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Double Old-Fashioneds?

I'm in the market for a set of plain-but-classy double old fashion-sized glasses. We've broken a couple lately and are now short when serving guests.

Any suggestions besides the ubiquitous Duralex hex-sided ones? Need not be expensive, but not palpably cheap, either.

Thanks,
Kaleo

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  1. Try Crate & Barrel online.

    1. I really like the Riedel H2O glasses:

      http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000ESR272

      Very different than your normal heavy DOF, with a delicate feel and (IMO) a very nice form factor. The glass is quite thin but they're actually relatively durable as long as you don't go dropping 'em on a concrete floor or something along those lines.

      1. Fortress Tritan/Schott Zwiesel Tritan makes great barware. It is available at a lot of different places and looks great and is strong.

        1. I like the ones from PB, but I know I will be angry a year or two hence when I break one and go to replace it and they will have discontinued it, even though it is a classic, basic design.

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          1. re: tim irvine

            Hi, Tim:

            Which ones are you referring to? I dig your work.

            Aloha,
            Kaleo

            1. re: kaleokahu

              Aloha, Kaleo,

              PB Classic

              http://www.potterybarn.com/products/p...&

              Not bad with Old Fashioneds in 'em! Make them with Bookers and one is enough!

              cheers!

              T

          2. Hi K -

            You might try the Shannon " Wave " pattern.

            Sold in the UK, they are I see available in North America as well. They feel very solid to the touch, to drink or sip, unlike the multi-hex Duralex.

            We have both sets ( DBL OF, and Highball ), and each has some weight, thickness, and mass to them. An excellent single-grain malt, or G&T glass, for our UK guests.

            Fortunately for you, a very good value ( no VAT ).

             
             
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            1. I was seeking to replace a set of thin walled glasses that I got years ago at Crate and Barrel. (For some reason, I like thin, but not cheap, glasses for cocktails)

              I think I got this recommendation on this site -

              http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000...

              Surprisingly nice glasses for the price.

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              1. re: cleobeach

                Hi, Cleo:

                Yes, GREAT price. I have and like the Bormioli wine stems. But alas, these are a little too light and plain. But thanks for the link--these would make fantastic party glasses at $2/each.

                Aloha,
                Kaleo

                1. re: kaleokahu

                  I bought them for our weekend place where glasses are prone to catching rides home with friends.

                  Good to know about the wine glasses as I need to clear out and start over.

                  1. re: cleobeach

                    Hi, Cleo:

                    Costco used to carry the Luigi Bormioli "Symphony" 20-0z stems, 8 for $25. A little too big for whites, but a tolerable all-around.

                    Aloha,
                    Kaleo