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#1 Dash Boogie

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 10:57 AM

I have a size 7 7/8 noggin and I often find it difficult to get sunglasses that can keep up.  My go to sunglasses for regular wear are RayBan New Wayfarers in a size large (58-18 I believe).  Sometimes I'll wear them out on the course, but I find their bulkiness to be a bit of a distraction.  I am a runner as well, and ideally I'd like to find a pair that can double as a golf/runner pair of shades.

Fellow big heads, what sunglasses do you sport?  I feel like every pair of Oakleys I've tried on is way too narrow in the face.  RayBan makes a "Chromance" new wayfarer that seems nice and light, but the lenses options aren't as good.  Open to suggestions.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 11:00 AM

Iíve used Oakley ďAsian fitĒ glasses before and they rested comfortably on my head without feeling like they were about pop off my face.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 11:21 AM

I've seen "asian fit" on their website.  Like clothing, I just automatically assumed that meant smaller.  I will look into that further. Thank you for the suggestion!

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 04:10 PM

View Postdouble or triple?, on 14 May 2018 - 11:00 AM, said:

I've used Oakley "Asian fit" glasses before and they rested comfortably on my head without feeling like they were about pop off my face.

I have a pair of these "asian fit" Oakley's.  I think it refers primarily to the nose bridge piece being bigger.....that's what worked for me.  Most other glasses slide down my face because my nose is small.  Can't say for sure if it does have something to do with a wider size as well?

But I do have a bigger head and these fit perfect!

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 06:48 AM

I golf and run. And have a big head. Tifosi makes a pair that works for me for both. Donít remember what style but google would probably help you figure it out.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:19 PM

+1 for Oakley
I have a pair of Oakley Radar Prizm and they are top notch in quality and fit (I have a big head too 7 3/4)

I also wear Ray Ban Justin’s with no issue when I golf, but YMMV
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:44 AM

Another vote for tifosi and Asian fit Oakley’s. The Asian fit is for wide faces/heads and lack of nose bridge. There are smaller nose pieces though so you could change them.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:27 AM

Huge head here, size 8. I've been using Oakley Sliver XL's and they fit great and lightweight. Tons on color/lens combos.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:21 PM

I've got the same size noggin as you. I use Reks. I have both Slingblade and Sports. They're comfortable, durable, and affordable. Honestly, the best pairs of sunglasses I've ever purchased.


View PostDash Boogie, on 14 May 2018 - 10:57 AM, said:

I have a size 7 7/8 noggin and I often find it difficult to get sunglasses that can keep up.  My go to sunglasses for regular wear are RayBan New Wayfarers in a size large (58-18 I believe).  Sometimes I'll wear them out on the course, but I find their bulkiness to be a bit of a distraction.  I am a runner as well, and ideally I'd like to find a pair that can double as a golf/runner pair of shades.

Fellow big heads, what sunglasses do you sport?  I feel like every pair of Oakleys I've tried on is way too narrow in the face.  RayBan makes a "Chromance" new wayfarer that seems nice and light, but the lenses options aren't as good.  Open to suggestions.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:41 AM

Oakley Radar XL. They are a bit on the tight side at first, but I have found after a few weeks of wear, they will stretch a bit. My head isn't quite as big as yours (7 1/2") but they seem to work well for me.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:17 AM

For those wondering, I went the Hunter S. Thompson / Walter Sobchak route and got some amber tinted Generals from Ray Ban.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:47 PM

Checkout Goodr... they released a BFG line which is for big head dudes.  $35, polarized, super lightweight, they don't slip/slide down your face at all (made for running actually), they look good and they have cool colors.  I really like this company.
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