12.03.09 by Jeff

Thanks for the shades, Oakley!

I am sick at home today but a box just arrived at my front door that cheered me up. The good folks at Oakley sent over three pairs of their new Frogskins (including the four-leg one), plus the Robert Pimple (aka Barry Mcgee) Hijinx frame, and the Will Barras Montefrios! Thank you very much!

oakley frogskins artist series barry mcgee will barras hijinx montefrio sunglasses

oakley frogskins artist series barry mcgee will barras hijinx montefrio sunglasses

oakley frogskins artist series barry mcgee will barras hijinx montefrio sunglasses

oakley frogskins artist series barry mcgee will barras hijinx montefrio sunglasses

oakley frogskins artist series barry mcgee will barras hijinx montefrio sunglasses

oakley frogskins artist series barry mcgee will barras hijinx montefrio sunglasses

oakley frogskins artist series barry mcgee will barras hijinx montefrio sunglasses

oakley frogskins artist series barry mcgee will barras hijinx montefrio sunglasses

oakley frogskins artist series barry mcgee will barras hijinx montefrio sunglasses













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Kai D!

    Sick shades Jeff, Soooo jealous.

  • http://www.pleasesirblog.blogspot.com please sir

    Lucky lucky! Those look so great! How’d you pull off the free glasses?!

  • http://www.danielvonmitschke.com daniel

    i am jealous! :)

  • pidgeonz21

    That’s awesome! One of the many perks of running a popular website. Congrats!

  • http://www.andyjscott.com Andy

    Damn! Jealous

  • http://www.will-bryant.com Will Bryant

    holy smokes!
    those are rad

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    i guess all you have to do is stay up every night from midnight until 3am blogging for about a year and then at some point you’re entitled to some free shades :)

  • http://www.ceritagamma.blogs.friendster.com Gum

    damnnnn, i am jealous 😀

    keep up the good work

  • Noir

    Haha, wow! Definately deserved

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/kylo1 Kylo

    Feel free to send me your least favorite pair.

  • Jolin

    YOU mother! i been wanting those black ones, they got em at my shop.

  • Shinead

    omg. those teal ones just rocked my world!

  • http://www.corygibbons.com/blog/ Cory Gibbons

    well deserved

    i want some

  • http://chrisorama.com Chris

    The lenses on the black frogskins have been dipped in butter…

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    yea i wore them today, they are my favourite frames of the bunch

  • http://zombierock.livejournal.com Riot!

    the teal and the black frogskins are buttery. very slick.

  • http://everythingyoulovetohate.blogspot.com/ scottt™

    i used to get packages like this too :(…trade yah the blue, or clear ones for some TH/OBEY gear :)

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      yoo switch, you still working with TH?

  • http://www.corygibbons.com/blog/ Cory Gibbons

    hey scott i’ll trade you my friendship for some th/obey gear

  • http://everythingyoulovetohate.blogspot.com/ scottt™

    i’ve got enough. thanks though :)

  • http://everythingyoulovetohate.blogspot.com/ scottt™

    nah, i’m with OBEY Clothing full time now, but i still got the hook over there.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      how do ya like Obey? did the obama/fairey thing help sales?

  • http://everythingyoulovetohate.blogspot.com/ scottt™

    hit me on aim maaaaayne gswitch1

  • http://www.alterlines.com Brendon

    Jeff,
    Those are cool and all, but it doesn’t beat the custom pair that I just got! Check it: http://alteredlines.wordpress.com/2009/03/16/custom-shades/

  • http:///www.polycarbonates.org Polycarbonate

    ~*` I am very thankful to this topic because it really gives great information ,`,





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Otis Hope Carey explores his indigenous heritage in a series that mixes 1960s optical art with themes of home and dreams of safe passage for his ancestors and the Gumbaynggirr people. His first solo exhibition, “NGURAALAMI,” will be on display at China Heights Gallery in Surry Hills (Sydney) starting May 27th. More images and video below!

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