erol: Erol Orhun
Stockholm, Sweden
December 17th, 2005 - 18 years ago (160 logins)Last Login8 years ago
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Will buy RacingJackets. Will buy black Gascans.

The vintage stuff is Oakley to me. All the new stuff is fluff pure and simple.






Mar 17, 2007 2:28 PM
They look like cheap Oakley knock-offs.

Pro M-Frame and RJs all the way.
Feb 1, 2007 8:37 PM
I`m thinking of the past few years of Tamiya-hype when i read this thread. Especially the massive hype around the old 3-speed Toyota Bruisers/Mountaineers and HiLuxes. Check what people are paying for these kits/cars on eBay.
Nov 22, 2006 2:50 PM
I really hope that the guys hating other brands just because they are "other brands" are kidding, joking, not serious. Otherwise that would be a very nice showcase of prime american redneck behaviour.
Nov 13, 2006 11:23 PM
I`m not surprised at all. The truth is often somewhere between the marketing and the negativists.
Sep 23, 2006 2:09 PM
" Indeed. It's quite hard to keep from smiling when you notice people staring at you. Knowing that you have the coolest damn shades on the planet..."

Hmm... coolet? OTT aren`t cool, they are just plain strange. IMO of course.
Jul 23, 2006 11:36 PM
I like the VR28s in my RJs. Very versitile.
Jun 25, 2006 11:19 PM
Apr 21, 2006 12:21 PM
Hahaha, logged in and saw the visitor-counter for the first time and didn`t quite know how to read that number "seventyhundredseventyseven?" 707070 visits

Anyways, a cool number. Here`s to a round million!
Apr 20, 2006 1:06 AM
Interesting to see that not all are completely, 100% sold on everything emblanozized with the O. I agree with someone above who said that Oakley need to step back and examine it`s roots and comeout with a pair of hardcore sportsglasses. They got their sunglass-business started with sunglasses with a purpose. Sports and colorful Oakleys where synonymous with eachother. The Eyeshield, the Blade and RazorBlade, and of course the M-Frame which led to the super Pro-M Frame and the fantastic RacingJackets. Sunglasses who had a purpose to it`s design.
Like i`ve said before, i feel that Oakleys designs nowadays are just repetitions from the last year. Like MBA said when they reviewed the Minute (i think):

"Somebody at the Oakley-headquarters forgot to turn on the coolnes-gas when they put it in it´s case".

Tons of different bland and ho-hum framestyles and billions of different lenstints... In the good old days you had RazorBlades and Mumbos/M-Frames and that was it. Eyewear with a purpose.

Also, i feel that Oakley has diversified itself from it`s core business in a rather extravagant way. Clothes, shoes, various paraphernalia... It all could be done in a tasteful, sublime way but i feel that Oakley has devalved it`s own brand because of this.
Apr 18, 2006 4:00 PM
Yeah Fred, i know O Europe is located in France, hell, we`re O-collectors aren`t we?
I guess it didn`t come through, but what i wanted to say is that i wonder where i got that brochure from originally since i live in Stockholm, Sweden and haven`t been to France ever. Do you understand now?
Apr 17, 2006 7:12 PM
Hi all. I was rummaging through my attic yesterday and tried to get thing organized, when i found stacks of my aold car-, bike- and sportsmagazines along with a bunch of vintage bicyclebrochures. And then i found these.

In all their glory.

A pair of doublettes and another zero-brochure.

A pair of doubles again... wonder where i got these from? Soem vintage litterature there...

Blades-brochure in french too... Really wonder where i got that from...

Anyways, thought you guys would appreciate to see all kinds of Oakley. Paper too. =)
Apr 10, 2006 3:48 PM
Very impressive.
Apr 6, 2006 3:29 AM
Very cool info Jim, thank you for telling us this. Also, the M-Frame was called Mumbo first right? Can you elaborate on this? Thanks, E
Apr 6, 2006 3:22 AM
Randolph Aviators

Zero 0.4

On bike: RJs and Pro M-Frame
Apr 4, 2006 4:55 PM
Very interesting to see, thanks for letting us see this Jim.
Apr 4, 2006 4:52 PM
Cool, a pair of new RJs perhaps...
Mar 29, 2006 12:07 AM
1989 Razor Blades.
Feb 12, 2006 3:16 PM
Rick: Interesting thoughts. For some reason i think of the infamous Muhammed-caricatures when i read your post. The same could be said on that issue too.
Feb 10, 2006 12:25 AM
That`s a pretty good price for a nice auto.
Feb 7, 2006 10:49 PM
Jan 27, 2006 4:21 PM
Very nice... Industrial Granite indeed.
Jan 15, 2006 10:30 PM
Yupp, the Omega Ploprof is a serious piece of kit.
Jan 15, 2006 10:13 PM
Nice experience.
Jan 12, 2006 4:30 PM
Ok eddyc, i see. Thanks.
Jan 10, 2006 12:42 AM
I`ve been wanting to do that since i saw a dude with RX-Wires back in, oh it must`ve been 13-14 years ago. I`m 30 so i think, hope!, I`ll have some fashion-leeway... =)
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