Monday, October 13, 2008

Oakley Sunglasses Artist Series – Robert Pimple (Barry McGee)

Since being bought out by Luxottica last year, Oakley has yet to produce a new model.  This is perhaps due to the time it takes to transition from one company to another.  In the meantime, they have released a lot of speciality items, most being an artistic remake of an old model, as well as re-releasing Frogs earlier this year.    

The latest release from them is an artistic remake of the HiJinx model by the artist Robert Pimple (one of the many aliases of Barry McGee).  It’s very cool looking.

Where are the new Oakleys?

The urban graffiti feel of McGee’s former work shines through on this model.  His patterning and shapes are very distinctive and his popularity has really exploded in the last ten years.    

Now instead of seeing his work on the streets, you can wrap your head with it.  This is a limited edition, so if you want a pair you had better get them now, as almost all of the earlier artistic and special limited editions are sold out.  They retail for $160.00   

Source: Hypebeast

2 Responses to “Oakley Sunglasses Artist Series – Robert Pimple (Barry McGee)”

Mini! said...
October 14, 2008 at 2:11 PM

It's rather sad to look at Oakley's current offerings in light of their past reputation for pushing the envelope. What used to be my favorite brand, bar none, has turned into a boring, mass-appeal blah-fest. Kinda depressing, really.

Sunglasses Guy said...
October 14, 2008 at 6:32 PM

Yeah, they have not put out anything innovative (or anything at all) in awhile. Other brands are doing that now. Seems like they want to become a fashion brand or something.

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