SKU: 12108103
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The Classic is a single-ply polyester version of the Original Chum. The Classic is slim, no nonsense retainer that will fit both standard and large frames.
  • Low bulk single-ply stretch poly
  • Fits most frames
  • Rubber tassel and adjustable bead
  • Length: 13.5"
  • Weight without packaging: 0.2 oz.

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Tom Gelatt
Don't fit earpiece - update

Follow up: Chums contacted me immediately and offered to replace the "Classic" with the "Original" at no cost. So don't confuse those terms. The Original is a much better fit for glasses with bigger earpieces (If necessary, a small pair of needle nose pliers will be all that's needed to pull it on) and I do still like the cotton version - guess I'm old - just like they used to be. Now I'm back to 5 stars for the item and the excellent customer service.

Thank you for the update and for giving us the opportunity to make things right! We're glad to hear that our customer service team was able to assist you. We appreciate your feedback and thank you for choosing Chums!

Tom Gelatt
Don't fit earpiece

I've used Chums for over 20 years - some very old. I remember when you only had to send in the old abused ones for a replacement. I understand that wasn't a good business model. But I was disappointed to see the changes in my recent order. The material isn't near as soft as it once was. And despite ordering the "large" size, they still don't fit over any of the earpieces on my sunglasses. Basically useless. I hate to switch brands but I don't see an alternative.

Hi Tom, thank you for your honest feedback on our Classic retainer. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with the fit of the earpiece. We understand the importance of comfort and we are constantly working to improve the material to meet our customers' expectations. If you would like, we can send you a replacement of our large side of the Cotton Original, as it has a larger fit than the Classic and may work better for you. We would love to keep you as a customer! Please reach out to our customer service team and we'll get you hooked up!


These polyester chums are my faves. They are slim and dry quickly when wet while doing what they are supposed to do; hold your shades around your neck. A+

We're happy to hear you love The Classic! Thank you for leaving a review, Joey.


Unfortunately the Chums Classic worked great with my Maui Jim Backswing 4 years ago, but with my new Maui Jim Big Kahuna's with a smaller arm, the Chums slide off the arm. I emailed Customer Care and did not receive a response. I see other eye glass holders have different size ends.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with our Classic product. Our team is continuously working to improve our products and we appreciate your feedback. We hope that we rectified the issue with you but if you have any further issues or concerns please reach out to our team at

The Best

Simple and functional. I'll never use the original cotton Chums again. If the cotton get wet it's like a drippy wet towel. These polyester Chums are slick, comfy and dry quickly. The best.

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