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I'm not normally an extravagant shopper when it comes to my accessories. I spent a lot of time in my teens and early 20s wearing very cheap sunglasses that lasted one season before the frames broke. I was ok with this arrangement as I was never that confident with sunglasses. If the lens' were too small, I felt self conscious as my preference is to hide a scar I have in my eyebrow.
All this changed when we were on honeymoon and we took a day trip to France, and my husband took me into the oakley retail store in a big shopping centre in Calais. He was looking to replace his own sunglasses as they had been damaged, so we went in and I fell in love with a pair of these sunglasses with pink tinted lens'
Online now, these glasses are retailing at over £200, and I can't remember exactly what we paid, but I believe it was around £80. To me, an absolute fortune on an accessory that I had seen as a bit disposable really up until that point, but this was nearly 6 years ago, and neither of us have had to buy another pair of sunglasses since, so I have to say it was a pretty sensible purchase.
Style wise, these are an attactive pair of glasses as it is unusual to have coloured lens' in your sunglasses. Looking through them at first I expected everything to look a funny colour but this is not the case at all. I do however notice that when I take them off if they have been on for a while the bits that are green such as grass and leaves on trees suddenly look really green. It is a pretty strange effect, but only lasts momentarily till my eyes readjust.
The glasses are wrap around style. The lens' curve round my head so that all of my eye is covered. This not only is great for reducing glare particularly when driving, but has the added bonus that it reduces pollen getting into my eyes and aggravating my hayfever.
Although they are wrap around, the arms on the glasses are really thin, and have a layer of black rubberised covering on the ends so they are really comfy to wear where they sit on your ear. They also have rubberised nose bridge pieces, so they sit without rubbing, and when you take them off you have only a mild mark from wearing them.
The silver and pink combination co-ordinates well with all my outfits. I am quite a casual dresser normally, but if i dress up a bit, I don't feel daft wearing these glasses with a smarter outfit.
These glasses are also really strong in my opinion. I am not good at putting my stuff away properly, and I had some expensive reading glasses that I paid about £200 for. My littlest son got hold of them as I left them next to the computer, and he managed to snap the arm off one side. These sunglasses have also been got several times and they have never suffered a mishap.
I have a soft bag case for these glasses to protect the lens' from scratching when I am not wearing them. I find this is more than adequate for me to keep them looking nice. This then gets chucked in my handbag with my kindle, my keys, my purse, a notebook and goodness knows what else, and they have never been crushed in this bag. My husband purchased a metal case for his as he works in the entertainment industry, and he has broken many items by heavy stuff being chucked on top of them, or him dropping them while working at a height.
While they are an expensive purchase, I feel that it is justified because they are not a high fashion item that will make me look really silly if I am still wearing them in a few years time, and they are also really hard wearing and versatile. On a cost per wear basis I am sure I have more than had my moneys worth, although I am glad we took the daytrip to France to buy them a bit cheaper as I don't think I am ever going to be able to justify the £200 price tag for purchasing in the UK.
Oakley sunglasses are considered the ceme de la creme of sunglasses and with good reason. They contain some truly impressive scientific specs all wrapped up in some of the best looking glasses money can buy.
The pair of Oakleys that I own are from their Juliet range and they have the ruby iridium lenses so they look a bit different from the picture shown on Dooyoo. The lenses are a very dark burnt orange colour but they can look lighter or darker depending on how the light hits them. The frame is made of titanium and is extremely strong but also very light and comfortable.
The lenses in the Juliets have loads of advanced features such as a Hydrophobic coating that helps them to repel moisture and dirt making them easy to keep clean without the smudge buidup that is common on other sunglasses. This is great when the day is really hot and you are sweating and your sunglasses get sweat on them making it difficult to see out of them.
They are made of the purest lens material that is available and give 100% protection from UV rays. They are High definition optics that means that objects are seen sharper and clearer so great for driving on sunny days. The iridium coating on the lenses also means that on sunny days the lenses actually contrast the colours for you showing them how they are supposed to look and the coating also reduces the glare from objects.
A cool little fact is that the lenses are completely shatter proof so if you ever find yourself being shot at then you can rest assured your eyes are well protected.
Let's be honest though I didn't buy these sunglasses for the admittedly amazing scientific gibbons I bought them as I am a complete poser and these were the coolest sunglasses in the shop. These glasses are absolutely stunning to look at and I always feel really cool while wearing them. They are ultra modern and people never fail to comment on them when I'm wearing them. I feel like they have a little bit more of an exclusivity factor to them than the usual designer sunglasses as Oakley are very strict on who they allow to stock them so in most towns there will only be one or two opticians or small boutiques allowed to sell them and because they are expensive I know I won't see too many of them around.
