Family: Sport / Jackets
Date: August 1999

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A fluid design that drizzles with cunning technology. Eye Jacket sunglasses come in a spectrum of color combinations. Choose O Matter frames or go metallic with a lightweight Full Metal Jacket finish - logically offset geometry encased in actual metal. XYZ Optics virtually eradicates distortion from your entire field of view while shielding you from side splatters of light and harder substances.
Black
Black Iridium
$95
04-300
Black
Black Iridium Polarized
$155
04-301
Black
Persimmon
$95
04-312
Black Gold
Gold Iridium
$95
04-302
Carmel
VR50
$80
04-303
Cobalt
+Red Iridium
$95
04-304
 
Electric Mustard
Black Iridium
$125
04-305
FMJ 45mm
Black Iridium
$130
04-306
FMJ 5.56
Black Iridium
$130
04-307
 
FMJ Red
Black Iridium
 
12-611
FMJ W
+Red Iridium
$95
 
Joker
Gold Iridium
$90
04-311
Midnight
24K Gold Iridium
$95
04-315
Pearl
Black Iridium
$95
04-308
Redline
Gold Iridium
$95
04-314
Smoke
Black Iridium
 
04-313


MLW -
Frame: Black
Lens: Black Iridium Polarized
Also my first Oakleys. I loved the symmetrical look of the oval lenses. I never had a problem with breakage (maybe that was more prevalent in the original EJ generation?). My only (minor) complaint was that the arms squeezed around the head a bit tight; wearing them for extended periods of time wasn't entirely comfortable, but wasn't too bad.

Oakley would do well to re-release these; judging from the prices they fetch on eBay (especially for black ones), they would still sell extremely well as the look hasn't gone out of style (indeed, to me most of the more current styles out there are comparatively lame). I would say they (along with Juliet) are the quintessential "Oakley" sunglasses.

Alas, I lost my pair. I replaced them with Eye Jacket 2.0 which fit my head slightly better and also look cool...but as with relationships, you never forget your first...
BriP -
Frame: Smoke
Lens: Black Iridium

I saw these on a local classified website and was trying to figure out why the FMJ looked more like a metallic paint color..

To my great surprise it was the Smoke SGH Exclusive model! in practically mint condition for a steal.

pretty happy with it. Classic Michael Jordan look, but the orbitals do touch my cheeks.
Ian -
Frame: Black Gold
Lens: VR28

The originals were very popular while I was in high school, therefore, I always wanted a pair. After these were made in modern o-matter, they became a viable wearer pair. Unfortunately, they're too old to be cool, but not old enough to be retro just yet.
Oakleyman24 -
Frame: Pearl
Lens: Black Iridium
These are a solid 4. I wear them sometimes, but being semi vintage next to the original Eye Jackets, I wouldn't wear them all that much. The Pearl with Black Iridium is great for summer, they provide full eye coverage and are really comfortable to wear all day long. I particularly like that the fram flexes some for wider faces, but afraid to push them too far. Over all, I can't say that they will be in a display case anytime soon, but I'd rather have themn on hand than collecting dust. Freakin Awesome!
Tim -
Frame: Black
Lens:Black Iridium Polarised

Bought this pair of Ebay about or two ago. My sister had a pair of the Minutes back in the day, so since then I'd always feel a nostalgic value with all the old school Oakleys. This is a great looking frame; it's a shame they don't really make a lot of spherical lenses anymore. They fit fairly comfortable, though I do agree they perhaps they wrap around just a bit too tightly around one's head, but I can deal with that. My only real complaint, which goes for most of the older Jacket models, is the lack of a rubber nose piece. Spending a hot day with hard plastic on your nose can get a little frustrating.

Other than that, a great looking and fitting frame.
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