531 Eyeglasses

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Brand History

First introduced in the 1920s, this Panto shaped model is homage to the 20th Century
masters of arts, fashion and architecture. An Andy Warhol style staple, the TVR® 505 is the perfect frame for both men and women thanks to its pantoscopic view and rounder shape. The double diamond rivets from the 80s complete the modern classic look that’s versatile for any fashion appetite. Customers and aficionados would also be able to enjoy the exquisite artistry of master craftsman Sawada-Yaemon whose family of master craftsmen started back in the Edo period.

The collection features a patented metal core and Japanese engraving depicting The Great Wave of Kanagawa patterns to keep each piece unique. It is also important to note that TVR® creates small-batch collections to keep the authenticity and artisanal qualities of each eyepiece at pristinely maintained and even the materials are sourced from small-batch artisans in Japan.

Eyewear made yesterday is made today the same way, in True Vintage Revival style. There are no rocket science tools or methods used in the making of True Vintage Revival (TVR) eyeglasses. Known as the home to handmade eyeglasses, Sabae, Japan has created a positive impression to connoisseurs of the industry as a breeding land for talented artisans who have developed their skills and an eye for precision that are said to be better than machines. And here’s where every piece of TVR eyeglasses are made. Using mainly hand tools that are passed down from master to apprentice, most of these museum-worthy pieces carry some of the most prolific history in eyewear evolution. Vintage design features are greatly highlighted in the making of the TVR classics. These include the keyhole-bridge, functional spear rivets, 7-barrel hinges, and miter cut techniques that are boldly executed with the unrivalled skills and technical know-hows. Piece by piece, every one of a TVR eyewear is honed with decades of expertise by selected artisans from Sabae. Each pair of glasses starts with the “Datum Expression Size” technique, a specialized measurement method commonly used during the 50s in Japan to obtain the subtle balance of the eyewear. TVR also refers to only original templates and blueprints in the creation process of these first-class traditional optical frames. Once the frame takes shape, the craftsmen will begin adjusting every little details with intricate care and precision. It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new. As TVR continues to bring forth authentic vintage styles with traditional skills, iconic designs and high-quality materials, we are also paving the way for classic vintage eyeglasses to once again be mainstream through true vintage revival.




Lenses: 49 mm
Bridge: 23 mm
Temples: 150 mm

SKU: 5713925040598