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  1. Ben G

    Ben G Oakley Enthusiast

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    I love Frogskins as do many of you, something about the style & design just appeal to me, the effortless/ almost weightless wearability of them also helps (apart from the tinted view, you kinda forget they're on!).

    Although I'm quite new to them as it were, my understanding of their design was Jim's inspiration from RayBan's, having already established his on unique design wanted something a bit more fashionable and less 'sporty', so created his unique spin on the look and birthed the Frogs, with the latter incarnations moving even further away, hinge design mainly... ignoring the existence of LX's, lol.

    Inspiration is good, it breeds evolution of an already great concept.

    But then I stumble across this company who clearly have flat-out copied the Frogskins..

    Hawkers

    And even though they only seem to have a 3/4 shot of the frames, blatantly every detail down to the hinges have been copied! I mean I've seen many copies of Wayfarers before (not just those £/$/€ knockoffs in petrol stations/ every souvenir shop abroad) like the 'STUN' brand, but not like these?

    How can companies get away with this? Or have I totally missed the point, like they've bought old moulds from Oakley?
     
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  2. 7legion77

    7legion77 Oakley Enthusiast

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    Its a very generic design. Besides, I wouldn't be caught dead wearing frogskins.
     
  3. Carrera1963

    Carrera1963 Lover of Juliet Premium Member

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    Shame they didn't invest another €10 for a dictionary to find out how to spell "glacier" and "arctic"...
     
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  4. Litos

    Litos I believe in babies, music, magic and mom and dad

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    the Frogs will always be a Wayfarer Clone any way you look at it...

    I think it's the only legitimate Oakley that I think is a bootleg of RayBan...

    outside of the Frogs, all other Oakleys have a distinctive design that was created by a team full of intelligent and visionary inspired people...

    in my eyes, the Frogs will always be a bootleg Rayban...sorry....
     
  5. Ben G

    Ben G Oakley Enthusiast

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    I appreciate Frogs are wayfarer clones, but at least they're distinctive, anyone could tell them aprt if side by side, but put a pair of these & Frogs with the logos sanded off and you'd struggle unless you're an okaley fan!

    lol, I think I was wound up about something this morning & this discovery bugged me for some reason, maybe the O-bug has bitten me? :^D