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    Help me choose eyeglass frames

    Damn it all to hell but I need bifocals.
    So, help me pick out some frames please.

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    Oval, gold, no nose pads.

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    Oval, titanium, with nose pads.

    C.)
    Current frames.

    D.)
    Or these

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    The titanium frames are kinda cool.

    Wouldn't the gold frames get annoying without nose pads? I'd think the glasses would slide down your nose.
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    I have a set of sunglasses without nose pads. They stay up pretty well.

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    What head shape do you have? (from linky)
    If you're just looking for opinion, I like the oval titanium too cuz they'd work with the shape of my noggin.

    Triangular face - it is commonly called heart-shaped. This face has neat small chin while the mouth leads up to forehead. In choosing frames, you may try the one that are angular which has vertical lines. Avoid frame which shapes the angle of your jaw because this draws attention onto it.
    Round face - it is normally fairly wide and short. Cheeks might be full which leads to soft and rounded chin. In choosing frames, avoid round styles frames. Choose the ones that give the illusion of slimmer face. You may use angular, distinctive, almost square frames which highlight your face's upper part. Try for frames that are upswept styles and have high temples.
    Oval face - these have foreheads slightly wider and the sides are taper near the jaw line. This is commonly called standard beauty and very easy to suit. Any style fits for this shape; upswept, angular, round or oval. Pay attention to the size and fitness of frame.
    Long face - this is characterized by deep forehead, elevated cheek-bones and pointed chin line. Large frames are suitable which enhance your face's width. You may try round or oval styles.
    Square face - this is an angular face, well defined and it could also be wide and short. For these face shape, you may try large ovals and round frame. Avoid insignificant or small styles because these will only emphasize your face's squareness.

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    Take a certain female with you and let her choose. I wanted to go dramatic when I got my frames. Ended up very conservative and understated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Take a certain female with you and let her choose. I wanted to go dramatic when I got my frames. Ended up very conservative and understated.
    Oh rly?

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    it is all relative, isn't it?
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    Which are the most dog slobber resistant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    What head shape do you have? (from linky)
    If you're just looking for opinion, I like the oval titanium too cuz they'd work with the shape of my noggin.

    Triangular face - it is commonly called heart-shaped. This face has neat small chin while the mouth leads up to forehead. In choosing frames, you may try the one that are angular which has vertical lines. Avoid frame which shapes the angle of your jaw because this draws attention onto it.
    Round face - it is normally fairly wide and short. Cheeks might be full which leads to soft and rounded chin. In choosing frames, avoid round styles frames. Choose the ones that give the illusion of slimmer face. You may use angular, distinctive, almost square frames which highlight your face's upper part. Try for frames that are upswept styles and have high temples.
    Oval face - these have foreheads slightly wider and the sides are taper near the jaw line. This is commonly called standard beauty and very easy to suit. Any style fits for this shape; upswept, angular, round or oval. Pay attention to the size and fitness of frame.
    Long face - this is characterized by deep forehead, elevated cheek-bones and pointed chin line. Large frames are suitable which enhance your face's width. You may try round or oval styles.
    Square face - this is an angular face, well defined and it could also be wide and short. For these face shape, you may try large ovals and round frame. Avoid insignificant or small styles because these will only emphasize your face's squareness.
    Long face, pointy features. I have the Joker's chin.

    Can't go with rimless or half rims because I insist on real glass lenses.
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    Ti is fly.
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    You probably want to avoid D. My wife recently got transitions with a shape like that. They couldn't make the short distance area big enough, so she has to move her head for each line on a page.

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    Go with the lugged steel ones.


    Actually I prefer B or C. The idea of having an opposite sex type person along is a good idea. Or at least whatever type of person you are attracted to.
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    Long face, pointy features. I have the Joker's chin.

    Can't go with rimless or half rims because I insist on real glass lenses.
    In your case I would go with the red horn rims
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    Ti it is.
    Ordered and waiting for the glass to be cut.

    Thanks.

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    Where's the bamboo option?

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    C or D. They're closest to the awesome specs worn by former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd:

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    How about former Canadian Prime Minister Lester Pearson?



    I've got something like C/D myself. But would the round ones be better as bifocals? I know nothing about this, but wouldn't the shorter vertical dimensions of C/D make bifocals more annoying?

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    All my glasses nosepieces keep on getting destroyed so I've resorted to having molded nosepieces as part of the frame. Works fine now and the glasses last longer.

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