I will pretty much only buy Oakley and I'll tell you why. For one I refuse to buy ANY pair of sunglasses with non-polarized lenses. Second Oakley lens are just the best in my honest opinion. Their lenses are scratch resistant, oil resistant, they have the best polarization in the biz, plus the fact they have every shade and mirror type available on almost every pair of sunglasses they sell. They also have like 200 styles of sun glasses from plastic to metal and everything in between, so casual or upscale you can find some good sunglasses by them. It does suck that rednecks also love Oakley, and have somewhat tarnished the real style and elegance of the brand. Yeah but never mind the laundry list of features on paper, have you actually looked through the lenses carefully? I know for a fact that my Oakleys distort, and even some of my GFs trashy fashion brand glasses have superior optics.