My Oakley lenses are scratched, so I decided to buy some replacements..........
$90......for polarized replacement lenses. Sheeesh....I thought that was high, but it beats buying a new pair from scratch....
Hahaha...yea, good luck. I've owned some really nice shades over the years, but sooner or later....they eat pavement. sad but true...
I hope yours fare better!.. My new polarized black iridium lenses are pretty nice though.. I thought $90 was over priced, but replacement glasses as a whole is double.
Oakleys are the only sunglasses I can wear while golfing. Flak Jackets with the G30 lenses. I keep them in my golf bag, they're only used for golf. I have a small scratch in one lens and you're right, the replacement lenses aren't cheap. I'm holding out for a second scratch before I replace them!
From a pure sunglasses/cost perspective, they're still a heck of a lot cheaper than the Maui Jims I wear for every day though. Those puppies are just stupid expensive.......but, as with a lot of things, you get what you pay for.
I think he meant that it gives a certain appearance, like anything really. People often form their first impressions of others based on what they're wearing, driving, drinking, etc. If I meet a guy and he's got keys for a Ferrari, my impression will be slightly different than if the keys were to a Toyota. Same for sunglasses.
I realize I'm in the minority these days but I'm totally unimpressed by somebody driving a Ferrari (or anything else), and I wouldn't even care enough to notice the difference if somebody had expensive sunglasses or not.
The most rich and famous guy in this area was driving an old pickup truck the last time I saw him (my kind of guy). Fits right in around here.
That said, since I do realize I'm in the minority, I don't blame someone at all for buying expensive things to put themselves in the best possible public light, especially if they make their living based off of public perception of them.
P.S. My kids never quite shared my views either...Always talking my wife into getting them a pair of shoes where half of the price was the name brand alone.