I just don't like the not straight ear stems. That's not Oakley to me. I'll be a hypocrite if I buy the new Clifden but that pair has some cool features/accessories that help me overlook the not straight ear stems. - yelkao
I completely agree that Oakleys should have straight stem. It's one of the identifiable hallmarks of the brand. That said, I tend to gravitate towards the typical hook arms these days because I like the lack of pressure on the side of the head (I must be getting old).
Clifden is probably the only interesting one out of the upcoming Fall releases. I'm on the fence about that one, but I will likely end up with one someday.
You're only as old as your Oakleys make you feel. LOL
I do think Clifden is going to be a nice novelty. Kinda excited to check it out. Minus the not straight earstems.
Sort of the same thought. I'm fine with traditional daily wearers, as they're certainly needed in the lineup, but the three point fit is one of Oakley's trademarks. - Dann
This will be the new temple design on a lot of lifestyle and some active styles. Started with Split Shot. Still a Three point fit but with better ball cap compatibility. "It won't fit with my hat on." is a common customer complaint. - Defenderoftheo
I definitely understand the ball cap compatibility. I always debate whether to have the earstems on the outside going over the cap, having the ends of the earstems underneath the cap or just having the earstems resting below the cap line. A few MLB players seem to put the stems on the outside over the cap.
Nonetheless I still think if they curve the earstems of more models that's taking away from the brand. 3 point fit or not. I just don't like it.