I am so excited to introduce Sabah Sun, our very own collection of sunglasses, handmade in Italy, inspired by heritage, round frames and given a distinct Sabah expression.
Over a year in the making, our vision with Sabah Sun was to create a classic, timeless look, with subtle details that stand apart. We wanted to produce a pair of sunglasses with the quality of craft & materials of the most premium eyewear, but delivered at a price point that conveys high value to our customers, just like Sabahs themselves.
Available in 4 colors — Beirut, Isola, Marfa and Santa Fe — the Sabah Sun collection is handmade in Italy using the finest materials. The foundation of the frame and interior architecture were just as important as the visible exterior. When you hold these glasses in your hand, they feel substantial. On your face, they give a classic, distinguished look.
The small details combine traditional and modern elements like the unique weight of our acetate frames, 8mm thick and hand-polished to have smooth, round edges like an adobe wall — communicating quality and strength without being overbearing or heavy.
The noticeably recessed lenses & defined nose bridge create depth and angles reminiscent of contemporary architecture. We've used Carl Zeiss lenses, some of the best in the industry, with 100% UV protection & anti-reflective coating, and have chosen lens shades that give subtle, yet cool contrast to the acetate frames.
Finally, the temple tips — that run back behind your ears — are injected with a patterned premium core wire for strength & style and hand-polished with an asymmetrical, wave-like design that highlights the nature of handmade, and gives an organic and hand-carved feel. They are custom-designed and unique to Sabah.
Sabah Sun, like our shoes, is meant for everyone -- one size fits all, and a shape designed to look good on as many face types as possible. A pair of sunglasses that are casual, but cool -- great for around the neighborhood or an adventure afar, dressed up and dressed down. And to ultimately add to your own independent expression.
I look forward to seeing Sabah Sun on your faces out in the world soon!
Read more about the making of Sabah Sun on The Sabah Journal below.