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  1. keoki

    keoki Oakley Beginner

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    On the fence about purchasing either of these. I know it's been discussed but any new(er) updates or opinions?

    It also could be any WIRE frame on the larger size.

    Still a newb so go easy.
     
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  2. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    I have deviations, and i absolutely love them, but they are a larger frame.
     
  3. atrain

    atrain O-Forums Boss of Bosses

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    Here are some pics for ya.

    Deviations Deviation-inmates-plaintiff Squared - ju2uheza.jpg
    Deviation-inmates-plaintiff Squared - na5ejumu.jpg
    Deviation-inmates-plaintiff Squared - a5y6uje2.jpg


    Inmates
    Deviation-inmates-plaintiff Squared - hy2yza6a.jpg Deviation-inmates-plaintiff Squared - gydu9a8e.jpg
     
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  4. atrain

    atrain O-Forums Boss of Bosses

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    Inmates have more of a Curve and wrap around your face more than the Deviations. Inmates are heavier though and seem to sit lower on the nose and might touch your face (if that bothers you). I tried the Plantiff sq this past weekend and seem a little more like Deviations but look a little odd to me and seem to be a little bigger. Hope that helps.
     
  5. OakleyFrankFMJ

    OakleyFrankFMJ The Legend - - Vlad the Impaler Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    The plaintiff squared is new and I think Oakley did pretty good on this frame for those who like the aviator type of sunglasses.
    I think you might wanna take a look at those and see if you like them. They also have some decent choices
     
  6. keoki

    keoki Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks guys. For sure going down to the local Oakley and try um out. Leanin towards those inmates in your last 2 pix Atrain. Polarized Black Irid?
    Definitely need a frame with some curvature. When I ride my bagger the wind tends to push the lens up against my eyes which is no good.
     
  7. atrain

    atrain O-Forums Boss of Bosses

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    Yes its the BIP Inmates.
     
  8. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Light, black iridium polarized is the only good Inmate color in my opinion. The brushed chrome/matte black and the polished black are alright, but the Inmate definitely suffers from lens choices.

    The Deviation has a few cool styles. The Rossi, black with ruby, chrome with fire, brown chrome with tugsten polarized, and the upcoming MotoGP with jade, as well as the light with black polarized and the polished black with VR28 black polarized.

    The Plaintiff Squared has a grey polarized option, and several black on black colors, which is always a good choice.

    I own an Inmate, and if I were to get another aviator wire I think I'd go with the Crosshair 2012. The Crosshair has more of an aggressive look while still keeping the aviator style a little bit more classic, and has a few understated but solid colors.
     
  9. keoki

    keoki Oakley Beginner

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    My newbiness is showing. Now I'm talking super newbie. Everytime I bought a pair of Oakleys I just picked out what I needed whether they changed the color combo or not. I didn't know certain frames GOTTA come with certain lens. I thought all were custom. Haha...this is a cool site.
    Thanks guys.
     
  10. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    A good resource is the O-Review database. It's not absolutely 100% accurate on some of the older stuff, but anything made in the last 10 years should be in there for sunglasses.

    You can use the box in the upper right to search for the name of the pair you're looking for and you'll get the list of factory colors, US prices at release, SKUs, general release date, picture of the colorway, and reviews anyone has posted for the frame.

    They will NOT have custom option listed, nor will they have MPH releases (Mister Potato Head, Oakley releases made from assorted leftover parts to run out the inventory on a frame). And they generally don't have a good list of replacement or accessory options like rubber or lens colors if those are available.

    The Oakley Review - Catalogue Listing

    The Oakley Review - Catalogue Listing - Deviation
    The Oakley Review - Catalogue Listing - Inmate
    The Oakley Review - Catalogue Listing - Plaintiff Squared