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    I need sunglasses

    I've got a few pair of sunglasses, all of them are pretty shitty to mediocre quality. I want something decent that cost less than $100. What would the maggots suggest other than "post nekid pics of my wife in glasses" and "tech talk bitch"?
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    I've got a few pair of sunglasses including some spendy pairs and recently picked these up:

    http://www.smithoptics.com/products/...stermind/view/

    I got one of the $80 model and it seems to be the only pair I wear anymore.

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    Last 3 pairs I have had were 2 Electrics and 1 Smith. All with polarized lenses, all from whiskey militia or steep and cheap and all well under $100. I personally think the Electric build quality is better, but I was happy enough with the Smiths. The ones on my desk right now are these but polarized.
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    It's really hard to beat Smith's lifetime warranty and customer service. They are all I wear anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaver View Post
    I've got a few pair of sunglasses, all of them are pretty shitty to mediocre quality. I want something decent that cost less than $100. What would the maggots suggest other than "post nekid pics of my wife in glasses" and "tech talk bitch"?

    try sierra trading post and campmor

    and you've been neglecting your porn posting duties.


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    Another vote for Smith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakersTeleMark View Post
    Another vote for Smith.
    Smith is great and have a bunch of models in the c note range. The current pair of Smith Evolve sunglasses may the longest I've ever had a pair- maybe two or three years. I like amber lenses, then rose, and lastly grey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaver View Post
    I've got a few pair of sunglasses, all of them are pretty shitty to mediocre quality. I want something decent that cost less than $100. What would the maggots suggest other than "post nekid pics of my wife in glasses" and "tech talk bitch"?
    http://www.randolphusa.com/

    Maybe a bit more than you want to spend but absolutely bomber. These have been my sunglass choice since I have been 20. They last forever as long as you taker care of them.

    My personal choice ...

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    Suncloud. I bought a pair a couple years ago in Crested Butte and they are still going strong. Great glass. Polarized. Tough as nails frame. A bargain. I think they were fifty dollars.

    Or Smith...

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    Smith Chiefs. Have a couple pairs, awesome glasses, great polarized glass lenses
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    American Optics.

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    he is canadian eh?

    More like under 200 but its pretty hard to beat Raybans
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    I have no input - haven't worn anything but Maui Jims since I finally had the coin to drop on them about 15 years ago. Well N of $100, but I baby my sunglasses so have only bought maybe 3 pairs in that stretch of time, the last one only because I needed prescription lenses, so used my current frames.

    YMMV

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippster View Post
    ... the last one only because I needed prescription lenses...
    Didn't your mother warn you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat Sig View Post
    It's really hard to beat Smith's lifetime warranty and customer service. They are all I wear anymore.
    It's really hard to beat cheap safety glasses, if like me the biggest issue is not breaking them but losing them. I have about a dozen going at a time, so there ought to be one somewhere I can find. That or I run over them with a fire engine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irul&ublo View Post
    Didn't your mother warn you?
    well at least he stopped before he went completely blind
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    Arnette. I've had several pair and think they're lenses(polarized) are little better than Smith. But, I still love my Smith optics.

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    I'm on my 3rd pair of Natives. Lifetime warranty, great service. After I broke my last pair, I couldn't live without them for the 7 day turnaround, so I bought a second set.
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    +1 on Arnette. On about my 5th pair. I love my latest pair- the la pistola polarized. Great sun glasses.

    But if I had the money:

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    The money Oakley spends on lens research pretty much has sold me for sports sun glasses and even driving/fashion glasses.

    You are gambling with your eye health with any other cheaper brand. The lens grinding process is and can be highly flawed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by assman View Post
    http://www.randolphusa.com/

    Maybe a bit more than you want to spend but absolutely bomber. These have been my sunglass choice since I have been 20. They last forever as long as you taker care of them.

    My personal choice ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICEHOCEY77 View Post
    American Optics.
    These are pretty much the same thing, functionally, but American Optical is cheaper. i have both and don't really see a difference. I've had the Randolph Engineering pair for probably 6 years now and the American Optical pairs for 4-5. Both have held up very well.

    I prefer the glass lenses to the polycarbonate, but they are heavier. Unless you have a pretty very large face or want to make a bold statement, I'd go for the medium or small frame size.

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    I vote smith too. Have been looking at some new ones since I lost my last pair. Its kind of hard to buy on line because you have no idea how they fit. In my opinion polarized are a must.
    Took me like 10 minutes to figure out how to change this shit

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    TeeGeeArrShades?

    I also have to suggest SMITH - They have been very good to me over the years. Currently using their minimal "pivlock" bike glasses.
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    Why not get some TGR Sunglasses and "Represent"?
    They have 'em in the Store...only $15...I got a pair with the bamboo arms (finished now).
    They are fine, although they do tend to fall off your head/hat if you park them up there.
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