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post #31 of 242
Oh the Straight Jackets are the old plastic ones. I didn't realize they still made those. If you were willing to go up to 200 dollars for the glasses I would advise you go way above those as the two pair of those I had both had the ear pieces break repeatedly. At least they are cheap to replace. It is just my opinion but I think you get a lot more for your money with the Maui Jim, Revo lines than you do with the Oakley. Though Oakley does have much better marketing, kind of like Bose.
post #32 of 242
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Originally Posted by vpivinylspinner
Oh the Straight Jackets are the old plastic ones. I didn't realize they still made those. If you were willing to go up to 200 dollars for the glasses I would advise you go way above those as the two pair of those I had both had the ear pieces break repeatedly. At least they are cheap to replace. It is just my opinion but I think you get a lot more for your money with the Maui Jim, Revo lines than you do with the Oakley. Though Oakley does have much better marketing, kind of like Bose.
I see. So what are the brands I should be looking for if I don't care about the name and just want a good pair of glasses with nice lenses that will let me see well in even the worst of sunlight? I am going to revise my ad so it says I am looking for XX brands, not just oakleys.
post #33 of 242
I have one pair of Maui Jims the Titaniums which are a little above your price range but are the best sunglesses I have ever owned. The Polarized Revos are also very good and eliminate most glare. Several of the Revos can be had for less than 200 dollars and some polarized Revos go for as low as $120 at places like Sunglass Hut in the states with full metal frame. The funny thing about wearing polarized sunglasses is that it seems to make everything seem more detailed and sharp than when not wearing the glasses. It is hard to explain but a good pair of polarized sunglasses are definitely worth the extra money.
post #34 of 242
I would suggest getting an Oakley Soft Vault as well. Nothing kicks you in the ass harder than to break something expensive.
post #35 of 242
Does no one ever read the posts here? Revo is just Luxotica now. The lenses are glued together. Glue. Distortion. iBuds for your eyes. Avoid like plague.

Maui Jim fairs a bit better, but if you read the reviews, it's beaten by Oakley in Lens quality, but AFAIK at least it's not Luxotica.

If you want XX, how's about the the ruby twenties (Oakley XX)? Not polarized, but with rubies it just doesn't matter.

Straight jackets and twenties might be kinda big though. How about the mothership, the Juliet, carbon black/black polarized.

I suggest going to a local store that sells Oakleys and try some on, the problem is we can't see your face to really tell you what will suit you.
post #36 of 242
I would also recommend Maui Jims besides Oakleys. They have superior lens, even the ones that have there lens made with polycarbonate offers superior optics. Maui Jims sunglass come in two lens colors for their styles; gunmetal for bright lighting conditions, and bronze for dim lighting conditions. Some of their models also offer a rose color lens which better than bronze color in poor lighting conditions.
post #37 of 242
Jag I think I've found you the perfect pair.







post #38 of 242
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Originally Posted by skev13
I would suggest getting an Oakley Soft Vault as well. Nothing kicks you in the ass harder than to break something expensive.
LOL, let's see, rx vault, metal vault, the vault, large soft vault, medium soft vault (fits the most frames), women's vault, AP eyeware case, and small kevlar vault, and half jacket vault went to mom. I sorta have a vault collection....
post #39 of 242
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by plainsong
Does no one ever read the posts here? Revo is just Luxotica now. The lenses are glued together. Glue. Distortion. iBuds for your eyes. Avoid like plague.

Maui Jim fairs a bit better, but if you read the reviews, it's beaten by Oakley in Lens quality, but AFAIK at least it's not Luxotica.

If you want XX, how's about the the ruby twenties (Oakley XX)? Not polarized, but with rubies it just doesn't matter.

Straight jackets and twenties might be kinda big though. How about the mothership, the Juliet, carbon black/black polarized.

I suggest going to a local store that sells Oakleys and try some on, the problem is we can't see your face to really tell you what will suit you.

I have a video of me in production. Maybe I'll post it so everybody gets an idea of what I look like when it's done the editing stage.

Seriously though, now I'm getting mixed opinions and kind of confused. Are oakley and Maui Jim the brands I am looking for? Models with polarized lenses? I guess if those are the two good companies, I'll revise my ad and post the different responses I get so you guys can give me some opinions on these models.
post #40 of 242
I use Oakley Half Jackets for everyday use and they are very versatile. I have around 4 lens options for them as well. I think they are good "beater" shades. Revo makes some really nice lenses. Maui Jim is also up there but I do not like their look all too much.

My favorite shades are my Ralph Lauren Polo Sport Titaniums with glass lenses. They offer the best contrast I have yet seen in eyewear. Too bad they are not made anymore.
post #41 of 242
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Originally Posted by warubozu
I would also recommend Maui Jims besides Oakleys. They have superior lens, even the ones that have there lens made with polycarbonate offers superior optics. Maui Jims sunglass come in two lens colors for their styles; gunmetal for bright lighting conditions, and bronze for dim lighting conditions. Some of their models also offer a rose color lens which better than bronze color in poor lighting conditions.
Please point to the lens review that rates Maui Jim over Oakley?
post #42 of 242
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Originally Posted by plainsong
LOL, let's see, rx vault, metal vault, the vault, large soft vault, medium soft vault (fits the most frames), women's vault, AP eyeware case, and small kevlar vault, and half jacket vault went to mom. I sorta have a vault collection....
I'll probably be like you soon. Was gonna pick up another soft vault for my portable rig...

Made my first Oakley purchase this summer, and I'll probably pick up a pair of Polarized Romeo's or Ichiro Juliets (plasma/emerald) next year.

Team Oakley!
post #43 of 242
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Originally Posted by skev13
I'll probably be like you soon. Was gonna pick up another soft vault for my portable rig...

Made my first Oakley purchase this summer, and I'll probably pick up a pair of Polarized Romeo's or Ichiro Juliets (plasma/emerald) next year.

Team Oakley!
So many times I've browsed past the Ichiro Juliets... but then I saw Unknown Ruby Clear and said YES!! (unknowns suit me better, and ruby clear is just ruby clear) It's easy to get heavy into the game, welcome to Team O.
post #44 of 242
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Originally Posted by plainsong
AP eyeware case
How do you like that case? I've been on the lookout for a sunglass case I could strap to my belt that doesn't look too huge or dorky for when I'm swapping between my glasses and sunglasses while out and about. I'm always a little weary of just hanging my Oakleys on my shirt...seems so easy for them to just slip out and fall on the ground or for me to scratch them by accident.
post #45 of 242
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Originally Posted by plainsong
Please point to the lens review that rates Maui Jim over Oakley?
The lens rating is of my own opinion, I don't really care what online lens review has to say about Oakley over Maui Jims or vice versa. What really matters to me is that I own both and I know what best meets my optics standards. Those reviews you can take them with a grain of salt.
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