Costa Sunglasses brings next-level “Pro-formance” to its best-selling Jose frame. As part of the brand’s fall 2022 collection, the legacy frame was rebuilt with angler-approved upgrades and named in honor of the legendary waterman Jose Wejebe.
Building off the original Jose frame, launched in 2010, the Jose Pro joins Costa’s Pro series of frames with upgraded styling and six performance additions.
The frame’s namesake, Captain Jose Wejebe, was a professional angler, Costa pro and host of two fishing shows, ESPN’s Spanish Fly and Vida Del Mar. Born in Cuba and raised in Florida, “Wejebe taught what it meant to be a ‘pro’ on and off the screen. He was foundational in developing the light-tackle industry and bringing underrepresented communities together through angling,” said Costa.
“What an admirable legacy left behind. You can’t help but be inspired when you think about Jose. You hear it in countless testimonies of his life,” said John Acosta, vice president, marketing, Costa. “It’s a privilege to carry on his legacy and to continue honoring the role Jose played in the angling community, breaking barriers and inspiring others to do the same.”
“One of my favorite things about Jose was his ability to make everyone feel like somebody, regardless of the water they fished, where they came from, or their ability. He devoted his life to finessing our sport and finding ways to help others see the beauty of our waters and the life within it,” said Captain Carter Andrews.
The new frames have Costa’s polarized, color-enhancing 580 glass lens technology for clarity and are available in prescription sun lenses. The scratch-resistant 580G lens cuts haze and blur and enhances key colors for clarity and definition. Like Costa’s-injected frames, the Pro Series uses the brand’s lightweight Bio-Resin, reducing traditional plastic frames’ carbon footprint while maintaining Costa’s durability standards.
For more product information, go here.
Photo courtesy Costa