poly glasses have no scraches thanks to my 15$ US-cleaner

      btw at work i have prescription safety glases cr39 i even use to cutt and grind steel or drill in concrete and they have no scratches. Glass being super scratch resistant would get burn marks from angle grinding ( steel sparks tend fuse with glass or ceramics)

  15. Anonymous says:

    >really nice brands cost 500+ just for frames, lenses are 500 too
    >brands like RayBan cost 200
    Meanwhile
    >Warby Parker, EyeBuyDirect, Zenni, etc cost 20-90
    Literally why the heck are glasses so expensive when it’s obvious they can be made cheap

    • Anonymous says:

      The price is right for the shitty glasses because you’re paying little for a shitty product. On the other hand, you’re paying far more than the cost to produce the good glasses because they have demand that warrants them. They may be overpriced for their practical value, but you actually are getting something good. (This is assuming you are actually getting the good ones and not the brand name shit that sells based off of name alone.)

  16. Anonymous says:

    Thoughts on Masunaga and Philippe Starck? I have to buy glasses as an adult for the first time and need something that will last a long time and work well in the office (academia) as well as in my free time. Someone recommended a shop in my city and Masunaga is the only Japanese brand they have. For some reason, that makes me trust the brand more, craftsmanship and all that.

  17. Anonymous says:

    All my raybans feels like trash they just have a trash vibe now I can’t shake it they are just trash. My nicest pair I have to keep tightening a hinge scerw. can’t believe I bought so much mall trash

    I’d only buy those meta wayfarers because they have a camera for creepshotting but theyhave a stupid light on them.

    Reddit told me to lookup seregeti, etna barcelona, r-something enginering, american whatever… serengeti are on amazon at up to 1/3 price sounds too good to be true

    • Anonymous says:

      i dunno man, my original wayfarers are amazing, i’ve had them for almost a decade
      the new wayfarers feel cheap in comparison

    • Anonymous says:

      i’m so glad i bought ray bans before the brand degraded.
      sounds like there’s literally NO OTHER MANUFACTURER ON PLANET EARTH other than maui jim who can make sunglasses with tolerances good enough to do a half decent folding pair.
      guess i already have the absolute end game pinaccle of sunglasses based on the degradation in quality over all in the market over the last 2 decades. just regret not buying a second pair in black.

      • Anonymous says:

        There are still plenty of brands making amazing quality sunglasses with top notch materials. The thing is that with Bidenflation and the current global economy, they cost 500-1000 dollars now instead of 200 like they used to

        • Anonymous says:

          >There are still plenty of brands making amazing quality sunglasses with top notch materials
          i don’t think that’s true
          what brands make good folding sunglasses right now?
          maui jim and who else?
          i can spend up to maybe 3000 dollars.

          • Anonymous says:

            Do they absolutely have to be folding? Is it a deal breaker if they’re not?
            Seems like you’re several limiting yourself that way

          • Anonymous says:

            >Do they absolutely have to be folding? Is it a deal breaker if they’re not?
            yes. i want sunglasses that are comparable in quality and function to my ray bans. not something worse. i can double my budget if need be. who can i buy sunglasses from that are at least as good as my ray bans? money is no object.

          • Anonymous says:

            i’ve been asking about them on here. everyone who replies saying they own them says the tolerances on the hinges is poor and the quality over all is poor.
            >stupid
            i’m not the one who can’t come up with a sunglasses rec on a $6000 budget…
            maybe you were
            WRONG?

          • Anonymous says:

            I have two pairs of the 649 model, they are good quality, no issues with the hinges or finish. I tried on a pair of 714s in-store and they also felt solid. However, they are not perfect. It sounds like you want the Rolex of sunglasses, normally I would recommend JMM, but they don’t have a folding model. If you can manage to find one, a NOS of pre-Luxottica Persols or B&L Ray Bans would be your next best option.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Yes because I’m a sperg with sunnys, loose them but thats probably because I go outdoors alot.

    2 Pairs Italians
    1 Pair Ray Bans
    1 Pair Oakley (knock off)
    2x Generic Australian pairs

    At the rate I break them I’ll be down to 2 pairs within 2-3 years lol. Probably buy a metal frame hiking or military grade next time.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Anyone owned Oliver Peoples?
    I’m pretty much set as far as my sunglasses collection goes but I’d like a pair of Persols and Oliver Peoples, but those would also be the most expensive of collection if I bought them

  20. Anonymous says:

    Hey does anyone know of a good, fashionable hard case for these? The one that comes with them is soft and I’m paranoid about them being crushed in my pocket.

