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I am just very very obsessive about a chosen few particular styles of a single brand of eyewear. Is the court-appointed psychiatrist really necessary?

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23h
Dec 12, 2018 7:02 PM
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4D
Dec 8, 2018 8:52 PM
Just saw this on O.com for anyone looking for Half X lenses. It's only the Tungsten Iridium, but they appear to be in stock (at least for now):

https://www.oakley.com/en-us/product/W206U0514R?variant=700285297880
2W
Nov 28, 2018 4:33 AM
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3W
Nov 16, 2018 8:04 PM
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4W
Nov 14, 2018 1:11 PM
Not to derail the thread, but can I just say how much I appreciate the FMJ finish? Especially the grey metal FMJ finishes like 9mm, 7.62mm, 45mm, Gunmetal, etc. Sure, Oakley has modern metallic-like finishes and do I like those as well, but they just aren't the same.

It's a shame Oakley never found a way to solve the FMJ flaking problem, which probably was a factor in their decision not to use FMJ anymore. But I also have modern grey and silver finishes that flake in their own, panic-inducing way so there really isn't much of a difference in the end.

Those EJs & TCs are already awesome on their own, but the FMJ makes them seem like entirely different pieces.
1M
Nov 11, 2018 12:02 AM
I landed on Medusa and it's pretty spot on!
1M
Nov 3, 2018 3:09 PM
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1M
Nov 2, 2018 12:41 PM
Anyone else go for these? What's your thoughts?
- mjt42


I'm not terribly fond of special editions or signature series releases just as a matter of personal preference. I find most of the colorways always have at least one thing that pulls me back from it be it frame color, lens choice, or (on this case) branding placement. There are certain SE models I do like, but only because they hit all the right spots for me.

On the other hand, it is encouraging to see a re-release of a classic frame like the EJ. While i'm not necessarily excited about these particular Palace editions, I am excited this is leading to a more general release with new frame colors and Prizm lens options. That said, I have been initially excited with past releases only to lose my enthusiasm once I saw how the particular model progressed. So only time will tell if this happens with the EJ and where it goes after that. But if a wider release does happen and the EJ gets some unique colorways, then the Palace editions would end up being a good thing overall since they would have effectively marked the EJs return to retail.
1M
Oct 29, 2018 3:25 AM
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1M
Oct 22, 2018 7:48 PM
Unbelievably low prices are always suspect IMO. It's one thing to find a good deal from a reputable source, but there are bounds of reason. Even if these turn out to be real it ends up raising more questions than I am comfortable exploring. Questions like "Who were they stolen from?", or "Have these been exposed to an incurable disease?", etc.
1M
Oct 22, 2018 7:34 PM
I think you need to be a bit more specific if you want to get the response you are looking for. Normally, members post WTB or WTT threads looking for a specific special edition or product out of stock. Now if you are just broadly searching and any random colorway will suffice, luckily these are still for sale from Oakley and at a number of authorized retailers, not to mention lenses, earsocks, cases, etc.
1M
Oct 15, 2018 1:18 PM
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2M
Oct 12, 2018 6:34 AM
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2M
Oct 11, 2018 1:54 PM
Fully agreed!!!

The older Oakley profile images were excellent at showing off the frames at a first glance. These new images make it so much harder to browse through. I don't see how these newer images somehow help a newer, less familiar customer navigate their products and tell the difference between them. Seems much more of a hindrance than a help.
2M
Oct 4, 2018 2:31 PM
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2M
Sep 30, 2018 6:03 PM
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2M
Sep 30, 2018 4:51 AM
Welcome. Good to have you.
2M
Sep 27, 2018 10:40 PM
Those are crazy! Great work!
2M
Sep 25, 2018 4:56 PM
Sweet!
3M
Sep 10, 2018 11:37 PM
Welcome! Good to have you.
3M
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!

3M
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.
3M
Sep 1, 2018 5:37 AM
Good effing lord, that thing is nightmare fuel!
4M
Aug 7, 2018 11:10 AM
Werlcome! Great to have you
5M
Jul 5, 2018 8:40 PM
Welcome aboard!
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