The Process of Perfection
Continue through the slideshow to learn how Oliver Peoples frames are made by hand
Production CADs denote how and where each frame will be cut from sheets of custom-designed acetate
Acetate sheets are cut by machine, specific to the shape of each frame
Extracting the raw frame shape from its acetate sheet
The manual, hand filing process carves raw angles into each prototype...
... Followed by further shaping and refining by hand
The workspace of a craftsman, many of whom have handmade Oliver Peoples eyewear for decades
Acetate frame fronts and their corresponding temples
A metal hinge is fused into acetate for integrity of strength; no adhesives or glues are ever used in Oliver Peoples products
Using a lens pattern, the frame and lenses are matched
Along with the most advanced machinery in the world, hand tools like calipers and files are still utilized to create our eyewear
It's all in the details. Each signature plaque, temple cap, screw and rivet is applied by hand to create a superior eyewear product
For a limited-edition product like the Sir Series Vintage capsule, the temple caps are hand-tooled with our signature designs
With hardware in place, the frame fronts and temples are ready to be matched for a complete pair of glasses
IMPORTANT SHIPPING INFORMATION
Currently, we only ship within the Domestic USA, including Alaska, Hawaii and Washington DC, and Canada.
Due to the high value of our product, we require an Adult Signature for all deliveries and do not ship to P.O. boxes or APO/FPO addresses.