Product Type: Ray Ban Sunglasses Gabbana
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very 'Jackie O'
Ray Ban Jackie Ohh II
Member Name: europe-chick
Ray Ban Jackie Ohh II
Advantages: superb quality, iconic yet timeless
Disadvantages: I guess maybe the cost may put some people off
Ray-Ban is probably the most iconic sunglass brand and everyone has heard of them. I've actually got three pairs of Ray-Bans; a pair of Aviators, a pair of Wayfarers and this pair of Jackie Ohh IIs. I think that Ray-Ban sunglasses are superb quality and they will last for years if you look after them. They are definately worth the money. Yes they are expensive, but you know that the lenses and the quality are top notch.
All of my Ray-Bans have been from Sunglass Hut stores, I find that they have a great selection to choose from, and the staff are knowledgeable and helpful. I do have to admit that I have bought all of mine in the US as Ray-Bans are much cheaper over there.
The Jackie Ohhs that I have are are a purple two tone frame with a matching purple graduated lens. Both the frame and the lenses start off as a dark purple, more like a violet really, at the top and then fade down to a very pale purple - virtually clear at the bottom.
This sounds hideous I know, but honestly it's not, they are gorgeous.
Like all Ray-Ban designs the Jackie Ohh comes in various different frame colours and lens shades - from solid colour lenses to graduated lenses.
I went with the purple as it's that little bit different, everyone has brown or black sunglasses, I wanted something out of the ordinary. It's not too wild and wacky, it's just different enough.
The style of the Jackie Ohh is very vintage and retro, very 1950's/1960's. It's a very iconic sunglasses frame, it's instantly recognisable, and I've lost count of the number of people who've said to me ''oh very Jackie O'' when they've seen my sunglasses, lol!! These were actually named for Jackie O - Jackie Onassis.
There are actually two versions of the Jackie Ohh; the Jackie Ohh II that I have which has a larger rounder lens shape, and the Jackie Ohh which has a slightly squatter lens shape. I did try both styles on in the shop, and found that the larger rounder lens of the Jackie Ohh II suited me more.
The Jackie Ohh IIs are have a very large roundish lens shape, which curves slightly to hug your face. As a result they give excellant protection from the sun. The lenses that are in mine are not actually the darkest sunglass lenses so I can find that in strong sunlight I do squint a little bit with these. However most of the time these are absolutely fine. This may be something to bear in mind though for if strong sunlight bothers you.
The Jackie Ohh IIs are actually quite a heavy frame, although having said that they are very comfortable to wear. I only very occasionally get a little bit of discomfort on the tops of my ears from these, and that's only if I've had them on literally all day.
These look very classy and timeless, and I don't think these will go out of fashion at all, I think that the iconic, retro, vintage look is here to stay. I have been really impressed with these, and they are probably one of my favouite pairs of sunglasses (of which I have many - around a dozen or more I would say....). They look good with my hair up or down, they go with whatever I'm wearing, they can be dressed up or down and they suit any occasion. They are definately a 'girly' pair of sunglasses if that makes sense!
I would definately reccomend these to anyone looking for an iconic, yet timeless pair of good quality sunglasses.
Summary: very 'Jackie O'
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