Established 1995 in Los Angeles, CA, DITA cofounders Jeff Solorio and John Juniper remain the driving force behind one of the last independent eyewear makers in the world. Each DITA frame is handmade in Japan by master craftsmen in the best factory in the world. The entire process can take anywhere from eight months to one year to complete from conceptualization.
DITA only use the highest quality materials: titanium, 18K gold, white gold and the finest Japanese zyl acetates. DITA is globally recognized for innovative design, craftsmanship, fit and subtle insignia. DITA is available exclusively at select luxury destinations and optical stores in over 50 countries.
GLCO was created in Venice, CA in 2010 by L.A native Garrett Leight. Leight's eyewear heritage has been well documented, but it's his vision of creating a brand that offers luxury handcrafted eyewear combining quality, service, style, & original brand DNA for the best value, that makes GLCO most unique. GLCO is inspired by California and its icons.
Combining authentic design & high quality materials with true craftsmen is the right way to make handmade eyewear. They value technology, dexterity, & personal happiness above all else. Their manufacturer creates the fairest priced and most valuable eyewear ethically.
MOSCOT is a New York City institution renowned worldwide for its iconic eyewear since 1915 — The MOSCOT Originals, MOSCOT Spirit, and MOSCOT Sun Collections. All MOSCOT eyewear are handmade using the highest quality materials, real hardware, and hinges that are riveted through the temple and frame fronts to ensure the sturdiest construction possible.
With 100 years of eyewear experience, MOSCOT carefully inspects every frame with expertise and unparalleled craftsmanship to create its timeless eyewear. While now recognized as a global fashion brand, MOSCOT remains, at heart, a neighborhood optical shop.
MYKITA eyewear is handmade in Berlin. The company was founded by Moritz Krueger, Philipp Haffmans, Daniel Haffmans and Harald Gottschling in 2003. A constant search for innovation, the visionary use of materials and a wealth of experience in eyewear design are the defining elements behind MYKITA’s collections.
A key factor in the company’s success is its holistic business philosophy, which brings together expertise from all disciplines under a single roof, the MYKITA HAUS. It thrives on the power of a self-contained network that enables interdisciplinary research and the transfer of technologies. This all-encompassing mentality is also reflected in the MYKITA Shops; the unique retail concept unites the firm’s own design principles with optical precision made in Germany.
Paul Frank began in 1995 in a small Huntington Beach garage when Paul Frank himself began sewing custom wallets as gifts for his friends. His products were unique and people couldn’t find anything like them anywhere else. His gifts consisted of whimsical characters with names like Julius and Skurvy.
Little did anyone know, the unprecedented excitement and interest in these adorable characters would soon thrust them to become pop culture icons. Whether we are sewing custom gifts for friends, silk-screening designs on t-shirts or illustrating our latest loveable character: we are all about one thing – fun. We have been creating smiles all over the globe for over ten years through our most recognized character, Julius. Combine all that with our brightly colored, mid-century inspired vision and you’ve got Paul Frank!
Oliver Peoples was born in the heart of West Hollywood, California, on iconic Sunset Boulevard, in 1986, when Co-Founder and Creative Director Larry Leight opened the doors to the Company's first optical boutique.
Oliver Peoples eyewear is handcrafted of the finest materials, unrivalled in quality and available in limited quantities. The lack of discernible logo emphasizes the beauty of the frame and appeals to tastemakers wanting to make a statement without advertising it. The ultimate Oliver Peoples consumer is a confident intellectual with a progressive sense of fashion, who appreciates discoverability and quality without sacrificing expressive style. Discreet branding means remaining recognizable only to those ‘in the know.’
One of the most influential designers in menswear, Thom Browne, release the eyewear collection with all components custom designed for each individual style by DITA eyewear, the licensee brand behind the collection. The eyewear maintains Thom's design aesthetics, which are taken from the 40s, 50s and 60s with each frame branded in Thom’s tri-coloured signature of red, white and blue.