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When choosing spectacles do you...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Mortiroloboy, 24 Mar 2008.

  1. a fashion statement.

    1 vote(s)
  2. as unobtrusive as possible.

    1 vote(s)
  1. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Want them to be a fashion statement, or be as unobtrusive as possible?
  2. Canrider

    Canrider Guru

    Can they not be both? :?:
  3. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    O' slO'
    I don't really go for brands, but I do like Oakleys, even though they're a tad expensive! That's why I buy fake ones in Asia!:?:
  4. Maz

    Maz Guru

    cycle specs or everyday wear?
  5. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    D'oh I should've realised, I meant everyday wear prescription type specs NOT cycling glasses.:?:
  6. I think that if you have to have them then bling is best!
    (I really enjoyed writing that sentence :?:smile:
    Everyone's 'taste' is different though so one person's 'unobtrusive' is another person's 'beacon' xx(
  7. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    Neither option. I want ones that:-

    1. fit
    2. look okay on my face.
    3. have the correct prescription lenses in them.

    I could raise other points, none of which refer to fashion statements or being 'unobstrusive'
  8. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    Hmmm, what I was trying to establish was when choosing your daily wear specs do you (a) want them to be obvious, stand out, make a statement, OR (:?: not be noticeable (overly). It was taken as read that you would want them to suit your face, be the correct prescription, and fit properly, maybe I should have been a bit more specific in my Poll wording?!
  9. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    As I said: neither option.
  10. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Personally, I wanted mine to suit me, more than anything.

    I tried on some cool 'media' type glasses and looked like a wannabe, but settled for some with quite dark brown frames...not unobtrusive but not dominating me! I quite like them, although I only wear them for driving/distance stuff.
  11. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    I generally do both.

    Since the opticians usually do a "two for one" thing I get one pair quite heavy, quite thick and the other pair much lighter and unobtrusive - more in the Sven Goran Eriksson style - that way I can choose.
  12. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    By the way that's not me in my avatar pic!
  13. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    ones i like, simple as that
  14. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I would add:
    4. One with a frame strong enough to withstand a toddler snatching them off my face and twisting them mercilessly.
  15. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Have you had the 'toddler snatching them off your face and then trying to gouge your eye out with one of the arms? :evil: