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1,000th post and a year after... (updated as of 07/27/16)



Updated collection is posted here on 22 May 2017:
iamFLIP's problem

First, I just want to thank this community for making this a great site.

So, after a lot of selfies and welcome posts, I reached my 1,000 posts milestone and almost 1st year anniverssary as a member.

Anyway, from 2002 until 2013, I basically used my only 2 pairs of Juliets. Then my wife gave me a pair of SI Straight Jacket for Christmas 2013 and Ferrari Tincan the following Christmas. I started to search online for other Ferrari frames and that's when I found this site. After seeing what other members have, I decided to start my own small collection. Knowing that I am not a completist or a purist, it was easy to come up with a few goals:
  • collect just what I wanted to wear
  • get 8 to 12 pairs of Juliets so I don't change lenses too often
  • get at least one of each of the other X-Metal frames
  • get one watch for daily-wear
Fast forward a year, I now have 16 pairs of Juliets, 7 XS, 3 Romeo 2.0, Mars, XX, Romeo, Penny, Half-X, OTT, Pit Boss 1, Pit Boss 2, 4 Splice, a few O-Matter/wire frames, and 10 watches.

I am not expecting this collection to grow a lot more. I exceeded my previous goals and pretty happy about it. New goal is to trade up and will be looking to get a polished (and/or maybe a rootbeer) PB1, Time Bomb II, C-Six, and (maybe) another MM/HP.


Juliets (from top to bottom, left to right): custom reversed tiO2/bip | custom tiO2/prizm road | plasma/emerald | plasma/violet polarized | plasma/fip | polished/sapphire polarized | carbon/24k polarized | carbon/ruby polarized | xmetal/ruby | plasma/ice polarized | plasma/prizm daily polarized

plasma/fip XS | carbon/bip XS | xmetal/ruby polarized XS | fmj/fire OTT | xmetal/ruby Mars | polished/ice XS | carbon/bip XS | xmetal/ruby XS

titanium/vr28 black Penny | emerald slate Ichiro Juliet | blue Ichiro Juliet | matte black/bip Pit Boss 1 | matte black/bip Pit Boss 2 | Ducati XS | Ducati Juliet | Ducati Juliet

xmetal/bi Romeo | plasma/ice polarized Half-X | carbon/bi Romeo 2.0 | polished/ti Romeo 2.0 | carbon/bi Romeo 2.0 | robotic Storefront #438 | 24k XX

TLD Phobia Gascan | fmj/fire Splice | black chrome/black Splice | gunmetal/emerald Splice | rootbeer/gld Splice | Ducati Fives | Ducati Gascan | Ferrari Fuel Cell | Ferrari Tincan Carbon | Ferrari Tincan | Ferrari Jupoter Carbon | SI Straight Jacket | matte black/prizm road Flak 2.0 | matte white/prizm daily polarized Flak | IH Split Jacket (gray lenses) | IH Split Jacket (violet lenses)

white dial fuse box | red dial crush | white dial saddle back | ti/ti band Gearbox | stainless bracelet Double Tap | stealth Double Tap | black/tan Gearbox | red dial Minute Machine | orange dial Hollowpoint

Kid and wife's sunglasses: black/blue XS Fives | polished black/black Quarter Jacket | polished black/+red polarized Jupiter Square | black/bip Given | black/bip Frogskin | breast cancer awareness Overtime

Thank you for reading!

Ongoing purchases will be posted here: Hi! i am FLIP and I have a problem...

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Connoisseur of Grails
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Congrats on your milestone post, and exceeding your goals. Also, thanks for sharing that collection. That is an awesome display. Looking forward to the next 1k post.


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very nice pieces and very well displayed collection bud!
congratz on the milestone... i wish i had space for display all the glasses and watches!
beautifull bro!

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