Polette California Collection Review



Polette California Collection

I teamed up with Polette to review this gorgeous pair of glasses from their California collection. Before I go into my review, I think it’s worth mentioning that when I got this pair, I thought they were too good for the price. Therefore, I took some extra time to do this review to find their flaws. (Personally, I think a negative review is just as important as the positive one.)

I spent an extra week (about 3 weeks total) to review this pair, and I have to say so far, I am very impressed by this pair. Usually, at this price point, the frame is flimsy and you can hear the sound of plastic forced to move while trying to put them on.

It might be because this California collection is a metal frame, but I can’t feel the cheapness in the frame at all. This is very impressive for $49.99 USD glasses. I had to say it because even though I received these glasses for free, I was genuinely impressed by them.

So here is my review:

Style & Line-up
Once you open up their website, you will instantly find a lot of collections, including the pair I’m wearing on this post. What I like about their collections is that you can pick conservative frames, however, you can also pick very unique frames such this one. Because of this, it is very likely that one can find the style that he/she wants to try for the next pair.

My face shape is oblong/diamond meaning I have relatively shorter face horizontally but it is long vertically. For this face shape, these glasses were just perfect. However, for people who have rounder face shape, there’s a chance this particular pair might feel slightly tighter around your temples. I’m not 100% sure about that, but I recommend looking for a pair that suits your face type.

They have variety of prices on their website, however, most of them run from $20~$40 USD, and single vision lens adds another $9.99 for this plus shipping cost. (They have a worldwide $5.99 USD delivery charge.) This brings the cost of one pair to around $35~$55 ish, and the California collection to be around $65, which is not bad at all for a pair of glasses with this quality.

I am very surprised to find out that a pair of glasses with this price can be this good. This pair was given to me from the good people at Polette. (Thanks Polette!!) However, I have no doubt that I would purchase another pair from them sometimes soon to feel fresh all the time. Oh, and for those who need a computer glasses, they have a whole different collection here.

Go check out Polette!



前回に引き続き、今回もメガネのレビューです。今回は Polette とチームアップし、彼らの California Collection をレビューしました。このレビューは、本当は2週間ほどでアップする予定だったのですが、なかなかネガティブな場所が見つからなかったため、かなり時間を要してしまいました。(ネガティブな場所を見つけるのは、レビューをする中ではポジティブな部分より大事だと思っています)


Polette のウェブサイトを開くとすぐにわかりますが、ここでは、いろいろな形・質感・大きさのメガネを見つけることができます。このショップのいいとこは、今回れビューをした、比較的おとなしい形のメガネもさることながら、かなり奇抜な形のメガネや、フレームが木造のものまで購入することができます。これだけの形が揃っていると、誰でも「あっ、いいかな」と思えるフレームが見つかることはほぼ間違いなく、おもしろみもあるため、性を問わず気分を変えるためのメガネも購入することができます。

3週間かけ続けて、唯一問題が出る可能性のある部分としてあげるのであれば、ここだと思います。僕は縦長の顔の形をしているため、横は比較的細く、縦に長い顔なのですが、California Collection に関しては、横の幅がないため、丸型の顔の人が長時間かけると問題が出る可能性があるのではないかと思います。そのため、この形は、横幅があまりない人にオススメです。

Polette のコレクションは、平均的に $29.99~$49.99 USD になっています。そのため、日本円に直すと約3000円〜5000円くらいになり、これに$9.99 ~ のレンズがつきます。世界中 $5.99 の送料であるため、現時点で $39.99 のメガネと $9.99 のシングルビジョンレンズを買った場合、5640円くらいになります。個人的には、この値段でこのクオリティーであれば、全く文句がない値段だと思います。

あり得ない値段!というわけではないですが、この値段であれば、今ままでかけた中では一番クオリティーは高く、色々な形が楽しめるため、とても良いブランドだと思います。今回僕がかけているメガネは Polette から頂いたものですが、個人的に木造のフレームやもうちょっと変わった色のものを購入したいと思っています。また、コンピューター用のメガネを探している人は、このリンクから見つけることもできます。

新しいメガネで気分一新したいけど、あんまりお金を出したくない。。。という人は Polette オススメです。



Early Spring Days



We had an unseasonably warm day here today. It was amazing, and I was ready to get out my summer wardrobe! (Later on it rained like crazy though, so good thing I made it home before that.) I went with a simple outfit, since sunny days always bring out my laid-back side. It’s fun to be monochromatic but add interesting details like the jogger-style pinstripe pants and shiny messenger bag. By the way, the last picture is of a delicious food cart – I love eating outside in the sunshine!



Mickey and Jeans

These photos were forgotten for a while. I have been pretty busy with new challenges in my life lately. Starting with a promotion at work (well..kinda), and my motorcycle has been keeping me busy traveling every minute of my free time. I got into a motorcycle accident when I was in high-school, and I never thought I would start riding one again but there is nothing like a motorcycle that makes me feel free and thrilled at the same time. (I’m much older now so I am driving responsibly! lol)

When I ride on my motorcycle for a long time, my hair gets really messed up from wearing a helmet and I can’t really wear super nice or thin materials just in case I fall. Here is how I normally dress.

1: Easy and not too tight jeans (I know I should probably wear protective gear but I haven’t found one yet around here)

2: T-shirt and extra vest

3: Leather jacket (this is why you need a vest in the summer. Your T-shirt will be soaked from sweat after riding with a leather jacket in 100 degrees)

4: I am not wearing them here but I always have extra pair of boots with me

5: Messenger bag that can carry everything that I listed here and some extra gadgets for work

I have been trying to live very minimalistically lately. I’m not sure how this new lifestyle is going to work for me but I am excited to try new things, and see how it works out!












I’m wearing:
T-shirt (ASOS)
Vest (Zara)
Jeans (Diesel)
Shoes (Converse)
Watch (Apple)
Beanie (Takeo Kikuchi)
Sunnies (Ray-ban)