Ventura Wood Wayfarer Sunglasses

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Ventura Wood Wayfarer Sunglasses

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Layered Wood Wayfarer Sunglasses

Harkening back to the sixties, the heyday of surfing in Southern California, and borrowing from surfing's deep roots in woodworking, Tower brings you the Ventura, a stylish, handcrafted layered Bubinga, Maple and Birch wood Wayfarer sunglass with spring-loaded brass hinges. It's an unmistakable beach lifestyle fashion statement, where natural beauty dovetails with the finest lenses on the market.

On Point Fashion: Handmade layered Bubinga, Maple and Birch hardwood frames with smooth varnish finish

Finest Polarized Lenses: Polaroid Ultrasight, scratch-resistant lenses with UV 400 protection

SPECIAL: Order now and get a FREE beautiful hard wood case! ($60 value). Just add glasses to cart.

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Layered Wood Wayfarer Sunglasses

Harkening back to the sixties, the heyday of surfing in Southern California, and borrowing from surfing's deep roots in woodworking, Tower brings you the Ventura. Handcrafted and layered Bubinga, Maple, and Birch wood wayfarer sunglasses with spring-loaded brass hinges. It's an unmistakable beach lifestyle fashion statement, where natural beauty dovetails with the finest polarized lenses on the market.

On Point Fashion: Handmade layered Bubinga, Maple, and Birch hardwood frames with smooth varnish finish

Finest Polarized Lenses: Polaroid Ultrasight, scratch-resistant lenses with UV 400 protection

SPECIAL: Order now and get a FREE beautiful hard wood case! ($60 value). Just add glasses to cart.

About Bubinga, Maple, and Birch Wood

The frame's interior is layered with Bubinga and Maple wood. A very popular imported African hardwood, Bubinga may be loved as much for its quirky name as it is for its strength and beauty. Maple Wood, which is known for its durability and aesthetic, has a consistent grain and warm natural shading that makes for a beautiful stain finish.

The exterior layer of the Ventura wayfarers is made from Birch wood. Commonly used in nice furniture, Birch has a clean appearance that also ages very well, enhancing the look of your shades over time.

Polaroid Ultrasight Polarized Lenses

Made by the company that invented the polarized lens, Polaroid Ultrasight lenses are the best lenses on the market. They employ nine functional layers to make an amazing lens. An internal polarizing core that eliminates glare is sandwiched by 4 UV filters that block all harmful UVA, UVB, and UVC light rays. A shock absorbing layer for impact resistance encases this core, followed by an outer top and bottom scratch resistant layer for optimal durability.



The History of Wood in Surfing

Early surfboards in Hawaii, the birthplace of surfing, were carved out of local trees like Koa wood. Wood is not only beautiful, it floats. In the 1950s and 60s, Wayfarer sunglasses were all the rage in Southern California and surfing was taking off. Surfboards were made of balsa wood at that time, but would soon transition to foam and fiberglass construction. All of these new fiberglass boards would use wood stringers for rigidity (most still do today), and many had carved blocks of layered wood on the nose and tail. As fins came the scene, they too were made of wood at first. Wood craftsmanship and surfing went hand in hand.

To this day in our San Diego based surf factory, our shapers still play around making fiberglass encased wood fins, wood nose and tail blocks, and even entire balsa wood surfboards. It's in their blood. It's in the roots of the sport they love. Unmistakably, there is a nostalgic connection between handcrafted wood work and surfers, and really all watermen. Tower's handcrafted wood sunglasses are a nod to this rich tradition.

About Wayfarers

Wayfarers are one of the most enduring fashion icons of the 20th century. All the rage in the 50s and 60s, Wayfarer sunglasses made their 1st resurgence in the 80s and 90s, and their last in the late 2000s as they've come into vogue in a major way again and likely will be for the next decade given the historical trend cycle. Each time this distinctive trapezoidal sunglass frame design resurfaces, it becomes magnitudes more popular than ever before, likely because they are so versatile and timeless.

Wayfarers looks good on almost any face shape, and this is why they are the best selling sunglass frame design of all time.

Wayfarers were originally designed in 1952 by a designer at Bausch & Lomb, at a time when eyewear frames were transitioning from being made largely with metal frames to new plastic injection molded frames. They embodied a hint of rebellion, a radically new frame shape in a radically new material. Today that traditional continues with Tower's wooden framed Wayfarer sunglasses, a throwback yet modern twist on classic sunglass styling. Tower's handcrafted, natural hardwood construction, and the edgy design aesthetics of the timeless Wayfarer styling, combine to make an unmistakable beach lifestyle fashion statement.

About Ventura



Nestled between Malibu and Santa Barbara, Ventura is known for it's beautiful landscapes, agriculture, and of course...surfing. Ventura's population boomed after it's mid 1900's oil rush, and after US Highway 101 was built, it became accessible for surfers around California to make their way down for pealing rights during winter swells. Ventura's iconic pier, originally built in 1872, was once the longest in California before a few storms, and crashed ships, gave it some unexpected reconstruction. It still remains today as a famous surf spot as well as a popular local attraction.

Specifications

Do They Float: No

Weight: 24 grams

Glare Protection: Polaroid brand polarized lenses.

Frame Measurements: 52-21-144

Front of Frame Height: 50mm

Eye Size: 52 mm

Bridge Width: 21 mm

Temple Length: 144 mm

Lens Quality: Polaroid Ultrasight lenses

Lens Color: Brown lenses

Lens Durability: Scratch protection on both surfaces

UV Protection: UV 400 (Blocks all harmful UVA, UVB, and UVC light rays)

Hinge Components: Spring-loaded brass hinges

Wood Frame Type: Multi-layered, handcrafted layered Bubinga, Maple and Birch hardwood frames

Construction: Handcrafted wood frames with form fitting polarized lenses

Finish: Varnish finish over hand polished wood frame

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