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Old 09-24-2014, 12:13 PM
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Maui Jims.. overpriced.
Interested comment considering that one of the more consistent, oft-repeated remarks around here (which I wholeheartedly disagree with) is 'you get what you pay for'.

My RB's cost $200 w/polarized lenses. I paid $300 for MJ's that have far superior lenses and frame. I have a pr of Bulgaris' that cost $425 w/optics that'll give you a headache after 15 minutes - now, those are overpriced.
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Originally Posted by stogie1020 View Post
there is a difference between "overpriced" and "expensive."

MJs are expensive, but they are worth the price.
Maui Jim is like any other high quality polarized sunglass mfg. Nothing special in my book. I should rephrase and say the retail price at many stores is overpriced. They generally make quality lenses and frames, but not really a step over the competition. Not worth the higher price point in my book unless it's a unique style no one offers in frame or lens preference.
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Originally Posted by b52bgz View Post
Interested comment considering that one of the more consistent, oft-repeated remarks around here (which I wholeheartedly disagree with) is 'you get what you pay for'.

My RB's cost $200 w/polarized lenses. I paid $300 for MJ's that have far superior lenses and frame. I have a pr of Bulgaris' that cost $425 w/optics that'll give you a headache after 15 minutes - now, those are overpriced.
Between which RB's and MJ's are you referring?
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Originally Posted by Majofo View Post
Maui Jim is like any other high quality polarized sunglass mfg. Nothing special in my book. I should rephrase and say the retail price at many stores is overpriced. They generally make quality lenses and frames, but not really a step over the competition. Not worth the higher price point in my book unless it's a unique style no one offers in frame or lens preference.
Ask an optician the same question, or better yet an ophthalmologist. The lenses in MJs are FAR superior to any other sunglasses lens I have worn. Unless you have worn MJs for more than the 3 minutes in the store, it's tough to tell the difference. It's when you are driving for 7 hours, or on a boat, or outside hiking/walking for hours on end that the MJ sunglasses really begin to be noticed by, well, NOT being noticed.

MJ, I have been told, uses prescription quality glass in their lenses. It costs more to use, and thus ads to the overall cost of the product.
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Majofo View Post
Between which RB's and MJ's are you referring?
Wayfarers - well-made plastic glasses. A bit high-priced for what they are.

MJ Kahuna. Metal frame, optical glass. Well worth the extra $100 over the Wayfarers.

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Old 09-24-2014, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by stogie1020 View Post
Ask an optician the same question, or better yet an ophthalmologist. The lenses in MJs are FAR superior to any other sunglasses lens I have worn. Unless you have worn MJs for more than the 3 minutes in the store, it's tough to tell the difference. It's when you are driving for 7 hours, or on a boat, or outside hiking/walking for hours on end that the MJ sunglasses really begin to be noticed by, well, NOT being noticed.

MJ, I have been told, uses prescription quality glass in their lenses. It costs more to use, and thus ads to the overall cost of the product.
Their lenses are manufactured in several locations including the same mfg for lux in Italy. You're making a blanket statement about Maui Jims. They produce low-end high margin frames / glasses too. Do you think it's by accident the MJs you find in SGH are priced higher than other similar polarized brands. Sure they still get bought, but it's not because they are that much higher in quality, it's because lux gets higher margin on the sales of their brands. Perceived competition. I used to spend 9 hours at sea daily. I've worn every pair of polarized lenses out there, the glass and film on the Jims didn't blow me away over the others. The price on the other hand..
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Originally Posted by b52bgz View Post
Wayfarers - well-made plastic glasses. A bit high-priced for what they are.

MJ Kahuna. Metal frame, optical glass. Well worth the extra $100 over the Wayfarers.
bruh..
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I opted for MJ's lower line.
the pair I have cost $160-180. Not the lightest of their lineup, however the polarized lens are spectacular!

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Wait... who's this guy who stole your sunglasses?
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Wait... who's this guy who stole your sunglasses?
your attack Corgi needs to be on the lookout.
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Originally Posted by justnspace View Post
I opted for MJ's lower line.
the pair I have cost $160-180. Not the lightest of their lineup, however the polarized lens are spectacular!



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Originally Posted by Majofo View Post
Their lenses are manufactured in several locations including the same mfg for lux in Italy. You're making a blanket statement about Maui Jims. They produce low-end high margin frames / glasses too. Do you think it's by accident the MJs you find in SGH are priced higher than other similar polarized brands. Sure they still get bought, but it's not because they are that much higher in quality, it's because lux gets higher margin on the sales of their brands. Perceived competition. I used to spend 9 hours at sea daily. I've worn every pair of polarized lenses out there, the glass and film on the Jims didn't blow me away over the others. The price on the other hand..
I have MJ polarized and RB polarized glasses and I can easily and confidently say that the optical quality (noticed as eye fatigue, visual anomalies, color distortion, etc.) of the MJs are well above the RBs.

Just my opinion, but I seem to share it with many others...
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Another blanket statement..
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Originally Posted by Majofo View Post
Another blanket statement..
Well, I am not an optical engineer/scientist, but then again, neither are you.

I even gave you the specific criteria by which I consider one superior to the other.

I have provided my PERSONAL, DIRECT experiences with both RB and MJ lenses. How does that equate to a blanket statement?
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I am an engineer and worked at Keck Observatory.. I do have experience with glass and film.

