These glasses have awesome style appeal, and I was pretty happy when they showed up on my doorstep. They are just as thick as they look in the picture and the heavier weight is definitely a little different from what seems to be in right now. In terms of functional use, you develop peripheral blind spots when you put them on because of the thickness of the temples. Nonetheless, the Tice gives you full coverage and sun protection.
Unfortunately my pair was doomed when they crashed to a concrete floor shattering the frame. It seems the perceived thickness and weight didn't contribute too much to resilience.