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Old 05-28-08, 05:33 PM   #1
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sunglasses for smaller faces

After my recent good luck on a slot machine, I'm now in the market for some new sunglasses. The problem is that I have a smaller than average head. I've narrowed the search down to a few styles, but I'm not sure if they'll fit my small face well. I know that I need to try them on myself, but I'd like to have the list narrowed down to a few that could work before I go all over town searching.

Does anyone with a smaller face have any experience with Oakley M Frame, Rudy Project Kerosene, or Tifosi Pave' sunglasses? I'd like to keep the price around $100, but a great deal could convince me to spend up to about $150.

I have a boatload of sunglasses, for many different uses, but these ones will be for cycling only. I need a lens that will work well in sunny/very sunny conditions. Any suggestions?
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Have you considered the women's versions? They aren't necessarily "girly" but are just smaller versions of the men's styles.

*As a side note: For my prescription glasses, I have to shop in the children's section. So I hear ya -- it gets frustrating.
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Have you considered the women's versions? They aren't necessarily "girly" but are just smaller versions of the men's styles.

*As a side note: For my prescription glasses, I have to shop in the children's section. So I hear ya -- it gets frustrating.
That's one of the reasons that I have several pairs of Rudj Projects. They have a few models that also are available in a slightly smaller size(and an even smaller "girl" model).
Rudy Project's Kerosene isn't one of those models(and my closet dealer is on the other side of town).
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Is this too girly? It comes with clear amber and gray interchangeable lenses.

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I would say yes, but that's just my opinion. With that said, consider yourself lucky. I can't find any that won't give me a headache from squeezing the sides of my head like a vise, lol. I don't think I have a oversized head, but who knows?,,,,BD
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Is this too girly? It comes with clear amber and gray interchangeable lenses.
Not in my opinion. What are those?
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How 'bout the old style Oakley M-Frames--the Hybrid or the Sweep? I wear the Hybrid---I also umpire HS and college baseball, and they are small enough to fit behind an umpire's mask.

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Have you checked out Oakley's "Asian fit" glasses?
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Have you checked out Oakley's "Asian fit" glasses?
I haven't even looked there because my face isn't really small, just a little small. I wear a size small Bell Sweep helmet and my face fits my head well.

living near Las Vegas (and the casino shops) those shouldn't be hard to find.

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You may want to try the Flak Jacket.

I have the opposite problem: Huge melon. The Half Jacket fits me fine but the Flak's are too small.
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Asian fit has a taller bridge because we Asian people have flatter nose bridges.
not necessarily because of a small face
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Asian fit has a taller bridge because we Asian people have flatter nose bridges.
not necessarily because of a small face
thanks for clearing that up, because all the Asian guys I know(3) have a large round face. I suspected Oakley was being a bit racist by calling them that(but I was way off).
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The new Oakley Radars come in 3 different sizes.
Also....I use and LOVE Specialized glasses. The Cortina model is designed for smaller faces and is available with adaptalite lenses which change the tint automatically depending on conditions. Mine work as advertised

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oakley asian fit, dash SS. Some of the tifosis are pretty good too.

I got the tifosi strada or the q3..
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smith toasters if they still make them.. small shades...
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Also....I use and LOVE Specialized glasses. The Cortina model is designed for smaller faces and is available with adaptalite lenses which change the tint automatically depending on conditions. Mine work as advertised
I like the Ti colored ones, and my LBS is a specialized dealer.
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thanks for clearing that up, because all the Asian guys I know(3) have a large round face. I suspected Oakley was being a bit racist by calling them that(but I was way off).
most glasses sold in North America sit on my cheek bones and eyebrow ridges rather than my nose. I get depression marks there too and looks funny as hell so I never take my sunglasses off if I started off with them
my regular prescription glasses also sit on the slightly lower side with the nose section maxed out for height.
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most glasses sold in North America sit on my cheek bones and eyebrow ridges rather than my nose. I get depression marks there too and looks funny as hell so I never take my sunglasses off if I started off with them
my regular prescription glasses also sit on the slightly lower side with the nose section maxed out for height.
I never thought about that, but it makes sense now that you pointed it out.
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The Tifosi Scatto frame is pretty small. I just bought a pair for around $35 and I love them.

http://www.tifosioptics.com/single/scatto.html
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+1 on Toasters. My sister has a pair and they fit her smallish head pretty well.
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