New Stuff: Traps Sunglassess Feature Lobster Trap Wood


Traps Eyewear was formed in 2014 with the “vision of creating sunglasses that epitomized craftsmanship and paid homage to the rugged Maine coast.” To this end, the company makes its temples from repurposed oak salvaged from wooden lobster traps used decades ago to fish off the coast of Camden.

Each pair of Traps Eyewear is unique. The “lobster trap” temples go through an intricate repurposing process involving over 75 steps, according to the company. Once the temples are complete, they are attached to the handmade Italian acetate fronts.

Traps Eyewear offers 2 reinterpreted classic eyewear frames: Ulysses and Jack. The Ulysses draws inspiration from iconic sunglasses of the past and incorporates key features such as a keyhole nose bridge and oversized lenses. The Jack was inspired by the effortless, yet sophisticated style of New England’s own JFK.

Both frames are available via and select retail stores.

Price: $240-$280

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