I do not and am confused in many of these. seems more like philosophy than about flashlights!!! Thanks for not being to harsh.
Gotta watch where the Ray Ban's and Maui Jim's come from. Some are made in China with lots of full priced fakes with sub-parr materials and workmanship. Both now have models using polycarbonate lenses too.My $200 polarized Ray-Bans still going strong 10+ years later.
Down the road, I might get a pair of Maui Jims for more formal occasions. But I'm good. (Not sure what the exact politics are with Ray-Ban. But they make great shades.)
I appreciate the heads-up. Thank you. 👍Gotta watch where the Ray Ban's and Maui Jim's come from. Some are made in China with lots of full priced fakes with sub-parr materials and workmanship. Both now have models using polycarbonate lenses too.
For sure enough formal wear? Randolph gets my vote. About the same price as Maui's yet 100% US made in Randolph Massachsetts. I have my eye on a G3 pair but like an HDS flashlight they're well above my max price. Randolph is still family owned where Maui and Ray are owned by giant companies.
The politics with Ray Ban is they are a WOKE company, but they were long before the term WOKE was in vogue. Formerly a Baush & Lomb company the brand went off in its own direction kinda like the Jeffersons was a successful spin off of All in the Family. They still make really nice sunglasses.
American Optical are still made in Chicago but got bought out in 2020 by a fairly large company who injected cash into the operation to add more styles to the lineup. Another good option for formal wear.
Don't know if this will affect your choice but.....I appreciate the heads-up. Thank you. 👍
Looks like I've got a couple of brands new to me to check out.