Menswear: TVR Series 1 in vintage acetate

Japanese Limited Edition – VINTAGE 1993 in rare 8mm acetate

If it’s rare and handcrafted you yearn for, the Japanese handcrafted label TVR has dipped into a prized archive of vintage acetate for the creation of a Limited Edition acetate design series – launched this month. The vintage 1993 8mm acetate material, available in two colour variations, was considered highly desirable in the past, and dates back to first production of Japanese Zylonite in the 1950s. Discovered by one of TVR®’s master craftsmen, the very limited quantity available has meant that just 99 frames will be produced for each colour – Vintage Black + Clear and Vintage Brown + Clear.

Above: the models in the series are distinguished by  flat fronts without rivets for a clean and minimal look and wide ‘library’ temples tapering to flared tips. A special polishing process highlights the handmade quality.

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TVR – Series 1 Limited Edition models in Vintage Black Clear & Vintage Brown Clear

The distinctive models for men have an elegant two-tone front with the look of a browline design achieved via a colour-blocked finish. The design fuses a shape based around a classical French vintage design with an overarching “Crown Panto archetype”, and Japanese handcrafting and traditional spectacle-making precision. Given the rarity of the material, the spectacles are marked with a serial number from 01/99 to 99/99, complementing the intricate Japanese engraving of ‘The Great Wave of Kanagawa’ on the golden core of the design.

TVR® SERIES 1 Vintage 1993 Collection is inspired by the colours of the Tōjinbō Cliffs on the Sea of Japan, Fukui Prefecture, Japan. Each colour composition is curated based on experience and expertise for special and unique appeal. For more information :