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      03-02-2011, 05:06 PM   #221
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I can promise you that they are marked up more than 60%.

Most lenses are all produced by the same company and they cost very little to manufacture.
No, most lenses aren't produced by the same lens company.

Most of the big name frames are produced by one of a few large frame manufacturers such as luxotica and safilo. Some designers choose to not license their stuff and produce their own lines. Companies like Maui Jim pride themselves their lens quality. Most of the large manufactures also have a corresponding lens company which makes their own lenses.
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that was really andyffer? how did he give himself away?
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andyffer. he used to come around here talking about how he was some hot shot attorney until we busted him out. he's some little shit-talking pimple faced 16-year-old kid that suckles mommy and daddy's teets. some of his claims back in the day were nothing short of ridiculous. anon did some digging around the internet and found other forums where he claimed to be a neurosurgeon or a neuroscience student. probably the biggest troll ever to come on any forum.
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i actually haven't seen him around in months. i figured after all the embarrassment he went through before that he was gone for good. what a sheepish thought. i guess he thought he could amass 100+ posts in general then come back in OT like nothing ever happened and brag about all the stuff other people have.

LOL he once claimed to have run out and bought a brand new e90 m3, which he posted one picture of at a car show. i remember the picture had his finger in it and it was the most disgusting, chewed up finger i've ever seen. that's when i started to think he was full of shit...and sure enough, he was! after enough digging, he was found to have no car and his PARENTS have a 335d. such a tool.
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      03-02-2011, 07:07 PM   #226
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No, most lenses aren't produced by the same lens company.

Most of the big name frames are produced by one of a few large frame manufacturers such as luxotica and safilo. Some designers choose to not license their stuff and produce their own lines. Companies like Maui Jim pride themselves their lens quality. Most of the large manufactures also have a corresponding lens company which makes their own lenses.
A friend works for Essilor; He doesn't know the exact percentage of lenses that their companies produce (it's a lot), but everytime we talk about eyeglasses or sunglasses he laughs pretty hard about how much they are marked up (it's more than 60%). Generally, the lenses cost literally a few dollars to make.

and yes I'm aware that there are companies that produce their own lenses (part of the reason why I buy Maui Jim).
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that was really andyffer? how did he give himself away?
by posting in ot where people know who he is and how he acts.
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by posting in ot where people know who he is and how he acts.
i just took that guy to be some random douche. did not know that was one of andy's aliases.
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      03-02-2011, 07:29 PM   #229
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A friend works for Essilor; He doesn't know the exact percentage of lenses that their companies produce (it's a lot), but everytime we talk about eyeglasses or sunglasses he laughs pretty hard about how much they are marked up (it's more than 60%). Generally, the lenses cost literally a few dollars to make.

and yes I'm aware that there are companies that produce their own lenses (part of the reason why I buy Maui Jim).
Yeah, essilor is one of the biggest lens manufactures out there. They make many of their own lens and lens products. Generally the lenses are cheap the make, and the larger the business the cheaper they are. You can also edge lenses at your own office. Through internships and whatnot I've been at places that marked up their sunglasses anywhere from 150 -300 %. You can buy lens blanks for a few dollars a piece and edge them in your office and charge the same $150 it would cost to send them out to a lab. The money you make up is profit and for paying for the 15-40k edging machine.

Also essilor doesn't produce frames. And with most sunglasses you are paying for the name and not the quality of the lens. Oakley and Maui Jim make some of the highest quality lenses on the market when it comes to sunglasses.

Also, unless your talking about transitions, essilor is generally more in the business of making lenses for regular glasses.
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I just got some Maui Jim Sport Lighthouses.

When they are on my head I can't feel them after a minute or two. Potentially dangerous (when I forget that they are there) but I like it. And they do not move at all when they are on my face but I can barely tell that they are there as well.

They are also very very flexible (and extremely durable). You will have some trouble if you try and put them on with one hand because the arms flex around a lot, but once they are on your face they are heaven. And the lenses are hard to beat. They are probably my favorite pair that I've had.

These are SLICK!

And yes those glasses in my pic are a little too teardropped, I think those might actually be my Banana Republic pair I use when I can't find the raybans.
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Nice. I rock similar MJs with prescription lenses in them.





Their basically the same but instead of the nylon theyre made of titanium, a little thinner frame and dont have hinges.
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      03-02-2011, 07:53 PM   #232
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never had prescription sunglasses before. i'm thinking about getting prescription maui jims. i got a pair of sugar beach (pretty much looks like lighthouse), and i love them.. super light weight, just feels a little too fragile sometimes. been meaning to get another pair of maui jims ever since airport destroyed my other pair.
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      03-02-2011, 08:19 PM   #233
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Nice. I rock similar MJs with prescription lenses in them.





Their basically the same but instead of the nylon theyre made of titanium, a little thinner frame and dont have hinges.
+1 for mj's.. I have the stingray, these glass lenses are amazing.



I'm going to get a pair of aviators this summer but not sure if I wanna get ray bans or something else.
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      03-02-2011, 08:22 PM   #234
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Ray Bans Ray Bans Ray Bans!

I love em, but after this thread I'm going to grab some Mauis, the ones above are nice. I don't wear trendy clothes, or things like that, but I do value a good pair of shades and comfortable socks.
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Ray Bans Ray Bans Ray Bans!

I love em, but after this thread I'm going to grab some Mauis, the ones above are nice. I don't wear trendy clothes, or things like that, but I do value a good pair of shades and comfortable socks.
Gold toes and nice shades.


I personally like the ray ban styles and their priced right, they just dont work for me. Most other aviators do.

MJs are a good purchase and last forever.

I believe Persol makes glass lensed aviators.
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      03-06-2011, 01:10 AM   #236
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Of the 26 pair I own, these are the three i'm wearing most often right now.



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holy fuck!!! kenny powers!!! fuck yea! welcome to the 'board.
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      03-06-2011, 04:30 AM   #238
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do you really wear those green ones in public lol
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do you really wear those green ones in public lol
bro, it's kenny powers. he wears those glasses while he kidnaps your mother.
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anyone who owns 26 pairs of oakleys probably can hook you up with roids and pick up mothers. don't front, john.
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all i own are one pair of wayfarers, woop
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FUCKING PUSSY!!! GET SOME!!!
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