After years of use and numerous repairs, I've gotta replace my frames. Metal bits on the earpieces have fallen out, hinges are on their last legs and can't be repaired any better than they already have been multiple times, they're crooked, etc. Problem is, I'll make some people (including me) mad if I don't get something extremely similar. No idea where I purchased the frames in the first place other than it being a glasses store possibly in Montana. Pictures:
Part of the brand name is visible (see picture above), but I can't figure it out based on brand names listed on various frames websites (found in other questions on askme). Maybe your glasses have the full name. I've searched online and off (in the US) for black frame glasses and haven't found much that I like; most are too narrow top-to-bottom and I think they make me look like a weasel. My current frames are 1-3/8" top to bottom, at the widest measurement of the interior of the lens hole (there's gotta be a better word), and 2-1/8" across the top at the widest measurement of the interior of the lens hole. They're a bit bigger and more squarish than similar frames at the glasses shops I've visited. It's very possible that the model name is a generic American male name, i.e. Steve, Michael, Andrew, etc. (sorry Steves, Michaels, and Andrews; you
are not generic...)
Really, I'd just like very much to get another pair of the same frames I have now.
So, what brand are my glasses and where can I get another pair exactly like or very similar to them? Is there a good, offbeat glasses shop in Chicago or online (alas, Seattle's Eyes on Fremont
, which friends recommend, doesn't have an online catalog). Ebay seems like an option, but reading feedback, it seems like a lot of this sort of frames on the site are little more than costume frames and can't hold up to daily wear or, um, having lenses in them.