Archibald Optics

Archibald Optics is a British based eyewear company that designs their frames in England and then crafts them by hand in Japan. Each pair of frames takes 180 manual operations to make and undergoes meticulous quality control throughout the process. The inspiration for the frames comes from post-war British design which is clearly visible when looking at the clean shapes and tortoiseshell colours.

New to the collection is the Clear Dawn range that includes seven traditional frame shapes. The frames are crafted using transparent acetate which highlights the design and craftsmanship that goes into each pair, whilst maintaining the classic British aesthetic the company is built on. All glasses are available online where you can pick three pairs to try before ordering your individual glasses.

Matthew Coles

Matthew is a style connoisseur with a love for classic Italian tailoring. As well as writing Fashion & Style for Ape, he also works for mens brand Drake's.