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    Persol or Maui Jim what is your preference

    So been looking at some new sunglasses to replace a pair of 4 yr old Ray Bans that I squished and was wondering between Persol and Maui which would be the brand you would go for...

    Here are the Persols I am considering:



    And here are the Maui Jims I have been looking at:





    I have read both brands are good but the cost of the persols is a little less and the maui jims seem hit or miss on fit.

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    Re: Persol or Maui Jim what is your preference

    Persol all the way, make sure you get a pair with polarized lenses, better sun protection for the eyes.
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    Re: Persol or Maui Jim what is your preference

    Quote Originally Posted by amine View Post
    Persol all the way, make sure you get a pair with polarized lenses, better sun protection for the eyes.
    But harder to read things like smartphones...

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    Re: Persol or Maui Jim what is your preference

    Quote Originally Posted by thm655321 View Post
    But harder to read things like smartphones...
    Agreed, happens to me often when i take a quick glance at my iPhone to check missed calls or so, but then again i don't spend the whole day staring at my cell.
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    Re: Persol or Maui Jim what is your preference

    If it were me, I'd go with the Persols. There's just something about them I prefer.

    And on the topic of polarisation, yes, it does make some things a bit harder, but I don't think I could go back to regular sunglasses now, especially in high-glare environments.
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    Re: Persol or Maui Jim what is your preference

    Hey thanks all, I think I am going to go with the 3rd one down, liked the persol but seemed a little to formal for me and their after sales service should something goes wrong seems hit or miss wheras Maui is reportedly pretty good at this
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    Re: Persol or Maui Jim what is your preference

    Depends on use. Maui's as far as I understand are one of the only brands certified to stand up to Chlorine and salt water....I live near the ocean and have a pool, so it was an easy choice for me...Maui.

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    Re: Persol or Maui Jim what is your preference

    Maui every time.
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    Re: Persol or Maui Jim what is your preference

    I've had one pair of Persol for over 35 years. I've tried Mauis. Good glasses. Persol still are the ones I use.

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    Re: Persol or Maui Jim what is your preference

    I love Maui Jims! I'm surprised there isn't more love for the brand.
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