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Old 1st January 2010, 22:53   #91
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I just bought a beater pair for daily abuse - a pretty inexpensive silver-rimmed non-polarized Killer Loop Aviator for a little more than 1.5K. They're a part of the Luxottica group that owns Oakley, RayBan etc. and are supposedly manufactured by Ray Ban in the same factory.

My mind was actually set on a pair of RB 3026 oversized aviators but it turns out RB only makes them in geriatric gold rimmed versions that looked crap.

The two other shades that I've been using exclusively for the past 5 years are a Maui Jim Kahuna and Randolph Engineering Aviators. MJ has the best optics in the world and while they are a bit on the expensive side, they're worth every single penny. RE Aviators are actually used by fighter pilots as part of a standard issue kit.

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Old 1st January 2010, 22:59   #92
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Can someone please suggest me a trustworthy shop where I can get powered, polarized sunglasses made? I am not looking at snob value, so VFM places (Bandra->South Mumbai) would be preferred.
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Can someone please suggest me a trustworthy shop where I can get powered, polarized sunglasses made? I am not looking at snob value, so VFM places (Bandra->South Mumbai) would be preferred.
Try Shopper Stop - They have a pretty good collection of brands - Pols, Rayban, Police, FastTrack etc.
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Old 2nd January 2010, 02:44   #94
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Try Shopper Stop - They have a pretty good collection of brands - Pols, Rayban, Police, FastTrack etc.
I doubt Shopers Stop sells powered sunglasses. I suggest one should stick to specialized opticians when picking up powered glasses since the stores like SS don't provide or even equipped to provide after sales support.
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I have three:
1) Ray-Ban aviator day/night. Rarely used,reserved for special occassions!

2) Ray-Ban aviator green. Daily wear for riding to office and rough use. Got it free with India Today subscription long ago, so feel like "what the hell"!

3) A Fastrack black piece I bought from a Titan store on impulse. It is always kept in the glove box of the car for emergencies,like when I forget my sun glasses at home. I can't go out in to bright sunlight without them, my eyes will begin to water.
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I doubt Shopers Stop sells powered sunglasses. I suggest one should stick to specialized opticians when picking up powered glasses since the stores like SS don't provide or even equipped to provide after sales support.
My bad, didn't pick the powered part, Shoppers is clearly unlikely to be having them. Will ask around and let you know.
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Been through many sunglasses over the years. At the moment, I'm using a pair of Ray-Ban Predators - 3194.
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Some designs are timeless ... my Aviators
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Some designs are timeless ... my Aviators
Hey i have got the same!
They sure are timeless, and express an unsaid legacy.
(have no idea what i just wrote but sound nice)
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Ahem...

My avatar special glasses.

Sunglasses you own and wear thread-avtar-glasses.jpg

Concept courtesy our own distilled bhpian JKDAS .


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Pramod this creates an optical illusion. You have clicked it by putting it on the glass of your teepoy but since the glass is not visible, it looks as if a giant sunglass is resting on the mosaic floor.
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Old 7th January 2010, 10:36   #102
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i have always used police for eye care. Attached is the S 8177-531 which is my current ware
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Old 7th January 2010, 11:05   #103
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Although i wear specs, but when i wear contact lens, i do wear sunglasses
I have 1 okleys I bought from US and a Fast track.
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Hi,

Planning to buy a Polaroid sun glasses for driving.
Based in Bangalore, would like to buy at Bangalore.
Appreciate recommendations on shop/brand/etc.,
from the fellow BHPians.

FYI, I donít know anything about sun glasses.

regards,
-manju

I suggest you buy rayban instead i have 2 aviators & 1 wayfarer. Rayban is value for money.
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IIRC, starting price for a decent Polaroid costs 7K! I bought Polaroid from beand "Polarodi" instead. paid 3.3K for that.

@Khan75,

how much does RE Aviator costs?
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