Ray H
Nov 12, 2006 11:09 AM
lolz...yah are they??
Eric Arsenault
Nov 12, 2006 10:48 PM
Theres already some threads on that (search button) but beside x-metals, almost none are made in the USA.

EDIT: sorry I got confused with the RX line...
Chester The X Metalist
Nov 12, 2006 11:33 AM
thats kinda depressing to know. But its all good. As long as x metals are US made
Thread Killers
Nov 12, 2006 11:36 AM
Even though a vast majority of them are stamped "MADE IN U.S.A." on the right earstem?
Humberto DeLaTorre
Nov 12, 2006 11:42 AM
I too was under the assumption that they were...

And if you say they're made in china I might find something else to collect... like stamps!
Jason H
Nov 12, 2006 11:49 AM
Actually I believe all the Eyewear is made in the USA, the clothing and shoes is a different story.
Rick (The Doctor) Fawcett
Nov 12, 2006 11:49 AM
I thought an overwhelming majority of non-Rx frames were made at Foothill Ranch? I saw a bunch being made when I was there.
Full Throttle @ 102 mph
Nov 12, 2006 12:12 PM
I believe it it doesn't say "Made in USA" then it isn't
Now go home and get your shine box.
Nov 12, 2006 5:33 PM
I think most oakley eye ware is made in the USA apparel and bags are made overseas except for the Mil Spec si boots
Omad Science
Nov 12, 2006 5:51 PM
If your glasses do not say made in the USA on the stem then they are not. Prob 80% of the frames are made overseas (Japan or China). Most of the frames have (CE) writen on the stem which means they are imported.

All of the lenses though are made and cut here in the US.

Due to pollution regulations in CA, they are unable to make most of the frames in the US.

Eddy C
Nov 12, 2006 6:27 PM
I believe the CE means that the glasses comply with certain international regulations regardless of where they are made. The CE is on all the glasses, including X-Metals.
attila 3.0
attila s.
Nov 12, 2006 6:37 PM
my tshirt is made in poland
Mike Bahr
Nov 12, 2006 6:42 PM
The letters "CE" are the abbreviation of French phrase "Conformité Européene" which literally means "European Conformity". The term initially used was "EC Mark" and it was officially replaced by "CE Marking" in the Directive 93/68/EEC in 1993. "CE Marking" is now used in all EU official documents. "CE Mark" is also in use, but it is NOT the official term.

CE Marking on a product is a manufacturer's declaration that the product complies with the essential requirements of the relevant European health, safety and environmental protection legislation, in practice by many of the so-called Product Directives.*
From what i understand if a product says "made in USA" it has to be 100% USA Made. If not it must then say "Assembeled in the USA"

An Audio cable manufactuer in the US was recently heavily fined for stating "made in USA" when all the componets were actualey made in China. The cables were assembled in the USA. I doubt Oakley would open themselves up to litigation.

Also when i did nmy tour and if I remember correctly all Frames and Lens are made in the US, unless stated otherwise.

The california Polution laws are severe, and technically Oakley can't manufacture there becasue of these laws, but they do ....How?... well they meet all the regulations set by the government. I can't remeber the specific detials on how they do it, lets just say they do. ( I'm sure this is what i was told).
Ray H
Nov 12, 2006 7:53 PM
basically, aside from my wires. Most of the O matter are made in USA, and it's good to know the x metals are as well.

Yah, most of my apparel and footwear are made in China. And it would be nice to know all oakley eyewear are made in the states...but still....the most important part to me is really the lense being made in the states.
When health comes into play (e.g. food, water, medicine, eyewear) I get a little sketchy about the stuff made in China~
Philip Barket
Nov 12, 2006 8:44 PM
EddyC is right about the CE. It's an internationial compliance. All O-Matter frames are made stateside and so are the Plutonite lenses. In the past wires and Rx were, but a ajority of them may have been moved overseas. Yes, if it says MADE IN USA, it is 100%.

Remember, they tried making the footwear in the USA to stick it to Nike, but it proved too expensive and they moved them overseas.
Nov 12, 2006 8:55 PM
I concur with Phil. =)
Justin "Scorpion Zero" Jones
Nov 12, 2006 10:03 PM
Yeah, CE is on most products in general, not just Oakley. Check some appliances you own, like your iPod, and even stuffed animals. EddyC is right though about what it stands for.
Lajos Keller
Nov 13, 2006 12:35 AM
My old Minute had both CE sign and Made in USA writings on the earstems. But my A-Wire has only CE.
Ray H
Nov 13, 2006 1:59 AM
so now we know that O matters are definitely made in USA since it's printed on them. And apparently so are X metals. so does anyone know which wires are made in the states and which are not?
Victor Groza
Nov 13, 2006 2:46 AM
i had a Fine Knit beanie wich had on the tag MADE IN USA. The tag was allmost the same as on the microfiber bags. The beanie was custom made for the Haro Lee Dungeres team and had higher quality fabrics.
Connor Rognlin
Nov 13, 2006 5:05 AM
If it says so on the frame then yes. Some older ones have it printed extremely small by the hinge on the arms.
tyler rohren
Nov 13, 2006 5:29 AM
bags are made in china now.
Lajos Keller
Nov 13, 2006 12:16 PM
One more thing: on Oakley.com some articles, like footwear, jackets, etc. are told "import". But none of the eyewear. So it must be made in the States.
fil abs
Nov 13, 2006 3:25 PM
My SI Assault shoes are made in China. I did not put much thought about this before. Have you check where your SI boots were made?
Ford .
Nov 13, 2006 4:05 PM
Riddle, Spike, Crosshair, Warden and Montefrio are not made in the US.

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