They are hot. They come in different shapes and sizes. They are called Keiki, Kihei, Akamai, Alana, and the like. And, have entered the hearts of pretty young things, who merrily sport the likes of Keiki and Kihei with great pride. Okay, we are talking sunglasses here — not just any, but those oh-so-hot-and-sleek ones designed by Maui Jim.
From small to big
What had humble beginnings in Maui, Hawaii, in the early 1980s, has today grown into a name to reckon with in the sunglasses realm, and spread across twelve countries. In India, it’s headquartered in Chennai. Maui Jim spells comfort, casual style and a spirit of warmth and leisure. And, true to its character, Rahumathullah, director, sales, Maui Jim, Chennai, is dressed in beach attire.
And, what’s the secret behind their sunglasses, just perfect for those with active lifestyles? “It’s something like magic,” laughs Rahumathullah. “We use polarised Plus 2 technology”, which makes them durable. And, of course, colour. “Colour is what fuels us,” he says. The sunglasses come with a nine-layer coating that plays with colour, offers clarity and contrast, and cuts out glare. And, thanks to this technology, it is said that even tinted sunglasses offer good clarity under dim lights. The entire collection is also available in ‘Maui Readers’, with invisible bifocals. So enjoy reading by the pool like never before!
The collection, made of memory metal, plastic etc., and priced between Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 12,000, is available in stores such as Life style, Shoppers Stop, Lawrence and Mayo etc. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and pamper yourself with an uber-cool pair of shades.