Unlike Bono and Elton John, METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD doesn’t always wear sunglasses when appears on public. But it turns out, the rock star icon living in Marin County, north of San Francisco has designed an excellent sunglasses in collaboration with San Francisco-based company Sutro Vision. Available in gloss black and tortoise, these shades is sold at Metallica online store for $219.99.
The SUTRO HETFIELD SUNGLASSES is inspired by James Hetfield’s favorite Lincoln Zephyr v12. The frame is as smooth and as fast as his favorite car, equipped by the Sutro signature surgical-grade stainless steel hinges. The patented hinge offers quality and durability as it turns the weakest point in the frame into the strongest, making it 10x stronger than a traditional hinge. It’s the only hinge with the distinctive three ratcheting clicks, named 3ClickTM. The frame measures 56 [ ] 18 -145.
James Hetfield’s favorite car, Lincoln Zephyr v12
James Hetfield Sutro Sunglasses Black
James Hetfield Sutro Sunglasses Tortoise
The lens include Zeiss optics by German manufacturer, Carl Zeiss AG. The high quality lenses guarantee an extremely high level of protection to the eyes in all conditions as well as produce very bright images. They block 100% of both UVA and UVB sun rays while also has toughest hard coating for superior scratch resistance. The polycarbonate Zeiss lens allow for quality, clarity and durability.
James Hetfield is very excited to have these limited edition sunglasses (model Sutro 1101 – Hetfield). He explained the design as,
“Built to look faster than a speeding riff and to handle the life of a road dog like me.”
James Hetfield of Metallica wearing Sutro Sunglasses on studio
Established six years ago by three friends Jeff Sand, Tony Guerrero, and Amani King, the SUTRO VISION has been designing durable luxury eyewear from San Francisco. Now, their products are now sold worlwide in Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, USA.
Besides 3Click Hinge, the product designer Jeff Sand – whose work appears in the permanent collection at SF MOMA – also is developing the Sutro Ratchet Hinge, a stainless steel ratcheting hinge that is integrated into the frame for incredible strength and durability.
Sutro 3Click Hinge
Sutro Zeiss Optic Lens
Sutro Sunglasses exclusive box