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  1. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    Not sure if this is exactly the right area, but I'll leave it here for now.

    With the help of a dear Oakley chronicler I was able to get a few 8x10 prints made at a local photo hut. And thanks to the internet I got a dozen cheap frames to stick them in.

    So for about $5 each, I got 12 prints made, plus an 11x14 that was closer to $15, and I have 3 more that I didn't get frames for.

    First the two oddballs:

    This was a cool ad for Oakley Race Gear, featuring the glove prominently. The tagline reads "No Cockpit Should Be Without A Fire Control System". This one hasn't found a permanent home yet, it's on a random wall that had a nail handily sticking from it.
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    Next up, this one speaks for itself. An older OTT ad. This one is next to my sink in the bathroom.
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    Now the 3 multi-page ads:

    This is an older Blade/Razor Blade ad. What speaks to me is the individuality, the customization, etc. The fine print mentions the 22,394,880 combinations of Blades and Razor Blades you can make.
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    Here's a lineup of Frogskins. While I'm not the biggest Frog fanatic this ad still speaks to me about the unique and radical nature of the brand. Most companies will make 2, 3, maybe 5 colors for a frame. "Definitely not for those who want to blend in to the scenery".
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    And my favorite of the 3. This one is all about M Frames. I can't begin to describe my love for this lineup. While I prefer the later incarnations, the original spirit of the M Frame is still alive. Mastered the lens geometry, added lens shapes to fit faces and activities, and then the fashion is an afterthought. The first HDO pair, the "Quantum Leap" in Oakley optics technology.
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    Here's how they're sitting on my wall. This is a patched wall that still needs to be sanded and painted, but it'll be a while before I get around to that, and I just got these in so they pretty much HAD to go up.
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    And here's what laying them out looked like. These cheap frames were very easy to work with. Since they're front loading the rear mounts can be accessed and with the help of a level and a square the pattern went up with very little effort. Would I recommend these frames? If you want cheap, they're cheap. If you want nice, they're not really nice. The glass in them is JUNK. But they're cheap. And a total investment of under $60 for everything.
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  2. OakleyGuru379

    OakleyGuru379 What is that thing?!

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    Those are sick! Looking good Rusty!
     
  3. Ecko

    Ecko Team RamRod Staff Member Premium Member

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    I like it. Great idea!
     
  4. jonoyong

    jonoyong Inside Outlaw. Staff Member Premium Member

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    Sweet add!
     
  5. thisguy

    thisguy Oakley Expert

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    Those are nice posters to add around your house. I love the m frame one as my favorite as well.
     
  6. Buddha Yodie

    Buddha Yodie Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    looking great:popcorn:
     
  7. Brett28

    Brett28 Here's my money, thanks

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    Awesome
     
  8. Ladybug7983

    Ladybug7983 Oakley Beginner

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    I definitely need to do something like this in my Oakley room!!!
     
  9. Frogskins

    Frogskins Oakley Expert

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    Agree with everyone ... awesome stuff you put together ... well done!
     
  10. reggavegga

    reggavegga Oakley Expert

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    the ott I have looked for that picture and have not been able to find it also is that also an 8 x10 it looks bigger.