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  1. Herbsley

    Herbsley Royal Duke of Hijinx

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    I find it really strange, on a forum about all things Oakley, where everything from glasses to watches to key fobs are discussed, that no-one is talking about Wires.
    At all.
    Have I missed a meeting here? Is there an unwritten agreement to keep the existence of the Wire range hush-hush?

    Looking at my collection, it appears I have 7 pairs of Wires -
    Hatchet
    Why 8.2
    Thick A
    Warden
    Inmate
    Ti Spike
    Ducati Square Wire

    It's not a conscious collection, It's just I liked them enough to buy them, and I suit them. And, you know what, I wear them. They go ace with a suit or formal etc.

    I understand from a Display Dude perspective, they're not flashy in a case, but come on, I've been here a while now, you can tell me ...
    Why does no-one talk about Wires?
     
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  2. SpliceD

    SpliceD B-)

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    I've noticed that too. Guess the wire frames just aren't flashy enough to get attention. Not to mention the trend lately seems to be thicker/bigger plastic frames... and not just with Oakley. I don't see very many other eyewear brands pushing wire frames. I think it's due to the hipster movement. Everyone wants thick framed glasses; sunglasses and Rx.

    I own several wire frames myself: e-wire (1st gen), T-wire (1st gen), Why 8.1, Why 8.2, Big Square Wire, Square Whisker

    I love them all, but haven't really been wearing them lately. Like you mentioned, i typically wear them when i'm dressed up or going to something formal like a wedding, but that's rare.

    I also think that Oakley, as a company that promotes athletes, does better with their sports frames like the Jawbones, Radars, Flak Jackets, etc. I don't know very many sports figures who wear wire frames.
     
  3. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    i have a few wire in my collection!
    hatchets
    why
    a & e-wire
    crosshairs
    warden
    ducati inmate & square wire
    and a spike as well

    probably a lot of members have those in the collection, but right now the focus is on newer models . . .
     
  4. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    nearly picked up a classic thickA for $60 or so but decided against it.. went for some classic zero 0.4 instead
     
  5. OBlazer

    OBlazer Oakley Enthusiast

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    I dont own a pair of wires (unless you consider halfX a wire) but im thinking about picking up a pair of Crosshair 2.0s for the reasons stated above, I need something that will go well with a suit on the rare occasion i wear one.
     
  6. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    yeah i think thats the trouble.. they're really understated. if anything you'd need one pair for formal occasions and thats it.. i'd probably go a pair of why8.2's..
     
  7. Razerwire

    Razerwire And then there was X...

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    I love my wires. They are solid for the more formal events that I go to or the days where I don't want to wear something overly flashy.

    I have:

    New C-Wire: lead frame with ice iridium polarized.
    Splinter: matte black/midnight frame with black iridium polarized.
    Square Whisker: pewter frame with emerald iridium polarized.
    New Square Wire: pewter frame with warm grey.
    RAZRWire: mercury frame with light grey.
    Square Wire 2.0: silver frame with ice iridium.
     
  8. Herbsley

    Herbsley Royal Duke of Hijinx

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    Except all the posts about Romeos.
    And X-metal XXs.
    And Frogskins.
    And Plates.
    etc

    :blink:
     
  9. Oakley_Sight

    Oakley_Sight Gotta love a good DOG

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    Darn it now i'll have to buy a pair to be in the gang LOL
     
  10. Batwolf

    Batwolf Double Team Premium Member

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    I have a custom pair of Plaintiff's and I love them. They're super lightweight and look great.