skull.jacket: Steve Youngman
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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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2W
Jul 5, 2018 8:40 PM
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3W
Jun 24, 2018 12:19 PM
I have a Men’s Nesting Table as well but I figured you guys didn’t want to see a picture of my toilet so... - JP


Yeah, but is it an Oakley toilet?
1M
Jun 14, 2018 3:04 PM
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1M
Jun 7, 2018 1:12 AM
Great addition! Those are definitely gems!
1M
Jun 6, 2018 10:06 PM
I would offer it may be the oversaturation of the uninspired models rather than a lack of inspiration. There have been some really cool new items released in recent years, namely the Flight Jacket (I see a hint of a Star Trek style spaceship from the side profile) as well as the more functional Flak 2.0, Radar EV and Jawbreaker (the contoured venting was long overdue and very welcome, I think).

On the other hand, the seemingly endless slew of lifestyle and active models with painfully similar features and colors may have overbalanced what would have otherwise been solid product lines. I know they can't just go back to the days when they only had ten models available at a time, so it's just something I have to live with. But it does help to create the perception of lack of inspiration when only one model in a release seems to stand out in its own right.

At the same time though, I think they should celebrate their heritage every so often, as many other brands and companies tend to do. The only real question would be how Oakley chooses to present these offerings, as myself and many others here get the impression these releases are seen as less of a celebratory addition and more of a knee-jerk reaction to sales. The better they present the releases, and the more they try to out-do the older colorways, the better the new products will be seen.
1M
May 28, 2018 1:59 AM
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2M
May 10, 2018 1:59 PM
+1 for the shirt!
2M
May 10, 2018 12:41 PM
Wow! I guess I did come off sounding a little insane there! I should probably clarify ... I keep the sticker TYPES together in their own little bags - The Prizm Line gets one, The Polarized "P" has their own, The New Polar/RX Checkbox, etc ... not each little one individually.

The point I guess was to say I do save them. Not sure for what yet but yeah, I can't seem to bring myself to throw any of them away. Same with the warranty & lens inserts.

Oops. Lol!
2M
May 9, 2018 8:23 AM
Every one of my stickers go into a tiny individual bag and then stored in a repurposed earsock box I keep for just the stickers.
2M
May 2, 2018 1:20 PM
Hello an welcome!
2M
May 2, 2018 1:19 PM
Good to have you!
2M
Apr 28, 2018 12:20 AM
Those look pretty sweet. The "Lighning" hat kinda has a Metallica 1984 vibe to it.
2M
Apr 25, 2018 4:40 AM
I can't fault them for trying. I mean, I guess it does kinda make sense on paper so good luck to them.

Still, I can't help but to think how funny and ironic it would be if it turns out these three frames would have the LEAST amount of replacement parts available, since only ONE company would probably make them. Either that, or ALL their competitors end up making replacement parts for these, and Revant finds they don't make enough profit to justify continuing to make the frames themselves.

That would be a little poetic justice. Nothing against Revant. I just find it amusing is all.
3M
Apr 15, 2018 11:14 AM
It looks like Prizm Clear and Prizm Low Light are the same, at least relatively speaking. Perhaps they are similar in the way that football shild Grey and Shield Light Grey were lighter than their sunglass counterparts, but essentially filling the same spot.
3M
Apr 3, 2018 11:34 PM
The Flight Jacket is crazy cool!!! There is so much going on with this design!
3M
Apr 3, 2018 11:25 PM
I really like this thread. Thanks for keeping it going!
3M
Mar 25, 2018 12:32 PM
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4M
Mar 5, 2018 8:59 PM
I fell for the Split Jacket and New Racing Jacket pretty hard. Very versatile, comfortable, and adaptable. Eight Split Jackets, six NRJV (with more on the way), and lots of lenses and spare parts.

I still have a soft spot for the more classic frames like Minute, Straight Jacket, Twenty, etc and have a small assortment of each. I have been meaning to add some Racing Jacket and Eye Jacket to the mix. The "vintage" models have a very appealing asthetic to them. Especially with the right frame color, the contours truly jump out. I don't wear these very often at all, but do enjoy them just the same.
4M
Mar 5, 2018 8:43 PM
Everyone wants Mad Science until it's released. - Dann


And then everyone ignores it until it's discontinued!
4M
Mar 5, 2018 2:49 AM
There are fake Jawbreakers, believe it or not. There are even a couple YouTube videos that demonstrate functionality and lens swapping between the real and fake models. These fake models are really only revealed on close inspection, such as lack of unobtainium on the earstems, inconsistent details or contours, etc. But the major stuff like jaw motion and earstem adjustability are all there and will fool someone who isn't looking at those finer details (I have even seen a fake Jawbone with a working jaw). Granted, many of the fakes are usually just painted to LOOK like they have separate components and don't actually move, but there are enough fakes out there that actually work so functionality alone is no longer enough to eliminate a fake.
4M
Mar 2, 2018 12:04 AM
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Feb 24, 2018 1:32 AM
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Feb 20, 2018 5:19 PM
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5M
Feb 15, 2018 11:46 PM
Welcome!
5M
Feb 13, 2018 5:23 AM
Welcome. Good to have you.
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