Method Seven’s First-Ever Limited Edition Pilot Sunglasses: The Wasabi + Experimental, in Collaboration with Test Pilot Elliot Seguin
Grow meets pilot, at last. Our new limited edition Wasabi and Experimental pilot sunglasses combine the ingenuity of lightweight, shatterproof lenses with the iconic aesthetic of our best-selling grow frame, the Evolution. The result: an effortlessly cool new style designed to protect pilots in and out of the cockpit.
We’re dropping only 500 pairs (250 of each lens) of these ultra-limited glasses, available in shatterproof SUNp or FLT lenses. And, in the spirit of charitable giving and advancing the study of aviation, we are also donating a portion of the proceeds from each pair to the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP) Scholarship Foundation to benefit the children of deceased and disabled test pilots. Plus, a matching donation will be made by Method Seven on behalf of Elliot Seguin, our chief collaborator on this exciting new launch.
Seguin is a world-renowned Experimental Test Pilot, Engineer, father of two, and Method Seven Ambassador. To date, he’s flown over 100 different types of aircraft, completed 13 first flights, and has set six world records. His congeniality, expert skill, and devotion to the field of aviation make him an iconic and remarkable figure in the community; something we have worked to recapture in the sleek design of our first-ever limited edition frame for pilots.
Inspired by Seguin’s love for our Evolution SunP grow frame, and our dream to finally reimagine this best-selling style into an epic pair of flight glasses for aviators, the release of the Wasabi and Experimental is a collaboration that has been in the making for years. Enrique Sifuentes, industrial designer and illustrator, designed the distinctively eye-catching artwork on these limited edition frames.
The Wasabi, in cool silver and classic black, stands out with dazzle flair hinges reminiscent of Seguin’s racing aircraft Siren and its mesmerizing pattern.
The Experimental, in bold orange and black, pays homage to the aesthetics of historical test pilot culture, orange flight suits, and the SR-71 Blackbird test flight program.
Made in Italy, our classic Evolution frame features concealed flex hinges for a custom fit that doesn't skimp on style. Comfortable and flexible, it's made with TR90: an incredibly durable and lightweight thermoplastic material. Produced with Swiss technology, TR90 allows the Wasabi and the Experimental to bend under pressure and contour your face.
Both glasses come with a standard Method Seven case and box. They also include a limited edition Elliot Seguin pouch, plus a custom sticker designed by Dylan Wreggelsworth of Beyond Visual Range (BVR). Additionally, customers will receive a hand-numbered card highlighting the product collaborators along with more information about the SETP Scholarship Foundation. Cards included with FLT lenses are autographed by Elliot Seguin.
As a long-time racer, Seguin will be facing off this year at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. In honor of his participation and his accomplishments in the world of flight, we’re officially launching this new frame on the first day of the National Championship Air Races on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at 9 am PT.