Dann: Dann Thombs
Age: 43 / MA
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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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5D
Feb 20, 2024 12:13 PM
Very nice. Looks a little different than the website pictures though
1W
Feb 18, 2024 11:32 PM
Yes, just checked. Great find. I'll add it to my archives
1W
Feb 17, 2024 2:41 AM
If you could send me a pic. I'd love to have the reference documented.
1W
Feb 16, 2024 11:23 AM
Ohh, nice one
1W
Feb 14, 2024 11:39 AM
Welcome. Good to have you
1W
Feb 12, 2024 5:38 PM
Old school grapevine, I see.
2W
Feb 11, 2024 1:00 PM
C5/O Matter combo, I assume
2W
Feb 11, 2024 3:34 AM
I like the color options on these, but the shape of the Exchange a bit more
2W
Feb 9, 2024 3:22 PM
Amazing. You're getting some great glasses lately.
2W
Feb 7, 2024 5:37 PM
Fixed the link
2W
Feb 6, 2024 12:17 PM
Wow, flavors of laser lens. Nice
2W
Feb 5, 2024 2:41 PM
Very cool
3W
Jan 29, 2024 8:42 PM
I believe an athlete was sick, so oakley donated these grips and he was able to sell them to keep the money. Yellow was his favorite color. This was at the same time as the valentine's and st Patrick editions.
1M
Jan 26, 2024 3:12 AM
Got inspired by a great IG account who post amazing portraits of techwear with Oakleys on. Tried it but was not convinced with how it went, so I just ended up in a sleevless puffy jacket for a simpler portrait.

Go check that IG account. He posts amazing stuff.
https://www.instagram.com/gozzilah/ - BiGCoB


Those are some really nice shots
1M
Jan 25, 2024 3:28 PM
Gorgeous. Love them all
1M
Jan 24, 2024 7:59 PM
Nice SI additions.
1M
Jan 24, 2024 7:59 PM
Haha, you're not alone. Welcome
1M
Jan 22, 2024 12:11 AM
There were a few hand painted prototypes with gunmetal icons, but they were the orange fire variants, and only 7 made their way to the Irvine O Store as a proof of concept
1M
Jan 21, 2024 12:38 PM
SKU numbers on the inside didn't appear until early 2005, and these predate that by a few years. However, that painted flame pattern is suspect. Usually it's a print and you can see a slight half tone pattern. The curves follow a different path near the icon too. Here is mine:



The color of the frame should be silver, but I don't know if that had to do with the cameras white balance. I believe the hinge should look more like this, as they wouldn't leave the injection mold point so visible

1M
Jan 21, 2024 12:23 PM
Awesome. Glad you decided to join. Welcome
1M
Jan 15, 2024 3:58 AM
What's the only pair more coveted than the Fandango...?

- TERRORISM


That's hilarious
1M
Jan 9, 2024 8:24 PM
90s wires are a good pickup
1M
Jan 2, 2024 12:50 AM
Welcome. Good to have you here
1M
Dec 30, 2023 2:53 PM
I believe things like Prizm Garnet are the base colors of the more popular Sport Prizms without the iridium.
2M
Dec 27, 2023 4:25 AM
Still recovering from the lost sleep after playing Santa, but Merry belated Christmas to everyone.
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