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When talking about eyewear, Oakley is one of the very familiar names in the industry. The company was started by a man named James Jannard in 1975, out of his own garage. He started out selling his equipment designs to the motor-cross community, then, he expanded his sport-oriented items to the ski slopes.
One of Oakley’s current sunglass styles is the Oakley Holbrook Matte Black Sunglasses. This particular style was developed by the merge of ideas from snowboarding superstar Shaun White and the creative directors of Oakley. And boy are they snow-cool!
The Oakley Holbrook sunglasses are a nod to the vintage styling of the original Oakley Frogskins, but they are the cooler cousin. The 1950’s/1960’s squared-off frame is flattering to most face shapes and is constructed of a stress-resistant material with lightweight “Plutonite” lenses, which filter the maximum amount of UV rays from the sun. The “black on black” is a classic look, but the Oakley Holbrook also comes with other lens colors like purple, orange, blue, green, and red for those who like the brighter fashion colors. My favorite aspect of these shades is the tiny silver details in the corners of the rims and near the hinges.
As for the pricing, the price tag of 95 Euros at www.sunglasses-shop.co.uk is equal to about $129 USD, so it is on the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to the Oakley brand name. From a fashion stand point, the Oakley Holbrook sunglasses are the type of style that are for the sports-minded, as well as for those who just like to look cool around town.
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Oakley, an eyewear company that was established in 1975, is considered one of the hottest brands of sunglasses around. They have styles to fit every taste and activity level, being known for the quality of their products.
One particular style, Oakley Frogskins Polarized Glasses, are a vintage look that has been modernized through its material and lens quality. In reviews, they have been described as “lightweight, durable, comfortable, and stylish.” The larger lens is both concurrent with fashion and eye protection by covering a larger area of the eye. It is also 100% UV coated for eye care.
However, what makes these glasses stand apart from the rest is the lens shading and polarization. This particular style comes in: Matte Black/Emerald Iridium Polarized, which is a great dark green color; a Matte Black/Ice Iridium Polarized, which leans more towards the blue tones; and Matte Black/Ruby Iridium Polarized, which is a sunglass lens that is more of an orange sunset color. The lens color is basically a matter of preference, but the darker tone lenses are generally great for those individuals who need more light deflection or younger eyes that have the ability to adapt more quickly to lighting changes.
As my eyes get older, without the rest of me of course, I tend to lean more towards the lighter lens because it is easier to see in dimmer places. With either choice, the polarization is key! It allows you to see things without glare, which is a major safety factor.
The price of $160 is about average for a great pair of sunglasses, however, make sure that you have some scratch-free microfiber cloths for cleaning and a case to keep them looking good for longer if you are going to make the investment.
Believe it or not, I felt the Sun beaming down on me more than a few times this last week of February. And where there is sun, soon there is bound to be shades. But what should you know about sunglasses before you wear a pair to announce the coming of Springtime?
Oakley Fuel Cell
INFEASIBLE: Sunglasses featuring bright colors
Wow, that purple is something else. In that something else, any other color really, makes more sense to feature on a pair of sunglasses – unless you’re filming one of those futureshock movies and the villain need wear something ridiculous like this pair as he/she sends waves of mutants to fight the protagonist. Even the frames of this Oakley are a bit sidesplitting in that they are bulky, unwieldy, and look like shards of ice. Finally, the mere fact that it’s been branded “FUEL CELL” is just a tasteless ploy to misdirect some attention from Green activism. Ugh.
But speaking of green…
Mosley Tribes Aviator Sunglasses
Feasible: Sunglasses with color, just not NEON BRIGHT colors
These shades pull off a seldom used color in sunglasses: green. It works because we’re not talking about neon green here, but rather something more akin to obsidian green, which far from screams “attention-whore” (see those Oakleys). There’s nothing wrong with a little color in your avi’s, just keep the tone cool and low-key.
INFEASIBLE: Huge shades with big branding
(From Sunglass Hut)
So the sun’s shining brightly again for most of you (it’s always sunny over in these parts), and I imagine that you want to don some slick shades to protect your eyes/look like a somebody. Sure! But that doesn’t mean anyone should pay out the ass and end up walking around with the eyewear from a fighter pilot’s helmet. Just look at this colossal pair from D&G; they’re too big even for a giant’s face. Not only that, the branding on them could only be more obnoxious if Stefi and Domi lasered their friggin’ initials into the glass itself.
Feasible: Black pairs with a tight frame
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Feasible: Black pairs with a tight frame
I surprised myself by liking a pair of Oakleys for once. Although a little sporty looking, the cut of the frame and subtle yet appropriate inclusion of the logo seals the f’in’ deal.