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  1. brightroar

    brightroar Oakley Beginner

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    I was at my local Oakley store last week (Lexington, KY), and the young lady there told the the following. That corporate is getting ready to restructure the non-Vault stores to be more "clothing focused". I am the only one that thinks this is a little odd?
     
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  2. rthomas218

    rthomas218 Oakley Enthusiast

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    No, heard that oakley was trying hard to compete with underarmor/nike/rbk with clothing and will be eventually setting up stores to reflect that. Also understand that prescription areas will be set up as well. Guessing the entire opthamology type layout. Just hearsay on my end.
     
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  3. Oakley for life

    Oakley for life Oakley Collector

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    Yes that is correct, I have also heard from reps and higher ups that Lux is going to be pushing hard to get Oakley into more clothing and performance apparel as they have see how much business UA has done in the past 10 years and Oakley wants to be more like them.
     
  4. rthomas218

    rthomas218 Oakley Enthusiast

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    I view it as deviation from what oakley is/was and further dilution of the brand unfortunately. I think every mfg has attempted to go for that market and all have failed. This will be no different, especially if they continue with the marketing (as in what marketing).
     
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  5. qBan

    qBan The Hijinxer

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    Another person from KY. I'm in Louisville.
     
  6. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    I'd like them to concentrate on the glasses too, keep the sidelines as sidelines. Oakley clothing doesn't really interest me.
     
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  7. illumination

    illumination Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I bought a number of items of clothing when I visited the States and I have to say that I am incredibly underwhelmed by the quality of the Oakley clothing. So if they really are going to start pushing more clothing, I sure hope they up the quality, because I for one won't be buying any more of it.
     
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  8. rthomas218

    rthomas218 Oakley Enthusiast

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    The standard cotton is hit and miss in comfort. I have a good bit of snowboard gear and it's decent. The dry fit stuff is what they are going for I think. I actually have some oakley stuff that is branded Nike dry fit. They also have hydrolix which is probably Nike tech they took with them in that interesting cross platform sharing/infringing.
     
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  9. Blockster

    Blockster Oakley Enthusiast

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    I have a bunch of Oakley golf shirts, pants and shorts. Pretty happy with the quality. The cotton t-shirts are low quality but you can usually get them for 5-20 bucks so not really expecting a lot out of those.
     
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  10. illumination

    illumination Oakley Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I got a bunch of T shirts, which I love the feel of, but already after a few washes I can tell they are not going to last long. I agree that if you get them at a vault sale price that's not such a big deal.

    The hoodie I got I have worn maybe 10 times and it is has started to go bally already.

    But the worst, I got two pairs of shorts and after about two weeks the snap fasteners on all the pockets on both pairs had pulled out of the material.

    I realise that they're not going to last forever, but I was in the States in August, I would expect them to last a bit longer than that.

    I also got a pair of shorts from Gap at the same time and the quality is miles ahead, for not that much more money.
     
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