A surfing legend in his own right, Kolohe Andino has shot to fame in recent months and it is this success which has inspired the Oakley Kolohe Andino Garage Rock Sunglasses. Oakley’s signature ranges are consistently fantastic and true to form, the Oakley Kolohe Andino Garage Rock Sunglasses are much of the same amazing quality and design! Son of undoubtedly one of the best surfers the world has ever seen, Dino Andino, Kolohe has managed to fill his father’s rather large boots already by having a great run in the ASP World Tour this year and of course having his own signature set of Oakley Sunglasses.
The Oakley Garage Rock Sunglasses, despite being fairly new, have already struck a chord with fans of Oakley’s lifestyle ranges; combining the inherent retro styling of the Oakley Frogskins Sunglasses and the Oakley Holbrook Sunglasses to make for a frame destined to be a classic! Made from Oakley’s patented O Matter frame material, the Garage Rock Sunglasses are impact resistant to the same levels as industrial strength eyewear and will keep your eyes safe and sound no matter what you use them for. Along with their unrivalled impact protection, the frames are lightweight and comfortable for all day usage without digging into your face; all thanks to Oakley’s patented ‘three-point-fit’ technology.
Undoubtedly, Oakley’s main attraction has to be their Plutonite lenses and in Kolohe Andino’s case, he has gone for the timeless Dark Grey tint, perfect for use in bright conditions and driving. Oakley’s HD and XYZ Optics ensure that you have 100% optically correct vision whilst wearing these meaning that you eradicate all of those annoying sunglass headaches or eye strains that you may get with other brands. Oakley have over 600 patents on their lenses and when you buy a set of Oakley Garage Rock Sunglasses, you can be assured that you are getting the best eyewear technology that money can buy.
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Oakley Frogskins Sunglasses have to be one of the most popular frames to ever be released and when they first came out back in the 1980’s, I don’t think anyone had a clue what they would grow into. With new colours and styles being released on an almost monthly basis, the Oakley Frogskins are now a far cry from the originals and the new range; the Oakley Craftsman Frogskins are another fantastic release from Oakley’s Foothills Ranch. Although we have very limited information on them as of yet, we do have brilliant images and a description of what you should expect once they hit the shelves at some point this year!
Now I know what you’re thinking; they look like they have been worn since the 1980’s, however it is this vintage, almost rustic look that Oakley have been trying to achieve and I think that we can all agree that they have done this beautifully. But I think the cherry on top of the Craftsman cake has to be that they are running this collection in three styles; the Oakley Frogskins Sunglasses, the Oakley Holbrook Sunglasses and their new style the Oakley Garage Rock Sunglasses. These images have already taken the sunglass world by storm, so as soon as they are available I’d get one ordered ASAP.
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Valentino ‘The Doctor’ Rossi is first in the all time 500cc MotoGP race wins standings, with 79 victories, and second in the all time overall wins standings with 105 race wins and now he has joined forces with Oakley to create a range of sunglasses for this summer! He has inspired four styles for the new range; Frogskin, Deviation, Holbrook and Jupiter Squared. Each and any every one is injected with a little bit of Rossi’s unique style and flair.
The classic Frogskin style has had an appointment with The Doctor and come out the other side looking better than ever! The Polished Black frame is bold, yet aestetically pleasing and made of the patented Oakley OMatter plastic composite making them strong, yet incredibly flexible. Desgined to absorb impact, the frame itself should be able to withstand even the fastest motorbike crashes! With such a good frame, it would be a crime not to have an equally good lens and Oakley have not disappointed. Made to their usual dazzling standards, the Valentino Rossi Frogskins come with a Fire Iridium lens as standard, which boasts some of the best eyewear technology available today. Not only is it made to withstand the same impact as Industrial Protective Eyewear, the lens is self is completely UVA, UVB and UVC protective, meaning that even if they get scratched, your eyes will still be safe and sound.
No sunglasses collection would be really complete without an appearance from the classic Aviator style. This is portrayed with the Valentino Rossi Edition Oakley Deviation Sunglasses. The vintage look has been overhauled Rossi style with the teardrop shaped lenses curving inwards making a more rectangular lens shape. This is all on a 6-Base lens curvature (which is tech talk for the contour that angles back at the sides), this means that little or no light will be able to get in through the sides and bottom of the sunglasses and into your eyes! The Warm Grey lenses themselves are a category 3 lens; a dark lens which is perfect for driving and general usage.
The Oakley Holbrook’s are synonymous with a stone cold cool image and Rossi has continued this in his range whilst still adding a touch of his own outgoing personality. The yellow Oakley icons are accentuated perfectly by the simple black frame and Rossi’s signature VR46 symbol is emblazoned on the inside of the arms. The Polished Black frame is matched with Warm Grey lenses for increased visual contrast and improved depth perception in bright sun. Every pair of the Valentino Rossi Signature Holbrooks come with a Microfibre bag for storage and cleaning, decorated in the style of the sun and moon motif from Valentino’s helmet.
Finally, we come to the Valentino Rossi Signature Jupiter Squared sunglasses. The colourful Oakley icons and vibrant yellow strips on the earstems scream Rossi style and the Fire Iridium lens really sets them apart from the norm. With Oakley’s patented Three Point Fit, you can be sure that they will fit any head size or shape and the Unobtanium earsocks ensure that they will not fall off your head. This is because Unobtanium is the only rubber in the world which actually gets sticky when wet!
In summary, the new Valentino Rossi Signature range are a breath of fresh air in the world of classic sunglasses; the vibrant, unique styles combined with Oakley technology make them the must buy sunglasses of the summer!
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