Rick (The Doctor) Fawcett
Jan 18, 2012 11:17 PM
First the Viper, now the X-Metals! I wanna go back to the late-90's and STAY there! Just like the wise philosophers known as Wilson Phillips said: Seasons change.
Jamey Bishop
Jan 21, 2012 12:30 AM
Mike & Oak nailed it the best I think. I rarely see X Metals in the general public and I've seen an Emerald Juliet go untouched for months at the mall until they had to send it back since no one was buying it. I know a lot of people who hate X Metals and refuse to wear them cause of how they look.

Plus, they just aren't part of today's fashion trends or looks. I find myself even passing them over now in favor for a Crosshair or Eye Patch, where as ten years ago, that would be unheard of. Things change I guess. Hopefully with a relaunch coming next year, they can take the time to come up with a competitive fashion product.
Andrew Gregory
Jan 21, 2012 2:32 AM
I know a lot of people who hate X Metals and refuse to wear them cause of how they look.
thats alright, that means more for us...
Jules Neefjes
Jan 21, 2012 12:42 PM
Hmm, maybe they pass them because of fashion trends. However they are so distinguishing and different, which makes it a reason for me to buy them over the fashionable frames. Most of the times when I wear my X-metals people turn their heads or tell me they really think they are awesome.
But the price makes them not buying them. But to that I have to add a lot of people I know think that €20 for glasses is a lot already. And that €10,- glasses also do their work ;)
Paul Court
Jan 21, 2012 2:12 PM
There's just 'no counting for taste!'
David Y.
May 4, 2012 6:37 PM
My wife just went to the Chicago Vault in Aurora. They just received their last shipment of Juliet frames and lenses from the Nevada plant, however, the store employees were told production was moving to France.

Does anyone know why the Nevada plant was closed? Was it due to costs or regulations? I've always thought Europe had tighter regulations for chemicals than the US, so I'm struggling to understand the reason for the move.

The good news is, it sounds like she might have picked me up one last pair of US Juliets for my birthday.
Francois C
May 4, 2012 7:01 PM
To France ?!
What the hell ?

We got the information from the official O-Shop in France that X-Metal line will be ended soon ...

Oh well
May 4, 2012 7:06 PM
All I've heard is that the X-Metal line is done, and that whatever the WTF ends up being is supposed to be the successor to the X-Metal line...
Twenty Fifty
May 4, 2012 7:18 PM
I think this would be awesome for X-metal fans, since the design is suppose to be crazy.
Bob Russell
May 4, 2012 7:23 PM
Better update your resume Francois!
May 4, 2012 7:38 PM
Everything is up for interpretation but from what I gathered is that X-Metal isn't done. It's done in it's current state. The current models have been discontinued but others will be developed. Whether that means these new models will be called X-Metal or something else is unknown but there will be an evolution of it...WTF...
Ben Jorgensen
May 10, 2012 11:15 PM
This is the worst news ever damnit. They should do one last run of the entire X-metal line before they shut it down for ever
Nik Gutscher
May 10, 2012 11:50 PM
Pretty sure that is what the 24K was. Jules and X-squared.
Jules Neefjes
May 10, 2012 11:53 PM
@DisturbedEarth Unfortunately they haven't honored me with a 24k Jules X-metal yet :( :P
Nik Gutscher
May 11, 2012 12:48 AM
Well you are missing out because they are pretty damn cool! ;p
Ben Jorgensen
May 11, 2012 1:49 AM
What about a 24K Romeo, Mars, XX, & Penny?
Kenny "HED" Wu
May 12, 2012 4:29 AM
dont think thats happening =(
marcel rijsdijk
May 12, 2012 6:01 PM
there is a copper romeo ! i think 4 were made.
May 22, 2012 7:44 PM
Well you are missing out because they are pretty damn cool! ;p
I have been trying to get my hands on them. The bays prices are ridiculous.

The O-store in Toronto Canada did not get one. They said only one came to canada ...in Edmonton or something.
Twenty Fifty
May 22, 2012 7:39 PM
I'm shocked the TO stores didn't get one. I figured the TO store is a flagship. All Alberta stores and Vault got 2 of each of the 24k XS and Juliet.
Ford .
May 25, 2012 1:04 PM
This video is almost two months old and quite boring, but gives an idea into what the plant looks like and the production process for X Metals.

Also I think a guy is wearing RX Fatcat?

May 25, 2012 6:45 PM
Nice, thanks for the link.
Twenty Fifty
Jun 4, 2012 11:36 PM
Nothing we haven't read before, but thought I'd post for future members' reading enjoyment:

Twenty Fifty
Jun 5, 2012 12:20 AM
The real question is if you or any of the previous CEO/Presidents would've made the same move given the situation.
18K & FMJ
Jun 5, 2012 8:07 AM
The real question is if you or any of the previous CEO/Presidents would've made the same move given the situation.
In regard to the excerpt/article:

Probably, if it was in the best interest of the company (cost and production requirements)... but not "China". "Made in China" simply doesn't elicit thoughts of quality, IMO. Even if X-Metal was manufactured in Japan I wouldn't mind - but not China.


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