"Wild sunglasses for wild people," Crap Eyewear exudes the Southern California beach bum lifestyle with plenty of personality to go with it. What started as a side project among friends several years ago has developed into a complete collection of frames, sported by everyone from fellow surfers to hip-hop collective Odd Future and Lil' Wayne.
New for 2011 are tons of new colorways and two new frame styles, the Hollywood Lawns and the Lo Max. Dropping next week, the Hollywood Lawns (named for Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn) have an appropriately glam feel, especially if you opt for gradient lenses. Already snapped up by more than one CH editor, these puppies deliver a clean mix of design without taking themselves too seriously, fitting right at home alongside their current lineup of frames.
The Lo Max, launched last month, is a big and bold unisex frame available in a flashy reddish tortoise shell. Like several Crap styles, the Lo works best for those with larger noggins or unafraid to rock an attention-getting accessory.
Made using industry-standard polycarbonate injection molds and CR-39 lenses (as opposed to acetate and other more costly materials found in pricier brands), Crap keeps the line affordable without sacrificing style and quality—we particularly like the matte finish on several pairs. Each model also comes with a microfiber-lined case, padded and screen-printed with one of two rad graphics, to protect your investment while not on your face.
Crap Eyewear sells from their online store and from numerous retailers across California, Australia and Japan for only $54. Snag yourself a pair and go raise some hell.