Sunny Business

By The Editors
June 23, 2014 9:00 am

Road trip season’s in full swing. So, too, East Bay BBQ, beer garden bocce and destination wedding seasons.

For all these activities, as well as any others that might drag you away from our partly cloudy paradise, a fresh pair of sunglasses is in order.

To wit, Capital Eyewear’s new line of acetate frames, shipping now.


The good: these are fitted specs with your choice of prescription or nonprescription Zeiss lenses.

The better: they’ve got twelve variations in all. Cut, shaped, polished and built by hand right here in the city.

The best: acetate isn’t your standard Warby-grade plastic (we see you, bespectacled SF).

It’s actually made from cotton and wood pulp — which is as confounding as it is compelling.

The end result is a beautiful departure from Capital’s standard wooden frames with a perfect fit and weight.

Plus, you know, they look really good.

Here comes the sun.

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