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Mister Cartoon & Barton Perreira Throw Lowrider Shade

Mister Cartoon & Barton Perreira Throw Lowrider Shade

Tattoo artist Mr. Cartoon joins forces with eyewear maker Barton Perreira to create lowrider inspired sunglasses.

LA tattoo king  Mister Cartoon has thrown some serious weight behind a new collaboration with luxury eyewear brand Barton Perreira:  sunglasses inspired by Mexican-American lowrider culture.

For designer Patty Perreira the union was a long time coming.

“I am a huge fan of Mister Cartoon,” Perreira said in a statement announcing the pair’s collabo. “I love his unique style and how he is mad about details just like I am. Somehow I feel a sort of design affinity towards him and I wanted to bring his magical touch to a sunglass design.”

Limited to 400 pairs, the sunglasses, which retails for $595, are made with hand polished Japanese Zyl frames and Nylite lenses, a marriage of  technology and luxury which resonates with Cartoon.

“I like Barton Perreira’s originality and style,” said Cartoon, explaining his appreciation of Perreira’s aesthetic. “I’m a car guy as well as a tattoo artist, so sunglasses are an essential part of lowriding and driving on the west coast…. The glasses have to be original, strong, and a quality that makes them standout from the rest – and the darker the better.”

Mission accomplished.

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