Cubans have a hard time getting their hands on the Smith Embargo Polarized Sunglasses. The US has restricted trade with Cuba for decades, denying them the glare-eliminating carbonic lenses and break-resistant TR90 frames of these sporty Smith shades. But despite the extreme poverty Uncle Sam has inflicted on our friendly neighboring island, the Smith Embargos stand up to the harshest physical and political assaults presidents from either country can dish out.
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Super Stylish Specs
I've owned 10-15 pairs of Smith glasses, and I've loved none more than these. They fit my medium-sized head quite well, with no rubbing, pinching or squeezing anywhere. The polarization meets Smith's typical high standards. They seemed a bit big to me before wearing them, but when they're on, they make me feel like a celebrity. Sadly, they were lost on a trip to Vermont, so I'll remain a nobody until I front for another pair.
Yep, they're great shades, nice wrap-around fit, sick polarized lenses... I went with the chemical stripe which I like a lot because its a little different but still looks goood.
Large but great shades
An amazing pair of shades. The optics by far blow away anything i have ever owned in the past. If you are thinking about upgrading to a pair of sunglasses that are polarized... go for these. One word of caution. The face size description is very on. I found out the hard way that i do not have a med to large face. They were a little loose feeling when i have them over my eyes ( perhaps i am just used to tighter fitting glasses) but they would come off if i had a sudden face turn or looked down too quickly. The killing point for me with these was that they would slide from the top of my head when i tried to get them to stay in the raised position. this is the ONLY reason i returned them to find a slightly tighter pair.
How well do these stay on the face? will...
How well do these stay on the face? will a rapid head turn or running cause these glasses to slip off?
Are the nose pads comfortable?
These stay on just fine. A good snug but comfortable fit. There are no nose pads, the frame just sits right on the bridge of your nose. However this is not uncomfortable at all.