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    Originally posted by NAICITPO View Post
    What do they retail for?
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      Tag Heuer eyewear is being resurrected. Most Thelios brands I've seen have been good quality. I'm sure they will be pretty expensive.

      LES CHAUX-DE-FONDS, Switzerland and LONGARONE, Italy—Thélios, LVMH’s eyewear segment, and Swiss luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer, have announced a partnership for the relaunch of Tag Heuer Eyewear.

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          Our patients love Silhouette here, but our rep is fantastic, she was a former optician so she definitely knows how to sell the frames :giggle:, i've found our office offers a different variety than the other shops here though, most do ray-bans and oakleys, charmant, etc, but we favor Wiley-X, and maui jim and have the o'neils or ducks for the men that like a sportier fit. The ladies love kate spade's and tura's lines.. i've found our younger patients enjoy longchamps.

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            Just saw Kate Spade. They are working hard on it. They have details and styling and colors and nuances. Now the styles are anywhere from rather classic to slightly fashion-forward, but it's generally tame. I think it's nice.

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              Saw a nice Lux rep today. They're all so nice. They're employees. Smile.

              Polo: continues to have some fairly quality pieces that look like their heiritage and are priced nicely. The market in the midwest for the preppy look isn't huge, but this is where to get it.
              They also have more of a "Polo Sport" kind of look, where it's easy to wear and casual. These sell better.
              In general, they have a personality. Whether your patients like that personality or not is up to them.

              Ralph: this is a low-priced line, like much of Lux's stuff. The quality is today's average. There is enough style diversity in the collection (shape, color) to have a decent number of pieces. Their sunwear is inexpensive and good to Rx.

              If I didn't like it, I wouldn't buy it myself and stock it. I think it's "good". Three our of five stars.

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                Saw Rayban.

                Kids: steady-state. Does very well. Girls/boys and styles that do both.

                Sunwear: They have a lot of weird stuff. Just mountains of styles. Some are hideous jokes. But there are many good ones in there, too. Nothing too daring (that's any good, that is) but solid. Love buying the cheap glass and Rx'ing them. Good value for patients.

                Ophthalmic: (They're more productively creative here than sun.) I try to keep this as young as I can, and it works for men and women. Quality is meh. Colors galore. Fun styles. A good line for high school, college, young professionals. Even some old dudes will like the brand if you carry some of the older dude higher-tech styles.
                Last edited by drk; 03-28-2024, 06:46 AM.

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                  I saw Zero G Titanium today. Inline groove titanium frames similiar to Ovvo, Lool, Mykita, ic Berlin, etc, where they are cut from sheets. Quality was really good. They look much more polished than Ovvo which look more industrial and raw to me.

                  Screwless hinges as are the norm with these type of frames. I like the Zero G hinges better than any of the similar brands I've seen. Colors are fairly neutral, nothing loud. Decent selection of more feminine styles, although they certain lean more heavily towards men in general. Acetates were mostly polished finish, all using the same hinges. Most were really sturdy with 6mm thick frame fronts. Acetate is sourced from Italy and Japan. Decent selection of universal/asain fit options in acetate.

                  Buy in is 40 pieces. Wholesale is higher than the other brands in the category. If we carry it, we would probably only stock the titaniums. I think Zero G is worth the slight premium over Ovvo and ic Berlin. Lool is still a great option for someone looking for a lower price point too though.

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                    Dang that's a big buy in!

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                      Yeah it is. Close to $8K investment depending on selection

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                        Originally posted by Elvis Is Alive View Post
                        I saw Zero G Titanium today. Inline groove titanium frames similiar to Ovvo, Lool, Mykita, ic Berlin, etc, where they are cut from sheets. Quality was really good. They look much more polished than Ovvo which look more industrial and raw to me.

                        Screwless hinges as are the norm with these type of frames. I like the Zero G hinges better than any of the similar brands I've seen. Colors are fairly neutral, nothing loud. Decent selection of more feminine styles, although they certain lean more heavily towards men in general. Acetates were mostly polished finish, all using the same hinges. Most were really sturdy with 6mm thick frame fronts. Acetate is sourced from Italy and Japan. Decent selection of universal/asain fit options in acetate.

