Lens: Transitions RX lenses/Black Iridium/Black Iridium/Titanium Clear
I have four of these... guess you can tell I really like them! These frames are big, bold, and beautifully designed. The lenses are substantially larger than regular Square Wire 2.0's, and are great for peripheral vision. The regular Square Wire 2.0's looked ridiculous on my large face, so when the Big Square Wires came out, I had to get a pair. As much as I liked the Square Wire 2.0's styling, I love the Big Square Wires even more. It has nice touches like the slight flare on the ear stems, the "True Metal Icons" on the hinges (looks even better with the contrast on the Pewter frames), and the slightly tapered look of the lens shape. The fit is perfect for those with larger heads, and the spring hinges are really comfortable. The first pair I bought were Pewter frames with Black Iridium lenses, which are great for really sunny days with razor sharp detail, a neutral tint to keep truer colors, and dark enough to stop me from squinting. The frames and fit were so great, I bought another pair of Pewter/Black Iridium and converted them with Transition RX lenses for those days I don't want to wear contacts. The Big Square Wire look great as eyeglasses. My third pair is the Chrome/Titanium Clear combo for darker days or indoor conditions. I loved the Chrome finish so much I bought another pair and transplanted them with the Black Iridium lenses left over from the Transition RX pair. I don't know why Oakley doesn't release the Chrome frames with Black Iridium lenses, but this combo looks great! I love the shiny chrome and how it interplays with the mirror coating on the Black iridium lenses. My favourite pair of sunglasses!
I have the Pewter Bronze Orvis. Love it, love the way it fits and how it looks on my face.
Lens: Titanium clear
Had these since 2003. Been to Mexico with me. Even fell off in a lake once, and I went down and found them. Finally my lenses got scratched, so I just sent my frames to be fitted with top of the line Ziess Rx Transitions. Waiting to get them back. My first Rx glasses.
Lens:Gold Iridium Polarized and Black Iridium Polarized
I love these glasses, and now that they are discontinued, I have an issue. I actually got new lenses for them for a steal, but then the arm broke off a month after getting the lenses. Anyone have a clue where I could get a replacement arm, including the hinge?
Lens: Gold Iridium Polarized
Superb and chic Eyewear! These fit my face much better than the same color (platinum gold combo) in Square Wire 2.0. They name these : "BIG" Square Wire, which is quite untrue actually. The Sunglasses are definately not big, which is a good thing in my opinion, as big fly sunglasses tend to hide good looking faces. The sunglasses are actually more in the small medium category, but not MICRO sized like the Square wire 2.0 which looks a bit silly on my largish face. The size of SQW 2.0 should be classed as in the MICRO tiny category! These Big square wires look so great for formal or casual sports to everyday workwear! These are better in my opinion than the latest generation Square Wire 3.0 which is a tab too large and sharply rectangular , these are a softer edge rectangle orbitals! They are great for golfing on cloudy days (aka the brown base lens)!better long distance contrast. They still perform well even in sunny weather, as long as the sunlight is not desert like intense! Then you would need a Black Iridium. I am very happy with these and they are now ultra rare and polarized too! I got mine on ebay very recently April 2010 Brand New from a US seller with a are brand new pair! I love them and will keep them for a long as they live.
Frame: 1st gen leather wraped
Lens: black irid.
I'm looking for another pair after 10 yrs, yea 10! as my f'n dog decided to take em' out and chewed them up. Ever since then, I still have my 1/2 jackets, and an M frame - but I've always have missed my 'everyday' sunglasses. So damn comfy and are especially made for big heads which are hard to find - how many earpices I have broken with my Blades vs my big noggen - I've lost count
Lens:VR28 Blue Iridium
When I found out that these were being discontinued, I rushed out to my local Oakley store and got a great deal on a closeout pair. Anyway, after wearing a Black Iridium lens for the last five years, I wanted something a little softer for driving, and these fit the bill perfectly. The VR28 Blue Iridium lens looks great and it is incredibly clear to look through; the brown tint gives everything a nice, warm contrast. Depth perception is definitely enhanced with this lens, so it's a perfect driving lens. The fit is great with the spring hinges, and I like the thicker wire all around; it's a great shape for those of us with bigger faces. Granted, the Big Square Wires are on the classic end of the Oakley spectrum, but the contrasting "O" on the arms add a little flash. All in all, a great, albeit understated, set of glasses. You should be able to get a pair at local Oakley store or you could find them on eBay, just make sure they aren't fakes.
Review Date: June 3, 2007
Lens: titanium clear
These be my hard core gansta-bada$$ set. I like the chrome frame a lot. They just seem to be a fun pair of oversized shades. I wish they put spring hinges on more sunglasses, because they really add to the overall quality of these. OK and yes I just love ti Clear. I can't explain why, but I just do.
Lens: Ti Clear
These are extremely light shades. I am a sucker for Ti Clear too. I like to wear these when the marine layer is out. The cool thing about them too is that you can wear them indoors. I think that is a great advantage so that you can leave them on your head and not worry about them getting scratched. I don't know if these will be good for small heads b/c I have a pretty big oval head and they even kind of slide every once in awhile.
Awesome coverage and nice design. It's very classy and versatile; it can be worn pretty much with a suit or with jeans and a T-shirt. It's not very square shaped as the name would imply, but it looks good anyway. The first problem I have with it, though, is the spring hinge. Not a fan of those with Oakleys, as earstems that use that feature don't grip your head too tight. The second problem I have is the weight. I guess that's the trade off for better coverage than all the other Wires (besides the Warden and Xhairs).
Lens: VR28 Blue Pol
A decent pair of wire Oaks. Nothing too special. They are just a pretty big frames. I think they look too domesticated for my tastes ... maybe when I hit 55 and want to look like the godfather.
Lens: Ti Clear
I like these for overcast days especially in the winter they look cool & just enough iridium filter to take the edge off. My friend calls these my Brad Pitts
Lens: VR50 Gold Iridium
A great lens and frame combo - to add that sandy desert rider look to your wardrobe haha - well designed frames - always get the ladies to look - but very face dependent - if you have a small face - do not go near the BSW range - The lens has a 35% light transmission rating - so not meant for extremely bright conditions but for late afternoons and early evening these are great. Come with spring hinges and unobtanium ear socks - so comfort levels are very high also.