June 19, 2007

Gratuitous Sunglasses Blegging

I broke my old pair of sunglasses over the weekend and since then have been searching - so far fruitlessly - for a new pair online. Since when did sunglasses suddenly become so universally fugly?

If anybody out there knows where I can get a simple pair with steel frames and either round or oval lenses, I'd greatly appreciate the tip. Otherwise, I may just have to get used to squinting.

Yip! Yip!

Posted by Robert at June 19, 2007 10:04 AM | TrackBack

Like these?

Posted by: phin at June 19, 2007 10:56 AM

I looked at those. In fact, they were the best I saw. Was hoping for something rounder, tho, and perhaps not so pricey.

I did find a decent pair of Ray-Bans at some on-line shop, but this morning I got an email saying that the company had stopped making them and therefore that my order had been cancelled so nevermind.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at June 19, 2007 11:07 AM

They do make a pair that's a bit more round (that's actually what I own), but couldn't find it online. Granted I didn't look very hard.

As much as I hate to do it, I'd recommend trying one of the local malls and heading to the Sunglasses Hut. They used to offer a 30 day no questions asked exchange. Which is pretty nice since I went through three pair of glasses before I found a pair that I could wear for 6 - 8 hours.

For the price. Think how much regular specs cost. My eye doctor recommended the better quality glasses since they reduce eye strain and protect from UV, blah, blah, blah.

Plus, I look damned good in them.

Posted by: phin at June 19, 2007 11:25 AM

Walgreen's, Wal-Mart, or any of that ilk.

Posted by: mojo at June 19, 2007 11:32 AM

Serengeti Drivers - available at Wally World optical center for $99. Steel frames with glass lenses. I'm addicted to them.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 19, 2007 11:55 AM

Since my sunglasses generally get lost, broken or mishandled by my pack of wild heathens, I buy them in bulk at the Dollar Tree. Surprisingly, I've actually gotten some good ones that looked nice and lasted as long or longer than their more expensive counterparts.

Posted by: Jordana at June 19, 2007 12:09 PM

Ditto-ing Diogenes there... I searched for DAYS and finally settled on a pair of Serengeti Georgetown II (drivers). Bought them online, and for $59 in most places (doo a Froogle search) it's a lot better than several hundred for a replacement pair.

Here's what they look like:

And yes, I own a pair and love them.

Posted by: Bryan at June 20, 2007 01:08 PM