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  1. mtedenajimenez

    mtedenajimenez Oakley Beginner

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    been a oakley fan since i was a teen (around 00 i bought my first oakley sunglasses). i've kind of just poked my head into the O stores every once in a while since then and bought sunglasses here and there. recently i've been looking into all the cool stuff Oakley made before i became a fan, and of course the straight jackets in suede (04-049) and leather (04-047) jumped out at me (i was a big XX fan when i first got into Oakley). i was trying to research them, but couldn't find too much on them and then i found this Oakley forum. i've slowly been transitioning more and more into this hobby and those are two pairs i'd definitely like to have someday. just wondering, what would each of those straight jackets go for if they were put up for sale today (assuming mint condition)? wondering if it's even worth it to keep an eye out for them. does anybody have production numbers on those?
     
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  2. mtedenajimenez

    mtedenajimenez Oakley Beginner

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    or anybody remember the last time they saw either of them up for auction and what the price ended up at? just wondering if they're even in my price range, or if they are super ridiculously expensive like the Medusa goggles.
     
  3. SpliceD

    SpliceD B-)

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    I wouldn't say they're ridiculously expensive, but the leather and suede tended to deteriorate from skin oils and sweat from being worn. If you are looking for an unmolested pair, that's going to be tough. Price can go up and down, but i don't think i'd pay more than $100-150 for those in good condition. I did come across the Leather pair last year. A guy was selling them for only $50, but i didn't buy them as straight jackets aren't my style and i bought a ton of other stuff from him already and ran out of cash.
     
  4. Juleye Exclusive Eyewear

    Juleye Exclusive Eyewear http://www.juleye.nl

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    I guess you would have hard times finding good ones for only $150,-. I guess you will be able to find some at double that price actually...
     
  5. FearGearGarage

    FearGearGarage Oakley Collector

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    Waay off on that estimate, they are as MB stated about twice that much and in the $300+ range if in Mint or New condition...

    Rare find as well in the pristine conditions, as Splice said they did not hold up well with use. But if you have them DAAAAAAMN they are some sweet looking shades....

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    Sorry for the shaky pics, im in a hurry...
     
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  6. Romeo Van Frogskinstein

    Romeo Van Frogskinstein Oakley Enthusiast

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    they were £149 each retail in the UK at the time they were released, and available for a short period. The leather pair was pictured on the original boxes for both.
     
  7. mtedenajimenez

    mtedenajimenez Oakley Beginner

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    good info everyone! FearGearGarage those look awesome! i want them! hahaha. Romeo Van Frogskinstein, good note about the boxes both having the leather pair as the picture, i never would have known that.

    the good thing is that they definitely seem to be in my price range (at around 300+), the bad thing is like a couple people stated is that finding them in mint condition (which is what i want) is going to be tough. at least i have a better idea of the task at hand.

    i got a small list (7 to be exact) of mint Oakley vintage sunglasses that i want to pick up (with boxes i hope), but every single one on the list is very difficult, haha. the journey is part of what makes it special i suppose! btw any collector reading this thinking about unloading some mint leather or suede straight jackets can give me a pm. ;)
     
  8. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

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    JOBEN Oakley Collector

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    Yea this is what I was going to say $225 and noone has jumped yet I would have to agree with SpliceD on the priceing, I think they are a cool pair but really only a dispaly pair being leather, kinda like the Jordan Mars!!
     
  10. mtedenajimenez

    mtedenajimenez Oakley Beginner

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    thanks Rustpot! i'm going to definitely pm Dr.Chop to get further info about condition etc. although i really like the look of them with gold iridium lens that dark grey looks mighty fine too, hmm..