Shuron Glasses

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Chamorro, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. Chamorro

    Chamorro A-List Customer

    A few of the LA guys have asked me where I got my eyeglasses and I'm finally getting around to posting about it. Anyway, here's the link:
    http://www.shuron.com/
    They have a lot of cool old "horn rim" style glasses. The style I have is Ronsil Zyl in ebony. They happen to be the same frames that Kevin Costner wore in the movie JFK! Before I bought these I had a vintage pair of glasses and they were VERY expensive. Unfortunately, one of the sheilds broke and I wore them around with it glued on for a while. These Shuron frames look almost exactly like them, cost less and you can get replacement parts if you're a klutz like me!
    Enjoy,
    PBG

    Copy of post by PrettyBigGuy
     
  2. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    hey, I was looking online for some new glasses, as my current pair is wearing out. Shuron makes some glasses I really like, like the Ronsir in the grey tortoise, and the clear frame freeways.

    anybody here have glasses made by them? what's the quality like?
     
  3. I wear vintage shurons (Ronsir zyl), and have held modern ones. There is no difference from what i can see. They are still very well known.

    As an aside, i have a pair of 50s Ronsirs (grey) sitting around here that you can have if ye want 'em ...

    bk
     
  4. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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  5. gpwpat

    gpwpat Familiar Face

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    I tried hard to get the shuron frames. but everybody around here that took my insurance would not order them. I got so fed up I too went to lenscrafters and got these. but in Black / gold. even getting these was hard so I gave up on places that took my insurance and just paid cash through lenscrafters. I have since cancled my policy. what good is it when the places that take it will not order the frames you want.


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  6. That's absurd. Did your opticos give a reason as to why they wouldn't order 'em (Shurons)?

    bk
     
  7. gpwpat

    gpwpat Familiar Face

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    It seems that if frames are not in their catalogs from the distrubiters then they will not order them. I went to 4 different opticians. All said the same. Even on the DKNY frames I got I had numbers and everything. They don't seem to deal with anything that is not in their books. Customer service seems to be gone now too. Funny how I could order any frme I want on the net for cheaper than from the optrician anyway.

    as far as I was concerned the optrician would just have to order the frame from Shuron " I even brought in printed numbers and phone number" add their markup and charge the insurance. but nope doesn't work that way.
     
  8. Zach R.

    Zach R. Practically Family

    Help Finding a Pair of Eyeglasses

    Now, I know this isn't exactly Golden Era, but I was wondering if any of you could shed some light on where I could get some tortoiseshell eyeglasses as shown in this picture, preferably very affordable, seeing as I don't need corrective lenses put in:

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    What exactly would you call this kind of eyewear?

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  9. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    I'm getting a box with a red x in it.
     
  10. Those look like Shuron Ronsirs and i can sell you a vintage pair . . . I have one pair in grey and one in red.

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    Wow, i have no idea why that image doesn't work . . .

    bk
     
  11. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    I think I see something.......

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  12. Zach R.

    Zach R. Practically Family

    Rehosted:

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  13. Zach R.

    Zach R. Practically Family

    Shuron Ronsir, eh? Thanks.:D
     
  14. although the ones in the pic are almost certainly not Shurons, they are clearly based on the Ronsir design (plastic browline uppers, metal lower parts).

    bk
     
  15. Willi_Goat

    Willi_Goat One of the Regulars

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    I have been researching these for a little while,after seeing The Good Shepard. These are the least expensive Shuron I have found so far.

    Without Lenses, the Revelations have the tortoise frame.
    With sunglass lenses.
     
  16. cookie

    cookie I'll Lock Up

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    Ronsirs

    I am about to invest in a pair as the price of AUD500+ in Aussie for specs is ludicrous.

    For a wide face - original Wayfarer type width face - are Ronsirs kosher for such people?

    Please advise.
     
  17. Zach R.

    Zach R. Practically Family

    Yeah, the bestbuyeyeglasses.com was the lowest I could find as well. Would it be cheaper, you think, to get non-correcting plastic or glass lenses put in after-the-fact rather than through the site?
     
  18. cookie

    cookie I'll Lock Up

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    Ronsirs

    That is a huge firm and I suspect you should go with the "one stop shop".

    By the way there is a litlte surprise on the Shuron site.

    The General Macs type "I shall return!" type sunglasses are advertised as left over originals from their war supply contract I suspect.

    I had a pair in the 80s and they were in glass and heavy with that big lense. I suspect the modern plastics would be easier.
     
  19. sixsexsix

    sixsexsix Practically Family

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    Horn-rimmed glasses

    I would like to get my boyfriend some horn-rimmed shades for Christmas, does anyone know a good place online to check out? I have only found one site that had what I was looking for, but their costs were astronomically high.

    Oh and I live in a city with a huge vintage market and I have scoured it, so please don't suggest that! I was able to find a couple pairs but they were all cracked or bent....I would preferably like to find some deadstock glasses or ones that have been only gently used.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  20. cooncatbob

    cooncatbob Practically Family

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