Oakley Big Square Wires are dead after 22 years....may they RIP.

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  1. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

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    After long years of rough service snow skiing, hunting, 4x4ing, boating, general lounging outside, golf etc. my optometry tech says he can't fix my BSWs this time.

    So I'm in the market for a new pair of shades. What do you guys like?

    1. I've got a big head.
    2. I'm very persnickety about regular glasses and shades - great optical clarity and good scratch resistance are required.
    3. I may or may not have prescription lenses added.
    4. My boat has some LCD instrumentation so polarized lenses are probably out.
    5. How crazy is it that I was able to keep up with these suckers for 22 years?

    I had a pair of Maui Jim's that were garbage only because the soft lens material scratched far too easily.
     
  2. ARP

    ARP

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    Maybe look at another pair of Oakleys?

    I'm kinda brand loyal.
     

  3. Monkeybomb

    Monkeybomb Resident Misanthrope

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    I like my Oakley shades and Glasses. I picked up some RX Conductor 6's and Flak 2's recently . They still rock.
     
  4. .264 magnum

    .264 magnum CLM

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    Me too. Oakley the brand has been good to me.
     
  5. -Dustin

    -Dustin

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    RayBan has an XL version of aviators. That was my first pair of non-Oakleys ever. And I've got about 14 pairs of Oakleys in my closet.

    Smith optics have improved substially over the years. That's what wear now. Field, range, on the bike, and around town. They lack a good wire frame, though. For big heads, at least.
     
  6. bigchuck83

    bigchuck83

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    I've been wearing Oakley glasses since 2002 and am on my third pair. Currently use a pair of the Flak 2.0Xl but contemplating a new pair of the Oakley standard issue M frames or Det Cord glasses.


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  7. G19Tony

    G19Tony Sneet CLM

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    Oakley has been good to me, too.
     
  8. The_Dan

    The_Dan The underscore is silent

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    I like Revo. I did enjoy my Oakley 12s until I lost them on a golf course...but I came back to Revo and just prefer their lens. The older ones were all glass and you can get glass or plastic now, I have a pair of each and weight is the only difference.
     
  9. Sniffler

    Sniffler Ooo baby

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    You say you have a big head?

    http://www.fatheadz.com/


    I doubt they are as good as Oakleys though.


    ETA: 22 years is amazing.
     
  10. RustyL

    RustyL

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    I like my Oakley's as well. I have a big head too and the Oakley's fit great. Though mine are Polarized.
     
  11. M&P15T

    M&P15T All Hail King Kona

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    Soooooooo.....

    Why don't you just get a new pair of.....Big Square Wires?