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 Post subject: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:20 pm 
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 Post subject: Re:Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:29 pm 
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Real tortoise?


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 Post subject: Re:Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:48 pm 
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I have a pair of tortoise Wayfarer sunglasses, but I prefer rimless eyeglasses these days. Since I no longer have much in the hair department, thick eyeglass frames tend to stand out a lot more.

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 Post subject: Re:Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:58 pm 
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I have the same shades and two pairs of AA 406 tortoise.


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 Post subject: Re:Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:15 pm 
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I like the tortoise. I have received quite a few favorable compliments.


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 Post subject: Re:Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:16 pm 
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I wore the Ray Ban Tortoise Wayfarers through college. After a while, they get heavy on the ears. I am between nice glasses right now. I'd like to try the Randolph Engineering aviator glasses.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:54 pm 
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PaperClip wrote:
I'd like to try the Randolph Engineering aviator glasses.
I've been thinking of ordering a pair of those myself.

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 Post subject: Re:Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 11:00 pm 
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I've got the same tortoise Wayfarers, and I rather enjoy them. I've often wanted to try some AA 406s, but since I have a rather wide face, I am hesitant to order before a test-fit. As such, my daily eyeglasses will likely remain my plain black BB wire frames from Lenscrafters.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:25 am 
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20/20 here, but I've been wearing these frames from Sol Moscot with green glass lenses

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
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Just FYI, it seems that Oliver Peoples has reissued the O'Malley. They're on the web site or in the catalog yet, but ask your OP retailer for details.

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
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Those look very nice. How much cheddar are they getting for those?


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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
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Those look very nice. How much cheddar are they getting for those?
I forget the exact figure, but something in the neighborhood of $320.

If I settle on a P3, I'm probably going to go with the AA 406 from eyeglasses.com for >$100 less.

I tried on the LaFont Concerto while I was there, which had impressed me in the photos I'd seen of AlanC wearing them. They were too small for me, unfortunately.

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:19 pm 
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^^ Speas: Major envy of those Moscots, very nice


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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
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I don't wear these much anymore since I had my prescription updated slightly, but I've always loved my Moscot Nebb in tortoise.

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
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OK, guys. Looking for honest feedback, here. I haven't worn horn rims since the early 1990's. These are the AA 406 in tortoise, 45mm. Wondering what you think of the size, shape, color, etc. They're pretty comfortable, and my wife says she likes them. That counts for something, I guess. I'm wondering if a lighter colored frame would work better with my skin tone and hair (what there is of it) color.

P.S. - Ignore the visible t-shirt. I had just came home and taken my tie off. Ditto the five o'clock shadow. Yeesh.


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