We received two pairs of good lookin’ shades just the other day from Joe, the owner of Gage Sunglasses – a company that makes sunglasses for beach bums by beach bums. Hello! We were definitely interested in trying them out.
Joe is a one-man show when it comes to Gage Sunglasses and operates out of his home office on Long Island in NY. Joe says that Long Island has some of the nicest beaches in the country, and he’s been a beach bum for essentially his entire life.
The idea for Gage Sunglasses came about when Joe, who has an entrepreneurial spirit and had a dream of one day building his own brand, remembered how many times he’d either lost or broken expensive “designer” pairs of sunglasses…usually casualties of the ocean or accidentally sitting on them. He disliked “gas station” sunglasses, and had trouble finding fun, affordable shades, so that’s where the idea of Gage Sunglasses – sunnies for beach bums was born!
Right away we noticed how incredibly light they were. Almost forg0t they were on and that translates to super comfortable.
Lenses. Impact resistant so when we inevitably drop them they shouldn’t shatter or break AND UV400 for protection from the rays.
Check out the Gage Sunglasses Facebook page and Instagram feed for more beach bum inspiration and if you’d like to pick up a pair of sunnies for yourself, you can find the styles and colors available on their website.
(photos courtesy of Gage Sunglasses)