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Oakley Is Not Always The Real Deal: How To Identify It

Fake Oakley Vs Real Oakley:

The simplest way is to see the paint which often chips, scratches, or flakes easily. By this Oakley can be identified easily.
Real Vs Fake Oakley

Today, We will discuss Oakley, which is real or fake. You should alert it before taking any items.
Fake Oakley are all over the world, you can see it from the black markets, shops in metro stations in Shanghai, to street stalls in Mazatlán, to car trunks on Canal Street.

How To Identify It:

1. See the price:
Anything brand new, straight out of the box is not going to get at $50.00, and that’s if they’re used, old, and probably a little worse for the wear. Without considering model the price of authentic Oakley costs at least in the $80-$100+ range

2. Look at the color:
The simplest way is to see the paint which often chips, scratches, or flakes easily. By this Oakley can be identified easily.

3. Beware of an “o”:
Due to limited editions such as the Tour de France or MLB and Ferrari models, Therefore some Oakley lenses will have something other than “Polarized” or “Prizm” etched into the lens. But it's sure that You can also get some custom etching from Oakley. 

There are Some shield lenses, like lenses for the M Frames, will have “Oakley” etched into the top of the lens, above the nose bridge.

  • Oakley doesn’t put the icon rather than its markings will be etched. If you see paint on the lens, then understand it’s not a real deal.
Keep in mind that, authentic Oakley prescription lenses may have the Oakley & O and Ballistic and Industrial lenses will also have it etched into the lens.

4. Fake SKU:
The SKU is a sequence of 2 numbers, a dash, 3 numbers in older Oakley and the example of it is 03-609 which is for the pair of Half Jackets.

The recent Oakley start with a double “O” - the letter, 4 numbers, a dash, and then 2 more numbers. An example of this is SKU OO9143-03. There are some exceptions like a “J” that is included at the end in some Asian Fit models.

To identify the fraud SKU you can simply plug your SKU into a search engine and see what pops up.

If you see an SKU with random letters or a long string of numbers than what’s been identified above, they may be counterfeits. It’s the best idea to plug your SKU into any search engine and see what pops up.

5. Don’t forget to check the logo and its placement:
The logo is mostly seen on the nose bridge of Oakley's but in the fake Oakley, the logo doesn’t match as in the real one. Like in Holbrooks and Frogskins the logo is found in another place than the nose bridge.

6. Check frame material:
There is some sunglass, for example, the Jupiter line has Jupiter Carbon, which is metal, and Jupiter Squared, which are plastic which comes in multiple frames. The shape of each of these frames is identical. But some styles only come in one material. The easy way to find a 100% fake Oakley is if a pair of metal Oil Rigs.

7. See the finishing:
Counterfeit Oakley and the plastic frames have the imperfect finishing. You don’t have to do anything just simply run a finger along with it. If finishing is feeling much then you get to know that it’s a fake one.

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