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Oakley ‘Back to Basics’ Eyewear Range

We recently posted about the re-release of the classic Oakley Frogskin but this is just one frame that forms part of the Oakley Back to Basics Sunglasses range.

Oakley are renowned worldwide for their production of technically advanced sunglasses such as the fast jacket, jawbone and flak jacket that push the boundaries of sunglass design. It is of little wonder that Oakley sunglasses are worn by professional sports people worldwide.

However, sometimes it’s just good to go right back to basics and produce a good pair of sunglasses that does not have (or need) all the bells and whistles that other models have. Well, this is what Oakley have done with the six frames in their Back to Basics eyewear range.

Lets take a look at these frames in a little more detail…

Oakley Frogskin


We’ve talked about this one recently but Oakley Frogskin sunglasses are a nice casual frame that were originally released back in the eighties. Available in a myriad of bright colours, the Frogskin is a true classic.

Oakley Holbrook

Closely resembling the Frogskin, Oakley Holbrook sunglasses are another retro styled frame. Most notably worn by snowboarding legend Shaun White, the Holbrook is a classic, available in various colours although the matte white with violet iridium lenses are one of our favourites.


Oakley FuelCell

The Oakley Fuelcell is a solid, sturdy plastic frame with the instantly recognisable Oakley ‘O’ on the temple. The Fuel Cell has a great curve on the lens to provide brilliant protection from all angles of sunlight.

The Fuel cell is lightweight, so very comfortable, and has the Oakley three-point fit, so the frame only touches in three places- behind the ears and on the nose- ensuring they are as comfortable as they can possibly be!

Oakley Gascan

Oakley Gascan sunglasses are another frame that follows a simple design. The Oakley Gascan come with a year’s warranty and are ideal for someone sensitive to light as the frame wraps nicely around the face. They also come with large thick arms to completely block sunlight from all angles. The Oakley Gascan sits right into the eye socket and fits with great comfort.

Oakley Eyepatch 2

The Oakley Eyepatch 2 is a large square Oakley frame that comes with a rather intricate arm. Polaric Ellipsoid geometry ensures maximum visual clarity and the two lenses are cut from a single toric shape of lens material and precisely positioned within the frame to maintain the original contour.

Oakley Batwolf

The Oakley Batwolf have a nice clean look and really make a statement. They have a single continuous lens that curves around the lightweight O Matter frame.

The Batwolf also comes with dual cam hinges that blend smoothly into the sculpture and the three point fit as well. The Oakley Batwolf has been designed to fit comfortably on medium to large faces.

If you want to get your hands on any of the Back to Basics range, why not take a look at Sunglasses Direct or give us a ring on 0115 958 9820 today.

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Gwyneth Paltrow seen wearing Ray Ban Cats 5000 sunglasses


Gwyneth Paltrow was seen this month sporting a pair of Ray Ban Cats 5000 sunglasses. The star who is currently filming Thanks For Sharing was seen on set looking every inch the ‘rock chick’ while wearing a pink pair of these Ray Ban sunglasses.

The Ray Ban Cat 5000 is a large plastic aviator style frame available in a range of colours like Grey fading to clear, Brown fade and grey-blue fade.

The Ray-Ban 4125 has been one of the best selling sunglasses from Ray Ban for the 2011 season. They has been seen at all the main festivals and have become a firm favourite with anyone wanting a classic pair of shades!

Ray Ban 4125 comes with ray-ban leather case, rayban cleaning cloth and box. Sent free by special delivery to London and anywhere within the UK.

Ray Ban RB 4125 also available in bright Fluorescent blue, pink and yellow.

If you are looking for a modern, edgy twist on the classic aviator then look no further!

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A Fresh Look at Oakley Frogskin


Whether you are old enough to remember them or not the ’80’s were a time like no other. Think, Back to the Future, The Terminator and Gleaming the Cube. Musically, Run-D.M.C. and the Beastie Boys were at the top of their game. The ’80’s was when Oakley made magic happen when they produced their amazing Frogskin sunglasses.

Today, the original tooling from the early ’80’s  has been dusted off in order for Oakley to produce a new run of limited edition Frogskins, giving you a chance to own a piece of history.

For each original colour combination of this coveted style, limited quantities have be produced. This is an opportunity to own a rare retro classic, and once supplies are gone, the window of opportunity will be closed forever.

Oakley Frogskin sunglasses are a re-vamp of the original Frogskin from back in the day. They have been re-born in some vibrant, super exciting colours!

Oakley Frogskin is a great casual pair of sunglasses but with the superb quality of vision and style from Oakley. The stunning colours from the new Frogskin collection will really make you stand out of the crowd with materials used that get even brighter with sunlight.

Get your Oakley Frogskins now from Sunglasses-Direct with free delivery in the UK. Buy them online, ring us on 0115 958 9820 or even try our brand new ‘call back‘ option if you prefer.