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  1. borgs

    borgs Oakley Beginner

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    Hi Everyone, I couldn't make up my mind on what lens color is better for an X-Metal finished Juliet. My wife prefers Ruby, and I'm inclined towards Ice. I honestly like them both but the thing is, I have a Carbon Juliet that I need the Ruby lenses in... the stock BI it came with looks so regular, Fire contrasts too much against the Carbon's black, Ice looks too dark. I can do Ruby for both Carbon and X-Metal Juliet, but then I'd end up with two Ruby sunglasses.

    Ruby Or Ice On X-Metal Finish? - IMG_5459.jpg
    Ruby Or Ice On X-Metal Finish? - IMG_5457.jpg

    Thanks in advance for the input guys! :)
     
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  2. pistolpetefan23

    pistolpetefan23 Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    I'd normally say Ruby, but since you have another frame with that color, I'd go with Ice. Both look good.
     
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  3. Valkie 2

    Valkie 2 Oakley Collector

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    I'm a fan of the classics - XMetal with Ruby and Plasma with Ice
     
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  4. washi me sensie

    washi me sensie The Oakley R┼Źnin

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    im with valkie! xmetal with rub and plasma ice!
     
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  5. Typhoon

    Typhoon Oakley Enthusiast

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    I think Oakley go it got wrong with their standard combos, I think Ice ( Emerald) work best with Xmetal rather than Plasma. I would go with Ice ( Ruby almost seem too common these days!).
     
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  6. BriP

    BriP X-Metalhead

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    i think once you have your xmetal juliets long enough, you'll realise you like them ALL, but in turns. i went ruby, black, ruby, gold, black, ruby, ice. ruby only appears often because its my beater. i like em all. but emerald was built for plasma imo! :) the only reason i have a later gen plasma frame ;p
     
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  7. borgs

    borgs Oakley Beginner

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    Thanks for the candid inputs everyone. I'm still torn. :idk: I totally agree the X-Metal/Ruby combination is a classic, and I also agree to what BriP said about liking several combinations on that frame color. I feel like Typhoon and I were looking at this minor dilemma that I have from the same point of view - that the X-Metal/Ruby occurs more frequently than any other combination. I guess what this post really is about is me wanting to know if putting Ice lenses on an X-Metal finished Juliet takes away from how awesome this frame is. I don't want to be the guy walking down the street wearing a Juliet that looks "wrong". Is it safer to just go with the X-Metal/BI combination rather than X-Metal/Ice if I already committed my Ruby to the Carbon frame?

    If I were to look at a Ferrari, it's comfortable looking at it in red, and it's definitely awesome that way. But if it were in blue, will it take away from the car?
     
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  8. pjd1234

    pjd1234 X METAL NERD

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    I would say ruby but if you have those old blue iridium with the green or purple hues those would look good I have installed on my j carbons
     
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  9. THE X-MAN

    THE X-MAN Forum Sponsor Gold Forum Sponsor Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    First gen ruby lenses on 3rd gen x-metal frames.nothing can touch that.
     
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  10. gdiii18

    gdiii18 Oakley Enthusiast

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    While I think you cannot go wrong with both combinations, I voted for the ruby lenses as well. Maybe you can choose the lens color based upon how you feel the day you wear them? Ice for a low-key yet sophisticated look--think Bruce Wayne, Batman. Ruby for more of a confident, attention-grabbing look--think Tony Stark, Ironman.
     
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