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JP
John Schafhauser
Aug 31, 2018 3:42 AM
Not feeling it for some reason:/
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Sep 1, 2018 3:49 PM
I would think most collectors would be disappointed because it’s called “splatter”, similar to how most of us were disappointed when we saw what the splatter Hijinx looked like. There’s a certain vision and expectation that won’t be met. Classify it with other misnomers like Romeo 2 and New X-metals. If that can be overlooked, I think many will enjoy the line.

That said, I like them. The speckle looked good with the chosen frame colours. The colourway and matte texture make the splatter portion of the collection really pop. There is much room for improvement, of course. I was disappointed the JBr only had the top orbital painted. The earstems and lower jaw didn’t have the speckle paint. A shame. Still a worthy addition to any collection.

Pricing is on par with other special edition pairs like Harmony Fade, so it’s not totally out there for an LE. Good luck to everyone!
Crazy-Fredy
Fred D
Sep 1, 2018 9:11 PM
I would think most collectors would be disappointed because it’s called “splatter”, similar to how most of us were disappointed when we saw what the splatter Hijinx looked like. There’s a certain vision and expectation that won’t be met. Classify it with other misnomers like Romeo 2 and New X-metals. If that can be overlooked, I think many will enjoy the line.


That’s probably the problem. Another name for this collection would have been a better choice.
skull.jacket
Steve Youngman
Sep 2, 2018 6:19 AM
Correct me if I am wrong, but it seems the frame color & splatter isn't from paint, but rather embedded into the o-matter, right?

I am not particularly fond of this collection, but I couldn't help to notice how much Oakley is moving away from paint and more toward dyed o-matter for frames. It does seem to limit the amount of colors and textures that can be done on a frame, at least for now, but it also makes for a very durable finish since there is nothing on the surface to wear down or chip off. Frame options like this splatter and the more recent green & black camo colors indicate they are getting better with this method and I am pretty interested in seeing how far this goes. Who knows, they may yet figure out how to do the equivalent of an FMJ finish without using any paint.
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Sep 2, 2018 6:48 AM
I’m guessing it’s paint because of the raised, slightly bumpy texture and Oakley’s propensity for “hand”-painted LEs like the Green/Harmony Fades.
skull.jacket
Steve Youngman
Sep 2, 2018 7:19 AM
Ahhh! I forgot about those! LOL!

Oh well, I'm still cheering for the splatter to go over well nonetheless. The more they experiment, the more likely they will land on something I can get in on. And along the way, others can grab something cool too!

Oak
Twenty Fifty
Sep 4, 2018 5:03 AM
Most of the Splatterfades are online. Just missing the JBr for now:

https://www.oakley.com/en/search?text=splatterfade

Some of the colourway listings are off, but they did provide a description of the collection.

Fade
A tribute to our foundry that created Full Metal Jacket® frames and lens coatings with metallic oxides in the '90s, the Fade Silver Collection carries hues that meld across metallic finishes. The look of smooth color transition comes with the visionary technology of Prizm™ lenses to make everything you see more vibrant.

Splatter
This new wave eyewear art is a pure expression of pop color called the Splatter Collection. Along with playful splashes of hand-crafted coloration, it features innovative Prizm™ lenses that make the hues of the world more rich and vibrant.
Wavecloud
UKPaddlesports
Sep 5, 2018 8:45 AM
I would’ve been all over these a year ago.
Dann
Dann Thombs
Sep 5, 2018 12:08 PM
Heard that the Jawbreaker might be a store exclusive
Chattabox23
TJ Chatterton
Sep 5, 2018 4:21 PM
I think the color combos coming out with this collection are awesome. I wouldn't mind eventually adding all of the splatter options to my collection.
Wavecloud
UKPaddlesports
Sep 6, 2018 9:35 AM
They're available to the masses now guys!
Chattabox23
TJ Chatterton
Sep 6, 2018 9:50 PM
I know on the website it lists these as limited editions, but does anybody have any numbers they have heard?
Oak
Twenty Fifty
Sep 15, 2018 10:32 PM
The Splatterfade JBr is finally up:

https://www.oakley.com/en/men/sunglasses/sport-performance/jawbreaker-splatterfade-collection/product/W0OO9290SPC?skuCode=OO9290-4131&variant=888392391261
Dullisc
Brett Acuff
Sep 22, 2018 4:31 PM
Not a huge fan of the new splatter fade. And definitely not liking how the splatter stops a the frame. Should at least continue down the earstems
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