Townie shades are for the sports fan and enthusiasts of sunny weather who's down to represent their favorite sports team and home state wherever life takes them. Loyal to the soil of the Seattle area, founder Derrik Shockman created Townie shades out of humble beginnings. With PNW pride, he made a one off style of custom Seattle skyline sunglasses with the graphic on the side. Derrick sold his affordable sunglasses as a pop up shop near local fairs, Mariners, and Seahawks games; the Townie brand took off. Later partnering with college student entrepreneurs Nick and Paul, Townie shades grew in popularity and more wayfarer sunglasses and styles were created. Known for their popular Pacific Northwest style that features the Seahawks, Mariners, & beautiful Seattle skyline; Townie shades also create state flags and college sports team sunglasses.