I've had a few Oakleys for a couple of decades now, but I never really considered it a collection - I have collections of other things, but the sunglasses just seemed like something I had a few of. Really enjoying the forum though and have been on a bit of a Holbrook buying spree of late, so maybe it's at that tipping point where it does become a collection... Started off, as perhaps many did, on Frogskins in the early to mid-90s. Still had my favourite pair around until recently, crystal black with +red iridium, sitting conveniently in the knee glovebox in the car. So conveniently, in fact, that I'd sometimes forget they were there. Like when trading the car in for a new example for instance Someone somewhere is driving around with near mint Frogs in the car and they probably don't realise either... After the Frogs, I was quite taken with the... New Frogskins. Ok, the name sounds the same but they don't really have much in common and it's not a model you hear much about. Though I'm liking Rustpot's collection - particularly without the cracked frames two of mine have suffered from for years. Maybe it's the sign that it IS a collection that I could never make myself throw them out, even though they weren't wearable... So, with two cracked pairs, and the matte clear showing signs of going the same way, I decided to check out what was happening in the Oakley world about 15(!) years after buying my last pair. I thought I'd go Frog again, but they didn't seem quite right any more. Besides, it would be a little unfaithful to the pair travelling around in my old car! But I wanted something in the same vein, and Holbrooks hit the mark pretty exactly. Eight pairs later in a pretty short time, I'd like to think I was more or less done, but no violet iridiums seems remiss and there are a couple of OCP combos I'm liking. Not sure I can go for white frames any more, even though I did have them in New Frogs, but then I have got crystal red/rubies and Deuce Coupés, so maybe I needn't worry about the white being too loud... I'll photo them together at some point, but the DCs are in the car (I've learned my lesson, they aren't in the knee glovebox...). I like "vertical" collecting (single manufacturer, single model) so will focus on the Holbrook, but I'm hoping a pair of Juliets on the way scratches any metal itch I might get. That said, I like the look of the Plaintiffs with red lenses in a local opticians - not sure I could make an Aviator-style frame work though. More than enough for an intro, thank you for putting the forum together.