Frame: Black Chrome
A simple, yet aesthetically pleasing design that flows seamlessly from the brow to the earstems makes this a forerunner in Oakley's revolutionary design language. The lenses provide adequate coverage for medium or even larger profiles, and the ice iridium offers excellent protection for brighter conditions. An FMJ of Black Chrome compliments the blue hues of the ice iridium, further enhancing visual appeal. While the New Straight Jackets incorporate unobtainium earsocks, they lack unobtainium nosepieces which would have added additional comfort and support from slippage.
Lens: Black Iridium
It's Dec. 2012, and I have owned these Oakley sunglasses for more than 12 years. They are great for casual wear and attending outdoor sporting events, but they are too loose on my head for active playing of sports, even golf. They are still one of my favorite pair of sunglasses.
Evolution is a great thing, and Oakley does it so well. These were just the right amount smaller then the original Straight Jacket for smaller faces to try them out as well. They found some curves and rounded out the ear stems and orbitals. The Hot Rod flames were, well Hot. Better looking on the Gunmetal and Black frame though. I just didn't like the older FMJ styles like Polished Aluminum, FMJ+ (5.56 and 7.62 and all the shiny bright ones). A great style if you can still find it.
I really like using this pair for everyday use. The blood frame is a very nice and bold looking color. It looks pretty good combined with the VR50 lens. In general, this pair is very light weight and eye coverage is excellent. If I could change anything about this I would put a +red lens in it.
I just got my third pair of these. The first ones were Scotty Cannons I got new in 2000, still my favorite pair, wear them all the time, I also have a polished aluminum pair and the electric blues I just bought on ebay. The only suckish part is there are no replacement parts available so Ive had to go with aftermarket lenses for style switching and replacing the lenses on my red ones after the fourth pair of Oakley lenses finally go too bad. I would really like to find a pair of the black chromes to complete the set.