I'm glad the Black Ostrich Flesh is available on Oakley.com rather than having to go through the silliness that is the Brain Dead raffle. That's probably the most interesting colourway out of the bunch.
It looks to be an amateur custom cut. The proportions are off, especially the part of the lens toward the temples/hinge. The "cornering" of cuts don't look pronounced as it should be, so a hand cut lens.
OAKLEY FACTORY TEAM REVIVES CULT FAVORITES FLESH AND CHOP SAW
THE NEWEST FALL/WINTER 22 LAUNCH FEATURES THE TWO STYLES FROM THE ARCHIVES IN ORGANIC COLORWAYS CONCEPTUALIZED BY BRAIN DEAD AND POWERED BY OAKLEY
Monday, November 7, 2022 — The Oakley Factory Team is a long-standing experimental collaboration conceptualized by Brain Dead, powered by Oakley. Our newest capsule collection digs into the Oakley Archive to reimagine some of our cult favorites. Somewhere between our desire to predict the future and our need to preserve the present, Oakley x Brain Dead Flesh and Chop Saw were born.
In the early 2000s, Oakley’s Flesh design emerged from the black void of fashion and ushered a glimpse of the future. Sleek, comfortable, and amorphous in shape, the release was a catalyst for decades of inspiration. Chop Saw followed soon after, its eye-catching sole and high functionality helped support a sturdy shoe with a sharp personality. Each design helped spark the imagination and expanded what form and function could accomplish together. Brain Dead designers have long admired Oakley’s commitment to creating apparel with lifespans that stretch far beyond the spiral of trends.
The Oakley Factory Team is made possible by a team of pioneering designers with an eye for the cutting edge. Their sharp focus is complimented by the softest materials around. Our Oakley x Brain Dead Flesh has the same sock-like uppers cut from suede and aeroprene for breathability and a chunky, undulating sole unit for comfort and shock absorption. The Oakley x Brain Dead Chop Saw shines in its support and its grip fit for all terrains.
Brain Dead x Oakley Factory Team Flesh Pack will be available on November 15th, at 10AM PT on WEAREBRAINDEAD.COM, Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, Brain Dead Sunset, and select retailers worldwide.
Oakley Factory Team Flesh Pack will be available on November 17th at 10AM PT on WEAREBRAINDEAD.COM, Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, Brain Dead Sunset, Oakley Stores, Oakley.com and select retailers worldwide.
Brain Dead x Oakley Factory Team Chopsaw will be available on December 13th at 10AM PT on WEAREBRAINDEAD.COM, Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, Brain Dead Sunset, and select retailers worldwide.
Oakley Factory Team Chopsaw will be available on December 15th at 10AM PT on WEAREBRAINDEAD.COM, Brain Dead Studios Fairfax, Brain Dead Sunset, Oakley Stores, Oakley.com and select retailers worldwide.
More news on the Factory Team, powered by Brain Dead and Oakley, coming in 2023. Stay tuned on Oakley.com and follow @wearebraindead, @oakley and @factoryteamproject for more.
Now, I have never heard of Dalstrong before and don’t know if their knives are quality, but the lineup looks so cool I had to pre-order at least the huge cleaver with the stand. The only true limited pieces in the line are the leather apron and bag.
THROWBACK TO THE FUTURE: OAKLEY® AND STAPLE DROP TWO-PIECE LIMITED-EDITION COLLECTORS PACK FEATURING NEW INTERPRETATION OF 1992 SUB ZERO AND 2022 RE:SUBZERO
BOTH GLASSES WILL FEATURE A SCI-FI INSPIRED MARBLE SWIRL DESIGN
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 — The new Oakley® x STAPLE collaboration is a mix of history reinvented and renewed. The limited-edition collector's package includes the original 1992 Sub Zero and its present-day doppelganger, the 2022 Re:SubZero. The original Sub Zeros were ahead of their time when first released, weighing less than an ounce. This same technical feat has been replicated in this new collaboration for extremely lightweight frames. Both glasses feature a white, marble-inspired design on the temples that complement the all-black frames, honoring this legendary silhouette while paying homage to classic sci-fi iconography.
“This collection connects the past with the future in such a way that celebrates where both Oakley and STAPLE came from as well as where we plan to go,” said Brian Takumi, Oakley VP, Brand Soul and Creative. “Jeff Staple and his entire team continue to infuse our brand with a unique outlook on what’s possible when it comes to eyewear and apparel. The marble-inspired frames in this collection heroes the original Sub Zero and its present day counterpart that’s unlike anything we’ve ever done. Much like the theme of the collection, we explored a new frontier with the STAPLE team when creating it. That relentless pursuit of unique design and adventure is what continues to fuel the success of this collaboration.”
The Sub Zero Collector’s pack includes a new iteration of the original Sub Zero and the reimagined Re:SubZero. Both frames include the Premium Prizm™ Black lens with a laser etched Pigeon logo and feature a marble swirl temple design. Supremely light, each pair will take you through a journey of past and future discovery.
“For this collaboration, we reinvented a revered Oakley classic – the Sub Zero. To me, these frames encapsulate Oakley’s unmatched technical innovation and have an unmatched sleek and futuristic design,” says Jeff Staple, Founder of STAPLE & Reed Art Department. “We put our own spin on both glasses, giving them a laser etched Pigeon logo and a timeless marble-inspired design.”
This release marks the final installation of this year’s two-part product collaboration, following the release of three Oakley x STAPLE Frogskins in June. The new Oakley x STAPLE Sub Zero Collectors Pack will be available:
November 3rd: Available on Oakley.com, followed by Oakley stores globally + StaplePigeon.com. Stay tuned to Oakley.com and @Oakley for further drops.
For more information on the Oakley x STAPLE Sub Zero Collectors Pack, visit Oakley.com and follow @Oakley @staplepigeon.
IDW publishes books they call Artist Editions which reproduce comic art in 1:1 scale. Typically these books are around 13.25” x 19.25” in size. IDW went all out for the Todd McFarlane Artist Edition released last week, however. It tips the scale and also measures a whopping 13.38” x 24.25” for basically the same price as a normal version.
Here are some comparison pics to another Artist Edition from IDW and a typical Omnibus:
SILMO Paris is occurring this weekend, and the SILMO d’or awards were passed out. Typically I don’t care about the awards since their idea of innovative and award-worthy is very different from my POV. Still, I was intrigued by their acknowledgement of a brand called Out Of as the best in sports eyewear.
For those who don’t know, Out Of makes simple eyewear infused with carbon and Grilamid to make what they claim as the lightest sports glasses in the world at 16.8g. They weigh their Piuma glasses against other brands (including Oakley’s) in a video here:
Just a heads up that the Mod 7 snow helmet will be officially announced soon, though it was actually announced during trade shows earlier this year. It's the one with integrated goggles held in by magnets called Secure Connect technology and comes with additional venting on the top of the helmet via a slide mechanism.
The collector community is offended by the pricing of this one, and there's a lot of in-fighting, which has been funny to watch on YouTube. I haven't decided if I will be backing this one just yet. I don't mind the price so much, but I'm not a huge fan of this version of Ghost Rider and the effort seems to be a step down from the previous Marvel HasLab efforts (Sentinel and Galactus). I'm slightly leaning towards not getting this, but if the bonus tiers give extra figures like Danny Ketch's version of GR and his motorcycle, I think I'd be all in.