The Oakley Review - Collector Spotlight
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Iíve been collecting seriously for about 18 months now but I got my first pair of genuine Oakleyís (Fourís) from a motorbike shop that was closing down (along with a pair of Five 2.0 for my wife) in the late nineties I think.
I got onto Facebook & joined an Oakley Forum & got talking to people with the same interest & it has taken off from there. But had a small collection, about 10 Pairs from going on Holiday in the USA over a number of years & buying a couple of pairs every time we went. My collection is somewhat of a family affair as my youngest son has a pair which is the Clear Frame / Emerald Lens Gas Canís on the bottom shelf. My eldest son has Probation, Oil Rig, Jupiter LX & the Max Fear Light Holbrook. My wife has several pairs too. All with more pairs to follow Iím sure.
It would be the Fourís & Five 2.0
Missing out on some of the classics such as the Romeo 1 & OTTís at the right price. One day I will have an OTT & eventually a Romeo 1.
Not too sure but I really need to get funds together for an OTT. This is my aim for the end of the year (fingers crossed).
The three Plateís that I have. Took some finding & were not cheap to obtain but well worth it. They are an exquisite frame & say everything about Oakley from that era. Oh & ALL my Monster Dogs (I love that frame)
I have most of my frame in a detolf display case from Ikea.
Not really, I surf around for the best details. Picking up from eyewearoutlet, sunglass shop & the place that everyone seems to hate eBay.
I do to a certain degree, Iíve changed lenses in some of my Monster Dog frames & pained up icons to match. Also had a couple of pairs of Hijinx done with a water transfer (the Water Drops & the Dollar Bills frame .
Iíve a few t-shirts, winter gloves, mountain bike gloves, beanie hats, balaclava, a bubble jacket (for winter) & a couple of backpacks.
I use to mountain bike a lot but due to age Iíve now joined the lycra brigade & moved to road cycling both just for pleasure & to keep myself fit. Also do spinning classes & the gym. Love Volkswagens too. My eldest son has just got a MK4 Golf (Rabbit in the USA) & I spend time helping him to carry out modifications to it.
Collect what you like & not what other say you should have. Beware of fakes out there & if unsure find someone that can help with advice. Above all ENJOY.
They think Iím mad. ďWhy do you need so many?Ē I just answer BECAUSE
Buying my Pit Boss form the Oakley store in the Florida Mall a couple of years ago. I was wearing a pair of Ducati Hatchet & the guy that was serving me was more interested in those glasses rather than the dollars I wanted to spend on the ones from his store. He even asked if he could try them on & calling over some of his work colleagues to take a look at them.
Iím still very new to Oakley & picking up information all the time. The key is if in doubt about anything there are plenty of places to seek out the information & advise you require so you can always ask.
Oh & ENJOY your collection.
Great spotlight, collection and family!
Nice Tony. All three Plates is certainly a nice accomplishment!
nice tony, ANOTHER UK spotlight-congrats!
Good to see you here TE! A man renowned for his love of Monster Dogs! Nice customs! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for the kind comments guys. The collection is still expanding. The Mambos have gone now & i'm waiting on Night Camo Thumps to come in from the U.S. Also a set of Rust MD's on their way too plus a pair of Tortoise Hijinx has come in for my wife as well as some 10w40 Dog's for me.
Very nice - thanks for sharing!