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Sounder Goods

La Matera Sounders - Alvear

$ 58.00
The Original Shade Anchor(TM)
We've teamed up with the gentleman at La Matera to bring you a sunglass strap of unrivaled gusto. We craft these here in New England using La Matera's signature Argentine woven fabric with vegetable-tanned leather tabs. A brass rivet secures the strap to custom rubber fittings with our USA anchor logo. Designed to fit shades of all sizes while providing a low-profile, comfortable and secure attachment. Stitched and heat stamped with the La Matera gaucho logo. Consider yourself adventure ready.
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The History of the Leather Sunglass Strap

In the summer of 2009 on a trip to Nantucket for the Figawi sailing race our founder Chris Necklas found himself looking for a higher quality, more durable sunglass strap. Unable to find anyone making them, and with frayed "Croakies" in hand, he set out to create his own. The concept seemed simple, why not a leather sunglass strap?

Fortunate enough to gain the mentorship of Frank Clegg, Chris began learning the leather craft. Countless nights and weekends were spent in Frank's shop working on what would become the first leather sunglass strap.

Now over 10 years later Sounder Goods is a small business manufacturing the finest sunglass straps in the world, along with other well crafted adventure accessories, right here in Massachusetts. We hope Sounders Original Leather Sunglass Straps serve you well in your pursuits of sport & leisure.


What Makes our Goods Sounder

Over time we have expanded our offering to other quality made items to support life's everyday adventures. Timeless style combined with American made quality are what make our goods Sounder. We offer a lifetime satisfaction guarantee on everything we offer. If for any reason you are not fully satisfied with your purchase just let us know and we will make it right or offer you a full refund.

Thank you for your support! - Chris 

Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Stylish and utilitarian

I love my La Matera Sounders! They arrived neatly packaged and sooner than I would have expected with a handwritten note from the owner. I'd been wanting a set of these so I'm glad I asked as they had one left! They fit nicely, work perfectly with my sunglasses, and are beautiful to look at. Already getting compliments!

Great product

Quality is excellent, could be a hair longer. Definitely would buy from you again.

Quick response

Had a question about my order and the owner responded quickly.
Great product too

Great looking sun glass retainers!

I actually found Sounder Goods when I searched for leather sun glass retainers but after I saw these La Materas, I decided to try them. They arrived quickly and very carefully packaged. As soon as I put them on my wayfarers, my wife immediately noticed and said she liked them. I definitely recommend them.

Never Buying Another Brand

I have two of the cotton Sounders now and will most likely never buy any other brand again. Get complements on them all the time. I also appreciate the hand written thank you from the owner on the shipment receipt.

Lifetime Warranty

We offer lifetime recrafting and replacement on all of our sunglass straps. It's part of what makes our goods Sounder.