I know most of the forum must be comprised of Americans and that Oakley is obviously famous around there. However, I've always been curious as to how big and famous is Oakley around the world. For instance, around here (Portugal), my countrymen and women are all about Ray-bans, Carreras, Arnettes, Von Zippers and any big fashion designer brand (original or knock-off) and flea-market glasses. Anything flashier than that earns you a "you're effing crazy" look from people on the streets. My own brother jokingly says I've dropped in his consideration for buying an X-Squared, even though he uses the ugliest pair of sunglasses anyone in the family has ever seen. The only times I manage to spot some Oakleys are when I come across joggers, who wear the occasional Radar, M-Frame or Jackets when running. Other than that I rarely spot some of the most discreet frames in the range. Polished blacks with grey lenses... Mostly Hijinx, Fuel Cells, Minutes from "that olden day, when I bought these and forgot I had them". Even more rarely I spot a Wire... Whisker or Tightrope... I find it odd though. Everyone recognizes Oakley as an excellent marque, but no one buys/uses it. The last person with whom I had a talk about this was an employee from a sun-glass store and he said people tend to dislike reflective lenses and that the flashier Oakley frames (meaning: the good ones) tend to be difficult to coordinate with the wardrobe... What the hell?