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  1. mikeran

    mikeran Oakley Beginner

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    Hello all. My name is Mike and I hail from the great state of Louisiana. I used to work as a rep for Oakley just out of college for about 3 years. I left when the company changed some upper management and the entire pay structure. I was a fan of the product long before working there, though. I got my first pair of Razor Blades along with a pair of Gargoyles in junior high. I was hooked on eyewear from there. After experimenting with Revo, Oakley, and several other "high-end" glasses.... I was hooked on the Oakley image and everything like it. I actually was working for Oakley and launched Shoe One, Shoe Two, and Juliets in the Louisiana/Arkansas markets. I got my first pair of Juliets as a prototype about a year prior to their release. I have had EVERYTHING Oakley makes at least once or twice..... unfortunately, due to life.... I have since sold most of the good stuff, and I now regret every moment of it. Anyway, I am now a federal law enforcement agent (Special Investigator to be specific), and I am still an avid collector. Nice to meet everyone here, and I look forward to many great conversations!! Oh yeah.... I also own a tattoo shop on the side. I'm not an artist, just an owner.
     
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  2. TheDutchman92

    TheDutchman92 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Welcome Mikeran, awesome history you have with the company. I have also sold models I regret selling (probably not as rare as yours though) but at the time it seems like a good idea, 20/20 vision of hindsight I guess.
     
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  3. NW Oakley Fan

    NW Oakley Fan Oakley Beginner

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    Welcome! Question for ya. How did you become a rep? Sounds like a cool job for a new grad.
     
  4. mikeran

    mikeran Oakley Beginner

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    I worked a local motorcycle shop selling (and riding) crotch-rockets, and I became pretty good friends with the rep. When his father got ill, he needed to relocate to Michigan where he was originally from. He put a good word in for me to Jeff Wright, the boss at the time. Jeff and I hit it off when he came to LA to interview me, and hired me the following week. Jeff is now brand manager over the entire footwear/apparel line I believe. Great guy.
     
  5. echav23

    echav23 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Welcome to the Forum!
     
  6. Menendez1293

    Menendez1293 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Welcome to the forum. Maybe with your special investigator skills you can find those difficult to find pairs for us ;)
     
  7. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    Welcome fellow LEO...Enjoy the forum...
     
  8. Mrs H

    Mrs H First Lady of Oakley Forum (IG pinkspottycow)

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    Welcome to the forum M :0)
     
  9. hollygrove

    hollygrove Oakley Beginner

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    Welcome! I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay.lol
     
  10. dr.chop

    dr.chop Oakley Expert

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    welcome bro...I can relate to the wish I hadn't part of things lol...