Each week or two I plan on doing a new segment I like to call "Batwolfs Two Cents." Basically I will be making threads of new topics or things that I feel must be shared with the Oakley community, with a little Batwolf twist. This weeks topic is about retro, vintage, fashion and where that leaves you. More and more these days you will find people throwing around the words retro and vintage. What exactly does this mean and is it a continuing trend? Personally, I have nostalgia. I love REAL and AUTHENTIC vintage things and here's why. 1) Rarity (or more so) 2) Collectibility (not a word but I don't care) 3) Fashion (appearance, for those who don't have fashion) I think as collectors we all agree that we have an interest in all of those things. And even more so as Oakley collectors. Now when you think of retro sunglasses, more than likely people will be thinking of things like this: Obviously the trends are now moving towards more Wayferer and Aviator inspired looks. For us Oakley collectors, this is where the Frogskins came in. But as the Frogskins grow more and more popular and the gap between rare and common gets closer, I decided that I wanted to set myself a part from the pack. Where did I find myself? Yep, the Blades. When first introduced in the late 80's these were at the pinnacle of sport performance. You saw athletes all over wear these, including Greg LeMond in the Tour De France. Look at all the color options! This was one of the first truly customizable sunglasses on the market. You could do whatever your heart desires, with over 22 million different possibilities. You can choose the front (bridge) color, stem colors, stem shape (standard and trigger), lens color, and lens shape (Blade, Razor, Slit). It's almost impossible to have one of the same pairs out there. Talk about unique! This is everything I've collected over the past few weeks, with a little eBay know how and deals on here. Honestly IMO, and I know that this will get me a lot of complaints but Frogskins aren't cool anymore. Blades are the new thing. It's time to go from vintage fashion to vintage sports. If you really want to be cool, this is where it's at.