The idea of Brigada eyewear was first conceived in early 2006 by Jim Greco, Andrew Reynolds, Terry Kennedy and Erik Ellington. Since there were no skater owned and operated sunglass brands the four got together. They came up with the name Brigada, sketched up a logo and gathered up all the ideas for shades they would like to see made. Before they knew it they had something real and people were starting to take notice. Fast forward to 2008 and Brigada eyewear is set to launch their debut collection. Consisting of nine different styles, including pro models for each of the four skaters. The glasses all feature spring fit hinges, 100% UV protection, and a hand-polished finish. Available Summer 2008 at select skate shops worldwide.