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2013 Wayfarer Knock-Off's are horrible
on May 17, 2013
THERE ARE BETTER CHEAP WAYFARERS ON AMAZON THAN THESE,
SO YOU SHOULD BUY THEM INSTEAD.
The last few summers I've ordered a few pairs of real cheap wayfarers so that I can go all summer without caring about losing shades.
I ordered this same product (same listing) in 2009, and that year they were perfect.
This years sunglasses are literally the only ones I have been seriously dissatified with.
To start with, right out of the package, the plastic that these are made of is a more matte color than normal. Not that it matters particularly, but the besides not being shiney the plastic seems not to be sturdy either. It reminds me of what happy meals toys were made out of when I was a kid. I can bend the arm maybe 30 degrees before I start to think they might break.
The second item, and this is more of a big deal for me, is that the bridge is WAY NARROWER than any I've ever had. Seriously, if it was just a tad not wide enough it wouldn't be an issue, because 3 dollar sunglasses, right? But I look like an anime character that just got kicked in the balls or ate miso that's too hot or something.
And the thing that kills these, that means that I'm probably going to order others (I'm not returning them, because 3 dollar sunglasses, right?) is the insanely horrible way that the arms are designed.
They are crooked as hell. This is not my ears are crooked, because however much they might be it has never been such an acute issue. I can get them straight, with a little bending and pulling them WAY down on the right to the point that the become uncormfortable.
And they are very very heavily arched. All wayfarers are, but these are so much that when they are sitting on my ears the arms are closer to my bangs than my sideburns. And because of this, there is zero periphrial coverage. Once again, that's something that is common in all wayfarers, but I feel like these are even more than normal. I barely have 50 degrees of shading. Sitting in the drivers seat, not all of the dashboard is behind the shades.
If I were to sum up the gist of this review:
Do not buy these, they are s***** sunglasses.