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Twenty Fifty
Oct 22, 2015 7:44 AM
Good review. I think it's a universal enough style that can be carried out with most clothes pairing (with the possible exception of when you're wearing a sports jersey).

Overall, a very "meh" product from Oakley, since it's not their speciality. Other brands like Dita present a better balanced product of that styling. They should've left the style with their other brand, Oliver Peoples. I know stuff like this and the Garage Rock represent the surf/skate cool vibe they want to re-capture that started with the Frogs back in the day, but it's really diluting the hardcore sci-fi Oakley image built in the '90s and early 2000s. Ok, so certainly that's the direction the brand is going now and far into the future, but it's a hard pill to take for some of the old timers.

For this specific release, it's akin to Lamborghini designing a minivan and styling it EXACTLY like the Dodge Grand Caravan, adding in a gimmick like a special cupholder and then releasing it as the "Lamborghini Holder". I'm sure there will be a number of those that love it, but it'd be a very confusing product all the same.
Dann
Dann Thombs
Oct 22, 2015 2:12 PM
Great review. I think you pull them off the best out of all that I've seen so far. I'm pretty sure they wouldn't work as well on me, but that just comes down to personal preference. I was curious how the Latch feature would function, so thanks for showing that in a bit more detail.
Dann
Dann Thombs
Oct 22, 2015 2:14 PM
Dig the 80's synthpop too, perfect for this retro style.
flyer
Dave Arnott
Oct 22, 2015 11:11 PM
Very well done review; you've captured the essence of them nicely.

...it's really diluting the hardcore sci-fi Oakley image built in the '90s and early 2000s. Ok, so certainly that's the direction the brand is going now and far into the future, but it's a hard pill to take for some of the old timers...

I find it ironic that they're trying to re-capture the sk8r vibe with a "Wayfarer". (I still have my original pair of those that I first bought to go flying in '68).

The latch mechanism itself is a very cool feature that could easily be adopted by future designs, though as an "old timer" with a vintage collection a-brewing, I NEVER HANG MY SHADES ON MY SHIRT!!!
If they're not on your face, you can lose 'em...Buy yourself a necklace, yadda, yadda... ;-)
Definitely dig the brown tortoise; they'd look cool with tungsten.

Benjamin
Ben Cahoon
Oct 23, 2015 12:38 AM
Great video!
H01B3RG
Chris Hoiberg
Oct 23, 2015 2:50 AM
Worth saying again, great video steveocubed!
steveocubed
Steveocubed
Nov 8, 2015 8:36 PM
Good review. I think it's a universal enough style that can be carried out with most clothes pairing (with the possible exception of when you're wearing a sports jersey).

Overall, a very "meh" product from Oakley, since it's not their speciality. Other brands like Dita present a better balanced product of that styling. They should've left the style with their other brand, Oliver Peoples. I know stuff like this and the Garage Rock represent the surf/skate cool vibe they want to re-capture that started with the Frogs back in the day, but it's really diluting the hardcore sci-fi Oakley image built in the '90s and early 2000s. Ok, so certainly that's the direction the brand is going now and far into the future, but it's a hard pill to take for some of the old timers.

For this specific release, it's akin to Lamborghini designing a minivan and styling it EXACTLY like the Dodge Grand Caravan, adding in a gimmick like a special cupholder and then releasing it as the "Lamborghini Holder". I'm sure there will be a number of those that love it, but it'd be a very confusing product all the same. - Oak

Great review. I think you pull them off the best out of all that I've seen so far. I'm pretty sure they wouldn't work as well on me, but that just comes down to personal preference. I was curious how the Latch feature would function, so thanks for showing that in a bit more detail. - Dann

Very well done review; you've captured the essence of them nicely.

...it's really diluting the hardcore sci-fi Oakley image built in the '90s and early 2000s. Ok, so certainly that's the direction the brand is going now and far into the future, but it's a hard pill to take for some of the old timers...

I find it ironic that they're trying to re-capture the sk8r vibe with a "Wayfarer". (I still have my original pair of those that I first bought to go flying in '68).

The latch mechanism itself is a very cool feature that could easily be adopted by future designs, though as an "old timer" with a vintage collection a-brewing, I NEVER HANG MY SHADES ON MY SHIRT!!!
If they're not on your face, you can lose 'em...Buy yourself a necklace, yadda, yadda... ;-)
Definitely dig the brown tortoise; they'd look cool with tungsten.

- flyer

Great video! - Benjamin

Worth saying again, great video steveocubed! - H01B3RG


Just wanted to say thanks guys for all the wonderful positive comments! Also, I actually can see where people are coming with their criticisms; still, I personally do really enjoy wearing them! (still digging how easy it is to forget they're pinned to my shirt even when I'm moving about)
steveocubed
Steveocubed
Nov 8, 2015 8:36 PM
And thanks again H01B3RG for letting me use your likeness :).
H01B3RG
Chris Hoiberg
Nov 8, 2015 8:39 PM
And thanks again H01B3RG for letting me use your likeness :). - steveocubed

You're welcome!
 
 
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