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post #16 of 242
My two most useful O purchases lateley have been the Unknown Matte black/black polarized, and the even more useful *drum roll* Bottlecap black chrome/titanium polarized. Ti polarized is suuuuuch a nice lense. I like it more than 24k, more than vr28, more than Bronze polarized. It just works in so many lighting conditions. This is a custom jobbie that can only be gotten directly from Oakley or on ebay if someone offers it. They really should release more models with ti polarized.

Another one quickly becoming a favorite is ruby. I have Fates in black/ruby, and it's very nice to look through. It's a strange one to describe. It gives everything a cooler cooler turn, greenish, blueish. It's easy on the eyes.

The Unknown black/ruby clear is useful basically in the winter when it's mostly dark. It turns up the contrast on everything, and just looks cool. Tough to find in the US though. I only lucked out on ebay.

Jag, didn't you mention once in a thread that you like to wear suits and such? Maybe have a look at Oakley's wire lineup.

Old skool revo used to be good, but they're just basic Luxotica crap now. Maui Jims never do well against Oakleys in the lens reviews either.

Other O fans, please answer me this question though. Isn't it possible to get a cheaper Oakley if you buy Dragon?
post #17 of 242
I wish Oakley made some wire-framed shades that fit people with slim faces. The Square Wires seem to be the slimmest, but that's not much of a selection is it?
post #18 of 242
I guess I'll use this double post to add that it's hard to find sunglasses period with a slim face
post #19 of 242
How about the Crosshair S? It's an aviator style, but smaller than the Crosshair. They don't completely eat your face like the Crosshair does.

But if you want small, how about the wiretap or something like that?

Bong? You're the wires expert.
post #20 of 242
Plainsong you've got some style

I like both models, but I'd have to try those on. I think I'll go on a journey after work today and see what I can dig up.
post #21 of 242
The whisker might possibly do it also. I had those and they weren't terribly big, but it's all about how your face is. Another pair of small wires would be the half wire, perhaps the Why 8.0? Depends on your face. The A wire might be pushing it a bit.. and the hatchet I think could be a really good candidate to do well on a narrow face.
post #22 of 242
Also remember that the lense tint is determined by the frame, this ought to narrow down your choices.
post #23 of 242
The whisker might possibly do it also. I had those and they weren't terribly big, but it's all about how your face is. Another pair of small wires would be the half wire, perhaps the Why 8.0? Depends on your face. The A wire might be pushing it a bit.. and the hatchet I think could be a really good candidate to do well on a narrow face.

I bet the first two to really try are the Hatchets and the Crosshair S followed by the half wire. Some of these other ones might spread too much. Hard to know really, not being the wires expert, just based on what I've tried on, although I did use to own the Crosshair S.
post #24 of 242
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Originally Posted by JahJahBinks
Also remember that the lense tint is determined by the frame, this ought to narrow down your choices.
Which is why I jumped at the bottlecap black chrome/ti polarized. It's only a custom option at the moment, for some insane reason.
post #25 of 242
Just my two cents here... if you wear prescription lenses, be sure to get prescription lenses for your sunglasses. It's tempting to just buy regular sunglasses off the shelf or online because it's so convenient, but you'll kick yourself for not getting proper prescription lenses.
post #26 of 242
The Hatchet Wires are pretty big actually...the lenses are a lot taller than the Juliet's lenses. Very comfortable metal frame though without feeling like it's going to snap in two like your normal wires or feeling over heavy like the X-metals. For some strange reason, partcularly for its original price point, it doesn't come with interchangeable nosebombs even though they have nosebombs. If you want a small wire, the C-wire is probably the smallest Oakley makes. There's also the X-metal (i.e. titanium) Why 3 but it's discontinued and only on Ebay. The current C5 alloy based Why 8.0 and 8.1 have pretty large lenses that are bigger than the Square Wire's lenses.
post #27 of 242
Thread Starter 
Here's a picture of the straight jackets. He says they are mint and he has the microfibre bag (nothing else, what else is included with the glasses?)

Here's a picture:
http://www.goffeebeans.org/selling/oakley.JPG

Are these polarized? Anybody have experience?

There are also a pair of Oakley Unknown's for sale with Polished Black Frame/Black Iridium Lens, http://oakley.com/site/media/cache/4....png_0_0_0.jpg

Any comment about those? Are they polarized?
post #28 of 242
that's not, oakley polarized has the marking "polarized" printed near the bottom of the lense.
post #29 of 242
What JahJahBinks has said, polarized lens from Oakley will have "polarized" printed on the lens. Oakley sunglasses only comes with the microfibre bag.
post #30 of 242
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by warubozu
What JahJahBinks has said, polarized lens from Oakley will have "polarized" printed on the lens. Oakley sunglasses only comes with the microfibre bag.
I see. Guess I'll update my ad with specifics that I'm looking for a polarized lens. Most of them look okay to me, I'm not really looking for anything cocky or too stylish, I just want a pair of sunglasses, for the lenses, not for a cool design.
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