From noticeably chipped teeth, to gnarly gashes, to the fact that riding fakie is really hard, skateboarding has traditionally made it tough to put your best foot forward. Until now, as it's finally making you look beautiful, with Eqo Optics.
A Springs company raising dough via Kickstarter, Eqo is just dying to handcraft you a slick pair of shades out of discarded skateboard decks that've been sourced from "10 Colorado-based skate shops", despite the shops' protests that doing so might be productive enough to hurt their loitering cred. Once the decks're back in the Eqo HQ (aka, the dudes' garage), they're cut with a scroll saw through the middle (whose curvature is apparently perfect for the frontal glasses frame) and tail (which mimics the normal arc of the arms), then everything's hinged together, sanded, and finally, given a food-safe "salad bowl finish" -- fitting, as wearing them means you're now dressing nicely. Fit with polarized Carl Zeiss lenses, the glasses come in two styles: the Wayfarer-esque Sycamore, and -- made from multiple decks to achieve a horizontally striped look -- the Alaskana, through which you probably can't see Russia, but only because of your dark shades.
Assuming things go according to plan, both styles'll come in at just over $100, which'll leave you less money to spend on actual skateboards, though if you're still using those to get around, maybe it's time to ride switch.