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post #121 of 242
nice pick up warpdriver... the Why 8.0 sure looks classy. glad the Gold Iridium lenses works for you.

i got something new this week as well, a NEW Square Wire, in Olive Chrome/Dark Bronze lenses.

post #122 of 242
New Square Wire huh? Is that the Square Wire 3.0 that I've seen hinted at on oakley-review.com? They had a Square Wire 3.0 listed but no pics...yet.
post #123 of 242
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Originally Posted by PYROphonez
I personally prefer the stores on the sides of streets that sell fake brand name sunglasses, 2 for $15-20. I don't wear sunglasses enough to justify that amount of money.
Be very careful and make sure you get effective UV filtration for that price. Sunglasses that don't filter UV are actually worse than no sunglasses because your pupils dilate due to reduced visible light, and let more harmful UV light in.

That said, there is no reason you can't get good UV protection for that price, most of the price in sunglasses is due to branding and exotic materials, not stuff that directly contributes to protection. Just buy them from a store that sells to no-nonsense professionals who make their living outdoors, like forestry specialists or policemen, not a shady guy selling cheap and ineffective tinted plastic off a back alley (pun intended). Ben Meadows sells polarized impact-resistant safety glasses rated at 99.7% UV protection for $28.

Count my vote for Maui Jim. I have been trying to get my Mom to select a pair for herself and have me pay for them (she has cataracts), but she is old-fashioned thrifty and just can't get herself to look at expensive sunglasses.
post #124 of 242
I wish I could remember the picture in my head of how the old square wire was. I know you must know how this pair differs, Bong. They look nice though. It's nice to see Oakley taking the square trend and spiffying it up.
post #125 of 242
I just bought the whiskers, my first pair of sunglasses. They are great, very cool and sleek looking, but not too overly flashy and crazy-looking like some other oakleys. I tried the square wire 2.0 and it was too small, and the big square wire was too big. The whiskers are probably one of the best metal frame oakleys.
post #126 of 242
The Revo's finally came in

edit: They are shinier than I remember, but I'm a big fan of the lens.

post #127 of 242
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Originally Posted by Vertigo-1
New Square Wire huh? Is that the Square Wire 3.0 that I've seen hinted at on oakley-review.com? They had a Square Wire 3.0 listed but no pics...yet.
yup Vertigo, those are the supposedly Square Wire 3.0, but now it's just labeled as New Square Wire. Oakley.com has it up since today.
http://oakley.com/o/o4265d

here's a comparison with the older Square Wire 2.0





retic3nt, Whiskers are great. they're sleek looking but still can add to a sophisticated look, and got great coverage too. i recently got a pair too, Titanium Whisker with Titanium Iridium Polarized... soo light!

Thaddy, nice Revo's... how do they fit compared to the Oakley Square Wire 2.0?
post #128 of 242
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Originally Posted by bong

Thaddy, nice Revo's... how do they fit compared to the Oakley Square Wire 2.0?
The Square Wire's fit rather well, but the hinge stuck out too far for my face. The hinges on the Revo's stick out a tad, but seem to sweep more sharply, and fit much more snugly on my face. I think it's because the lens aren't as wide as the Square Wire's. I'm still thinking of getting a pair of the Square Wires, but for now I'm really happy with the Revo's. I spent enough on them!
post #129 of 242
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Originally Posted by retic3nt
I just bought the whiskers, my first pair of sunglasses. They are great, very cool and sleek looking, but not too overly flashy and crazy-looking like some other oakleys.
The Whiskers are really nice, esp the Titanium versions. Awesome choice.

I'm not really a fan of the crazy styled ones either. I prefer a more classic simple design.
post #130 of 242
How much better are the Titanium ones compared to the regular frame, and what color are they? I got the matte black frame with the black iridium lens for $130 (basically the cheapest options), which already felt really expensive.
post #131 of 242
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Originally Posted by retic3nt
How much better are the Titanium ones compared to the regular frame, and what color are they?
Well, if you aren't use to buying high end sunglasses, the Whisker Titanium Polarized is going to feel like buying a high end IEM like a UE5, it will hurt at first but you'll appreciate it later. The main difference is the frame, it feels noticeably lighter.

