“ Brand: Next / Type: Womens „
Luckily my daughter works for Next so she was able to buy me a pair of these sunglasses using her generous staff discount which meant I did not have to pay the asking price of £17.50. Even at full price though I would recommend having a look at these because I think they are stylish, fairly lightweight and Next state that the lenses block out 99% of glaring sunlight.
I own a few pairs of black rimmed/lensed sunglasses but had been looking around for quite some time for a pair of brown ones to match my animal print dresses and these were ideal during the lovely summer we had. They are not too dark and are the aviator style with a knotted gold metal design at the sides as you can see in the Dooyoo picture. Although quite fancy I do not think they are 'over the top' nor do they look cheap or tacky.
They are not heavy to wear and the part which covers the bridge of the nose is comfy and does not leave any marks even when I have been wearing them for most of the day. The sides look good too and fit well without irritating my ears and they fit quite snugly but are not too tight so I have never felt that they were going to fall off when bending down which has been a problem when I have worn other styles.
I got mine early in the summer and have worn them more than any other pair yet there is no sign of wear or tear, the lenses are not scratched and there is no sign that any of the plastic or metal is peeling away or tarnishing (which I have noticed with other pairs I have bought over the years) so in my opinion I reckon they were a pretty good buy.
The lenses did seem to block out much of the sun's rays as I noticed when I took them off when out and about and my vision was not distorted but I am not sure whether they are UV or UB protective because there was no information in the pink case which came with them. I can tell you that I did not find myself squinting though and my eyes felt protected whilst wearing them.
Such a pity that our summer seems to have finished now and I have had to put them away until next year .... sigh...
Next polarised tortoiseshell effect sunglasses
More or less every year I like to treat myself to a new pair of sunglasses, usually because the last pair has been put through their paces. And because I do buy new sunglasses on a somewhat yearly basis I don't want them to be overly pricey, but I do like them to be relatively trendy, comfortable to wear and protective. When I saw the Next polarised tortoiseshell effect sunglasses it was want at first sight.
With the Next polarised tortoiseshell effect sunglasses it was the shape that first caught my attention and the detailing is simple yet decorative enough that the sunglasses aren't too plain. I also really liked the polarised aspect of the sunglasses and after using polarised sunglasses for a while now it is something that I would look for again. The polarised aspect of the sunglasses means that any glare is reduced. I'm not really a hundred percent sure of the science behind polarisation in sunglasses, but it definitely makes the glasses more comfortable to wear in even the brightest of sunny days.
Personally, I like my sunglasses to be quite dark, not ridiculously dark, but I do sometimes suffer from a bit of light sensitivity whenever I have a headache and some of the lighter shading of certain sunglasses just doesn't cut it. If I had to describe the colour of the sunglasses I would say that these are somewhere towards the middle-end of the shade scale, Next refer to them as a dark tint. They are of course UV protected and up to all the usual standards that we would expect of sunglasses bought in the UK.
When I was initially shopping for sunglasses, the main criteria I had (as always) was I wanted something that would suit my face, which is much easier said than done. After trying on what felt like pair after pair I finally found the Next polarised tortoiseshell effect sunglasses had a snug fit and a shape that I felt suited my face. The fit of sunglasses is such a personal thing, but if you like the look of these then I do definitely recommend trying them on for yourself.
The sunglasses did come with a rather cute pink fabric bag like container that I promptly lost. But even with no case I have managed to keep the sunglasses in pretty good condition for a while now.
I have been wearing these sunglasses pretty much constantly (weather permitting) for a couple of months now and they still fit just as well. In fact these sunglasses have actually been used, thrown in a bag and dragged all over the place and they just don't look like it, they still look nearly as good as new - nearly but not quite.
I paid £15 from Next for the polarised tortoiseshell effect sunglasses and I love them and in my opinion they definitely deserve the full five out of five star rating.
=Next Polarised Tortoise Shell Rimless Sunglasses==
After having had my lovely Aviator Sunglasses from Next for a good couple of years without loosing them or breaking them I guess it was only a matter of time before something happened to them i.e. me sitting on them and crushing them into an unwearable formation. Well the £12 I paid for them back then certainly was worth it and I did indeed get my moneys worth. So bearing in mind these Next glasses stood the test of time I decided to purchase my subsequent pair from the very same place.
These rimless tortoise shell polarised glasses caught my eye and the brown shades they were made up from matched well with the outfit I was wearing at the time whilst shopping in town. I have to say that having worn them a good times the will not necessarily go with every outfit I choose to wear and I have also bought a darker coloured pair to match the blacks that I wear much better.
Anyway I paid a good price of £17.50 p for this pair of glasses and made sure that they suited me by asking my ever critical mother who was accompanying me on my said shopping trip. She gave the go ahead and I purchased them along with a few other goodies from the store. So far I have had a fair bit of use out of them in the few months I have owned them and although the rain has hit us hard I find myself wearing them a lot for driving and wonder if it is really necessary to be wearing them but since I fear the frown line more than I fear being looked at oddly I think I will wear them as much as possible.
The glasses themselves are surprisingly sturdy for a non-branded made and they seem up to the standard of my previous Aviator glasses that lasted so well. Considering their rimless design I would have thought they would be slightly more flimsy but this seems not to be the case. The gold knot type design which holds the lenses onto the arms of the glasses is made of a good strong metal which not only looks very nice but doesn't seem as though it will tarnish and because it is a good deal set away from the skin doesn't irritate or rub in the slightest.
