I’m a big Oakely fan. I remember my first pair of Factory Pilot Eyeshades back in the 80′s. I had yellow ones to match Greg Lemond’s. Then there were the Frogskins, Razor Blades, the Iridium phase….ah those were the days. One of my all-time favorites were the original Sub-Zeros.
Today you’ll find quite few Oakleys in my collection: 00, Why 3.0, Gascan S, M Frame, Zeros and Minutes. Also somewhat contrary to the often said line “If I bought expensive sunglasses, I’d lose them or sit on them,” I’ve never lost a pair and when one pair did break I received a free warranty replacement pair from Oakley.
Checking out the Oakley site today I noticed a new ‘Asian Fit’ feature. I thought, “What is that?” Sure enough Oakley has a link that says, “What is Asian fit?”
Here is their explanation:
Getting the right fit is essential for comfort, protection, and even optical performance. You may have heard industry terms like “European Fit” and “Asian Fit”. If sunglasses tend to sit too low on your face or slide down your nose, touch at your temples or cheeks, or feel narrow at the sides of your head, try our Asian Fit. The tabs below show all the technology we put into making these frames fit with perfection.
At first glance the term ‘Asian Fit’ seemed a bit direct for me? What do you think?