Ok, so I searched through the forums and found a couple short-lived attempts at establishing a sunglass-fi here. What I want to do is start something different. This thread will be more about the accumulation of information on sunglasses, rather than a list of what people have with no impressions given. Over the years, I've tried quite a few sunglasses, since I live in Orange County where the sun is always strong. The more I've learned, the more I've been surprised at the common misconceptions about sunglasses, and what constitutes a quality pair. Since this is one of my collections that there is no dedicated forum for, I've decided that this might be a good place to start pooling information for other consumers who want to make educated purchases. I've made quite a few mistakes and picked up a good deal of information, so I'll start dividing up and posting what I've learned.