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  1. rml0015

    rml0015 Oakley Beginner

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    Before joining the forum I had never seen a pair of X-metal Oakley shades. Basically, at 23, I am too young to have really caught them in stores. Not to mention O-vaults don't exist in Alabama(among a million other retail and entertainment destinations). To give you reference my first pair of Oakley's were the T-pain style Oil Rig glasses, and now I'm slightly addicted. So as it were, I'm jealous of your X-metals.

    I need some education. What's the story on them? Why aren't they in stores anymore, or are there more to come?

    Mark
     
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  2. Funky-Trixtar

    Funky-Trixtar Me ,some time ago............. Premium Member

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    They're no longer in stores due to a finite supply. ......they're also no longer making them. The production process was so expensive, that Lux decided to call it quits when they took over from Jim Jannard. Also, you may notice, there's less metal being used in their line-ups now.
     
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  3. headpatrolman

    headpatrolman O Addict

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    That being said, you need to find a pair and see what they're all about. I guarantee you will want to own at least a pair. Be careful they are addicting and expensive
     
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  4. QLR1

    QLR1 DARK SIDE, embraced!

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    Hey Mark. Just wanted to correct you on the lack of Vaults in Alabama. There is ONE, in Foley, way in the southern part of the state near Mobile. Just one. Lol

    I hear you on the Oakley history, I got into this recently and I'm still learning.

    Sent from Q's Note5
     
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  5. headpatrolman

    headpatrolman O Addict

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    Mark

    You can do a search on this forum as there have been many many many threads about x-metals and the materials and craftsmanship put into them.

    Also oreview.com

    youtube has lots of videos as well on x-metals and how they were made.
     
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  6. ucdavis4PT0gpa

    ucdavis4PT0gpa THE BEST IS YET TO COME

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    Sigh- I remember the days....$250 BNIB XX 24K's and $190 BNIB Juliets......
     
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  7. OakleyFreak

    OakleyFreak RIP RoTors

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    it all started when Jim J sold Oakley

    new owners are all about China production
     
  8. Funky-Trixtar

    Funky-Trixtar Me ,some time ago............. Premium Member

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    Oh, they most certainly are a thing of beauty and wonderment.........as @headpatrolman emphasises, as well as being addictive.....
     
  9. Oakley G

    Oakley G Oakley Enthusiast

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    I thought someone said they closed the plant due to new environmental restrictions? either way the X-metals were pretty much dead in the water by the time they closed the plant. The X Squareds were selling very slowly worldwide while the Half X and Juliets were on the way out. I wish they had kept the plant for a possible future X-metal reboot but they were very slow sellers back then. we had 15 years of the line and it seemed everyone had their fill of it. Only when the line was discontinued did we finally wake up and said we would buy them if they put out more, but of course by that time it was already too late.
     
  10. xmetal40

    xmetal40 Oakley Expert Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I have been to the vault in Foley. Cool place.