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  1. mjt42

    mjt42 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Ok - i'm going to stick my neck out here and start a new Mad/Badman thread....

    Have they stealthily been reclassified by Oakley as wires because that is where they are now listed.

    Just done a Google search and the only place I could find that classes the Mad/Badman as X-Metal was o-review...

    shadestation.co.uk don't mention X-Metal in their description anymore, either.
     
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  2. Arron1980

    Arron1980 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Will have a look myself but I would say a wire is more befitting
     
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  3. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    I just got an email from Oakley this week advertising the Ferrari versions of the madman and badman. It clearly called them x-metals.

    Also, on the website, the pulldown list under "men" has a "featured" list including "x-metal", which takes you to all the mad/badmans.

    :(

    But yes, in the sunglasses categories, they're grouped under wires; there's no separate category for x-metals. I don't think that's new.
     
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  4. mjt42

    mjt42 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    if you go men/x-metal then click on any mad/badman models the path (shown above where it shows $150 off your next purchase) states that it is a wire.

    that, to me, puts it to bed - they are officialy wires!!!!
     
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  5. erap

    erap Oakley Collector

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    This is just me but maybe oakley reclassified it as wires on preparation for another line they will label as xmetals with higher price tag?
     
  6. lee.s.b

    lee.s.b Oakley Enthusiast

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    i'm really divided on the madman/badman thing.
    regarding design and detailing i think they are a nice bit of kit
    i would put them above wire models in the food chain
    i think the current online discounted pricing is about right
     
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  7. Arron1980

    Arron1980 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Was thinking the same
     
  8. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    I think they're using wire as a catch-all category for metal (or at least partially metal) frames.

    Here's a shot of that email I got, BTW...

    Mad/Badman not X-Metal? - ferrari email.png
     
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  9. Lexkempo

    Lexkempo Frog Fanatic

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    O-Metals people ... O-Metals ... Think about it ;)
     
  10. OakleyFrankFMJ

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

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    :p
     
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