With his brother Jesse acting as his creative director, snowboarding superstar Shaun White worked closely with Oakley during the creation of the Holbrook. Together they went back to vintage styles like the original Oakley Frogskins then set out to distill their own version of American cool. Holbrook is a timeless classic that echoes the screen heroes from the 1940s, 50s and 60s, the icons who inspired youth with their own brand of defiance. Who was the legend? He was sometimes a loner and sometimes a leader, an everyman who lived by a code, stood up for what was right and did what needed to be done. You wouldn't call him a man's man because that macho crap meant nothing to him. What you saw was what you got, including dust from the open road and a look that said he might be gone tomorrow because nothing could hold him. Metal bolts and icons highlight the stress-resistant O Matter frame, a comfortably lightweight design with pure Plutonite lenses that filter out every ray of UV. Optical precision and impact resistance meet ANSI Z87.1 standards to give you superior clarity and protection.
Optimized peripheral vision and side protection of 6 base lens curvature
Optical precision and impact resistance meet or exceed Z87.1 optical and basic impact standards
First set of the Holbrooks I've owned and I opted for the Shaun White's. The Gold Iridium looks sick and makes for some ballin' shades. I was just expecting the tint to be a bit heavier, gives a nice yellow hue to everything but doesn't block light as well as you would think. Also tends to pick up slight smudges and scratches easier than other Oakley models I have, maybe something to do with tint?