Your blanket statement was that MJs are superior to RBs. What you probably meant to say is the pair(s) of MJs you own are in your opinion, better than the pair(s) of RBs you own, which could definitely be true.
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Why does Blanket have to be involved?
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Originally Posted by Majofo View Post
I am an engineer and worked at Keck Observatory.. I do have experience with glass and film.

Your blanket statement was that MJs are superior to RBs. What you probably meant to say is the pair(s) of MJs you own are in your opinion, better than the pair(s) of RBs you own, which could definitely be true.
So as an expert with extensive, specific, training, experience, and education in fields (apparently) directly related to sunglassery what would be your recommendation for brand(s) representing the best value?
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Infiniti is better than Acura. True? Most times yes. Sometimes no.

We are one post away from riding the short bus here.
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and yet the beeesh is afraid of spiders

I am personally very loyal to Prada because of its style. People are saying Mauji Jim have better lenses for clarity... True? BS?
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Originally Posted by stogie1020 View Post
Ask an optician the same question, or better yet an ophthalmologist. The lenses in MJs are FAR superior to any other sunglasses lens I have worn. Unless you have worn MJs for more than the 3 minutes in the store, it's tough to tell the difference. It's when you are driving for 7 hours, or on a boat, or outside hiking/walking for hours on end that the MJ sunglasses really begin to be noticed by, well, NOT being noticed.

MJ, I have been told, uses prescription quality glass in their lenses. It costs more to use, and thus ads to the overall cost of the product.
Originally Posted by stogie1020 View Post
I have MJ polarized and RB polarized glasses and I can easily and confidently say that the optical quality (noticed as eye fatigue, visual anomalies, color distortion, etc.) of the MJs are well above the RBs.

Just my opinion, but I seem to share it with many others...
Originally Posted by Majofo View Post
I am an engineer and worked at Keck Observatory.. I do have experience with glass and film.

Your blanket statement was that MJs are superior to RBs. What you probably meant to say is the pair(s) of MJs you own are in your opinion, better than the pair(s) of RBs you own, which could definitely be true.
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Originally Posted by TeknoKing View Post
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I am personally very loyal to Prada because of its style. People are saying Mauji Jim have better lenses for clarity... True? BS?
Don't ask blanket questions!
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Originally Posted by justnspace View Post
Why does Blanket have to be involved?
Poor cumblanket.. I'd put a pair of shades on blanket.. for protoection.

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So as an expert with extensive, specific, training, experience, and education in fields (apparently) directly related to sunglassery what would be your recommendation for brand(s) representing the best value?
I don't declare myself an expert. Your opinion and Stogs is valid. I have experience with optics and mfg and have my own opinions on the subject. My suggestion is find what you like in the store, then find it at the best price. The statement I originally made that started this fire was poorly framed.
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The statement I originally made that started this fire was poorly framed.
The ISO sucked too.
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It's not like the subject is black and white
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Originally Posted by TeknoKing View Post
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I am personally very loyal to Prada because of its style. People are saying Mauji Jim have better lenses for clarity... True? BS?
Pradas have style? I always thought they were tacky unless they've changed their ways.

Style and quality are Oliver Peoples and Barton Perreira. I own a few pair from when I went through a "throw away $350-450 on a pair of sunglasses" kick around five years ago. I will admit, titanium frames are awesome. Sometimes I forget I'm wearing them. Now that I'm smarter, it's tough to drop a hundred on non polarized RB Wayfarers.
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I order custom frames directly from Italy on Pradas. I enjoy sharp looking thin (not-flashy) sporty glasses. Oliver and Perreira are ugly as sin to me.

You have a very blanket observation. Very blanket.

Super simple, sporty and I won't cry if I break them:





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Barton, Peoples, Prada.. it's all lux. You're buying into the brand.. all the same.
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Yep, Luxottica pretty much owns all the names you can think of.


Maui Jim, Kaenon, and a few others are the only independents left.

Another choice is to use one of the online eyeglass makers (warby parker et. al.) as most will also make sunglasses and offer multiple lens options. I've done this a couple of times recently with decent results (and a whole lot cheaper than MJ's, RB's, etc., like, less than $100)
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Poor cumblanket.. I'd put a pair of shades on blanket.. for protoection.
Can you make me a "Blanket Deal with it Meme" ???
and post it here!?

pretty pretty please!
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Needed a pair of everyday sunglasses. Picked these Revo Stern's up at Sunglass Hut; normally $140 but got them for $80. Apparently they are part of their older line so they had a huge discount. Cheapest I've found them online for is $113..

I love them because of all the glasses I tried on these fit me like a glove and look cool too :shades:. Now I don't have to wear my running sunglasses for everyday use and those can last longer too

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Originally Posted by imj0257 View Post
Needed a pair of everyday sunglasses. Picked these Revo Stern's up at Sunglass Hut; normally $140 but got them for $80. Apparently they are part of their older line so they had a huge discount. Cheapest I've found them online for is $113..

I love them because of all the glasses I tried on these fit me like a glove and look cool too :shades:. Now I don't have to wear my running sunglasses for everyday use and those can last longer too

I Have 2 pair of Revos i bought for 80 bucks each from sams club that i use for snow skiing and occasional everyday use and have to say they are phenomenal in the snow. I liked them better than my ski goggles (all 3 pair). there wasnt anything terrain wise you couldnt see in full sun or cloudy day.
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