The story of a surfer who fell in love with vintage shades…

by Josh Madden

The Sunski sunglasses story is a pretty rad one. It's one that began in Australia over 25 years ago when the original company went out of business. In 2009, when an American dude named Tom went on a surf sabbatical and found some of the dead-stock Sunskis at a surf shop in Foster, Oz, the brand was given a new life. Last year Tom and his buddy Michael decided to post the Sunski project proposal on Kickstarter in the hopes of raising $9,800 and to everyone's surprise they overshot their goal buy a long-shot, raising $157,00. The guys have given the classic brand a new twist, offering the original four colors of the glasses, in small runs, and selling out repeatedly. With the success of their original offering they've decided to grow their product line. Check out the first run of Sunskis HERE or pre-order the new style of glasses HERE. Check out the video below to see what the guys have been up to.