Birchbox Folding Sunglasses

Remember how cool it was every time one of the Transformers would unravel into a robot? Well, these folding sunglasses operate under the same awesome principle. Available in both black and tortoiseshell, these stylish shades feature a timeless silhouette that will flatter any face. They also come with a handy storage case to ensure they don’t get stepped on or scratched when not in use. Think of them as the Optimus Prime of eyewear.

Birchbox Folding Sunglasses
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Feel a little cheap, but great to keep in bag
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I almost never buy sunglasses online because I'm really picky/have a wide face, but these look surprisingly okay on me (I got the black ones). The downside is the plastic looks and feels really cheap. Still, they'll be perfect to keep in my bag or wear out on the water/beach this summer.

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i love these they are very convenient and easy to put away and they fit my face which is hard for me to find. the only reason im not buying is because they sent me a pair

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All Good but the Size
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I like the packaging, color, and look of these glasses. The only problem is that the bows are too short and they dug into the back of my ears. If i could get these with an adjustable bow length (or at least longer) they would be perfect.

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Nice Idea, Poor Fit
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I received the black pair with light brown lenses. I thought that was an interesting color combo and definitely would not be my first choice.

The glasses don't fit well. It could be that I have a big head, but the arms of the glasses need to be longer. To get the arms to reach properly over my ears, I have to jam the glasses up against my forehead and cheeks. Basically, anyway I position them, I can't get a comfortable fit.

The quality of the glasses is ok. The carrying case was a nice addition though. And the idea behind the glasses is pretty awesome. Give the brand some time, and they'll work out the minor kinks.

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Not good for a rugged person
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These things are ok, but I already have a pair of Costa's that are perfect for me. If I lose them, I might use these as a spare. They might need to consider making these in different styles.

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Great take on sunglasses
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This is a cool way to store sunglasses: rather than folding them as usual, where they are easy squashed, these fold into a square case where they are protected. The style is also a modern, with a bit of retro. As other reviews are noted, they are flimsy outside the case; you really need to use that to store them.

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Great look
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Love the shape of the lenses. Great design and it's really easy to sneak into a bag.

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Pretty Sweet
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Sweet Shades, cool design, totally gets peoples attention when they see them getting folded. Not really my style, but I'll totally rock them when the time is right, seem a little fragile, soild pair of shades for the beach.

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(Almost) Dead on Arrival, a Pain to Wear
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I loved the idea of these sunglasses. I was hovering over the "Buy" button on a pair of Ray Ban folding tortoise sunglasses when I saw these were going to be in my next shipment. So imagine my excitement that I was just about to save over $150!?

And then they came, in a neat green box and they looked every bit as good in real life as I'd expected. Bigger lenses than the Ray Bans, not my typical style, but considering the price difference it seemed like a worthy replacement (albiet not polarized, not glass and not the quality of an Italian sunglass).

However, then I wore them. After about 30 minutes I got a splitting headache. See the temple tips push into my skull like a vice grip. Now I understand we don’t want these falling off our heads but this is a bit much. Moments after taking them off the pain subsided.

I figured I’d bring them to a Sunglass Hut and have them fitted. They’ll put them in a hot water bath and form them to fit. It’s something I learned a while ago that is pretty standard for any quality sunglasses, especially those with acetate frames.

Sadly I never got that far. The second time I tried to put them on the entire right temple popped off. Apparently after around 30 minutes of wearing them their screw popped out. Not exactly the most reliable and high quality sunglasses.

The $10 sunglasses (these are priced at $30 on their site) I can get from the shop around the corner have never done this to me. Now I’m sure the good people at Birchbox will take care of this for me and ship out a new pair soon but it sure doesn’t bode well for them. Especially considering Bespoke Post is sending me a pair of Polarized Tortoiseshell Sunglasses by Derek Cardigan later this month...

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Something different
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I have a variety of sunglasses and this pair provides something different. I can stash them in a bag or car and always have a pair standing by.

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