Why are Japan-made frames so nice...

November 19, 2016


Mr. Gentleman Eyewear is a new independent brand from Japan that LUXEYE have recently bought back to Williamsburg. Each frame is artfully and skillfully crafted for the optimum quality using the best quality material. Due to the extensive craftsmanship, each frames takes approximately eight months to complete manufacturing. And here is why...


All products are produced at high ranked factory in Sabae city, Fukui pref. This town has only 60,000 people but known as one of high ranked towns of producing eyewear. Since during winter people can not do agriculture, they decided to do something alternative and reached eyewear industry which has as of now has 100 year history. 

Later many material makers, eyewear factories and lens makers gathered and became huge eyewear related town. True to reputation, Sabae city has high standard production, especially for its titanium  process is known as highest technic in the world. Titanium known as a parts for high standard eyewear and at the same time known as difficult material for its processing for flame.




For better or worse, Japanese tend to buy items with its quality. In other words, if items have just high quality, people are willing to buy them.

Artisan pursued high technic and later connected Japan quality.


Factories in Sabae has two types.

One is the factory only accept OEM and another is the factory which has own brand and pursuing technic. 

Mr.Gentleman Eyewear utilizing the later factory because they always use latest technic and can create finest products.

Mr.Gentleman Eyewear chose finest factory among them.


As Acetate material they chose MAZZUCCHELLI from Italy and Japan. MAZZUCCHELLI in Italy has fresh color taste and comfortability, however aging will produce shrinkage and deformation. MAZZUCCHELLI from Japan has a character which is hard to occur above weak points due to its good hardness. Since it doesn't have fresh color like Italy's one basically used to simple color. It has appropriate transparency.