1. Want to see less ads, private areas and be able to post? Register Today to receive all these benefits and more!
Dismiss Notice

Want to see less ads, post content and the ability to buy & sell Oakleys?

Register Today or Login

  1. Uluahunter

    Uluahunter Oakley Collector

    Messages:
    2,474
    Trophy Points:
    373
    Just thought I'd throw this out there for opinions and for fun...What's more important to you...frames or lenses?

    Frames = Materials used, build quality, colorways, designs, function, collections, etc?

    Lenses = Materials used, build quality, colors, functions, etc?

    Personally, I chose Oakley first for their lens quality. My good friend is a eyewear rep, and he told me years ago that Oakley had the best lenses on the market. My friend doesn't sell cheap brands either, so I took his opinion to heart...especially after I had seen him purchase O's for his personal use. Finding frame styles that I like and that suit/fit me well is just as important, but a close second to the lenses. Besides, owning O's is cool :cool:, and I LIKE being :cool:!!! Hehehehe!
     
    Shade Station Oakley Sunglasses

    Register to Not see this ad
  2. jk-27

    jk-27 Moderator Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,155
    Trophy Points:
    333
    Good question. For me, the first thing I want to know when I buy a pair of sunglasses is does the frame suit me? It doesn't matter what the lens is, if the frame looks stupid on me I'm not going to walk around looking like a douche just because the lenses are good.

    If I have an Oakley frame then I always prefer to get an Oakley lens.
     
  3. Oakley_Sight

    Oakley_Sight Gotta love a good DOG

    Messages:
    4,189
    Trophy Points:
    523
    Good thread.......Quality of lenses are so important as they protect two of the most valuable pieces of equipment you own. The frame only holds the lens in place BUT it's the style of the frame that makes the look complete. One only really works with the other. You can have a naff looking frame & it doesn't matter about the quality of the lens as the look just won't work. So i'd say they go hand in hand. The only time i don't wear my O's is if i'm on holiday in the pool as i have a cheep pair of Bloc's instead so if the lenses are damaged I haven't lost much but as soon as i'm out of the water the O's go on. We are lucky with Oakley as usually they are both equal. :cool:
     
  4. S-works

    S-works 奥克利专家

    Messages:
    1,317
    Trophy Points:
    303
    i agree with Oakley_Sight. no point having a cool looking frame but having crappy lenses to look thru and vice-versa. So i would say, it works best both ways, cool frame + great lenses.
     
  5. SpliceD

    SpliceD B-)

    Messages:
    3,285
    Trophy Points:
    323
    Both for me as well.
     
  6. Rustpot

    Rustpot M Frame Lover Premium Member

    Messages:
    8,330
    Trophy Points:
    2,023
    The lenses to me are more important. Safety and comfort are very important to me. I haven't owned any other high-dollar glasses, but I know Oakleys give me the comfort I need when out in bright light. I also know the lenses will protect my eyes from just about anything short of a direct gun shot.

    I've taken ricocheting bullets fragments to the face before. Some felt like a bee sting, some felt like a punch. Never hit my glasses, but the chance is still there and I know Oakleys are rated to protect me and go beyond standard impact ratings.

    Plus they look cool.
     
  7. Uluahunter

    Uluahunter Oakley Collector

    Messages:
    2,474
    Trophy Points:
    373
    I feel that both go hand in hand also, but I suppose when it really comes down to it, the purpose for which they will serve are what really determines importance. Such as in Rustpot's case, lenses are obviously important if ricocheting bullet fragments are flying at your face :eek:. Or if you're Jennifer Aniston (Horrible Bosses), with food particles flying off of patients' teeth and at your face :laugh:.

    I think in most applications (outside of work and safety), Oakley's are chosen for their total package...style and quality. But again, if I really had to choose what's more important, I'd still choose Oakley's because of their lenses (just slightly over the frames). But just as jk-27 said..."if the frame looks stupid on me I'm not going to walk around looking like a douche just because the lenses are good." LOL! Btw, I have never purchased O's for any type of work application, mine are all for recreational purposes :cool:.

    It's a wonderful thing that Oakley exudes the best of both worlds...style and function!!!
     
  8. Menendez1293

    Menendez1293 Oakley Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,233
    Trophy Points:
    258
    To me both are equally as important. If you have a frame that is good but crappy lenses then that not a good pair of glasses to use. But if you have a pair with crappy frames and good lenses I feel that wouldn't be a good pair to wear either. That is why I like Oakley so much. Their lenses are the best I have used and I love the style of almost all frames hole some don't look good on me they all look amazing
     
  9. del518

    del518 I have a few pair.....

    Messages:
    3,267
    Trophy Points:
    673
    They are both important. If I were to put a hierarchy on them, I would go with the frame first as you can usually get an Oakley replacement lens. Over the summer I purchased two Antix frames (History Text and Sebastian Loeb) off of FleaBay...knowing that I can get an Oakley replacement lens for them. It was the frames that I was after over the particular "stock" lens that they originally came with.
     
  10. Herbsley

    Herbsley Royal Duke of Hijinx

    Messages:
    5,516
    Trophy Points:
    1,943
    Eh? You wear your Oakleys over your b@lls?

    :biggrin: