I've had two pairs of Oakleys, one the very first square wire and then because I thought I lost them a pair of square wire 2.0s. I have no idea what year it was but my guess is 97-98 when I got my first pair. I had them until sometime in 2005-2006 when I finally broke and lost both pairs. They were great glasses and I always wanted a pair of the x-metals but never wanted to fork over the cash to get into a pair of the first Romeo's when they came out. I just picked up a pair of x-squared on eBay and am excited to again have a pair of Oakleys and to finally have a pair of x-metals. I will report back with pics when they arrive.