Wood is old school, wood is cool. With summer just around the corner, the time has come to step out of plastic-ky, carbon footprint-leaving frames and put on a pair of shades that lets you be an eco-cool soul surfer.

The bright minds at 4EST Shades have unveiled a new range of wayfarers for the chic, urban man who wishes to be at peace with the elements around him.

The wayfarers are custom-made from hardwood and bamboo frames that sit easy on your skin, causing no irritation or markings even when you wear them for hours on end. They are handcrafted for a perfect fit, and for your eyes only.

The frames are fitted with coloured lenses that are Polarized plus UV 400 rated. In bro speak, it translates into maximum protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays, not to mention blinding glares.

The nature-inspired wayfarer is available in a range of colours, each one of them with their unique sense of style and personality – just like you. There is the natural bamboo shade that has a nude aesthetic to it, the rosewood shade with a deeper, darker look, and the zebra wood for those who wish to make a bold statement.     

This summer, ditch the plastic, wear the wood ($24.90)