  21. Anonymous says:

    what do you bros think of the sunglasses charlie hunman wears in sons of anarchy? was thinking of picking up a pair and they’re cheap

  22. Anonymous says:

    I wore my Wayfarers today after not touching them for a long time because I have other sunglasses and they just feel good. They really are almost the perfect frames

  23. Anonymous says:

    Handcrafted in Europe – check
    Highest quality organic, biodegradable acetate – check
    100% UV protective Carl Zeiss Vision CR39 lenses – check
    5-Barrel OBE Stainless steel hinges – check
    Teflon covered hinge screws – check
    Keyhole nosebridge – check
    Includes great protective case and cleaning cloth – check

    All under 150 dollars. Let me guess, you need more.

    • Anonymous says:

      Temu shit glasses that don’t protect your dilated pupils from UV rays are a great way to damage your eyes

          • Anonymous says:

            How much money would you be willing to bet that you could stare at the sun for an hour while wearing contacts and suffer no damage from UV exposure? I would be willing to test this.

          • Anonymous says:

            oh we got a brainlet here.
            > and suffer no damage from UV exposure?
            Its a stupid bet but strictly going by what you wrote i would win, since they indeed block all uv light.
            Its not only uv that hecks your eyes and skin. Infrared too is dangerous since it penetrades deeper into tissue and causes burns (real burns, proteins getting cooked).
            Going to a stronger emission source. the Dark filter on a welding mask does nothing in protecting you from uv, that shit gets filtered by the translucent polycarbonat window. the dark tint ist strictly for the IR emssion from the glowing metal, hence they stay dark for a second or two longer than the ark

          • Anonymous says:

            lol, stay stupid i guess
            do you know why ant get a sunburn through a window? despite being transparent it absorbs most of the uv and all of the ir radiation

  24. Anonymous says:

    I love the original ones and they look good on me but the temple is too short so the part that normally goes behind the ear is comically too close.
    the "new classic wayfarers" don’t have this issue but they look worse

    • Anonymous says:

      The New Wayfarer Classics were RayBan’s response to the 2000s trend of narrow wraparound sunglasses that were trendy at the time as Original Wayfarers weren’t seen as "cool" and weren’t selling. But now they look dated

  25. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone else feel like they’ve outgrown Wayfarers? Growing up in the mid-late 2000s at arguably the peak of Wayfarer style sunglasses has left me with a rally negative perception of them. I can’t help but associate them with tackiness and immaturity whenever I see them even if they’re simple all black wayfarers.

    • Anonymous says:

      i understand what you mean. didn’t help that every school, company, team, etc. had cheap wayfarer knockoffs made of cheap plastic they’d give out as prizes or for free
      wayfarers were my entry into nice sunglasses but i think i’ve moved past them as well. my next pair will be persols

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s all relative
      My eyeglasses are from Salt, made in Japan of acetate folded 1000x
      Hinges are cheap shit though

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s all relative
      My eyeglasses are from Salt, made in Japan of acetate folded 1000x
      Hinges are cheap shit though

      Yeah, I exclusively buy made from Japan, but not all Japanese stuff is good. You still have to inspect it and test the quality.

      • Anonymous says:

        Pretty much any high tier brand makes their stuff in Japan
        The hierarchy is generally accepted as:
        Japan > Italy = USA > China

        Oliver Peoples makes their stuff in Japan and Italy but the general consensus is the Japanese stuff is their best. Matsuda Is Japanese, Masanuga, Salt, Jacques Marie Mage, etc. are all either Japanese companies or made in Japan

        Italian made has brands like Persol, certain Ray Bans, TBD Eyewear, most Oliver Peoples. Lots to list here

        USA made has Maui Jims (I think made in Italy/Japan though), American Optical, Randolph, Roka and many others

        Then there are brands made in China but generally considered still good like Moscot

        • Anonymous says:

          what about Eyevan, Ayame, Julius Tart Optical, Yellows plus, Rigards, Yuichi Toyama, Nackymade, Kaneko optical,Miga Eyewear, and other boutique artisanal brand i am forgetting right now, Japanese made eyewear brand mogs the shit out of other nation’s independent/luxury eyewear brand

  26. Anonymous says:

    Got a pair of Matsuda round sunglasses. I’ve always liked round ones and the craftsmanship is definitely incredible, there’s so many little fine details in the frame. Expensive but still came out cheaper than the cartiers I wanted to get originally.

  27. Anonymous says:

    >RB4340 601
    as a semi poorfag, i haven’t really found anything in the 100 euro price range that’s this good. im coping

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