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Matsuda

Japan Artisanal Eyewear

The Story

Matsuda Eyewear is a traditional high-end manufacturer for classes and sunglasses. Each piece is crafted by hand in the renowned eyewear workshops of Sabae, Japan – requiring up to two years and as many as 250 steps to bring to life. This is eyewear created through 50 years of experimentation and creative exploration: each frame reflecting a unique journey from concept to construction. Matsuda Eyewear never stops seeking new innovative techniques to express their ideas.

Using the finest metals in the world — titanium, stainless steel, sterling silver, and 18k solid gold — the master Japanese craftsmen transform raw materials into intricately detailed works of art, employing techniques few others would attempt: prioritizing quality over mass production.

The Matsuda Japanese acetate forms are sculpted exclusively from an organic plastic derived from cotton and cured for over three months prior to construction. This lengthy process produces uniquely rich colors with unrivaled strength and durability. Each piece is then hand-finished by master polishers who have apprenticed for 10 years to perfect their technique, producing a remarkably soft feel, sculpted for a lifetime of hard use.

Every hinge, temple, and component used in the eyewear is thoughtfully considered and uniquely designed for each collection. From the iconic side shields to the innovative pince-nez bridges, the designs are an unmistakable homage to heritage today, redefined for tomorrow.

The Matsuda CR-39 lenses are lighter and more impact-resistant than glass and filter out 100% of harmful UVA and UVB light. Each lens is treated with seven layers of anti-reflective coating. This reduces eye strain by eliminating unwanted reflections. For even greater clarity, our polarized lenses filter out distracting glare and enhance contrast.

Once each piece of eyewear has been hand-assembled and meticulously inspected for imperfections, it is adjusted and aligned to meet the highest quality standards. This rigorous process reflects 50 years of mastery in creating products designed for their clients expression.

Brand Specs

  • Avant-Garde
FOR
  • Men
  • Women

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