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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 11:45 pm 
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I used to get that a lot, then I aged in to it :(
Twenty-something receptionist at the Dr's office told me "I love your glasses, they're adorable!" That's what happens when you get old...


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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 6:01 pm 
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What frame is that?

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 10:37 pm 
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Showed the pic of me in the Moscots to my Dad, and he said "Big glasses!"

Here's the dilemma. My eyes are fairly wide-set. I estimate my pupillary distance to approach 70mm. The average for men is around 63mm. I could have an optician measure it exactly, but the fact remains that my eyes are well-centered in the Moscots, which have a 46mm lens width and a 22mm bridge. That's a 68mm frame pupillary distance, which is pretty close to my actual pupillary distance. So, they fit. The Silhouette frames that I wear currently are also well-fitted, and match up pretty evenly with the Moscots in terms of lens width (seen photo below.)

So, as much as I'd like to think that I'd look better in a smaller P3 frame, it probably isn't going to work. I suppose I could look for a lighter-weight frame, or go for one that's a little more oval than round (like Sartre's Francois Pinton Passeport 24). However, like Trip, I really like the traditional P3 shape.

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Contact lenses, maybe?

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 9:39 am 
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Naval Gent wrote:
Contact lenses, maybe?
Tried 'em a few years ago. Can't stick things in my eyes.

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:58 pm 
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This thread is making me think about getting some new reading glasses.

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 10:02 pm 
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Contact lenses, maybe?
Tried 'em a few years ago. Can't stick things in my eyes.
Me either. I was just joshing. Several of those you've tried look fine, and maybe you will just need to get used to them.

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 10:15 pm 
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Naval Gent wrote:
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Contact lenses, maybe?
Tried 'em a few years ago. Can't stick things in my eyes.
Me either. I was just joshing. Several of those you've tried look fine, and maybe you will just need to get used to them.
I think it's just a matter of finding something in the right "weight" (thickness) and color. I like the P3 shape.

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 12:28 am 
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Topsider, sorry for the delay in replying. I believe they are the Brighton frame from here:
www.classicspecs.com

FYI-they run a wee bit on the narrow side.


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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 4:21 pm 
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TS, sounds like what you need is a bricks-and-mortar place where you can try stuff on. Only full-service trad place I know of personally is A. R. Trapp in NYC. Can you cook up a reason to visit Manhattan? You could also make side trips to J. Press and Belgian Shoes...


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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 7:24 pm 
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Trapp does sound like they'd have something I like. My wife would love a trip to NYC. Might have to work on that.

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 7:24 pm 
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Topsider, sorry for the delay in replying. I believe they are the Brighton frame from here:
http://www.classicspecs.com

FYI-they run a wee bit on the narrow side.
Wow, good prices. When you say "narrow," what are you referring to?

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:20 am 
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Topsider wrote:
Beefeater wrote:
Topsider, sorry for the delay in replying. I believe they are the Brighton frame from here:
http://www.classicspecs.com

FYI-they run a wee bit on the narrow side.
Wow, good prices. When you say "narrow," what are you referring to?
The frames themselves. I can usually wear a 52-55 mm and these are slightly tighter on the temples it seems. Could just be the Brighton model however.


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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:23 pm 
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TS, here are the Pintons in tortoise. I think you should give them a shot. (Why not, you've tried everything else, right? :? )

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:36 pm 
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Thanks, Sartre. Those are good-looking frames. I may have to give them a try.

What size are yours?

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise frames
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:24 am 
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^ They are the ones available from Ben Silver -- 46 x 20 mm.


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