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Dave Arnott
Jan 13, 2019 4:19 PM
Oakley collectors are truly blessed with People like Dann and this most Awsome website and it's database. I have looked high and low for something anywhere remotely similar for Ray Ban collectors to no avail. -

Hear,Hear!
Thanks to Dann and his tireless (he might say "sleepless") efforts, we here have a unique, and magnificent amount of information at our fingertips...
The "other" brands have ZERO community.
Wavecloud
UKPaddlesports
Jan 13, 2019 6:46 PM
I have a pair Julbo but that’s about it
The_Collector
Dave Anderson
Jan 13, 2019 6:46 PM
That would be Awsome for sure! The closest I have myself is a mint pair of B&L glacier glasses and a brand new backup pair of lenses.
The_Collector
Dave Anderson
Jan 13, 2019 6:49 PM

Wayfarer Cosmos Collection ( couple extras for the display also)
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Jan 13, 2019 6:50 PM
Cool!
flyer
Dave Arnott
Jan 13, 2019 9:57 PM

Wayfarer Cosmos Collection

Beautiful!
Liking the display stand too.
The_Collector
Dave Anderson
Jan 14, 2019 4:26 AM
Just something to consider. If B&L hadn't started this creative trend back in '36 What would sunglasses had evolved from?
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Jan 14, 2019 5:09 AM
I figure the shape would have been round (P3 style eyewear) or octagonal for a bit longer until someone solved the need for greater downward coverage (which the B&L aviator did). Most specs and tinted glasses/sunglasses (amber, black, brown, blue, green) in the 19th Century tended to be round in shape. The 1950s were really the decade when sunglasses started taking on different shapes, intro to cat eyes,more squared lenses, etc.

So my guess is that round sunglasses will be the dominant fashion shape for metal sunglasses in lieu of aviators,

I bought the following book a decade ago, and it has some marvellous pics of eyewear from the 19th C. and beyond:

https://www.amazon.com/Spectacles-Sunglasses-Pepin-Press-Design/dp/9054961104

One cool piece from the 18th C. in the book is this over-the-head specs:

BiGCoB
Francois C
Jan 14, 2019 12:33 PM
I wouldn't call that a collection, but I have a few Parasite Eyewear models :)
I still need to get a nice stereo pair of those.
Dann
Dann Thombs
Jan 14, 2019 3:43 PM
Thanks for the kind comments. They really help keeping the motivation up. With social media and commercially designed discussion boards so prevalent, I'm happy that at least a proper database is something that I can still provide that is useful and unique to this site. Also thanks to all who help contribute to the database. It's overwhelming at times.
supersharp
Bobby
Aug 16, 2019 3:34 AM
I have ventured into other stuff. As of late, I’ve been wearing more of the non-oakley items. I don’t have collections of these per se, but a few of each with the exception of Dita. I have Maui Jim’s, Persol, Chrome Hearts, and as mentioned DITA. Working on picking up some more Dita frames.
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Aug 16, 2019 4:35 AM
Nice stuff, Bobby. I’ve been wearing DITA for 10 years now and they’ve become my favourite eyewear brand. I love Chrome Hearts as well; CH is always in my rotation since the eyewear is fantastic. MJ and Persol are cool too; I wear them sometimes.

Other brands I would recommend are:

TAVAT - cool industrial design, especially with their SoupCan and SpamCan stuff. They are fun to wear, but they do wear front-heavy because of the amount of stainless steel in the orbitals.

Matsuda - I adore Matsuda frames and love wearing them, especially the stuff since the company re-started a few years back, but their best eyewear are re-releases rather than anything new and innovative. Very ornate detailing. If you like Chrome Hearts for its detailing, you’ll like Matsuda for their detailing as well. They are the company best known for the sunglasses Sarah Connor wears in Terminator 2.

Parasite Design - I like them because of their unique design language. I don’t wear or buy too many of them, however, since the frames are flimsy IMO and don’t wear well for me.

Randolph Engineering - Not the best around, but well-known for its military connection and is decent for its price point.

