These Stone Shades Are Fit For A Flintstone

Whether pedalling to Rock Vegas with the top down or boarding a pterodactyl flight to Hollyrock, no self-respecting cave man leaves his igneous abode without proper eyewear. Now, both the stone-age man about town and modern cool hunters can rock a pair of retro wayfarers made of, well, rock.

Shwood Eyewear of Portland, Oregon, has one-upped its unique brand of wood-framed shades with the new Stone collection — a line of slate-wrapped sunglasses. As you can see above, the Stones aren't completely constructed from slate — geez no, they would weigh a ton and shatter the first time you dropped them. Instead, they use a birch wood frame to support a stone veneer and hand-inlaid pewter accents.

Available in both the traditional wayfarer shape and the more rounded Belmont style in either black or white slate, and a choice of lenses, only 200 pairs will be produced. Although, at $US325 a pop, you might need to work some extra shifts at the quarry to afford them. [Shwood via Uncrate]

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