Good little consumer question! Please find my sunglasses.
April 23, 2019 11:37 AM   Subscribe

I once got a great pair of sunglasses at a thrift store. Insurance put lenses in them, and I lived happily ever after. Then I lost them. I'm hoping your fantastical internet searchery skills can save me like a bajillion hours of combing websites so that I can go play in the sunshine instead.

They were 90s aviator glasses. Or so I'm told. I liked that they covered my face and kept the sun out. I like aviator frames. Aviators are either way out of style or super-trendy right now. Either way, this means I'm having a hard time finding them.

I don't like the new trend of super-loud plastic frames.

54-19-137 is a very comfortable size for me.

Fair trade is my preference, but super-cheap is my budget. So used is probably best.

Thanks so much!
posted by aniola to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
If you have access to a Costco, they carry a limited selection of Raybans. I got some aviators for less than $100 last year.
posted by sacrifix at 11:46 AM on April 23, 2019 [1 favorite]

If you haven't looked already, there's always Zenni Optical!
posted by Lynsey at 12:05 PM on April 23, 2019

Are you looking for prescription sunglasses with lenses? Or just frames, to put lenses in yourself? Or something else altogether? It's a little confusing what the question is.
posted by mosst at 12:16 PM on April 23, 2019

Eye Buy Direct has quite a few options. I bought some glasses from them last year and they are great quality. You can have any of their frames made into sunglasses. They are also having a sale right now.
posted by apricot at 12:58 PM on April 23, 2019

I'm hoping y'all can point me to **specific frames**. I can handle the prescription lenses, I just need the frames.

Thank you so much!
posted by aniola at 4:29 PM on April 23, 2019

Zenni Optical has a whole section of aviators.
If you’re hoping someone will say “oh! I have some exactly like that and here’s where I bought them!” you’ll need to share a photo.
posted by AnOrigamiLife at 9:47 PM on April 23, 2019 [2 favorites]

From wikipedia: "The design attempts to cover the entire range of the human eye and prevent as much light as possible from entering the eye from any angle.[1]" I'm not too particular, I just like that aviators block the sun well.

I don't really care about finding the PERFECT PAIR, what I really really want is to avoid spending hours and hours combing all the sites that have already been referenced on ask-me trying to find something that fits.
posted by aniola at 4:40 PM on April 25, 2019

Someone told me where to go! Got polarized sunglasses that fit over glasses at the drugstore. Twenty dollars. Would have bought fair trade if they existed. Maybe someday!
posted by aniola at 8:00 PM on April 30, 2019

Update for future readers: Drugstore sunglasses are already scratched up.
posted by aniola at 9:28 AM on May 4, 2019

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