                        Buy in is 40 pieces. Wholesale is higher than the other brands in the category. If we carry it, we would probably only stock the titaniums. I think Zero G is worth the slight premium over Ovvo and ic Berlin. Lool is still a great option for someone looking for a lower price point too though.
                        have you tried to replace the barrel in the hinges? or try to round out the the two hinges that hold the barrel? they can be a real pain sometimes. the guy that started Zero G had another brand and I'm blanking on it but he'll work with you if you are a good customer.

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                          He (Tom Cody) was the one who came to our office to show us the frames. He also showed us a tool you use to make changing the round barrel easy. He said we would get the tool if we open an account. He changed them out pretty quickly and easily. Nice guy.

                          The other brand is maybe OG. It has just launched. Acetate frames.

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                            So yesterday I got to see a brand that hasn't launched in the USA yet: https://www.klenzebaum.com/en/

                            The new rep happened to be in the area for a trunk show for another line he carries. They are a 3D printed brand of eyewear based out of Munich, Germany.

                            I've sold both Monoqool and Orgreen's quantum line of 3D printed frames before and have seen a few other brands of them.

                            I must say the Klenze and Baum are my favorites in the 3D printed genre. They have some nice unique features like the magnetic hinges that are virtually indestructable and can be reattached super easily. Several layers of customization with frame and hinge colors, optional titanium nosepads in multiple colors.

                            Custom sizing can be ordered. Temples can be shortened with a removable temple endpiece. Very well thought out line and nice tech features. They have some translucent frame colors that closely resemble acetate but much lighter. Apparently they use a new process to harden the resin with light. They call it Acelike

                            One of the collections is super chunky and is hollow. Very lightweight compared an acetate of the same size and thickness. Overall a well thought out design to 3D frames.

                            5 year warranty. I believe I was quoted a 25 piece buy-in. I only have one isssue with the line but it is a big one for me. Cost of these are high.

                            Once 3D printed frames come down in cost in the future, I think they will be huge factor. Cheap to print and little to no waste, eco-friendly, etc will make them highly attractive. Right now, we are footing the development cost of the printing machines.

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                              Originally posted by Elvis Is Alive View Post
                              He (Tom Cody) was the one who came to our office to show us the frames. He also showed us a tool you use to make changing the round barrel easy. He said we would get the tool if we open an account. He changed them out pretty quickly and easily. Nice guy.

                              The other brand is maybe OG. It has just launched. Acetate frames.
                              I guess we lost our tool because I was using pliers and other tools to get the barrels to close tighter so the cylinder wouldn't fall out.

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                                Originally posted by Elvis Is Alive View Post
                                So yesterday I got to see a brand that hasn't launched in the USA yet: https://www.klenzebaum.com/en/

                                The new rep happened to be in the area for a trunk show for another line he carries. They are a 3D printed brand of eyewear based out of Munich, Germany.

                                I've sold both Monoqool and Orgreen's quantum line of 3D printed frames before and have seen a few other brands of them.

                                I must say the Klenze and Baum are my favorites in the 3D printed genre. They have some nice unique features like the magnetic hinges that are virtually indestructable and can be reattached super easily. Several layers of customization with frame and hinge colors, optional titanium nosepads in multiple colors.

                                Custom sizing can be ordered. Temples can be shortened with a removable temple endpiece. Very well thought out line and nice tech features. They have some translucent frame colors that closely resemble acetate but much lighter. Apparently they use a new process to harden the resin with light. They call it Acelike

                                One of the collections is super chunky and is hollow. Very lightweight compared an acetate of the same size and thickness. Overall a well thought out design to 3D frames.

                                5 year warranty. I believe I was quoted a 25 piece buy-in. I only have one isssue with the line but it is a big one for me. Cost of these are high.

                                Once 3D printed frames come down in cost in the future, I think they will be huge factor. Cheap to print and little to no waste, eco-friendly, etc will make them highly attractive. Right now, we are footing the development cost of the printing machines.
                                Dang, I like those, but I am definitely not my office's demographics as I like funkier stuff

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