You can get the Titanium Polarized version for $265, and it comes in all black or metallic with bronzish lenses.

I prefer a gold or brownish lens because it makes colors look warm/rich and vibrant, and helps enhance contrast like always being in the sunset. Like headphones, you can opt for neutral or nicely colored presentation.

Polarized lenses are definitely worth the premium if you are around water as it cuts glare off the water. Instead of looking at a reflection, the polarization allows you to look beneath the surface of the water. It it helps enhance colors also but cutting the glare reflected off objects.
post #132 of 242
warpdriver's right... they're expensive but IMO they're worth every penny. i have both the Matte Black/Black Iridium Whiskers and the Titanium/Titanium Iridium Polarized Whiskers. if you think the regular Whiskers are light already because of the thin metal frames, imagine how featherweight they would be made in lightweight Titanium. the Titanium Iridium Polarized lenses are gorgeous to look at and amazing to look through. the Titanium Iridium Polarized uses a bronze based tint and is good for increasing contrast and enhancing colours.
post #133 of 242
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Originally Posted by bong
warpdriver's right... they're expensive but IMO they're worth every penny. i have both the Matte Black/Black Iridium Whiskers and the Titanium/Titanium Iridium Polarized Whiskers. if you think the regular Whiskers are light already because of the thin metal frames, imagine how featherweight they would be made in lightweight Titanium. the Titanium Iridium Polarized lenses are gorgeous to look at and amazing to look through. the Titanium Iridium Polarized uses a bronze based tint and is good for increasing contrast and enhancing colours.
Yeah that style combined with that lens is just ultra-ultra usable. I started out with Whiskers too, black/black iridium. It's what started the craze, so by careful.

I'm liking those new Square wires though. I thought the Oakley etching on the bridge was a bit much, and the styling is updated and the coverage looks better.
post #134 of 242
I hate you guys. Today I dropped by the Oakley store, and I took a look at the Titanium Polarized lenses, just to satisfy my curiosity. Now I have a paypal balance sitting there, and im REALLY REALLY hesitant to use it. Those titanium/titanium polarized whiskers were just too nice. Must resist.

I managed to escape the store with my WHY 8.0's still on, but i didn't get out unscaved. Picked up another hat.

Now im gonna deposit my paypal balance, and hope to hell that I never see a good deal on ebay for some polarized titanium whiskers.

Oh, and another thing, the lady at hte store showed me these new bridge pads on their glasses, which is slightly raised. I tried them on for the spike, and they help a ton. Anyone know where I can get these bridge pads? She said that Oakley is mainly reworking these onto their ladies glasses, and a few of the mens. Can't have it done for a custom jobbie, but they might sell them to me seperately?
post #135 of 242
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Originally Posted by skev13
Oh, and another thing, the lady at hte store showed me these new bridge pads on their glasses, which is slightly raised. I tried them on for the spike, and they help a ton. Anyone know where I can get these bridge pads? She said that Oakley is mainly reworking these onto their ladies glasses, and a few of the mens. Can't have it done for a custom jobbie, but they might sell them to me seperately?
You could probably get just about any accessory you need if you called Oakley directly. Wouldn't mind seeing a pic of these pads though to see what's new there.

My most recent pair of Oakleys was an RX'ed pair of Why 3s as normal eyeglasses. Absolutely lovely and comfortable. The best part by far about them is the nosepads, I totally wish Oakley would use these nosepads across all of their Wires. It's a perfectly round, thick and soft chunk of silicon that can easily angle any which way without you having to do crazy bending of the nosepad wire holders...it basically auto adjusts itself to your nose. The current Wire nosepads are pretty damn hard, and it's such a pain to have to bend the wires all over the place to get them positioned right. And I never trust opticians to do the bending for me since they'd probably scratch up the frame with whatever pliers they use.
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