Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Smith Chemist

So i finally got round to ordering some new shades a couple weeks ago. I needed something stylish and a little more sports oriented than my diesel aviators. So, i spend endless hours scouring the interweb for a set of glasses. What i found was the smith Chemists, and I gotto admit Im pretty impressed. Ive always liked smith optics, They've been my go to brand for years for all my snowboarding goggles. If you get them online (as i did) Theyre not too too pricey either, on ebay a pair can be had for around 60$. The set i have (teal/smoke) has the polarized lenses in them, so that was a little more (around 100$ if i remember correctly).

The chemists are pretty decent combo of technology, style, and value. They have a very solid feel to them, nothing like my diesel's. The spring loaded hinges are a nice touch, it helps them stay closed when not in use. The lenses are amazing, very clear, since it's polarized it eliminates reflected light and gives a very uniform tint. Style wise, they kinda have that early 90s will smith / fresh price look them, without looking too much like rayban ripoffs.

Its also reassuring to know that smiths optics backs their products with a life time warranty. Though i doubt i'll ever have to claim it.








35 comments:

  1. I like the retroish look they've got :P
    Nice shades bro

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  2. Wait.. those cost 100 bucks?

    I dunno man.. a bit too much for sunglasses like that. I'll guess I'll have to take your word on the lenses, man.

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  3. I like your post and I would really like to see more of them

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  4. i always forget my sunglasses when I get drunk

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  5. Man those shades are straight out of the early 80's. Pretty sweet though.

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  6. Hmhmhmhm the girl i like has a pair.

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  7. Anybody remember T&C Surf Designs for Nintendo?

    Yeah.. it's like that.

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  8. those are certainly some nice shades

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  9. True story: Back in the 1980s, Dr. Fresh was my rapper name... i used to put on a labcoat and rap poorly... :D

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  10. Actually kind of nice, kind of escapes the whole cliché these glasses usually fall under.

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  11. sweet shades my friend has a pair like that but the lens part is white

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  12. classic and modern and oh so flashy

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  13. I lost my glasses, this makes me sad. :(

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  14. i need new shades,
    yours are totally bitchin fresh

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  15. dont really like these type of glass but good for you

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  16. cool, can't wait for your next post

    btw, check out my new post on GTL Everyday :)

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  17. not gonna lie, those look like they came out of the quarter machine dude lool...

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  18. i feel like picking up an all black version of those glasses

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