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Sunglasses (Yet Again) - Oakley Carbon?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Westyfield2, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. Westyfield2

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    After getting myself a new watch I've decided to get myself a nice set of genuine sunglasses (as I take the mick when my mates get fakes). I've always liked the look of Oakleys and as my Dad is in the states by an Oakley Store (that do Custom made) I've been looking around at the custom range and like the look of the "Frame Type: HALF JACKET Carbon Fiber Frame / Silver Icon Lens Type: Ice Iridium Polarized" They're $175 (£95) (yes, I know it varies state to state) compared with £140 from Rubensmenswear.com
    But I've got a few questions:
    • Do the polarized lenses have "polarized" actually written on them? (As I don't really like it see here)
    • What Do The Carbon Frames Look Like In Real Life? - Would I Be Better Off Getting Matt/Gloss Black?
    • Is It Real Carbon? (I've got a thing for it on my Bike & my Dad's Westfield)
    • Am I Wasting My Money?
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    Custom Half Jackets
    Basically, Yes OR No

    TY
    Ed
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2006
  2. PardonTheWait

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    I shouldn't think it's real carbon, especially not for £140. Could be though.

    P.S You really Love capitalising words at Random, don't You?

    :p
     
  3. Akira

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    Top pic looks like Dame Edna Everidge's oakleys.
     
  4. MarkST

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    I can answer two questions.

    Yes, the lenses say Polarized on them, you wont notice it while wearing them.

    No, you are not wasting your money, Oakley make good sunglasses, treat yourself.

    Mark.
     
  5. fanger

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    That's a lot of money for something you'll probably sit on and crush p****d one night.
     
  6. ballistic

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    rip off, you can get nice sunglasses off topman for 10 pounds and without worrying of them breaking or you not liking them the following summer.
     
  7. MarkST

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    Thats hardly a good reason for not buying them though, is it?

    Mark.
     
  8. PardonTheWait

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    It's hardly a rip off. Oakley stuff is high quality, that's what you pay for. Just because topman sunnies are adequate doesn't mean anything more expensive is a rip off.

    A bic lighter will light cigarettes, a zippo isn't a rip off.
    A Metro will get you to work, Ferraris aren't a rip off.
    A Casio digital will tell the time, but a Panerai isn't a rip off.

    Etc etc etc
     
  9. nealw

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    my oakley x metals cost about 200 quid, and ive had them about 2 years and not damaged them once.


    ive jinxed it now though haven't i... :p
     
  10. Scuzi

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    10 quid sunglasses offer little protection for your eyes. Having tried various sunglasses for flying where they are very important, Oakley lenses are by far the best of the lot. They're worth every penny. I don't leave the house without mine during the summer. On bright days my eyes feel relaxed but with cheap sunglasses I can feel my eyes straining.

    You get what you pay for.
     
  11. Raymond Lin

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    I've been wearing glasses for like 20 years and only ever broken 1 pair and that wasn't by me. The last 4 pairs all have been scratch free, just because there is a chance of breaking them doesn't make them a rip-off. You can crash cars too, do you not get one because of it?
     
  12. Westyfield2

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    If it's not real carbon, do they look any good - Some fake carbon (cough Chav cars) look complete rubish.
    WHAT yOu MeaN ? !!!!!!111111oneoneone
     
  13. ballistic

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    really?
    I saw a recent study which showed that 10 pound sunglasses most often than not provide very similar protection - usually just as good in fact. Some cheap sunglasses are just rubbish though yes.
     
  14. Westyfield2

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    Particulary after Oakleys because of the Impact Protection thing - Important when out in an aeroscreened Westfield - mmm, grit & bugs
     
  15. Scuzi

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    My eyes don't lie. The difference is very significant. The visual clarity and glare reduction of their polarised lenses really is quite outstanding.
     
  16. fanger

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    Oh I suppose you're right. I've spent the day thinking how expensive it is just sitting here breathing...not actually doing anything...just sitting here...gas bill rolls in...leccy bill rolls in...mob bill rolls in...council tax rolls in....etc, etc.

    Shades are not high on the agenda of "must haves" at the moment.
     
  17. Raymond Lin

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    That is a perfectly valid reason, if you are not getting the most use with your money, fair enough. But I wear glasses everyday so i make use of it every moment i am awake.
     
  18. PardonTheWait

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    I want prescription Oakley sunglasses, but I'm too poor :(
     
  19. fanger

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    Sorry to be a bit neg but not a good day today. Loads going wrong. I've got a battered old pair of Blocs that have done me for years. I've sat on them, crushed them in the hand, etc, and still they shield my eyes from the burning rays of the Sun like the faithful eye protecting servants they are.

    If I had the odd couple of hundred quid in my pocket right now I can think of 10 things I'd do with it before laying out the cash for a new pair of shades.
     
  20. Raikiri

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    http://oakley.com/o/o2111d I want these with proper lenses :( had to settle for some Quiksilver glasses though

    @OP. I don't like those myself, but yes they are worth it