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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:42 pm 
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Topsider - I like those OM. They suit you well and look sharp.

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:49 pm 
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I'm going to get a pair of Shuron Sidewinders made up, so I figured I'd add another photo to the thread before I send them out.

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I ordered the frames directly from Shuron--cost was $95 plus shipping. They sent out three sizes of the same frame and I picked the ones that best fit my face. Shuron is the only glasses company I'm aware of (particularly at this price range) that offers that kind of precision on fit. I'll use another company to handle my high-index lenses, but Shuron can do prescription lenses as well as a one-stop shop if you like.


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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:16 pm 
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Topsider wrote:
Here are the O'Malley's, 45mm, color BTC. These are keepers. Forgive the peaked appearance…I have a nasty cold at the moment.

The O'Malley compares favorably to the AA 406 in most respects. For whatever reason, I needed a 47mm frame in the 406, but a 45mm in the O'Malley. The 406 is just a tad thicker and heavier. The BTC color in the O'Malley is less mottled and more uniformly brown colored than most of AA's darker tortoise shades. I see that OP has just come out with a "Sir" series of frames, which include the O'Malley, with a few small modifications, and in some new tortoise colors. They didn't have those in the store yet.

http://www.oliverpeoples.com/gallery/the-sir-series

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These look terrific on you. I think the fact that the OP temples are less protruding than the AAs makes a world of difference.


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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:04 pm 
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Sartre wrote:
These look terrific on you. I think the fact that the OP temples are less protruding than the AAs makes a world of difference.
Thanks! That's probably part of it. Here's another pic that shows the size a bit more accurately. For some reason, the camera on the iPhone makes anything in the foreground (like my nose and glasses) look even bigger than they really are.

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:43 pm 
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Also, before I box them up, a comparison of sizes 52/22, 50/20, and 48/20.

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:29 am 
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Topsider wrote:
Mmm-kay. Whaddya think?

I saw a colleague of mine, who is an attorney, wearing a similar pair this past weekend (I'm pretty sure his were AA 406, however) and figured I'd give crystal a try.

My first impression was that they're a bit heavy. They have something of a "safety glasses" look. I like the crystal, though. A lighter frame might be better. I'm wondering if maybe I should give the AA 406 another try.

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The first thing I though was you could pass as President Merkin Muffley from Dr. Strangelove.

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:46 am 
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The first thing I though was you could pass as President Merkin Muffley from Dr. Strangelove.
Heh! Yeah, not a good look. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:04 pm 
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Another source for tortoise frames on the cheap (they're not all $39, however).

http://www.39dollarglasses.com/eyeglass ... toise.html

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:27 pm 
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Bump.

Moscot has released some new frames since I last checked them out. I like the looks of the "Frankie."

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https://moscot.com/products/frankie?var ... 7758346344

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