Initium - I only have one of their frames and they’re ok, but I thought it may be up your alley as a big Tony Stark fan. They’ve been in several MCU movies and also partnered with Police for the glasses in Captain America: Civil War.

Jacques Marie Mage - JMM is a great brand with some very cool frames. They don’t work for my head because the ones I did own fit for narrow faces, even though the vertical sizing of the lens is large. So, the size of the lenses look good but the arms press into my temples. It gets annoying after a while. Still, JMM is a great brand that is very collector-friendly. Each SKU is limited to 250-500 units and will not exceed that number. It is exclusive in that regard.
supersharp
Bobby
Aug 16, 2019 7:26 PM
Nice stuff, Bobby. I’ve been wearing DITA for 10 years now and they’ve become my favourite eyewear brand. I love Chrome Hearts as well; CH is always in my rotation since the eyewear is fantastic. MJ and Persol are cool too; I wear them sometimes.

Other brands I would recommend are:

TAVAT - cool industrial design, especially with their SoupCan and SpamCan stuff. They are fun to wear, but they do wear front-heavy because of the amount of stainless steel in the orbitals.

Matsuda - I adore Matsuda frames and love wearing them, especially the stuff since the company re-started a few years back, but their best eyewear are re-releases rather than anything new and innovative. Very ornate detailing. If you like Chrome Hearts for its detailing, you’ll like Matsuda for their detailing as well. They are the company best known for the sunglasses Sarah Connor wears in Terminator 2.

Parasite Design - I like them because of their unique design language. I don’t wear or buy too many of them, however, since the frames are flimsy IMO and don’t wear well for me.

Randolph Engineering - Not the best around, but well-known for its military connection and is decent for its price point.

Initium - I only have one of their frames and they’re ok, but I thought it may be up your alley as a big Tony Stark fan. They’ve been in several MCU movies and also partnered with Police for the glasses in Captain America: Civil War.

Jacques Marie Mage - JMM is a great brand with some very cool frames. They don’t work for my head because the ones I did own fit for narrow faces, even though the vertical sizing of the lens is large. So, the size of the lenses look good but the arms press into my temples. It gets annoying after a while. Still, JMM is a great brand that is very collector-friendly. Each SKU is limited to 250-500 units and will not exceed that number. It is exclusive in that regard.
- Oak


Lots to research here. Thanks

I’ll try to get some pics up of my other sunglasses.
supersharp
Bobby
Aug 19, 2019 10:22 PM
Oak, I’m really digging the Initium frames, especially the solid silver frames. Do u know which ones RDJ used as Tony Stark. I’m having a hard time finding that info.
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Aug 20, 2019 12:10 AM
You mean the one from Iron Man 2? It’s the All-In model in Polished Silver, but the old version without the guitar pic temple tip and clear temple tip (colourway AI-006). He also wears a matte black All-In near the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron as well. RDJ wore the London Calling model in Iron Man 2, too. The Initium Concept 2 was in Spider-man: Far From Home (though some are saying it is the Roy Tower Concept 2 that Initium just recreated).
supersharp
Bobby
Aug 20, 2019 1:01 AM
You mean the one from Iron Man 2? It’s the All-In model in Polished Silver, but the old version without the guitar pic temple tip and clear temple tip (colourway AI-006). He also wears a matte black All-In near the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron as well. RDJ wore the London Calling model in Iron Man 2, too. The Initium Concept 2 was in Spider-man: Far From Home (though some are saying it is the Roy Tower Concept 2 that Initium just recreated). - Oak


Yes, all of it. Thanks. I’m going to be really drained of funds soon. Geez. Where do u find all this??
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Aug 20, 2019 2:11 AM
There is a topic on therpf.com that has been evolving through the years to discuss all of Stark’s glasses, since a lot of it isn’t officially marketed:

https://www.therpf.com/forums/threads/cant-find-tony-starks-sunglasses-from-iron-man-3.183476/page-124

Iron Man:
(Jericho) RB3320
(Vegas) Robert Marc 719
(Nightcap) Oliver People's Corsair
(Dubai Deleted) Dolce and Gabbana 6002