There are a couple of minor issues I have with them, for one although the metal frame is very comfortable I feel it sits slightly too high up on my eyes and I would have ideally liked them to sit slightly lower. Also the super dooper fancy lenses look great but I'm paranoid of getting them scratched as with the coating and colour it will show up clearly and to have them fixed you need to order new lenses which is not a cheap option.
Finally and I'm a little embarrassed to admit this but the glasses cost me £280 which I do find excessive for sunglasses but just due to the sheer fact they look so good I'm going to say they were worth the money to me at least.
I have had these sunglasses for a few months now and upgraded as it were from my Oakley monster dogs. The main reason for me wanting to upgrade to these glasses was that they simply look great! I wanted a pair of sunglasses with a strong frame structure that would not break easily whislt providing a very good level of comfort. When trying these I found them to be the perfect balance between the two. The lenses are of a very high quality and do the job well. I managed to get these for £240 from an official Oakely retail store which at the time I considered to be a fair price.
There is no doubt that these are an expensive pair of sunglasses however, they do really perform well. The box that it comes in with its contents is just amazing and really does prove the quality of these sunglasses. It is the sort of box that you would want to keep and is very much a novalty item. You get a fancy oakely cloth bag which is used as a pouch for the glasses whilst also being a suitable cleaning cloth for the lens. I would through rally recommend upgrading to a more expensive case such as the 'Oakley vault', especially considering the value of these sunglasses.
Overall I would say that I was very impressed with the overal performance and quality of the product. You really can feel the quality when wearing them, but I would recommend trying them before actually buying them because it is a high price to pay. The comfort is like no other and the case it comes with really is brilliant, all the more reason to get it! I hope this was useful and thank you for reading.
Me Oakley’s, don’t that just put a smile on anyone’s face. I stumbled across me Juliet when I was in the good old U.S.A. well Florida to be precise I was in a warehouse outlet centre stumbled across a sunglass hut with a sale on dropped in had a good look around thought I would probably go with O’Neil’s. But then my eyes and her lenses met across a crowded room (sorry got carried away). But just the sight of them they looked perfect, had a chat to the nice lady behind the counter whom allowed me to try and a few different sizes, which is good for me as I shameful admit to having a large head. Eventually I found the pair that were just right for me they fitted so comfortably the design of the glasses was one of the most comfortable I have ever felt, which was surprising as the previous pair of Oakley sunglasses I owned were a lot lighter from plastics not metal but you don’t feel the weight at all just a snug fit Well after you get the size and fit right then you get to choose lenses colour, as for frames I don’t know about other places but they only had titanium. But as for the lenses I got to choose between gold tints and blue tints. Mind these choices because I did purchase them sometime a go and I know that Oakley is always trying to diversify their ranges. I personally went for the gold tints and I thought they suited the colour of the frames very nicely. I was then present with a cloth holding case for storing and cleaning the lenses, but decided to invest just that bit extra (and if you’re buying Oakley sunglasses then lets face it a bit extra is well worth it) for the solid case a kind of sausage shaped strong box. I put it to the test with cramming into a suitcase with the other thousand things I ended up buying from the warehouse centre and sh
amefully Disney outlets. First thing I did when I got out of the store was, yeah well its obvious isn’t it I put them on for about an hour on a cloudy day. The frames are made very stiff so that they do not wiggly or move on your head at all. As wearing the around the lenses keep out the bright light so well but do not ruin your vision at all you can still make out clear colours and edges, things are dimmed down unlike cheaper sunglasses which I find just make most things blackish. Back home in “sunny” old England I got my first really sunny day to wear them (does a little jump of joy) playing football at the park, well it’ll be ok what are the chances of the ball hitting me in the face. Yeah word of advice do not test fate, well I got hit in the face and the glasses didn’t break didn’t even fall of just carried on playing, I felt like “Davids” playing for Holland, he is the one with the fitted glasses or goggles to keep out UV light. Quality apparently never goes out of fashion (according to Levi’s) and I would have to agree, these glasses are pricey with me paying $250 do not know the conversion to well so I will not try. You now have a pair of sunglasses for life that look good, feel good, and work well. Word of warning when wearing these sunglasses for long hours at a time be careful when taking them off outside because its so well shaded behind them that you forget how light it is outside. I am sad to report well changing rooms in my current house I have lost my pair of Oakley’s if you want to give me a minute silence it would be appreciated.
