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  1. #16
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    Well I went Christmas shopping last night and came home with two new pairs of boots for me, so I can't criticize...

    (But they were Uggs on sale!!! Only $99!! And two of my go-to pairs of boots are worn out and read to fall apart!! So I got 2 pairs of Uggs for the price of 1!!)

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

  2. #17
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    Ha, ha, NY.
    Pax, about 12 years ago, DH started traveling to Europe for business. At once, he decided he no longer wanted to look like a suburban dad and totally changed his clothing, etc. He no longer travels, but it stuck. I'm proud of him, in that he is fit enough to pull it off, at age 60.
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  3. #18
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    Meanwhile my partner profoundly dislikes wearing a tie ever since he retired. He has face profile and beard that looks handsome when he wears a tie. Now it's buying nice looking fleece and semi-athletic jackets for him.
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  4. #19
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    My DH lives in t-shirts and shorts. I can't imagine him in a tie, fancy shoes, or anything like that. Of course, being retired and primarily hanging out in warm climates, that is part of it.

    He did just get some cool new specs, though!
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  5. #20
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    DH hardly ever wears a tie, either. Dressing nice does not necessarily entail a suit. The only times he has worn a suit in the past 10 years have been interviews, weddings, funerals, and occasional fancy parties/dinners. He has not had to wear suit to work since the early 90s.
    He wears really nice jeans and wool pants, and only wears chinos without pleats. He wears short sleeved button down shirts in checks and prints in the summer and sweaters in the winter. He also wears what women would call capris in the summer, with tee shirts, when not working. Mostly denim. Very popular for men in Europe and still get stares here.
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  6. #21
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    If I put on a dress I end up looking like a really badly done up drag queen...so I play to my strengths and wear very tailored classic things; wool slacks with a beautiful hand, longer cashmere sweater, wool topcoat. I'm screwed for summer though.

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  7. #22
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    I can't stand contacts, so wear prescription. My next glasses, which will be next month, will have progressive lenses. Was supposed to do that last time, but a mix-up in my prescription caused me to get the wrong lenses, and I ended up traveling to an ophthalmologist in Charleston (80 miles away) to get everything fixed. I already had fairly small, rectangular lenses, and they had no room for the reading portion. But I really need them!

    Anyway, my face is a little square, but not overly so, and the rectangular frames look best, I think. I have some oversized sunglasses that I love (roundish crazy shape) and well-fitted prescription cycling glasses. My face isn't small. I'm not looking forward to having to purposely get larger lenses for the progressive portion, though.

    Shootingstar, Teal would be a great color on you. Maybe teal and white combo, add color and contrast to the natural golden skin. Maybe bronze, too. Not sure on that, though. Maybe an antique bronze? I like the idea of those three colors on you. Or, maybe brown tortoise shell. (Fake, of course!). Not black. It's too harsh for most people. Chocolate? Also like the idea of red for you. (Ugh, just realized, I described all of my glasses colors just now, except the white!). You would use different shades than me, but those colors work on a lot of people, and look stylish.

    Here is a lenscrafers search for people with oval faces. I actually think your day glasses look like a nice shape, they are just too dark and a little too heavy.

    http://www.lenscrafters.com/Category...&storeId=10851
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  8. #23
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    I'm not keen to figure out contacts. Murienne I never thought of teal! I have mixed feelings about antique bronze..maybe. I'm not keen on tortoise shell or any brown colours against my face at this stage in life.
    Some people with black hair and features look good in full black rim glasses.

    I'm not sure there is such cheapies, Pax here in Canada. I've gone into chains like Lenscrafter and did find it limiting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shootingstar View Post

    I'm not sure there is such cheapies, Pax here in Canada. I've gone into chains like Lenscrafter and did find it limiting.
    They are a company out of China, it's all mail order. Not sure if there are restrictions for such things in Canada though.

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  10. #25
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    Being in China is what started DH buying cool glasses. He bought 2 pair while on a business trip.
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  11. #26
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    Progressives aren't all equal - there are the standard non-digital, and two higher levels of digital progressives - I think it has to do with the manufacturing process. I've learned the hard way those distinctions matter quite a lot. I've never been able to see with contacts - I've lots of things going on with my vision and I don't do well with the standard progressives either. And if you can use the standard progressives and move up to a higher level lens, then many people literally can't drop back down in the future.

    I think it's safe to probably order single vision glasses online, I've young coworkers who do so, but I wouldn't risk it. I've enough problems when I go to the opticians!

    Shootingstar - I think Teal would look great on you!

    AZfiddle - I've a small face as well and have found that Jones New York frames are typically the only ones I can find around here that fit my face - and I still have to be careful they don't sit too far away from my eyes. I've had problems with prescriptions in this situation as the it prevents us from being able to really take advantage of the prescription. We figured it out and the optician was able to somehow adjust my frames to make it work but still it's a concern. Which brand have you found that works for you?

  12. #27
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    The frames I have that I love are from a company called Kayla Designs.
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  13. #28
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    I wear frameless/rimless glasses for the most part. The extra visual of the frame doesn't do much for me. I also found out that smaller lens and progressive prescription don't go together even if they are digital. The other drawback with frameless is that they are not as sturdy and will break if you are not careful.

    On this go around, my glasses have rim on top half only in hopes of being bit more rugged and lens that is bit bigger than my last glasses to make it easier on the progressive.

    I tried contact in the past and absolutely hated them. Never could get comfortable with it.

  14. #29
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    My Kayla designs glasses are probably on the edge for size, as far as progressives. The reading part is better in my DG frames, but they feel a bit too big now. They aren't, but it's just that I am used to the others.
    Yeah, as far as the China thing, DH had 2 pairs of progressives made while he was there and although he actually met with an optometrist, when the glasses arrived, they sucked. So, since they were so cheap, he took them to his optician and had the prescription redone. He still saved a ton.
    I would check out Eye Bobs, though. In USA, I love them for readers and they now will put your regular prescription in their frames.
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