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BoostBear
Jeremi S
May 28, 2018 12:15 AM
I've had a craving to add something yellow/orange into my small collection, came across a pair of fives which I'd always liked the textured tips of the arm. I am a newb when it comes to defining real vs fake when there's not sku # present. The seller noted he got them in an estate sale and has no other info for me - so I've asked him to take a number of photos, and he even weighed them on a scale 24.1g. The color looks like that of the vintage yellow straight jackets, but that wasn't a noted option in the database so are they proto's or just knock offs?
https://imgur.com/a/BHB7xom







Dann
Dann Thombs
May 28, 2018 12:55 AM
Fake, sorry. The vintage straight jacket wasn't as vibrant. For a long while, yellow was a tall tale sign of not being authentic. The icons are also a little too shiny. Feel them for temperature. They should be a little cooler than the plastic.
BoostBear
Jeremi S
May 28, 2018 1:22 AM
It feels all the same, an upon doing more research the seam edges from injection mold on there are much messier than others I've found images of - thanks for the info about the yellow color!... Was green another popular faux color, like john deere green that is? Since, I've come across a few different models in that shade, but none would ever have SKU # and seller would state because they were either custom ordered or 'team color' only?
Dann
Dann Thombs
May 28, 2018 2:11 AM
Usually the solid colors were phased out after the m frames, and more so when entering the late 90s. Team colors didn't appear until about 2009, and usually only on special editions or custom. It was mainly a cat and mouse game Oakley was playing with the counterfeiters. They'd usually opt for something with glitter or metallics.
BoostBear
Jeremi S
May 28, 2018 5:21 AM
Is there a archive on which colors are considered Team Colors? Or is it more limited to just specific models?

Was one of the Team Colors' 'Glitter Pale Pink' - on my local craigs a women posted a pair of Flak Jackets that she called that color, she isn't really helpful with info or additional photos - keeps saying I should just come an check them out. If she didn't live in the boonies I'd be out there in second, since she's only asking 15 bucks - but for a color I've never come across, not sure if it's worth the effort. Below are the only photos she provided, says there's some writing on the inside of the arms but didn't say which or what it said...

Thanks for your incite btw!

Dann
Dann Thombs
May 28, 2018 3:23 PM
It's underwhelmingly just called 'Pink'. There was a powder blue as well, and both were sort of meant for the female sport market as there were mostly only fashion and lifestyle frames at the time. As you see though, despite the simple name, they added some sparkle to it so it wasn't just a flat color (there was one called Lipstick though which was closer).

It's this colorway:

http://o-review.com/database_detail_colorway.php?ID=3467&table_name=glasses

You'll need a set of ear socks for another $13 or so:

http://www.oakley.com/en/accessories/eyewear/flak-jacket-accessories/product/W0OO9008C/?skuCode=06-212&categoryCode=&size=
BoostBear
Jeremi S
Jun 1, 2018 11:20 PM
I see what you mean by the added sparkle in colors, it defiantly makes them more appealing and harder to clone them. I'm thinking these Pink Flak's would suit the missis better than my retired pairs - she's not really into any of the colors I currently have. I was thinking the Lilac Purple socks would go quite nicely, especially with the +red lenses I have. Assuming I can grab these this weekend, I'll be looking to let go of one of my Flak Jackets...

As far as selling 2nd hand pairs, I'm a little hesitant to post on here as I'm not positive if my pair of Flak Jackets (12-901) are of acceptable condition for the Oakley connoisseur users/collectors that dwell here... Trying to mitigate the chances of having a sour sale, I usually go to ebay but figure there must be other platforms out there that people here use?

Dann
Dann Thombs
Jun 2, 2018 12:26 AM
Ebay gets the widest audience, and usually the best price (even factoring the 10%+ fees). Since parts for the Flak Jacket are still available, older and beat frames are still viable. I got a bunch of Half Jacket frames last year, and it was really annoying trying to source out parts to fix them up.
 
 
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