jim jannard
jim jannard
Mar 25, 2006 10:48 AM
IMHO, the museum worth Oakley products are as follows because they moved the market with breakaway inventions, materials and/or interesting designs.

The Oakley Grip (1st product)- 1975
The O/20 Goggle (turned into the O Frame)
The Eyeshade
The M Frame (world's most important sunglass)
The Eye Jacket (1st all CAD, full sculpture model)
Shoe One

We have made a lot of other things that are great, interesting and successful but these are my picks.

Full Throttle @ 102 mph
Mar 25, 2006 10:51 AM
I couldn't agree more! Nice picks Jim!
www.drchop shop.com
Mar 25, 2006 10:52 AM
WOW! Am I glad I came across the Corteen/Gold jackets last weekend! I remember my EJ collection at the time..1st one I bought was the Cobalt +red, then Fuel/Gold, Green/Gold, Pearl/Black, & now Corteen...I too have my Timebomb, but man, I need these other Museum pieces...Especially since the importance has been made much more clear. Great info! Will be addidng a Tank once it is released.
Lee Silver
Mar 25, 2006 11:06 AM
Very nice shortlist Jim,I would also have to add the Blade as well,considering how popular they were for you,and also innovations such as interchangeable lenses,and the Hydrophilic nosepiece etc.

I used to love the term; "Blades.Because regular sunglasses just dont cut it."

Full Throttle @ 102 mph
Mar 25, 2006 11:15 AM
Good point Lee! What about a lens Iridium ? I know Ruby has always been a hot seller. Making it's appearances to some blockbuster films.
Factory Pilot
Mar 25, 2006 11:17 AM
all i am missing is the goggle...need to work on that.
Mar 25, 2006 11:17 AM
Sweet picks Jim, good to know what The Man thinks about his own full line of products.
Factory Pilot
Mar 25, 2006 11:53 AM
How about Over The top and Leather Wrap Mars?

OTT may not have been a big seller but it was huge in the way of design as it was something that was way "outside the box"

OB session
Mar 25, 2006 12:00 PM
I think I would drop Over the Top in there as well.
american image
science wrapped in art dealer
Mar 25, 2006 12:13 PM
the O/20 goggle was the very first goggle that i got from Pierre Karsmakers when i was riding MX bikes , it came in a red cardboard box , with a ( sorry for my english ) plastic see through piece , that came of the very first time you touched it . i had tons of these , what i liked about them was that the sweat absorber was a lot higher than the current models of goggles, to me it seems almost 1 centimeter , you could ride the deep sand-tracks forever , and never get any moist on the inside. Most popular color was yellow, a not the neon yellow , but the old RM SUZUKI yellow. ( i rode Honda's , but the red colour wasn't my personal favorite )

TIMEBOMB - I HAVE ( eddy jordan special # 34/100 )
SHOE ONE - I HAVE ( wish they came back )
M FRAME - mumbo splatter I HAVE
THUMP - I HAVE ( and addicted to them )
EYESHADE - I HAVE ( my first eyewear piece , thank you PK )
ROMEO - I HAVE ( 2 actually , couldn't decide on the colour )
( FOR FP ) leather MARS - I HAVE ( but just recently )

Personally , i think PLATE BELONGS IN THIS TOO , the production and engineering , and design are one-of-a-kind

EJ Man
Mar 25, 2006 1:49 PM
Glad to see my beloved Eye Jackets are in there.
Mar 25, 2006 3:16 PM
You've got it all, Fred!
martin g
Mar 25, 2006 4:05 PM
happy to see the ROMEO among this very nice list
Robert Lake
Mar 25, 2006 6:36 PM
Is this the goggle that Jim speaks of??

jim jannard
jim jannard
Mar 25, 2006 6:45 PM
Fred has a great collection and I do agree the the OTT belongs on the list. This goggle shown is NOT the O/20... it is a short production run of "The Oakley Goggle". I did not design it and consider it our biggest mistake. I got talked into doing it by the designer. As soon as it released, I got to work personally on the O/20 which was released one year later. Wish I could gring all these up.

Robert Lake
Mar 25, 2006 6:50 PM
Wow..I am sure glad I did not buy those then...I would hate to own what the "MAD SCIENTIST" considers Oakley's "biggest mistake" ...LOL
Robert Lake
Mar 25, 2006 6:54 PM
How about SubZero / Zero? These were equally unique and are very coveted even today.
Wilson Ng
Mar 25, 2006 10:09 PM
very nice list Jim, all milestones in my opinion. i'll agree to add in the Blade though, and also OverTheTop. nice to see i own at least one item in that list... love my Tomebombs hehe.

Fred, Jim says you have a great collection! can't get any better praise than from the man himself.
american image
science wrapped in art dealer
Mar 26, 2006 12:47 AM
thank you very much for this compliment, mr. jannard ...Jim
coming from you means something. ( gotta learn to speak on a first name basis )

well everybody knows whos collection i ( and a lot with me ) admire ; FP / god
Jason H
Mar 26, 2006 12:58 AM
yeah but FP's collection doesnt count since he is not a mere mortal like the rest of us.

Jim any chance the original Shoe One might make a comeback?
Justin "The Mofoin' Man" Gandy
Mar 26, 2006 1:00 AM
i think with the coming of jannard FP is more like hercules compared to zeus... ,more of a demi-god lol
american image
science wrapped in art dealer
Mar 26, 2006 1:03 AM
justin , i disagree , FP remains god ,

kinda funny; how about this ; and on the 1th day, the mad
scientist created ; god

Twenty Fifty
Mar 26, 2006 2:48 AM
What, no C-5 on anyone's list? I hold the Warden in high regard, as that's Oakley's first Aviator (a style that Oakley took and improved upon greatly, IMO). E Wires also because they were the first.
Now go home and get your shine box.
Mar 26, 2006 2:50 AM
I agree with the list but i would also have to include the medusa come on guys if any one piece screams oakley madness it has got to be that beauty.
Eric Arsenault
Mar 26, 2006 3:15 AM
Grid Iron Vest and vaults couls also be added on this list.


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