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Old 03-04-2020, 01:36 PM
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I need some suggestions on new sunglasses keeping the following in mind -

1) Narrow frame - costa Del Mar stringers fit well, brine frames are a little big.

2) Glass is preferred but due to #1 the weight can cause frames to slide down my nose. Would prefer to not use an adjustable retainer strap.

3) Wrap around frame to keep light out.







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Old 03-04-2020, 01:52 PM
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Maui Jim look at the fishing styles.....best sunglasses made!
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Old 03-04-2020, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by wstanford277 View Post
I need some suggestions on new sunglasses keeping the following in mind -

1) Narrow frame - costa Del Mar stringers fit well, brine frames are a little big.

2) Glass is preferred but due to #1 the weight can cause frames to slide down my nose.

3) Wrap around frame to keep light out.
Any prescription eye glasses facility can adjust frames (including plastic) for you to address #1. Adjustable eye glasses retainers (like chums) can address #2 (and prevent loss). Find the #3 you like and get them fitted and add retainer.
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Glass lenses only seem heavy when the frames dont fit you right. Everybody has a different head shape ,only you can go to store and try on a bunch of frames. Make sure store lets you take them outside into the sun. Flying fisherman has a couple narrow frames with glass lenses. That brand is harder to find but located in Islmorada.
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I like and have the Costa Del Mar Rafael. I have a narrow face and they wrap around to keep light from coming in the side.
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DH loves his Costa's. He has 2 pairs of Lukes that we got dirt cheap from BassPro and another very similar pair with the glass lenses. He lives in them. We've both had Maui Jim's which are pretty indestructible. For $70 they'll re-do the lenses for you and refresh them. I still have the pair I bought in 2008 and I've only replaced the lenses once. Even the puppy eating the nosepieces (which they sent me for free to replace) didn't kill them. Right now I'm wearing prescription Ray Ban in the "new wayfarer" style. They come a bit smaller than the traditional wayfarer which fits my face better. If you sign up with them Target Optical gives some great discounts. I got mine last pair made near my birthday for just over $200, not bad when the glasses themselves are normally $150. DH wanted me to get Costas but the prescription lenses pushed them over $500.
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i keep hearing Smiths are great sun glasses, probably my next pair. I currently own Costa and Wiley X. I like the Wiley X very much and their warranty is handled better. Wiley X have a better safety rating so I generally use my wiley x glasses when i need safety glasses, and this ends up being most of the time. Wiley X lenses probably aren't as clear but i cannot tell much real world difference, i don't sight fish. I have a big/huge head so cannot recommend a frame for you, but i always try on sunglasses to see if I like the look and how they fit me.
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Switched from Costa to Smith a couple years ago and never looked back. High water and Guides choice are the framesive stuck with
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I've used Costas, Maui Jim's for years. This past year I bought a $40.00 pair of Sunclouds from a sunglass place in a mall (I left my glasses in my truck so I needed a pair for the weekend). They were absolutely great, light, felt good and are holding up well, (I'm really tough on glasses) The polarization is good as well, I like them as good as any $149-$239 pair I've ever had. I just bought a pair of costas from eye dr. with bifocal in them so I can see to tie a knot (My arms weren't quite long enough. If I didn't need the bifocal I wouldn't have bought them.....
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I switched from Costa (now owned by a huge conglomorate) to Smith last year. Much lighter and the Chromopop lenses are really nice, I have the Guide's Choice for the light blocking ability and they're super comfortable under a hat. That said, I tried a pair of Maui Jim Southern Cross's on the other day and will most likely grab a pair before the season. Maui is the only company that uses a gray base lense for green mirror, very relaxing on the eyes.
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You can use online glasses retailers and your webcam to "measure your eyes" and see what glass frame hit the head and eye distance measurements best. I've had good luck with that.
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redjonesbrother I forgot about Suncloud. I had a bunch of those. Great glasses for not a ton of money. When I wore contacts all the time, they were my go-to for driving the Jeep, etc. They're still the ones I leave stashed in the car in case someone gets in and doesn't have a pair. Since I wear prescription glasses more often than not, I'm always searching around for the best deals. I think I'll have DH check out the Smiths. He loves the Costas, but it's worth a shot. Smith used to make really good ski googles from what I remember. If they're still the same company they've been around a long time.
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Smith Guide's Choice -- not glass but extremely lightweight, durable, great warranty



https://www.amazon.com/Smith-Guides-Choice-ChromaPop-Sunglasses/dp/B0140X4ZJY
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Originally Posted by mrscoach View Post
redjonesbrother I forgot about Suncloud. I had a bunch of those. Great glasses for not a ton of money. When I wore contacts all the time, they were my go-to for driving the Jeep, etc. They're still the ones I leave stashed in the car in case someone gets in and doesn't have a pair. Since I wear prescription glasses more often than not, I'm always searching around for the best deals. I think I'll have DH check out the Smiths. He loves the Costas, but it's worth a shot. Smith used to make really good ski googles from what I remember. If they're still the same company they've been around a long time.
Smith and Suncloud are the same company. They will replace any glasses for life. No fees ,no bullshit like Costa and Maui which charge for repairs.
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I'm going to mention Vuarnet. Ground mineral glass and have specialized lenses. One for Sea applications. Been using them since the early 80's and I have various shades to match my needs. Not many places in the US sell them anymore. Ebay is Not the place to get them. I have Maui Jim's, Serengeti, Rayban and like Vuarnet best. They're not heavy and definitely worth checking out.
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A couple or years ago the Admiral and I were at Frisco Rod and Gun. She insisted she buy me a new pair of sunglasses and that she was tired of my Ocean Waves that I gotten free from my NASCAR days. She picked out a pair of Smith and I have to say she did good. There is not one thing I do not like about them. Good luck with your choice.
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Originally Posted by Yonderus View Post
I'm going to mention Vuarnet. Ground mineral glass lenses. Been using them since the early 80's and I have various shades to match my needs. Not many places in the US sell them anymore. Ebay is Not the place to get them. I have Maui Jim's, Serengeti, Rayban and like Vuarnet best. They're not too heavy and definitely worth checking out.
wow, didn’t even know they were still in business. I used to have a couple pair of vaurnet glasses back in the mid 80’s they were great glasses
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I gave a buddy of mine a pair of Vaurnet px5000s (I think that was the model) when he went to Afghanistan. Said he didn't squint one time. Came back and lost them in the lake. I lost a pair or two during my wave runner days. Anyway, they are very good. Some of the Bolle' sunglasses are very good but their coatings are easily scratched. I'd like to try a pair of Costas.
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Originally Posted by RaginRed View Post
A couple or years ago the Admiral and I were at Frisco Rod and Gun. She insisted she buy me a new pair of sunglasses and that she was tired of my Ocean Waves that I gotten free from my NASCAR days. She picked out a pair of Smith and I have to say she did good. There is not one thing I do not like about them. Good luck with your choice.
tell us about your nascar days
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