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Brand History

Circling back to the era of 1970s Soft Rock, eyeglasses became one of the most radical accessories by many acclaimed personalities including the unmistakably flamboyant Sir Elton John. The classic lines of the TVR®518 are instrumental and edgy at the same time. TVR® is also reviving the double colouring metal square that harkens back to its golden years in the 70s. The 4mm eye rim vintage design made using SPM (Sun Platinum Metal) requires a tremendous amount of detailing to ensure grooves inside the rim are treated with absolute precision; handcrafted by only a handful skilled craftsmen who are versed with this technique. True Vintage Revival’s newest SPM Collection are set to impress with remarkable details, finest artistry and a prominent style that is made famous by superstars!

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.




Lens: 47 mm
Bridge: 21 mm
Temple: 150 mm