How to Spot Fake Oakley Juliets

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How to Spot Fake Oakley Juliets
Oakleys are a well known brand of sunglasses. (sunglasses image by sonya etchison from Fotolia.com)

Oakley is a brand of sunglasses that are known to be high quality, durable and expensive. Due to the popularity and high cost, fakes are readily available on the market and can be easy or difficult to spot, depending on the craftsmanship and attention to detail. Pay attention to the venue and the retailer selling the sunglasses for a clear giveaway. Oakleys sold on busy street corners, on portable carts or in tourist-geared shops in major cities, are likely fakes. The Juliet line from Oakley are made from titanium and have high quality lenses.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Research the Oakley Juliet sunglasses online at a reputable website, such as the Oakley website. Check the colours, style, fonts and shape of the sunglasses to make sure the pair in question is not a fake.

  2. 2

    Check for a logo on the sunglasses. Oakley Juliets never have the logo on the nose bridge, as many other Oakley lines do. If the logo is on the nose bridge, these are likely a fake. The Juliets typically come with a laser-etched script logo on the bottom of the lens or on the inside of the frame.

  3. 3

    Look at where the screws and rivets are placed. On Oakley Juliets, the rivets are located at the bottom of the lens frame. They also have screws that keep the nose bridge attached to the lens frame. Sunglasses that have rivets or screws in other places, or are held together by glue, are fakes.

  4. 4

    Examine the colour of the frames. The Oakley Juliet series is never painted, so frames in bright colours such as yellow, red or blue are likely fakes. The frames should be a smoky grey or metal colour.

  5. 5

    Inspect the quality of the metal the frames are composed of. If they look like they are made of a low quality sheet metal, they are fakes. If the frames are plastic they are also fakes. The frames of real Oakley Juliets are made of titanium.

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