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.

True Vintage Revival

没有先进器材或新科技,True Vintage Revival (TVR) 仅存的日本福井縣鯖江市老工匠采用繁复的手工制程及传统工艺,原汁原味重现传奇经典老味。每一副眼镜从裁切丶打磨抛光到组装成型,全程手工制造,俨然是完美的艺术创作。

TVR透过日本老工匠的经验与技术,保留老镜框的原始样貌。在TVR制作过程中,复古的设计是最大的特色,这包括了钥匙孔桥、铆钉、七枚蝶番,以及Miter Cut工法,融合了超凡技能和技术知识。每一副TVR眼镜都经由数十年经验的工匠所打造,成就出堪称为完美艺术的眼镜。

每副眼镜从度量方式“Datum Expression Size”技术开始,这是日本50年代眼镜师傅沿用的方式,用于获得眼镜微妙平衡专门的测量方法。这种度量方式使得TVR更具手感与温度。