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Oakley Whisker Polarized, Square, Ducati Sunglasses Review

Updated on January 12, 2015

Oakley Whisker

Oakley Whisker sunglasses collection presents a sleek, aerodynamic design that contrasts the thick extreme sports O Matter frames with a wire type architecture.

The company declares that this is its thinnest eyewear ever created; made from trademark C-5 alloy, Whisker frames are lightweight, reduce pressure on facial contact points, and feature improved flexibility. Currently Oakley offer two models, Standard and Square.

Whisker stands out as a typical business type sports design that brings to mind activities usually associated with privilege – golf, sailing, and so on. A pair of such shades will effectively function as protective sunwear during competition, and as dressy, individualistic spectacles in more formal/evening settings.

Overall, Whisker makes a strong impression of a “thinking man's” eyewear – of sunglasses that disguise fox-like cunning on one dimension, and conceal the traits a predator's ruthlessness on another.

Oakley Whisker Sunglasses
Oakley Whisker Sunglasses

It's not accidental that a Ray Ban collection titled “Predator” exhibits a very similar blend of aesthetic traits. Matrix (1999) protagonist Neo sported a pair of similar shades.

Optics

Oakley outfits the Plutonite lenses with High Definition and XYZ Optics, complete UVA, UVB, and UVC protection and, provides iridium and polarized options for additional glare reduction. Black and grey tones lenses lend the sunglasses a characteristic formal-detached look, while the surprising gold iridium warms the palette to a sunny vacation level.

Ray Ban Comparison

While Ray Ban cannot rival Oakley's most powerful and massive sports collections (in particular M Frame, Radar, Flak Jacket, and Monster) – though the military Aviator and Outdoorsman radiate their own, leaner brand of masculinity – when it comes to casual and casual-dressy designs, its Predator, Olympian and Tech sunglasses that can comfortably compete with Oakley's Whisker and Wire.

Predator in particular demonstrates an almost identical geometry to Whisker, while opting for slightly broader earpieces. Of course, the structure of the temples differs significantly, Ray Ban employing a traditional ear-hook design, and Oakley its pressure based technology.

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