Shwood’s wooden sunglasses have been around for some time now, but our recent bout of good weather means there’s no better time than ever to be writing about them.
The brand’s initial aim was to try and harness the individuality that can only come with natural materials, experimenting with different woods to create a tight range of timeless eyewear. Every pair is created in-house at the brand’s Portland workshop, keeping manipulation of the wood to a minimum in order to showcase the natural quality of the material itself. Shwood’s flagship model, the wayfarer-style Canby, is available in Cherry Wood, East Indian Rosewood, and Zebrawood, and is an easy choice, but the more angular Govy (shown here in Zebrawood) presents a nice alternative for those looking for something different. Each pair comes with grey lenses, in it’s own woolen storage pouch with leather drawstring.
Shwood have created a future staple here, an easy and intriguing alternative to any Ray-Ban, and really good looking too. Though they might not be the only brand to do things this way, they’re certainly doing it well. They range from £95-£100 and are available from select stockists including The Chimp Store now.