Dann: Dann Thombs
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Around Summer 2002, I was spending money on nothing but bills for school and who knows what. My brother had just gotten Scars, to which my impression was "that's really dumb to spend all that money on sunglasses", but then I tried them on and really noticed the difference in quality. I'd never seen a lens be so clear before. My comment was Everything looks like the Autolevel function in Photoshop. What a nerd I am sometimes. At that point the Splice came out and my brother wished he had waited and gotten that instead. So one day when I was at a cookout playing hooky from work, the one shred of champagne taste that I had kicked in and I decided to get a pair

After that, I got a pair of minutes, but they were too girly and didn't look like the online picture, so I gave those to my sister and then got a pair of leather Mars, since they were so odd. That lead to a pair of 24k X-Metal XX's, and a Time Bomb. Then on and on and on. Once the site took off, it was all over. I think I had a dozen or so when that happened.

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Looks like the Profile and Collection photos worked. Avatar shouldn't be much different, but it's going to resize it down to 90px X 90px. If it's acting up, you may want to resize it ahead of time.
1D
Oct 22, 2017 2:36 AM
Yeah the 1:1 Neca models are pretty bad. I wanted the rocket raccoon one, but the I saw it in person. Least the Five Nights at Freddy is based on a game, so it sort if works. The material seems to be holding up well.
2D
Oct 20, 2017 6:15 PM
I've had a few. Like you mentioned, it was exciting once upon a time when they were far and few between. There was more lore to the pairs that differed from the norm. I think certain ones can still have some notoriety, but they need to be from one of the designers, and they need to be aesthetically pleasing.

There's also the factor of the one-off being something that is uniquely Oakley, or something that would only come from them. Anyone can hydrodip now, but only Oakley can have say a Cobalt pattern, or more specifically, their cobalt pattern. Just something about it being from the factory sets it apart. However the hand painted ones despite being more unique, hold less importance for me. They don't differ due to the production process, but rather just were painted once done.

My only real factory custom is my Ruby Ducati Cut New Zero. I like it because the lens was cut using their machines and is identical to the Black Iridium version. But since they didn't offer Ruby, it makes it unique. Touring the factory in 2005, I saw a Cobalt OTT. That would have been cool. I'm sure it was just a test run that someone did, but it was their proprietary hydrodip pattern.
3D
Oct 20, 2017 2:27 PM
My favorite X-Metal
3D
Oct 20, 2017 1:50 PM
Welcome. Guess the crash got a little publicity out there. Good to have you.
3D
Oct 20, 2017 1:49 PM
The Green M Frame (Gen 1) only appeared in the Japanese catalog, so that is a very hard to find one.

Here are a few vintage catalogs from Japan:

1990:
http://oakley.decemberized.com/Eyewear/1990/Japan_Brochure_August_1990.pdf

1992:
http://oakley.decemberized.com/Eyewear/1992/Japan_Brochure_October_1992.pdf
3D
Oct 20, 2017 1:46 PM
Epic beard and classic Valves. You'll fit in well here, thanks for sharing.
3D
Oct 19, 2017 5:46 PM
I have to say, usually the Netflix trailers just sort of announce the upcoming movie, but this gets me pumped.
3D
Oct 19, 2017 3:54 PM
Like the Glasses at a Glance section we had years ago.
3D
Oct 19, 2017 3:53 PM
I think it related to the need to fit under a helmet. But the choices of low profile nosepieces is one of those hard things to research unless you have some fresh examples that have never been touched or altered.
3D
Oct 19, 2017 2:48 PM
Don't worry. It was returned after the photo.
4D
Oct 19, 2017 2:19 PM
Try it outside in the shade. Seems to result in the best lighting.
4D
Oct 19, 2017 2:12 PM
Despite apparently writing that post, I have no recollection as to what I was talking about. Good to know though. I guess if they were using the Zero stems, they may as well used the sock and nosepiece kit as well to keep inventory levels consistent.
4D
Oct 19, 2017 2:10 PM
6PM has generally been the spot to check on Black Friday. Think I got three pair for about $120 last year and had a decent amount of Christmas gifts settled.
4D
Oct 18, 2017 11:44 PM
Perfect. Couldn't have found a better lens
4D
Oct 18, 2017 11:42 PM
Thank you. Took a bit to get things back in order, but I think it was worth it.
5D
Oct 17, 2017 7:46 PM
Nice, thanks!
5D
Oct 17, 2017 6:00 PM
I'll try to get screencaps for some of these.
5D
Oct 17, 2017 6:00 PM
SkulVision!!!!!!!
6D
Oct 17, 2017 12:05 PM
Thanks. I know the main reason we added it here, was due to the O Store in the background during one of the chase scenes.
6D
Oct 16, 2017 6:50 PM
About 3, the last two months were waiting for the server.
6D
Oct 16, 2017 4:27 PM
Are the EV Zero's new. Somehow they still match your shirt. Well done.
6D
Oct 16, 2017 4:24 PM
That pin collection is really nice. Thanks for sharing.
1W
Oct 16, 2017 12:24 PM
Welcome, good to have you here.
1W
Oct 14, 2017 12:30 AM
Brilliant photo
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