Why go for wooden sunglasses?
Real Wood Frame Sunglasses
Real wood frame sunglasses are the latest in sunglasses fashion.
Why go with Wood Frames?
Besides being the latest fashion wooden frames are also great for a number of other reasons.
- They are durable and tough and maintain their shape for years
- They are a great alternative for anyone with plastic allergies
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- Can be sourced sustainably and manufactured more naturally with less emissions into the environment, meaning they are also the environmentally friendly option
- They look great! And they have that timeless look about them.
- And don’t worry - they are lightweight and comfortable too
But is there Variety?
As wooden frames become more and more popular so too do the options. You can now find wooden frames in almost as many varieties as plastic frames. You can choose from many styles and can even choose what type of wood they are made of.
Common types of wood used for the frames are:
- Rosewood; and
- Pear wood
- Zebra wood
There is also a number of lens options just as you would get with plastic frames. You can get Polaroid lenses and lenses with UVA/UVB protection.
Is There a Downside to Real Wood Sunglasses?
You do have to do more to care for them - but it’s a small price to pay, and usually the extra care just involves a bit of oil or wax to bring them back to their original state. And this isn’t necessary very often.
The great thing is though, unlike a plastic frame, this is generally that’s needed to restore them to their original condition. If you scratch or chip a plastic frame there isn’t a lot you can do to recover it.
Also, they are usually fairly costly. Though prices vary they are typically pricier than their plastic counterparts. Unless they are made out of faux wood (fake wood) then you can get them cheaper - but they don’t look anywhere near as good.
However, that’s not the case with Mean Thread’s eyewear collection wooden sunglasses. You get a real wood frame at a fake wood price! And they also come with a UV400 protection lens.
- David Linder