It all started here: The classic Westward Leaning sunglass, Pioneer 1 was our debut style. We set out to create the perfect wayfarer using only the finest materials and best craftsmanship. Each frame is meticulously handmade in Japan and features high-quality shatterproof lenses with 100% UV protection in a grey tint (available with or without polarization). The Pioneer shape was designed to be comfortable and flattering on all face shapes. Its super-durable construction and smooth, high-quality hinges ensure these will be your favorite shades for years to come.
“Children of California:” In celebration of our home state of California, and our optimism for the future, Pioneer 01 features beautiful California redwood side inlays, sustainably sourced only from reclaimed timber.
Frame Color: Polished Black Acetate
Lens: Standard Grey G15 OR Polarized Grey
Signature Side Inlay: Reclaimed Redwood
Pioneer, our first design launched in 2012, is an original take on the wayfarer shape which pays tribute to California's pioneering heritage. It represents our hope, determination, and goodwill for California's future and is the gold standard of our collection.
All Westward Leaning sunglasses are designed to be flattering and comfortable on every face. Our handmade acetate frames are highly adjustable for the perfect fit, from very loose to very tight. Learn more about how to adjust the fit of your glasses here.
Curious about relative sizing? Compare our frames here.
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