Woodies uses walnut, zebrawood, and rosewood, and lets the natural grain and markings shine through. But it doesn’t weigh these shades down—each pair is lightweight, with double-spring stainless steel hinges to help stay in shape. And the dark lenses are polarized for extra protection from the sun, too.
Founder Cory Stout is all about the beach. He’s at the helm of Woodies while traveling around the globe, and always has his captain’s hat on—literally. His fascination with wood paneled station wagons popular in the 1960s surf scene (nicknamed woodie wagons) sparked the idea to use wood in an unexpected way. His sunglasses have a decidedly beachy vibe, but with timeless frame styles that create the perfect combination for the beach or beyond.