Iron Man 2:
(Senate) Initium All-In (Silver)
(Monaco) Initium Superunknown
(Driving/Jet Deleted) Initium British Steel
(Party Alt) Initium London Calling
(Hangover) Von Zipper Fulton
(Remodel) Gunnar PPK

Avengers:
(End) Oliver People's Bernardo

Iron Man 3:
(Switzerland) Initium London Calling
(Panic) Matsuda 3023 (Matte/black/gold)
(Bill Me) Matsuda 3023 (cobalt blue)
(Raid) Ray Ban Outdoorsman II
(Salvage) Matsuda M2002

Avengers Age of Ultron:
(Party) Silhouette Allure 8141
(Hacking) Gunnar Vayper
(Retiring) Initium All-In (Matte Black)

Civil War:
(BARF) Paul Smith Cortland
(Friday) Police Neymar Jr. 1
(End) Paul Smith Shawford

Thor Ragnarok:
(Bruce) World of Frames 001/ VE Chief

Spiderman Homecoming:
(NBA) Tod's 0199
(Post Fight) Silhouette TNG
(India) Silhouette SPX Match
(Phone call) Porsche Design P8478
(End) Roy Tower Concept 2

Avengers Infinity War:
(Beginning) Dita Flight 006
(News) Garrett Leight Canal

Avengers Endgame:
(Return) Dior Black Tie 137
(Photo) Oliver Peoples Strathmore
(Cap Talk) Tom Ford Johnson
(Brainstorm) ???? (possibly Hugo Boss)
(Howard) Mosley Tribes Bromley
(Funeral) Persol 2430S
supersharp
Bobby
Aug 20, 2019 9:43 PM
Oak, my wife is really hating you about now. Lol.
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Aug 20, 2019 9:51 PM
:-D
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Dec 20, 2019 3:47 PM
Another brand I'm keeping an eye out on is Maybach Eyewear. Yes, the brand is connected to the car. Extremely nice finishing on their pieces; I kinda see them as an upscale Cartier for eyewear in that they use precious metals. Cartier's eyewear is extremely bland but is very expensive, while Maybach has very detailed finishing and even more absurdly priced (their Joker I model in all 18k gold is 21k Euro).

Maybach has some great stuff, but their design is less unique and takes cues that other brands have made popular (such as the floating lenses on Dita's Midnight Special or arms from Leisure Society, Matsuda or Chrome Hearts). I know that, since brands are getting all the top Japanese manufactures to work with them, it's getting impossible to encroach on each others' design elements, but I think if Maybach took their design in its own direction, they'll be an even better stand-out eyewear design house.
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Jan 23, 2020 6:29 AM
I promised myself that my next Rx frame would be an Oakley. I love the look of the Deadbolt, Tie Bar and Money Clip, but I ultimately couldn’t do it. While the fit was ok, it wasn’t great. I also wasn’t impress with the build quality; the way I wear things and my luck with Oakley Rx, I’d destroy those Oakley frames within a year.

So I went back with DITA and paired their Lindstrum frame with Zeiss lenses w/brown Signature Gen 8 Transitions. The Lindstrum is now part of my regular Rx lineup rotation. Just a pic I found online but gives you an idea I’d what they look like:



yelkao
Dan
Jan 23, 2020 2:23 PM
Nice pick-up Oak!
JP
John Schafhauser
Jan 24, 2020 2:12 PM
I still missed out on the Tony Stark Ditas:(
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Jan 24, 2020 3:08 PM
I'm sure DITA will sell you the lenses even if they don't offer the entire package, which is surprising since it was likely in their Top 10 most in-demand pairs for 2019. I have also been told that the person that customized the EDITH lenses (or FRIDAY lenses for Avengers: Infinity War, I can't remember) and other Tony Stark lenses, "Tanya at Prop Specs", has the colour codes for the movie lenses and does make them available.

Speaking of the Tony Stark DITAs, there is a video being produced about them that'll tell the story of how the pair came to be on the Big Screen and will have interviews with Tanya, Russell Bobbitt (the MCU propmaster), and others. The teaser:

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