The Good Wood NYC model 419 glasses are our first (technically 2nd, but I have no comment on that) foray into the exciting world of eyewear design & production. I came in halfway through the (nearly 12-month) research & pre-production phase, which involved finding a way to make curved-frame sunglasses with lenses that could be replaced with prescription lenses. I think we pretty well, turning out what is a fairly attractive pair of shades. Laser cut from solid walnut, we steam bend the chassis & temples, and then decend on the wood with a series of semi-secret shaping and finishing techniques. Frames are then sent to our friend Peter Bartell in Westfield, NJ who fits each pair individually for lenses. The frames take some cues from the classic Wayfarer style, with some elements of the Persol-Italian spy shades I wish fit my round face.