Product Type: New Look Sunglasses Gabbana
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What a Bargain!
New Look Square Sunglasses
Member Name: flodombey
New Look Square Sunglasses
Advantages: Very cheap, fashionable, trendy, UV protection.
Disadvantages: Rub my ears a bit, no pouch.
Because I wear prescription glasses most of the time I have a couple of pairs of prescription sunglasses which I have to take very good care of because they cost so much to have made! This annoys me greatly and also limits choice of design because until very recently you could not have presctription lenses put into anything but the most boring of sunglasses frames.
This means that when I wear my contact lenses and can get away with wearing normal, trendy, bigger framed sunglasses I tend to get rather excited and buy lots, especially when they are cheap! I bought this pair the other week when I was in the centre of Birmingham on business and the weather had achieved that rare feat of being sunny (unexpectedly). Having decided that we would have lunch outside and because I had my lenses in I knew that a cheap pair of sunnies was the order of the day and New Look did not fail to provide.
In fact they had quite an impressive range of plastic framed, fashionable glasses for less than a fiver, this pair were the princely sum of £2.99. The lenses are slightly squared in shape and larger than a standard pair, this is deliberate as the fashion is towards larger frames at the moment. The handles are tapered to be thinner at the ends and quite wide where they meet the lenses, again this is quite fashionable.
Mine had a small sticker stuck to one of the lenses declaring that they are suitable protection from UV rays which is an absolute must in order to protect your eyes, I think it would be very rare these days to be able to find a pair of sunglasses which did not meet this criteria.
The only problem I had with these glasses is that they do seem to rub my ears as the edges of the handles are fairly blunt and not rounded. This is only an issue when wearing them for a sustained period of time and therefore does not bother me too much as it is rare I would spend more than an hour at a time outside in the sun.
For me these will be a spare pair of non-prescription glasses to keep in my work bag, they did not come with a pouch or sleeve of any kind and therefore I have put them in an old one I had (the benefit of years of wearing glasses!). I would advise that you do this otherwise the lenses will get scratched and they will no longer be usable.
For £2.99 you cannot go wrong with these!
Summary: A great look for summer at a bargain basement price!