With all the fun of The London 2012 Olympic Games it was easy to miss the other big news over the weekend that Rory McIlroy became the US PGA Champion in South Carolina with a huge 8 shot winning margin. The win means that Rory returns to his World Number One spot.
Oakley were obviously very proud of their prized sportman, who they dress from head to toe in all their gear to give him the best chance of winning. I love the way Rory is resting his Oakley Fast Jacket sunglasses up-side-down on the back of his head as he takes a swing in the image above.
We’ve been keeping busy in the SelectSpecs Towers even during the height of our slightly disappointing British Summer – We don’t take holidays round here ;-) During the last month we’ve added a heap of new products to the site including 7 brand new ranges and a large selection of new children’s prescription glasses available in store.
These new Italia Independent 090T Limited Edition London 2012 Thermo Colour Changing Sunglasses are the perfect partner for the Olympic Games. As the temperature rises in the Olympic Park, the dark navy blue frame (above)
The classic Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer is one of those iconic sunglasses that everyone recognises and probably half of us even own a pair. Ray-Ban have always maintained this classic frame in its traditional black as part of their collection, but this is one of those great frames that looks good in any colour. As such, there are numerous options available.
But it’s the Rare Print Editions that that are the real gems to seek out. These rare prints are limited in quantity and only available for a short time, making them an essential part of anyone’s sunglasses collection.
There are some pretty big events on the calendar for the year 2012, not least The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, some mega comic book movies (Avengers Assemble, The Amazing Spider-Man, Dark Knight Rises) and the end of the world in December, but for me the real highlight of 2012 has to be the Olympic Games in London. I'm just waiting for my tickets to arrive for the 400m finals, it's going to be awesome.
If you're lucky enough to be going to the games just like me, you might want to consider picking up a Union Jack to wave from the stands and a pair of Limited Edition Team GB Oakley Sunglasses.
These Oakley Radar Path Team GB sunglasses feature the dark blue colour of our favourite athlete's kits with red ear socks, Red Iridium lenses and the Union Jack in the Oakley Icon on the temples. They also come with a Team GB branded soft cloth bag to store them in when not in use. Me want!!!
The lightweight Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Team GB sunglasses, also have the blue of our athlete's team colours, but this time have white highlights on the temples and ear socks. These feature grey polarized lenses, so will block out any glare from reflective surfaces such as water if watching rowing or sailing events, or just after some light rain has fallen on the race track. Just like the Radar Path, these also feature the Union Jack Oakley Icon and the Team GB branded soft cloth bag to store them in when you're not wearing them... which for me would never.
We’re pretty big sports fans at SelectSpecs and two years ago we were glued to our TV screens as we had our most successful Summer Olympics in 100 years at Beijing. London 2012 couldn’t come soon enough in our eyes, but in the meantime we’ve been enjoying the Winter Olympics in Vancouver just as much, even if Team GB aren’t likely to do so well in these Winter events. I would suggest that we don’t get the snow in this country, but lately it seems the Canadians could borrow some of ours!
We’re quite looking forward to seeing what Team GB’s first r
Pint-sized sunglasses wearing British athlete Jenny Meadows made a late charge last night to a brilliant Bronze medal in the 800m at the Athletics World Championship in Berlin. (Jenny Meadows on the far left).
She was all but last when she began her final lap of the track and even as the athletes entered the finishing straight she was still way back in 6th place. It was an amazing sprint to the finish line for the little pocket rocket Jenny who took the long way round her competitors only narrowly missing out on the Silver medal.
But rumours and speculation about the gender of winning ath