The glasses overall are very comfortable to wear and the lightweight design of them makes it feel as though I am sometimes not even wearing any glasses. However I know I am because of the lovely shading effect the glasses have on the brightness of the day and they do indeed give a good deal of blocking out of the sun. These glasses are categorised at a dark tint and for use in sunny conditions (and I found also pretty good for when I was headachey and having to go into work to sit at a computer all day!). Next describe them as being able to block 99% of the suns glare although seeing as they are the cheaper type of glasses there is no mention on them that they block any of the suns harmful UV rays but with glasses this is always something you get what you pay for.
However I do find that these glasses are very comfortable to wear and that they do indeed give a good shading from the suns rays (even if not the harmful ones). They look good and even if they don't go with every outfit I wear they do seem to match with a lot and are ideal for driving. I think there are a few draw backs with the glasses such as the fact they don't block out harmful rays and that they don't seem to be able to match my wardrobe entirely so therefore I will be awarding a 3 out of 5 stars. Like I said you generally get what you pay for with glasses and although these look good there are better ones out there but you should be expecting to pay a lot more than the price I paid for these.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read
I was lucky enough to receive some vouchers for Next for my birthday back in April, and decided to get a few bits and bobs for my honeymoon with them. I don't really own a decent pair of sunglasses, and as I always tend to either sit on them or lose them on holiday, I wanted a pair which would do a good job of protecting my eyes but without costing too much. These were ideal, costing £17.50, but with enough information to convince me that they will protect my eyes adequately.
The sunglasses are polarised, and fall into filter catergory 3 which makes them ideal for very sunny days and holidays abroad. The lenses look very dark, and this was the first thing my other half said when I tried them on. I had to try and get him to picture me on a beach wearing them, rather than standing in Next with my hooded winter coat on because it was raining the day I bought them!
The thing that drew me to these frames was the fact they looked really stylish. The frames themselves are tortoiseshell effect, and they have a lovely bit of detail at the sides in the form of what I can only describe as "bling in a figure of 8 shape". The lenses are big, and dark, and when I tried them on I liked the fact they covered the entire eye area, as I hate those glasses which leave gaps for the sun to get into your eyes.
As I have just been away in Cyprus for two weeks on honeymoon, I had a good opportunity to give these sunglasses a try. In fact, they barely left my face for the majority of the time we were there, as the temperatures were high and the sun didn't set till late evening most days. They are comfortable to wear, although as with most glasses they do leave slight indents on the bridge of your nose when worn for prolonged periods. They didn't irritate my nose though, just that when it's 30 degrees it's hard to stop any glasses slipping down your nose regardless of their brand or design. Likewise, they don't irritate or itch my ears when I'm wearing them. Although they are quite large, I never felt like they were taking over my face or getting in my way.
The thing I love most about these sunglasses is the fact that the lenses are very close to your eyes, and they are quite large too, so the entire eye area is covered. There is no chance of sun getting in through the gaps. They are quite dark to look through, but this doesn't make it difficult to see. I hate those sunglasses which interrupt your vision in the corner of your eyes because you can see the clumpy frames or the edge of the lenses. These just wrap around your eye area nicely. They also provide good protection from the sun for your face because quite a bit of your face is covered so as well as protecting your eyes these sunglasses provide a bit of added protection for your face - although obviously you'd still need to apply sun protection to your face as these aren't adequate protection on their own.
So far, cleaning the glasses has just required a little wiping on a clean cloth when they get a bit moist from suncream, but in the longer term I will probably use the same cleaning wipes that I use for my reading glasses. Considering they've had two weeks constant use, they didn't really require much cleaning.
At £17.50, these sunglasses won't break the bank, and they are very stylish at the same time. The sunglasses come with a case which isn't a solid one but one of those flimsy ones with a top closing clasp. The case was leopard print which wouldn't have been my first choice but the cashier just put them in so I didn't get a choice. Obviously, the case you end up with could depend on your local Next store.
(This review will also be posted on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)
WHAT ARE THEY?
Sunglasses from Next with Tortoiseshell frame and polarised lenses. Mine are slightly different to those above, they are from the 2012 range and have thicker arms and a more Aviator styled lens shape.
ARE THEY ANY GOOD?
Yes, at £18 these are the cheapest sunglasses I own but they are the ones I wear most often. They sit comfortably on my ears and are straight on my face, the nosepads are soft and comfortable and cause no itching on my nose even when the weather is very warm and my face is starting to get sticky. The smooth curves make them ideal for pushing back on my head without my hair sticking up messily around the frames.
Vision through the lenses isn't as dark, the polarised lenses filter out harmful rays and glare but give everything a golden appearance and that's much more pleasant and natural than the very dark feel of other sunglasses. I like to wear these while I'm driving because they don't hinder my eyesight at all and ensure my vision is sharp and comfortable at all times.
They come only in one size, my head is average size and they felt a little tight when they were new. The arms do not open out very widely as the hinge is covered with a thick strip of golden trim, this is attractive but mean you can only pull the arms out to a set degree without it feeling like they are going to snap.
These sunglasses are very comfortable and have a stylish appearance, you would never think they were less than £20 and I've had lots of compliments from friends and acquaintances while wearing them.
5 Dooyoo Stars.