Light tortoise – an overview of all sunglasses

Right up until the 1970s, tortoiseshell - the so-called tortoise - was harvested from hawksbill sea turtles. The spotted amber tones are typical for classic sunglasses and still represent timeless elegance today. Although the extraction of tortoiseshell has been outlawed, the unique pattern is still being imitated for the designs of trendy sunglasses. Subtle and yet special, light tortoise matches every complexion and every hair color. Find out here how the color comes across and how you can show off your Kapten & Son sunglasses best.


Classic and stylish – this is the light tortoise effect

Light tortoise appears particularly warm and fresh. Due to the stark contrast of the amber tones, the iconic tortoise pattern appears even more prominent and gives your sunglasses their irresistible and elegant retro-charm. No matter during which season and on which occasion - with light tortoise sunglasses you are always in style. The muted and warm colors easily match your complexion and exude the relaxed feeling of summer. As a true all-rounder, light tortoise integrates itself into any style. Whether that’s classic elegance, simply subtle or original and modern - your sunglasses work with anything.

The Berkeley – the allrounder with that special something

You want a pair of sunglasses with a frame in light tortoise? Then check out our Berkeley. The timeless tortoise adds that extra bit of elegance to the cool and straight-edged model and makes it an everlasting classic. From the vibrant metropole all the way to the Australian Outback, you’re always going to be spot on with the Berkeley in light tortoise. With the choice of glass color, you can give your Kapten & Son sunglasses their very own character. In classic black or green the Berkeley appears simple and fancy. By choosing playful blue glass, you add colorful details. Breaking with the traditional look turns the cool sunglasses into an original eye-catcher.

Fresh and elegant – how to style light tortoise

Tortoise is the perfect mix of timeless elegance and the trendy modern - the best basis from which to create the most diverse looks. The “Fitzroy Matt Tortoise Black” embodies classic elegance to perfection. The retro-look works best with subtle and fancy styles. A white blouse, black skinny jeans, a straight coat and slim sandals turn your timeless outfit into an eye-catcher with a real wow-effect. It gets flashier and more wild with the “Fitzroy Matt Tortoise Blue Mirrored”. The contrast between the iconic frame in a tortoiseshell-look and the modern mirrored glass gives the sunglasses a unique and stylish vibe - that’s how you demonstrate your personal style. The best way to show off the hip model is in combination with fresh summer colors. A pair of light jean shorts, a white crop top and white linen sneakers complete the summer style. In Autumn, you can match the it-piece with a biker jacket and tight black ripped jeans for the ultimate “rock-chic”. You can find more trendy style inspiration with your favorite Kapten & Son sunnies on our blog.

Take a look around our online store and discover your ideal sunglasses in light tortoise by Kapten & Son. Our lovely customer service is happy to answer all your questions about our products via e-mail, phone or chat. Find your new travel buddy now! Be Kapten!