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  1. Max Kara

    Max Kara Oakley Beginner

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    Hi Guys,

    I worked with Oakley frames for many years back in the days before Luxottica. I greatly respected the product, even if I was not an avid collector. I have been out of the profession for a while, but remember the good old days when Oakley was the loan leader in a new eyewear frontier.
    What is the consensus on Oakley post buyout? How does today's product compare to the original USA made frames.?
     
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  2. OakleyFrankFMJ

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

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    Welcome to the forum
     
  3. cyclerdoug

    cyclerdoug Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Welcome to the community.

    You'll find most members feel there are many frames today that are functional and eminently wearable. Not nearly the innovation and dedication to the product itself as there was pre-Luxottica.

    The good old days. General consensus is a longing for the past dominance.
     
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  4. Orion

    Orion Oakley Enthusiast

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    Welcome and I agree with @cyclerdoug

    Even though Luxottic bought Oakley back in '07, I think it took some time before they started to impact the "innovation" and dedication (as stated by cylerdoug) and is now apparent in a lot of the more recent frames.

    I, like others, seemed to be drawn to older pairs, but I'm sure you will find those who like the current models as well.
     
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  5. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    Welcome....the new plastic designs are great imo, but nothing worth collecting imo.
     
  6. washi me sensie

    washi me sensie The Oakley R┼Źnin

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    welcome to the forum... old frames - rock and roll!!!! new frames under lux - ......
     
  7. Titan X

    Titan X Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    i agree with the consensus on this post. Oakley was the leader in innovation when Jim was the owner. Just look at the X Metal line. Still the best line of sunglasses ever made IMO. Comparing new to old isnt even possible. Just look at the Trillbe. Looks like Lux had a damaged frame laying around on the floor and decided to put it on the market. Looks like a 5 dollar gas station pair of glasses.
     
  8. Danielle Heredia

    Danielle Heredia Oakley Beginner

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  9. Jon the Don

    Jon the Don Oakley Beginner

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    Hello, Max!
     
  10. Oakleyfan2.0

    Oakleyfan2.0 Oakley Beginner Premium Member

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    Welcome!