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Ray-Ban Justin vs the Oakley Holbrook Sunglasses - A look into two of the most popular Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Justin sunglasses vs the Oakley Holbrook – A closer look into two the most poplar models from Ray-Ban and Oakley for men.

The Ray-Ban Justin and Oakley Holbrook sunglasses are two of the most popular designs for men. And with good reason. Every pair of Ray-Ban and Oakley sunglasses released on the market show that both brands know their stuff when it comes to producing sunglasses that don't just look good but offer high-quality eye protection too. So, let's take a closer look. Which one's it going to be? The Ray-Ban Justin or the Oakley Holbrook? 

The Ray-Ban Justin sunglasses

Ray-Ban Justin Sunglasses

Inspired by Ray-Ban's iconic Wayfarer sunglasses, the Justin is a slightly different take on the original design that looks more contemporary; and arguably, even cooler. If that's possible. After all, Wayfarers have been worn by movie stars, rock and roll legends and celebrities for decades.

What makes the Ray-Ban Justin differ from the Wayfarers is the slightly larger rubber frame and the soft-cornered, rectangular lenses. Ray-Ban describes the Justin as "bold, fun and unforgettable" - a fair description, particularly if you want to take full advantage of the frame colors, which range from understated black and brown through to vibrant shades of red, violet, blue, fuchsia, and turquoise. If that isn't enough, there are different lenses on offer for each of the six frame options, and they come in two sizes.

The Ray-Ban Justin range of sunglasses will appeal to you for a whole range of reasons, so it's worth checking out the Ray-Ban site and really digging into the options. You can even design your own if you like. If you're looking for a timeless look, go the Ray-Ban Classic. Frames come in low-key colours, with seven different lens options, including polarized and prescription. Or, stand out in the crowd and go totally bold with the Justin Color Mix sunglasses, opting for striking red or blue mirrored lenses. 

What's great about the Ray-Ban Justin is that they're durable, lightweight and comfortable, so you can wear them for a long time. Made in Italy, they're produced to a very high standard, and you'll notice the premium metal hinges ensure the arms close super smoothly. On top of that, what also makes this model a good choice is that it's always easy to get Justin replacement lenses, making them a brand well worth the investment.

The Ray-Ban Justin has been a best-seller since they were released. And it's fair to say they’re a beautifully versatile design—sporty, modern, and stylish. You can wear them anywhere: to work, out to dinner, to the beach. Plus, they look great on both men and women. And they'll definitely turn heads. 

The Oakley Holbrook sunglasses

Oakley Holbrook Sunglasses

Like the Ray-Ban Justin, the Oakley Holbrook sunglasses are a retake on an earlier model. Inspired by the iconic 1980s Frogskins, the Oakley Holbrook was designed in collaboration with Shaun White, an Olympic snowboarder, and they were released in 2010. The result is a simplified, contemporary design, perfect for anyone looking for stylish, high-performance sunglasses.

Since Oakley sunglasses came on the scene in the early 1980s, they've had their fair share of high-profile celebrities and sportspeople as brand ambassadors. From basketball superstar Michael Jordan to Hollywood actress Jessica Biel, the Oakley Holbrook is loved not just for its modern, everyday look but because they cling to your face when you're doing sports. 

Oakley Holbrook sunglasses also come in different frame colors and finishes, with fifteen different styles and various lens colours, ranging from understated classics through to bright purple and orange. Where they differ from the Ray-Ban Justin is that their lenses are easily interchangeable. So, Holbrook replacement lenses are never a problem – you can keep spares in your bag and easily swap in different ones to suit your day.

Oakley Holbrook frames are made of O-Matter, a durable and lightweight plastic that ensures they don't crack under stress. They can flex a little too, which makes them super comfortable to wear because they're not as stiff as other plastics, moulding to fit your face. However, unlike the Ray-Ban Justin, the plastic barrel arm hinges don’t feel quite as smooth to operate.  But they are durable, so they're not as likely to break if you accidentally sit on them. 

While Ray-Ban lenses are very high-quality, lenses for Oakley sunglasses are phenomenal. And the Holbrook is no different. Using High-Definition Optics , the lenses in this model are clear and sharp. State-of-the-art technology reduces eye fatigue, making them the perfect choice for athletes - or anyone looking for a lens that provides a high level of detail in a fast-changing environment. There's also a slight curve to the lens, which offers maximum coverage. In fact, it can feel as if you can see better with the Holbrook on than when you take them off.

Ray-Ban Justin Sunglasses versus Oakley Holbrook Sunglasses


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