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Russ Spence
07-30-2011, 10:53 AM
Just for kicks what brand of Sunglasses do you wear?

Russ Spence
07-30-2011, 10:55 AM
I love Costa Del Mar sunglasses, I have a new pair that replaces some Costa Brine sunglasses, the new ones are Hammerheads with 580 lenses.

For years and years I wore only Oakley but had to put them down after I stated wearing these.

07-30-2011, 09:36 PM
free tinted safety glasses I got from my former employer....must have cost him about a dollar but I love the fit and they are tinetd and safe!

Tony Shelton
07-30-2011, 11:35 PM
I sortof like the Lowes safety sunglasses. But I have to wear the cop ray bans in the crown vic so the slow people in the fast lane will move over and get out of my way

Chris Apple
07-31-2011, 09:15 AM
The cheapest ones I can find. And they last forever.

Michael Tessaro
07-31-2011, 03:04 PM
Costa Del Mar HR-10 Harpoons Polarized. I have a wide head, not a lot of brains just a thick skull. Lifetime guarantee

Randy Borio
07-31-2011, 04:37 PM
The wide head must be an "eye-talian" thing. Mine are prescription photo-gray lenses. I really wish they were truly scratch resistant though. Paid extra for the coating and had to get new lenses after 6 months. OH well.

Guy Blackmon
07-31-2011, 09:22 PM
The cheapest ones I can find. And they last forever.

I'm with you on that Chris. I find the more expensive they are, the faster they break or get lost.

John Orr
08-01-2011, 09:06 AM
Before I needed glasses for distance, I bought sunglass/readers at Sam's Club - $20 for 4 pair. If you need "cheaters", these work great. I think that Northern Tool also sells bifocal safety glasses.

Russ Spence
08-01-2011, 03:08 PM
Just for info purposes, sunglasses are very important, the wrong one can and will harm your eyes permanently.

Too much blue light will cause serious eye damage

Guy Blackmon
08-01-2011, 09:21 PM
I always wear sunglasses can't work (or not work) without them. Russ do the UV or polarized glasses filter out "Blue Light"? This is a new one on me, might need to look into it, Thanks!

Tony Shelton
08-02-2011, 09:30 PM
Any large sunglasses that keep my fans from asking for too many autographs work just fine. ...... :0

Russ Spence
08-03-2011, 07:29 PM
Guy, I will do some research, I can answer based on what I have been told but I want to make sure the info is valid

Get right back witcha!

Karvonens Pro Clean
08-20-2011, 06:25 PM
Smith & wesson 38 specials $7.99 a a pair. Go through 5-6 pairs a year. Used to be a devote Oakley wearer until I ruined the first pair with chem over spray.

Chris Tharpe
08-21-2011, 04:16 PM
the best looking ones I find at the local Pantry Store or whatever other gas station I stop at. I used to spend lots on sun glasses but with getting chemicals on them I will stick to the cheap ones

Russ Spence
08-21-2011, 04:25 PM
if you buy sunglasses that have actual "real glass" lens you wont have that problem, I will admit that it is hard to work in 200 - 300 dollar sunglasses but I just see it as a cost of business and it saves my old eyes too!

Tony Shelton
08-21-2011, 09:29 PM
I haven't had glass in a while, but I think I'm going to switch back. I'd like to find some thin ones that aren't so heavy.

Scott Stone
08-22-2011, 05:12 PM
I wear prescription Raybans. I just started wearing them in the past 6 months, and cannot believe how much more pleasant they make my work experience.
UV protection filters out the Blue light, or UV light. Love the polarization, as well. It really helps with the glare.

Tony Shelton
08-23-2011, 12:37 AM
Scott, are those glass lenses or plastic? I sure would like some glass lenses but usually they are heavy. I saw your ray bans when I was in PHX last month and it reminded me that I used to wear Ray Bans. I actually have it scheduled to pick up a pair or two tomorrow. I like metal frames because I always take them off and put hang them on my top shirt button when inside. That's bulky with those sport sunglasses but less so with the metal frames.

Nick had some nice Raybans in Florida too.

Mike T is out of our league. He's got the Rolex sunglasses that us poor contractors can only dream of. Must be all that loot from the "presidency" :)

Tony Shelton
08-29-2011, 02:59 PM
Big 5 has Serengeti sunglasses, different styles, on sale for $54 this week. The pair I picked up are $199 on Amazon right now.

Glass lenses - photochromic (darken outside) -

I got the NON-polarized because I'm constantly having to look at LCD panels on AC units at all different angles and the polarized just frustrate the crap out of me when I have to keep turning my head just to see the LCD screens.

I also got the dark green instead of the driving lenses because of the brightness on the roofs.

They also came with a really nice hard case and cleaning cloth.

I haven't had Serengetis since the 80's. They were great driving glasses. I couldn't resist a good deal like $54.

Scott Stone
08-29-2011, 08:47 PM
Mine are plastic lenses. I really like the old school frames, because they appear to be pretty hard to damage.
As for looking at teh LCD screens, you aren't old enough. Give it a couple of years and you will have to lift them to read something close anyways. If you get non polarized mirrors, it might help you with that.

Michael Tessaro
08-30-2011, 07:20 PM
Tony, Tony, Tony. Ive worn Costa (Euros w/glass lens ) for about 15 yrs. First pair cost me 120.00 I sent them in for repairs 4 times. The last time they said they couldnt repair them and said they could upgrade me for 60.00. so I went to Academy and tried on a few until I found a pair I liked. I got the Harpoons w/ glass lens. Retail either 199.00 or 249.00 depending on which lens. So Ive gone thru 2 pairs in 15 yrs at the cost of 220.00 including shipping back and forth for repairs. Not bad, still less than 15.00 a year. And they have a very high cool factor = priceless.

Tony Shelton
08-30-2011, 09:01 PM
Nice try rich guy! I think I saw you throw a pair in garbage at the bar because you got a little french fry grease on them. Didn't matter, you just pulled another pair out of your pocket. :) Even Hilborn's report said you're rich!

I'm just messing with you man!

Michael Tessaro
08-31-2011, 01:58 PM
Nothing get by you does it?