Gear Review: Sunglasses

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Nice Sunglasses vs Cheap Sunglasses: A Tale of Two Theories

Ray-Ban Wayfarers are perhaps the most perfect sunglasses ever designed*. They’re classic, comfortable, protect your eyes from that bright thing in the sky, and look effortlessly cool.
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There’s just one little problem. They’re $100 bucks a pop, and if you’re prone to doing stupid things like wearing your sunglasses into the ocean, they’re not exactly affordable.

Yup — this ocean.
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You might be better off with a more affordable pair. Ryan has had his pair since he graduated from college, so he can bring them along on all of our adventures without worrying. I am prone to sunglasses-related accidents and losses, so I like to buy cheap, cute sunglasses from ModCloth and pack a couple pairs with me when we take trips. That way, when the ocean steals them/I sit on them/they get lost forever/etc. I have a backup pair AND I don’t feel incredibly guilty when something happens to them.
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That’s why I’ll be sticking to my knockoff Wayfarers. (Until something happens to them, of course.)
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* Second runner up? Ray-Ban Aviators. Duh.

 

2 responses to “Gear Review: Sunglasses”

  1. avatar Cassie says:

    Oh my god, I think I’m in love with this website — Modcloth! Such cute stuff! Hey, officially refer me through their website, because it looks like you’ll get a $15 credit. I’ll email you the address I use for shopping…

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Last updated: February 19, 2014