June 1, 2011
We are suckers for awesome packaging… and Shwood have definitely hit the spot for us. When you purchase a pair of Shwood’s, you will be presented with a nice wood grain paper box or alternatively you can chose to upgrade to a wooden slider hardcase. They are both equally dope!
The paper box comes with a darker colored sleeve with Shwood logo lasered on one panel and their moto, “Experiment with Nature” lasered on another. The inner box that holds the sunglasses comes with a stamp on the side with the model details.
If you think that’s all, you’re in for a surprise when you open the box, because a really nice hand-made tweed sunglass bag awaits you. Shwood have definitely put in a lot of effort in making their packaging look really good. It’s true when they say people eat with their eyes…. We were definitely amazed by the effort and quality put into presenting these sunglasses.
Construction, Materials and Feel
For some reason we had this pre-conception that these wooden sunnies were going to be heavy, but Shwood proved us wrong as their glasses weight next to nothing…. and we mean NEXT TO NOTHING! That was the first thing we noticed as soon as we picked it up.
The second thing that really impressed us was the quality of wood used. The Canby Zebrawood was not only light but tough and looked amazing… Love the texture and feel of it. There’s very minimal branding on these sunnies, which we love. There’s only the Shwood logo lasered on the outer left arm. There’s also a “Handmade in Oregon” lasered on the inner section of the same arm.
Third most impressive feature of these Shwood Canby’s are the spring loaded hinges (which is also fitted in all their other models). It can fit any face size without any problems. You won’t even feel a thing when you put them on. Its amazingly comfortable and light.
To top it all off, you have an option of purchasing polarized lenses with your Canby’s (or any model for that matter of fact). Score!
If you’re thinking of a change from your acetate sunnies, why not hit up Shwood HERE. They’ll look after you.
Fat Kids rating : 9/10
Words by Benny Teh
Photography by Fat Kids