Just got a pair of Oakley Juliet X-Metal sunglasses to replace some A-wire glasses that were stolen whilst visiting my local Mercedes garage. After much research in shops, and time on the internet, I eventually found them online at a UK Oakley dealer for £227 - pretty good considering the RRP of £275. After waiting about three days, the glasses finally arrived, just in time for the rain and snow! My initial reaction to the glasses was, "Wow! What a big box." The box they come in is far larger than that of my old A-wires. It also looks much cooler, complete with a nice perferated look and the X-Metal 'coin' showing through the middle of the box. Removing the coin, to have a better look at it, is a bit tricky. I was amazed at the weight of the thing. I'm not sure if it is made from the same stuff that the frames are hewn from, but it makes a nice weighty novelty, of absolutely no benefit to the protection of your eyes! Lifting the flap of the box, which likes to fall back down again due to the weighty lump of metal attached to it, I pulled out the usual Oakley paperwork (warranty card and registration card) to reveal the large black cloth bag housing the glasses. The bag is designed to keep the glasses clean and should be employed for polishing the lenses. However, you might want to invest the £30 - £40 needed to get the appropriate vault for them, just to make sure they don't get squashed! Removing the glasses from the bag, my intial reaction was, "Cool!" They look like something out of a sci-fi movie, which is appropriate considering they were used in X-Men! Due to the curve of the arms, the glasses have a large 'footprint', which explains the size of the packaging associated with them. I was instantly struck by the colour of the Ice Blue Polarised lenses, they look fantastic, not as flash as the Ruby or Fire coloured lenses, but quietly understated and business like. The plasma frame colour (sor
t of a matt aluminium colour) goes really well with this choice of lens. Unfolding the arms, I noticed how stiff they are; not much chance of these coming loose and falling from your head. Placing the glasses on your head is a bit different to those glasses with straight arms, due to the curve that these have. I find that I have to pull them slightly apart before placing them upon myself. Once on, I was pleased by the quality of the lenses. My view was crystal clear, with definition being excellent and colours easy to recognise. I also noticed how natural they feel upon the head, and how they don't seem to convey their weight. For these are quite weighty shades, yet you really don't notice it once you have them on. The metal in the frame seems to be incredibly strong, I tried to bend one of the arms, but found it was very tough, although they can be bent where the frame slims down for the earsocks to fit on. Also included in the box was a collection of spare rubber bits, for making alterations to the fit of the frame. The rubbers in the temple region are easy to remove, and the spare rubbers are slightly thicker than the ones that the glasses came fitted with. TRhis made the fit of the frames a bit tighter. The rubbers on the nose section were much more tricky to remove, as I eventually found out that they kind of hook under some protuberances, rather than just pushing on. This time the spares were slightly thinner than the ones already fitted, ideal for those in the boxing community! With the degree of customisation afforded by these glasses, you should easily be able to make them fit comfortably, unless you have one of those heads that don't fit to the general anthropometrical norms. One thing that I was slightly puzzled by, was the small hole that I noticed in the top of the frame. The hole, about the size of a pin prick, is apparently normal, according to Oakley, and is a feature of the production process, which ca
n cause some bubbles of oxygen to pop through the cooling metalwork. I was informed by Oakley that these glasses are all individually made, therefore, no two pairs will be exactly the same. I think this is kinda cool, as it means that you are wearing a unique product, although, of course, this could just be some PR bull! Overall, I am very happy with the Juliet X-Metal sunglasses. They are a substanial set of shades that certainly give the impression that they will be able to protect my eyes from frying for a good many years, or at least until another bastard nicks them! If you want to be unique and wear something that is a bit different, and you can justify, or afford, the price, go for it, you'd be hard pressed to be disappointed.
I've been an Oakley fan ever since I picked up a pair of standard Eye Jackets for my 15th birthday. Every other pair of glasses I've owned before and after that were treated badly, lost or damaged within a few months, but I managed to keep my Oakley's immaculate due to their value and my love for them. A few years later I picked up the natural evolution to these glasses - a pair of Juliet X Metals. I felt the Romeo range were too big for my face (and in my opinion, my face isn't particularly small) so I went down a size to the sexy Juliet's. The second you put them on, you're unsure whether they're doing their job because everything feels so natural. Until you come in contact with sunlight, and you realise you're not wincing. Oakley have recieved their reputation not only due to their fantastic design works, but the fact they use some of the best lenses in their glasses. But with the original eyejackets, you knew most of the money went into the lenses, whilst the frames remained very nicely designed pieces of plastic. Not anymore, as the lightweight but sturdy titanium frames surround your eyes. Complete with rubber cards on ANYTHING that might possibly move, you know they've been designed to last , and to stay where they're meant to - on your face. Simply put, they're incredibly comfortable to wear, and everyone always asks me to try them on, and they usually go around the entire table as people get the WOW factor from glasses they always presumed were a ripoff and for fashion victims only. If any discrepencies, i'd say the screws on the frame could be a bit better, as I cannot tighten the one arm quite as much as the other, and for the price the box they came in could be a bit better. You still get the same average Oakley software cleaning bag the same as the glasses 1/4 of the price, and anything tougher has to be paid extra. And if you're going to be transporting the
m, you'll need something a lot stronger than the cardboard box they arrive in, or you'll spend the trip worrying your precious glasses have a scratch across the front. In a word - incredible. I've had these for a year, and I'm still proud every time I go outside. I just wish the British summer time was longer!
