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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Ray Bans

Photo by Salt Water New England

Ray Bans - bought 1989 - shown with:

20 comments:

  1. A little nail polish remover would take care of that logo.

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  2. The edge of a penny, too, works, without scratching the glass.

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    1. Fortunately not everyone's insecurity stretches to needing to damage the lenses of a pair of expensive, quality sunglasses in order to remove a logo.

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    2. Good point. I leave the tags on the clothes I buy for that very reason.

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    3. One might well argue just the opposite: feeling the need to advertise to the world the fact that one buys expensive, quality items sounds like insecurity to me.

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    4. What it sounds like to people like that is irrelevant. They're sunglasses. Exactly how fussily beetle-browed and strivingly middle-class does someone have to be to scuttle around worrying about whether a pair of quality classic sunglasses has a "logo" on them...?

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    5. ^ Anon at 10:19 AM with the Comment of the (Young) Year.

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  3. I believe the good folks at Ray Ban will find some way to soldier on if you remove the logo. I’m not sure who you are trying to impress or not impress. In fact by wearing such an iconic design logo less would make people think they are cheap knock offs.

    David J Cooper

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  4. Does anyone have a tip for removing “Birkenstock” from shoes? There’s a guy here in town who specializes in Swoosh removals but that’s about his limit. I was, no pun intended, recently ticketed by the label/logo cops. I was also stopped by the Fleece Police but they released me because my vest was from Patagonia. I learned one thing from that incident - they do not like to be referred to as the Fuzz.

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  5. Vuarnet puts the logo/name on the temple. My oldest pair dates to the mid-80s (purchased and installed new lenses a few years ago). It never occurred to me to remove the logo. The tiny 'Ray Ban' isn't exactly Formula One racing suit-level advertising...

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  6. I assume “de-badging” one’s car is out, too...

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  7. I prefer sunglasses that are polarized not “Polo-ized”

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    1. You are clearly one of those people who worries a great deal about what strangers think of them based on their sunglasses, as opposed to the sort of person who grabs their old Ray Bans off the top of their dresser and heads out the door to do something fun outside in the sunshine instead of heading to the computer to make sure everyone knows their thoughts about it. On the other hand, there's room for all types of people, isn't there.

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    2. Busy as I am sailing my sloop, racing my vintage cars, shooting trap & sporting clays, downhill skiing, and seeing the Turners at Mystic following a New Year’s jaunt to Charleston, I find I still have the time take the piss out of poseurs over their pretentiousness. It’s not difficult, clearly.

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    3. Thanks for letting us know all about it in such detail, and about your authenticity, and also how you prefer sunglasses "that are polarized not...blah, blah, blah, etc." It would be awful to think you were nothing more than another anonymous ant on a lifestyle blog with a mission to "take the piss out of poseurs." This is much better. Happy New Year, sport. ;-)

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  8. This entire discussion reminds me of why I stopped writing satire: I could no longer keep up with the ridiculousness of the world around me.

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    1. As one of the hundreds of your fans worldwide, who never forgave you for ceasing to write satire, allow me to say how much we miss you.

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  9. Never mind all this wailing about why anyone wouldn't just attack the lenses of their sunglasses and scratch off the (tiny) "Ray Ban" logo. I'm in awe of anyone that has been able to hold onto a pair of sunglasses since 1989. Top marks for that alone, and not just style marks.

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  10. Hmmm, all these moments you'll never get back...worrying about logos. Seriously?

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