Hi, I'm new to the "Forum" & I enjoy reading people's knowledge & skill regarding these shades. They really are works of art, especially the X-Metal run. I bought my 1st pair of X-Metal XX's in 2001. They're still mint. Although they're the X-Metal gray w/ black iridium lenses I really like the way they fit my face. They have a timeless look even after 13 years. Changing the subject, somebody at my job found a pair of polished Juliets. I mean,I saw these things sitting at work and they were "F'd" up. I picked em up & it was like picking up a dead crab up off the beach. They were limp & lifeless. The flex couplers were crap and so were the earsocks. The original Fire Iridium ( non-polarized ) were scratched up FUBAR. So, long story short, I got them for $0.00. Got a tune up & bought all the authentic rare color lenses & rubber I could get my hands on w/out spending a fortune. I got 2 ruby, 3 emerald, 1 ice blue & yes, 1 brand spanking new pair of IH lenses. The IH lenses look beautiful with the Ichiro blue rubber.