Well when it comes to sunglasses you certainly can. I picked up a pair of Oakley Juliets while I was in the USA on holiday and let me tell you these are without a doubt the best pair of sunglasses I have ever owned. Firstly there is the styling, these glasses just look incredibly cool no two ways about it. The range of lens and frame colours means there is a combination to suit everyone. I opted for the Plasma finished frame (silver) with the Fire lenses (yellow/orange) and whomever I have let try on the glasses seems to look good in them. Secondly, the quality of construction, these glasses are built to last. The frames them selves are made of a titanium alloy, very strong and very lightweight these frames will not bend out of shape easily. The frame is adjustible as is actually a 25 piece construction incorperating temple shocks and replaceble nose bombs. The fit around the head and more importantly the nose is amazing, once you have these glasses on they do not move, Oakley are renowned for making eyewear for extreme sports and you can see why when trying on these shades. The lenses are equally impressive, being made of Plutonite and then coated in Iridium, this technology resulting in lenses that eliminate all the harmful rays but still leaving you with good, clear vision through the sunglasses. For your money you get a box with a limited edition 'X-metal' coin, and a soft sleaning case. If you're spending this much on shades you'll probably end investing in the Oakley vault a hard case that costs about £20. Now we come to the only downside of Oakley shades, the price. Even buying in the USA with a favourable exchange rate these shades cost me £170 including the Vault. In England you'd be paying more like £250 including the Vault. Rest assured though these are the only sunglasses you need ever buy. See the whole range at www.oakley.com
These are the latest range to the Oakley X-metal family. Kind of a baby version of the juliet for smaller faces. I scoured the high street and the 'net looking for a stylish pair of Oakleys for weeks on end. Generally the prices are pretty consistant and the most you can save is around 15% if you buy online. Check out www.gearedup.co.uk or www.bargainsunspecs.co.uk ....the difference is minimal, around £20 on average. There isnt much of a saving and generally Oakley glasses dont have much discount at all At the time of writing, I did some research and the Penny range have only 3 styles or frame/lens. These are: Polished frame with black lens, titanium frame with Vr28 lens (brown/golden tint) and titanium frame with ice lens (reflective blue) My choice of style were the X-metal Penny with ice lens and titanium frame. First impressions: I was blown away with the quality and the weight of the glasses. Yeah they have a slight weight, but once you wear them, the feeling is almost invisible. The wrap around arms and spring hinges really makes it comfortable and easy to wear. There are an additional pair of nose-bombs included for you to personalise and lets you have that perfect fit. The frame allows for easy replacement of lens, or upgrading, if and when new styles become available. Lens-wise, I was impressed with the clarity and sharpness. The shiny reflection of the ice lens is misleading, wearing the specs, the level of tint is much greater. From someone who owns a few pairs of designer specs, Oakleys really do seperate the designer names apart. I've had no problem with extreme sun flare, especially from metallic surfaces. I can stare at them all day without any problems(although its not advisable!) The packaging also came in a stylish and fashionable box. Included with the specs is the warranty pamphlet, Oakley lens manual, X-metal (copper) penny coin and the glas
ses pouch. After spending so much money on these glasses, I would recommend you buy an additional case to store them. (the soft pouch wont protect them should you drop/sit on them and its only recommended for cleaning purposes). Yeah, even more money to splash considering the glasses cost over £200, but if you can afford them in the first place, its only a minor purchase. Because of the long arms, the shape of the glasses wont fit into any old case. Oakley does a range of soft (vault) cases, at a premium no less. Beware, the Penny range isnt for everyone, its just more suited to smaller faces and the spring hinges on the arms really help with wearing them if you got a larger head, but thats where the Juliet and Romeo range comes in. You really do know you've got something thats exclusive and special. People generally stare that little bit longer when I wear them. .. AC
Ever wondered what glasses Tom Cruise was wearing in Mission Impossible 2? They were the latest edition to the Oakley range: the £200 Juliet's! These glasses are truly awesome! I normally spend about £280 on a pair of Revo Pythons with a polarised lens (Nasa bought the lens technology off them) - but these Oakleys win hands-down for outright style and quality! Available in one frame colour (titanium) and a few lens colours (silver, red and gold) - more are being added all the time. These Juliet's will not suit everyone - but there are many other styles in the Oakley range to choose from. An interesting fact about these glasses: 5 different metals are needed to construct the frame of these glasses - they need to be heated to a 1/3 of the temperature of the sun to bond together and form the exceptionally rigid (just try bending them) and strong frame. They also get a top quality, polarised, lens too! Overall, I think that these will become a very popular pair of glasses - sure to be copied by all the manufacturers - and are extremely versatile: for sports, driving or just relaxing in the sun - these glasses really do have it all!