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Discussion in 'Oakley Sunglasses Discussion' started by Herbsley, 10/5/11.

  1. Herbsley


    I find it really strange, on a forum about all things Oakley, where everything from glasses to watches to key fobs are discussed, that no-one is talking about Wires.
    At all.
    Have I missed a meeting here? Is there an unwritten agreement to keep the existence of the Wire range hush-hush?

    Looking at my collection, it appears I have 7 pairs of Wires -
    Why 8.2
    Thick A
    Ti Spike
    Ducati Square Wire

    It's not a conscious collection, It's just I liked them enough to buy them, and I suit them. And, you know what, I wear them. They go ace with a suit or formal etc.

    I understand from a Display Dude perspective, they're not flashy in a case, but come on, I've been here a while now, you can tell me ...
    Why does no-one talk about Wires?

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  2. SpliceD


    I've noticed that too. Guess the wire frames just aren't flashy enough to get attention. Not to mention the trend lately seems to be thicker/bigger plastic frames... and not just with Oakley. I don't see very many other eyewear brands pushing wire frames. I think it's due to the hipster movement. Everyone wants thick framed glasses; sunglasses and Rx.

    I own several wire frames myself: e-wire (1st gen), T-wire (1st gen), Why 8.1, Why 8.2, Big Square Wire, Square Whisker

    I love them all, but haven't really been wearing them lately. Like you mentioned, i typically wear them when i'm dressed up or going to something formal like a wedding, but that's rare.

    I also think that Oakley, as a company that promotes athletes, does better with their sports frames like the Jawbones, Radars, Flak Jackets, etc. I don't know very many sports figures who wear wire frames.

  3. Oakleynerd

    Oakleynerd Staff Member Premium Member

    i have a few wire in my collection!
    a & e-wire
    ducati inmate & square wire
    and a spike as well

    probably a lot of members have those in the collection, but right now the focus is on newer models . . .

  4. BriP


    nearly picked up a classic thickA for $60 or so but decided against it.. went for some classic zero 0.4 instead

  5. OBlazer


    I dont own a pair of wires (unless you consider halfX a wire) but im thinking about picking up a pair of Crosshair 2.0s for the reasons stated above, I need something that will go well with a suit on the rare occasion i wear one.

  6. BriP


    yeah i think thats the trouble.. they're really understated. if anything you'd need one pair for formal occasions and thats it.. i'd probably go a pair of why8.2's..

  7. Razerwire


    I love my wires. They are solid for the more formal events that I go to or the days where I don't want to wear something overly flashy.

    I have:

    New C-Wire: lead frame with ice iridium polarized.
    Splinter: matte black/midnight frame with black iridium polarized.
    Square Whisker: pewter frame with emerald iridium polarized.
    New Square Wire: pewter frame with warm grey.
    RAZRWire: mercury frame with light grey.
    Square Wire 2.0: silver frame with ice iridium.

  8. Herbsley


    Except all the posts about Romeos.
    And X-metal XXs.
    And Frogskins.
    And Plates.


  9. Oakley_Sight


    Darn it now i'll have to buy a pair to be in the gang LOL

  10. Batwolf

    Batwolf Premium Member

    I have a custom pair of Plaintiff's and I love them. They're super lightweight and look great.

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