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  1. zachleft

    zachleft Oakley Beginner

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    I'm somewhat new to Oakley game so I don't really know how to spot fakes unless they are pretty obvious. I have been looking at some polarized frogskins (mostly the matte black/black and polished black/grey colorways) and noticed some have "polarized" written on the outside of the left lens while some don't. Are the ones without "polarized" inscribed on the lens fakes or does it just differ from model to model?

    for example these on oakley.com have it
    Oakley Polarized Frogskins Sunglasses available online at Oakley.com

    while these on amazon do not (although its just a stock picture but im sure amazon doesn't have fakes widely available)
    Amazon.com: Oakley Frogskins Polarized Sport Sunglasses: Clothing

    any info to clear this up would be much appreciated
     
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  2. jk-27

    jk-27 Moderator Premium Member

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    Polarized Frogskins lenses will have 'Polarized" etched on the left lens. I guess the Amazon seller is using the wrong photo.
     
  3. jacincm

    jacincm Oakley Beginner

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    Be careful with those. Just because it is on Amazon doesn't mean it's fake. Amazon is basically a database of all these different sellers and distributors. It even links to private sellers. To be safe, buy only from those who over free Amazon Prime shipping or something like that. That way you know it's basically endorsed by Amazon
     
  4. zachleft

    zachleft Oakley Beginner

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    alright thanks guys
     
  5. Holbrook7

    Holbrook7 Oakley Beginner

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    Actually, all other pairs of Oakley frames have "Polarized" etched in the left lens.

    Frogskins, however, will be etched on the Right lens at the top. Different from the rest

    But it also depends how you're looking at the pair. I am describing these as if you had the pair on and wearing them.

    Those Amazon pair look good.
     
  6. jk-27

    jk-27 Moderator Premium Member

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    It can be either, it depends on the pair. You'll find some with bottom left, some with top right, it's pot luck I guess. Polished Rootbeer w/ bronze polarized will be bottom left but I've seen replacement lenses with it top right.