Oakley Eye Jackets vs. Authentic Oakley Eye Jackets,
After viewing numerous
authentic pairs of these glasses and also viewing twenty pairs of
fakes I consider myself knowledgeable on the differences between
authentic and fake.
Oakley no longer produce the Eye Jackets style of Oakley. Fake
Oakley Eye Jackets, make up, around, 95% of the Oakley Eye Jackets
seen on the on-line market.
These fakes usually include paper work, cleaning bags, and original
boxes, do not be fooled! I encourage potential buyers to be very
careful when buying this style of Oakley’s. The subsequent
are some of the best suggestions on locating 100% authentic Oakley
The very best way to establish if a pair of Oakley Eye Jackets is
genuine is to essentially hold them in your hand and touch them.
Fake Eye Jackets have a cheap synthetic and artificial feel. Much
like a fragile plastic construction. Fake Oakley’s are inclined
to break apart at the joint of the ear piece near the “ear
The rubber ear pieces on genuine Oakley Eye Jackets are eraser
like and are soft to the touch, whereas fake Oakley Eye Jackets
have rubber that has a synthetic feel to it. Also the fake Eye Jackets
also break apart at the hinges connecting the arm to the front frame.
Another factor in the feel and look which is hard to establish exclusively
from internet pictures is the paint quality on the frame. Authentic
Oakley’s have a deep coated, plastic, enamel used to paint
If you are unable to see and hold the Oakley’s before you
purchase, here are some further characteristics, which you would
do well to consider. Do not look at the logo on the bridge of the
nose as a decisive factor in genuineness. Fake Eye Jackets have
the same branded markings on the nose of the frame as those of originals.
It is better to carefully examine the side “O” logo
on either side of the sunglasses. Genuine Eye Jackets have a separate,
metallic, “O” logo that is not molded with the frame,
but rather glued to the frame after the molding.
Also the hinge, as seen from the side, should be a curved, contoured,
shape. If you look at pictures of the Eye Jacket’s, and either
the “O” is molded as part of the frame itself or the
hinge is a boxy square pattern, they are 100% forged.
Examine these pictures carefully and contrast them to the sunglasses
you are going to purchase on-line. It is tricky, if not nearly impossible
to go to a trustworthy store and try-out genuine Oakley Eye Jackets
because they are not manufactured anymore. Responsible buyers should
use this guide carefully.
Authentic Eye Jacket Examples:
Note the Rounded hinge and metallic logos on side.
Nose Logo does not have “R” printed on it.
Molded “Jacket” on inner ear piece, opposite ear piece
reads: “CE MADE IN USA”
Counterfeit Eye Jacket Examples:
Note chipping paint, and molded “O”
logo. Note the lack of molded inscription inside. Note “R” at the end of the Oakley logo
on nose, real logo looks identical without “R”.
In conclusion if you feel that you have bought fake Oakley’s
on-line, contact the seller and inform them about the situation.
If you do suspect them to be fake, inquire about the Oakley’s
buy, and ask for pictures of the areas detailed above. Even asking
for someone’s personal guarantee that they are 100% authentic,
regardless of the description, is a good way to let a seller have
a chance to
“come clean” before you buy.
Please keep in mind, Eye Jackets sold for between $95 and $150 They
were made during 1996 and 2001. Since then, there are not that many
obtainable on the market and the only place to buy them is on-line.
If you think you are getting a deal, is it a deal for you or a scam?