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  1. jaymike

    jaymike Oakley Beginner

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    A bit of a backstory first. I purchased a pair of Juliets back in '03 or '04 from a non-kiosk store in Tyson's II, which is/was an upscale Mall in N. Va. It took me a lot of trying on at various stores to finally find a pair to fit my enormous head(my hat size is 8 - 8 1/2 depending on the brand) and fell in love with the Juliets. Until 2 years ago I never put another pair of Juliets on my head but at a BBQ someone else had a pair and we struck up a conversation. After a while I thought something was a bit off with his and sure enough I tried them on to find out they were entirely to small for my face. This sparked up a debate as to who had the fakes but they were both old pairs, purchased at a Sunglasses Hut type store and were still in near mint condition despite being nearly 10 years old at the time. A few months later I had a near repeat of the same conversation with another person and I was able to really examine the difference and it was as if mine were a perfect copy of his at about 120% the size. I now accept they were fake(for reasons below), but like I said I bought them in a retail store at a higher end shopping mall and the build quality was tremendous, showing very little wear after 11 years so discovering they weren't genuine came as a shock.

    Well at the end of last summer I finally made a fatal error by wearing my glasses on the boat and then jumping into the water with them resting on my head. 99.9% of the time I have cheap glasses that don't matter if they are lost or damaged however now there's likely a stylin catfish swimming around rural Kentucky. I have since emailed Oakley who all but confirmed that what I was describing were indeed fake because I was told they did not make Juliets in different sizes. So now that summer is approaching I'm in the market for a new pair however where I live now there's not much in the way of shopping and the limited supply of Oakley I have found are all way too tight.

    I'd greatly appreciate any advice or insight on what model(s) would be good for a head of my size I am partial to a full frame and do like the look of the Badman but I cannot locate a pair anywhere to try the fit.
     
    Last edited: 4/30/16
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  2. Lexkempo

    Lexkempo Frog Fanatic

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    @QLR1 ?

    Big Taco
    Offshoot
    Turbine Rotor
    Turbine
     
  3. QLR1

    QLR1 DARK SIDE, embraced!

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    Yes?

    Yes to all your suggestions, Lexkempo.

    Badman
    Sliver
    Jawbreaker
    Radar Range
    Perhaps a Carbon Shift.

    @jaymike, try doing a search, lots of threads talk about this very subject. Also, peruse the stickied "what Oakleys Are You Wearing Today" thread.

    Sent from a telephone.
     
  4. OakleyCan

    OakleyCan Oakley Collector

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    Juliet's at %120 the size...

    You may very well be describing the XX ( X Metal) they are basically overized Juliet's.

    Check out the X Metal exchange forum.

    Sent from my SM-G920W8 using Tapatalk
     
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  5. Herbsley

    Herbsley Royal Duke of Hijinx

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    Welcome to the Forum.
    My advice :
    Search the Forum using "large" as your keyword.
    Loads of threads on this topic.
     
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  6. OakleyFrankFMJ

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

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    As @Herbsley said. Also try searching "big head" even though it does sound funny.


    :rofl:
     
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  7. QLR1

    QLR1 DARK SIDE, embraced!

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    Thanks for adding on to my suggestion!

    Sent from a telephone.
     
  8. SiRacer420

    SiRacer420 I've got a few Oakleys

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    Agreed, first thing I thought when I saw 120% the size.
     
  9. Herbsley

    Herbsley Royal Duke of Hijinx

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    The clue is in the name.
    XX% larger.
     
  10. jaymike

    jaymike Oakley Beginner

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    After researching what you all suggested that's EXACTLY what I had. I always thought they were Juliets. I'm very surprised that after a lengthy email exchange with Oakley descriptions much more detailed than I posted here the conclusion was they were very good knock-offs. Now that I know they did exist and what to look for I will definitely be keeping an eye on the exchange. Thank you very much, folks.

    Editl: After looking at pricing I think I will explore newer options as I can't afford a $1500 pair of glasses. ~$500 for the glasses, $1000 to put a divorce attorney on retainer because I spent $500 on a single pair of glasses.
     
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