Savile Row Eyewear hails from the heart of London and is known for its elegant and sophisticated frames. Savile Row is known for the inclusion of 18K gold in certain frames that are hypoallergenic and rust free. Other Savile Row frames contain an acetate base, but still include 18K gold within the frames.
Savile Row has been making eyewear since the 1890s. They are named for one of the most important tailoring and garment districts in London. The Savile Row district in London houses some of the most expensive and important suit and specialty garment stores in the world. Savile Row Eyewear has produced frames with the Algha Factory since 1898 and are now a part of the Inspecs family. The company was created with the goal of making beautiful, customized, high quality eyewear for its customers. It is this commitment to elegance, professionalism, and hand-crafted eyewear, that has made Savile Row so famous and in demand.
Savile Row Eyewear can be seen on celebrities such as Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones, Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and Johnny Depp in the The Ninth Gate. Today, the brand is still synonymous with craftsmanship and originality. To own a pair of Savile Row glasses, is to own an original piece of art.
Savile Row frames contain rolled, 18K gold which is hypoallergenic and corrosive resistant. Frames are made with with a nickel silver base and 24K gold bonded and hand-wrapped around each frame. This is in addition to the 18K gold base. This process was invented by jewelers in the early 1900s.
The acetate collection features custom Acetate frames that are handmade and must pass a 120 point exam in order to be shipped. These frames still contain 18K gold in the base of the frame. Acetate is also hypoallergenic and is a durable material known for its lustrous nature.
A majority of Savile Row frames feature thin temples and full or rimless frame fronts. These iconic styles feature mostly oval and round frame fronts that fit every face due to their customized fit. A variety of colors are available, to fit each individuals taste and to further personalize each frame. There are also a variety of temple shapes and hinge types to make your Savile Row comfortable and flexible.
Savile Row frames take up to 6 weeks to be made and shipped to FramesDirect.com because each frame is handmade in London by experienced, Savile Row craftsmen.