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Birch Wood Wayfarer Sunglasses

We were inspired by the wayfarer frame because of it's long, stylish history and the ability to remain a timeless fashion trend.

Tower introduces the Malibu, a sleek, subtle silhouette that captures the beach vibes and makes any average customer instantly appear like a fashion icon.

Made out of Birch material, with polarized lenses and the ability to float, these belong in the hands of anyone looking to make a fashionable splash.

On Point Fashion: Handmade Birch frames hand sanded and polished with a beautiful wax finish.

Flotation: Yes, a dry pair floats!

Finest Polarized Lenses: Polaroid Ultra-sight, scratch-resistant lenses with UV 400 protection.
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Birch Wood Wayfarer Sunglasses
We were inspired by the wayfarer frame because of it's long, stylish history and the ability to remain a timeless fashion trend. Tower introduces the Malibu, a sleek, subtle silhouette that captures the beach vibes and makes any average customer instantly appear like a fashion icon. Made out of Birch material, with polarized lenses and the ability to float, these belong in the hands of anyone looking to make a fashionable splash.

On Point Fashion
Handmade Birch frames hand sanded and polished with a beautiful wax finish.

Flotation
Yes, a dry pair floats!

Finest Polarized Lenses

Polaroid Ultra-sight, scratch-resistant lenses with UV 400 protection.

About Birch Wood

Pale in color, and very fine grained, Birch grows widespread all over the Northern Hemisphere. It has distinctively white bark. It's an extremely hard wood, and is even difficult to work with using tools other than power tools. Birch is known as a tone wood as it has a natural resonance that peaks in the high and low frequencies. Historically, it has been used in speakers, drums, and guitars for these reasons.

Polaroid Ultra-sight Polarized Lenses
Made by the company that invented the polarized lens, Polaroid Ultra-sight 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.

Polaroid Ultrasight Lenses



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 1950's and 60's, 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. Today, in our San Diego based surf factory, our shape 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 water-men. 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 50's and 60's, Wayfarer sunglasses made their 1st resurgence in the 80's and 90's, and their last in the late 2000's 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 sun-glass 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 sun-glass frame design of all time. Wayfarers were originally designed in 1952 by a designer at Bausch & Lomb, at a time when eye-wear 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 sun-glass 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 Malibu



Described by surf journalist Paul Gross as, "the exact spot on earth where ancient surfing became modern surfing," Malibu was widely considered the West Coast's best surf break for Los Angeles residents in the 1960's. In the early days of American surfing, innovative surfers around Malibu started experimenting with materials and went from using heavy redwood-lined boards without any fins to using what was called the "Malibu Chip" a fiberglass covered, balsa wood board with a stabilizing fin. With separate waves suited for long boarders and short boarders, Malibu became very popular with high-performance Californian surfers. The blonde wood look of our Malibu wood wayfarer acknowledges how California, Hollywood, and the bleach-blonde surfer archetype, took surfing into the cultural mainstream and introduced the sport to millions around the globe.


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