View Poll Results: Who is your favorite frame manufacturer?

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  • Alltaire

    2 1.49%
  • Cartier

    2 1.49%
  • Charmant/Aristar

    11 8.21%
  • Cottet

    0 0%
  • Eastern States Eyewear

    1 0.75%
  • Luxottica

    18 13.43%
  • Marchon

    18 13.43%
  • Marcolin

    2 1.49%
  • REM

    0 0%
  • Rodenstock

    9 6.72%
  • Safilo

    38 28.36%
  • Shilouette

    19 14.18%
  • Tura

    4 2.99%
  • Zeiss

    2 1.49%
  • Silver Dollar

    2 1.49%
  • Prava

    1 0.75%
  • LBI

    2 1.49%
  • Morucci

    0 0%
  • Leonardo D

    0 0%
  • Viva

    2 1.49%
  • Kenmark

    1 0.75%
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Thread: Who is your favorite frame manufacturer and why?

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    Thumbs up How well does Mitani sell?

    It's overwhelming to walk in and see an ocean of frames. I didn't look for a specific brand, just tried on pairs that looked appealing and then checked if they felt good—quality wise and on my face.

    Found a titanium frame by Mitani (never heard of this Japanese company before) and kept going back to it after trying on a few more pairs. Everything felt right and the price wasn't too much more than the $180+ average range for most of the better known established names. Those didn't do a thing to excite me.

    Wish they had a saddle bridge style with rectangular frames. The oval ones (A/P Labs collection) they had were very comfortable. Never tried a saddle bridge and was surprised by how nice they were to have no nosepad. Despite the disappointment, it wasn't enough to stop me from getting the one with a traditional nosepad.

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    Wave European Manufacturers

    Menrad is one of the manufacturers that still produces frames in the 3 origininal factories: Germany, Switzerland and Malta.

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    shouldn't viva and marcolin be in the same line? sorry ahead of time if someone already pointed this out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iD View Post
    shouldn't viva and marcolin be in the same line? sorry ahead of time if someone already pointed this out.
    This thread is 18 years old so most of it is probably out of date by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwill212 View Post
    This thread is 18 years old so most of it is probably out of date by now.
    It would be interesting to see the NEW favorites.

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    I can't say I have any favorites. I have some that I like a lot but no favorites. They all have their downsides I think.

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    I like working with silver dollar. Our rep is good, they'll sell you temples and other parts, they almost always have discontinued styles still available when I call, they dont use proprietary nosepads or make designs that are troublesome for the optician and they are fairly priced.

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