January 12th, 2015 - 6 years ago (1,185 logins)Last Login1 months ago
Hi, I'm a new member to the community. My name is Bobby, and I have been a sunglass addict since my mid teens to present. I have had many pairs of Oakley sunglasses over the year, though I have used many different brands. Oakley is my favorite because of the original designs and innovation with many pieces in their line up.
I have been a fan of O-Review lurking in the background for a few years now, and have finally decided to come forward and join. I wasn't sure if I could live up to the requirements, but I'm going to try.
My first pair of Oakleys were Eye Jackets in Moss, and when they broke I got them in Ivory. From there I got some of the original C-Wires. I don't know what has become of those, but I wish I could find them.
Currently I really love the X-Metal line and have several pairs in my collection. I currently have 15 pair of Oakley Sunglasses in my collection, and am always looking to expand. Looking forward to see the new Mad Man, and Bad Man sunglasses, as they are the most exciting thing that I have seen since the Jawbone.
Aside from sunglasses, I love fast cars and knives. I have a pretty extensive collection of knives, mostly automatics, and mostly Microtech.
Probably the coolest Iron Man helmet prop on the market right now. The mechanical features and voice-activated functions are amazing. There’s a 4-5 month wait for it to be manufactured and then shipped once you place your order, but it looks worth it. Mine’s on its way, and I hope it functions properly on arrival
Definitely the coolest I’ve seen. Where can it be purchased and how much??
They’re trickling into stores now. That pair in that exact colourway is limited to 200 pairs worldwide. There is a second version with Black Ebony Wood (rather than Ash wood) that is also limited to 200 worldwide. The model is the EPLX 5:
You mean the one from Iron Man 2? It’s the All-In model in Polished Silver, but the old version without the guitar pic temple tip and clear temple tip (colourway AI-006). He also wears a matte black All-In near the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron as well. RDJ wore the London Calling model in Iron Man 2, too. The Initium Concept 2 was in Spider-man: Far From Home (though some are saying it is the Roy Tower Concept 2 that Initium just recreated). - Oak
Yes, all of it. Thanks. I’m going to be really drained of funds soon. Geez. Where do u find all this??
Nice stuff, Bobby. I’ve been wearing DITA for 10 years now and they’ve become my favourite eyewear brand. I love Chrome Hearts as well; CH is always in my rotation since the eyewear is fantastic. MJ and Persol are cool too; I wear them sometimes.
Other brands I would recommend are:
TAVAT - cool industrial design, especially with their SoupCan and SpamCan stuff. They are fun to wear, but they do wear front-heavy because of the amount of stainless steel in the orbitals.
Matsuda - I adore Matsuda frames and love wearing them, especially the stuff since the company re-started a few years back, but their best eyewear are re-releases rather than anything new and innovative. Very ornate detailing. If you like Chrome Hearts for its detailing, you’ll like Matsuda for their detailing as well. They are the company best known for the sunglasses Sarah Connor wears in Terminator 2.
Parasite Design - I like them because of their unique design language. I don’t wear or buy too many of them, however, since the frames are flimsy IMO and don’t wear well for me.
Randolph Engineering - Not the best around, but well-known for its military connection and is decent for its price point.
Initium - I only have one of their frames and they’re ok, but I thought it may be up your alley as a big Tony Stark fan. They’ve been in several MCU movies and also partnered with Police for the glasses in Captain America: Civil War.
Jacques Marie Mage - JMM is a great brand with some very cool frames. They don’t work for my head because the ones I did own fit for narrow faces, even though the vertical sizing of the lens is large. So, the size of the lenses look good but the arms press into my temples. It gets annoying after a while. Still, JMM is a great brand that is very collector-friendly. Each SKU is limited to 250-500 units and will not exceed that number. It is exclusive in that regard.
Lots to research here. Thanks
I’ll try to get some pics up of my other sunglasses.
I have ventured into other stuff. As of late, I’ve been wearing more of the non-oakley items. I don’t have collections of these per se, but a few of each with the exception of Dita. I have Maui Jim’s, Persol, Chrome Hearts, and as mentioned DITA. Working on picking up some more Dita frames.
Thanks! DITA has released the replacement lenses by itself, presumably because they can’t manufacture the frames fast enough but still wanted to satisfy demand somehow. I bought a set from a Toronto dealer and put it in my 7806-A SKU frame. - Oak
I was in Vegas this past weekend. One of the Casinos has a sunglass shoppe with DITA. They had flight 06, but no blue lenses.
Magnificent! I am extremely jealous right now, Bobby! Congrats!
DITA eyewear, AP watch, GT-R....you’re all set to be the next Tony Stark. - Oak
Lol. When u put it that way, it sounds bad. I’m truly a fan of the MCU with Iron Man being my favorite Avenger. I was excited to be able to get this pair as I may go as Tony Stark for Halloween with my boys this year. I’ll keep an eye out for them should they become available again. I’ll grab them for u.
DITA isn’t an integrated manufacturer like Oakley or Lux, so there is some lag time between the decision to manufacturer and the actual manufacturing activities. They design their own frames but they contract one of the oldest Japanese eyewear manufacturers to do the work for them. This middle-man arrangement adds some time.
Another thing is this Japanese manufacturer uses old world eyewear craftsmanship, so that methodology adds an assload of time. Lots of hand craftsmanship rather than just machine work, lots of hand detailing and quality assurance goes into a frame, which is why they’re known for their quality. High quality materials as well. - Oak
Good info. Thanks. Glad to hear they are not mass produced and lots of detail goes into making them a quality pair. Had never really heard of Dita before Robert Downey Jr wore them for the movie. The follow up in Spider Man really got their name out there.
I hope these things move fast so as to encourage DITA to re-release the silver frame, but something tells me it won’t because it doesn’t have the Avengers/Spidey connection.
As I was telling Bobby, the lenses only take a few days to make. It’s the frames that’s the bottleneck; it takes 4 months to get the frames manufactured. They’re short on supply, so I don’t think DITA even knows when/if they can offer the silver frame again for specifically 7806-AVG. Fingers crossed. - Oak
Fingers crossed for you, brother. What about the manufacturing of the frames takes so long? I guess it’s a good indication of quality at least. I understand Ti is probably more difficult to work with.