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  1. Vince

    Vince Oakley Beginner

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    Anyone feel like Oakley is running out of ideas? Plaintiff squared which looks similar to the deviation & offshoot which is a shield big taco? However I am digging the chrome/+red plaintiff squared...
     
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  2. PaulEWog116

    PaulEWog116 Oakley Beginner

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    They just aren't trying anything new. Everything looks the same and is very similar to a lot of other company's styles. As far as I am concerned they hit their peak around 1999-2003 with the X-metal line, Splice etc. Most of what has come out since (with a few exceptions e.g. Pit Boss) have just been rehashes of the same old thing; or completely terrible. I love my batwolfs and oil rigs; but I have to admit that I am getting tired of seeing a million variations of the gascan; which seem to be the style that every sunglasses maker is basing their designs off of these days. Here's to hoping that the new x-metal line rumors are true. If not I will be happy collecting x-metals and other older models and probably will stop buying anything new from Oakley until they get their act together.
     
  3. Makeemsayunhhh

    Makeemsayunhhh Oakley Beginner

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    the chrome +red looks pretty sweet, but i agree that the style in general looks a little too much like the deviation, although I do like the thicker temples. I need to try a pair on to fully judge I suppose.
     
  4. Vince

    Vince Oakley Beginner

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    I work there so I see them a lot. I love my light/black irid. Polar deviations tho.
     
  5. Batwolf

    Batwolf Double Team Premium Member

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    People have been saying this for awhile now but honestly who is coming out with anything more innovative than Oakley? And where Oakley lacks in eyewear innovation they have made up for in other areas such as backpacks, watches and goggles.
     
  6. Oakleholic

    Oakleholic Oakley Beginner

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    can't argue with this really.
     
  7. rmontez

    rmontez Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I wish they come out with some new styles in the x metal.
     
  8. washi me sensie

    washi me sensie The Oakley R┼Źnin

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    :amen:to that bro!
     
  9. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    You have to remember, this country hasnt been doing so hot for the past ten years economically, so its hard for companies to be bold when they have shareholders and employees to worry about. With that said, they have been pretty good about changing things up a bit.
     
  10. nlgrav182

    nlgrav182 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Corporate definintely has a lot of influence. Think OO-era. If Oakley still has the same soul, their skunkworks dept. is coming up with crazy prototypical **** that just makes them laugh and think, "Jim would love this."