Forget 2022. Oakley is throwing it all the way back to the 90s with the relaunch of two of its most iconic models.

Having brought back the X Metal Romeo at the start of last year, Oakley is reviving two more of Michael Jordan’s favorite models: the Eye Jacket and Eye Jacket Redux.

This latest drop from the American brand is aptly called “The Last Dance” after ESPN’s 10-part hit documentary covering the Chicago Bulls 1997-98 season. A passport into one of the most notable basketball teams of all time, the documentary was also an insight into 90s fashion. And one thing stuck out: Michael Jordan and his teammates love of Oakley shades.

Image on Highsnobiety

Eye Jacket & Eye Jacket Redux



(Drops Jan 16, 08:00)
(Drops Jan 16, 08:00)
Upcoming at Highsnobiety

MJ along with Dennis Rodman and Scotty Pippen wore almost every Oakley model during their time at the Chicago Bulls. This eventually helped the label become the premiere eyewear label of the time, embraced by everyone from snowboarders on the slopes to punters at gabba raves. And the Eye Jacket was a prominent fixture.

Jordan himself posed for an advert in the sunglasses when they were released back in 1993. The dimly lit image features the GOAT of basketball in the same silver shades that are releasing as part of this pack. In fact, the famous photo is even referenced in the editorial for these latest, upgraded versions of the silhouette.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.

Although the posters of that advert remain a grail for collectors to this day, Dennis Rodman might take the top spot for styling the sunglasses.

While a famous photo of the eccentric basketball player in the shades with silver nail polish is also referenced in the latest Oakley editorial (shown below), it's one of his street style shots that takes the top spot for us.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Twitter post.

His extravagant style and personality have made Rodman the thing of legend and one of his most famous fits feature the Eye Jacket Redux. From wearing a full wedding dress and wig to sparkly crop tops, the basketball player was never afraid of exploring androgynous fashion. And one of the most notable examples of this comes from the 1996 MTV awards where he paired the shades with an unbuttoned gold shirt tied at the waist and green suede trousers. If you don't know the outfit that I mean, it's the one at the top of this article.


As the 90s and early 2000s continue to influence our tastes, this new relaunch offers modernized builds of a quintessential accessory from the era. Built for performance and lifestyle, Oakley’s cutting-edge design ethos caught the attention of fashion-conscious tastemakers, such as Jordan and Rodman, propelling the label into being a definitive part of the 90s style that the fashion world has been reminiscing over.

Head to Highsnobiety Shop on January 16 to cop, and sign up for our newsletter to ensure you don't miss this extremely limited release.

We Recommend
  • Oakley
    Oakley’s Epic SPACE ENCODER™ Specs Just Landed
    • Sports
    • sponsored
  • Oakley
    There's A Bright Future Ahead of Us, and Oakley's Got Us Covered
    • Accessories
    • sponsored
  • slip on sneakers
    Why Are So Many Excellent Sneakers Going Laceless?
    • Sneakers
  • Drake wears a leather coat, black t-shirt, grey pants, and black leather shoes with glasses at Torrisi in New York
    For Better or Worse, Drake Is Dressing Like '90s Michael Jordan
    • Style
  • Oakley's MUZM Mars X-Metal Leather, the label's most disruptive sunglasses, are back after an almost 30-year hiatus.
    Oakley Revived Its Leather (!) Sunglasses
    • Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety
What To Read Next
  • dries-van-noten
    You Can’t Just Read Our Dries Van Noten Cover Story, You Can Shop It Too
    • Style
  • dries-van-noten
    No, Dries Van Noten Isn’t Boring
  • andre-3000
    André 3000's Workwear Brand Has Been a Long Time Coming
    • Style
  • New Balance FuelCell Rebel v4.
    New Balance's Carbon-Less Shoe Is Still *Very* Super
    • Sneakers
  • Zendaya, Anya Taylor-Joy, Timothee Chalamet, Austin Butler on the Dune 2 red carpet
    Why the 'Dune 2' Red Carpet Outfits Feel so Vital
    • Style
  • Clarks Originals Walla Eden Lo.
    ​​Clarks Turned Its Wallabee Into a Very Nice Sneaker
    • Sneakers
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titel Media GmbH (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titel Media GmbH strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titel Media GmbH tests, remediates and maintains the Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.