BUILT FOR THE U.S. MILITARY
The Randolph Engineering brand isn’t just about creating the finest crafted eyewear. It’s about seeing the bigger picture—and acknowledging that although “Made in the USA” means a lot, made best-in-class in the USA means a whole lot more. It’s about having the foresight to know that what we’re making isn’t just a pair of glasses, but a promise—to remain invested in our country, our artisans, our heritage—and our customers.
Randolph Engineering has been meticulously hand-making eyewear in its family-owned Massachusetts factory since 1972. Our Aviator is built to precise military specifications—MIL-S-25948, to be exact, a 20-page document consisting of some of the most rigid manufacturing specs around. We are proud to have supplied the U.S. military, NASA, and air forces worldwide.
We start with top-grade materials. Then 50 different people cut, mold, stamp, twist, solder, plate, and polish—mostly by hand—over five weeks in a process that includes more than 200 steps. All to produce one pair of glasses.
23K GOLD AND OTHER PREMIUM FINISHES
Jewelry-quality finishes aren’t just stylish. They’re also extremely tough—applied at up to 5 times the industry standard and electroplated for maximum durability and scratch-resistance.
CORROSION RESISTANCE AND STRENGTH
Our frames provide unequaled solder joint strength and integrity. All finishes are topped with a corrosion-resistant coating for additional frame protection. Only the best!
WARRANTIED FOR LIFE
We stand behind each and every product with a promise to repair or replace any broken solder joint for the lifetime of the frame.
HANDMADE AND DETAIL-DRIVEN
It takes craftsmen in our Randolph, Massachusetts factory over five weeks to build a single pair of Randolph glasses. More than 200 steps go into making each and every frame—and most of the work is done by hand.
Our operators use a precise fold-and-cut method to form each wire component
The bridge, hinges and other components are soldered by hand
Porcelain and ceramic granules polish each frame to perfection
23K GOLD PLATING
Jewelry-quality finishes are applied at up to 5x the industry standard
EYEWEAR THAT’S NOT JUST MANUFACTURED. IT’S ENGINEERED.
Our stainless steel screws have been specially-designed to have a flared tip that prevents them from coming out, ensuring a perfect fit for years of wear.
CUSTOM SOLDER (saw-der) FLUX
At Randolph, we even make our own solder flux (this is the machine that solders the glasses together). This, in combination with a 56% silver filler, provides unequaled joint strength and integrity.
SPECIAL METAL ALLOYS
We scour the world for the best components, including metal alloys with tight molecular structure, to prevent rust and oxidation and satisfy our drive for superior quality.
COMFORT AND THOUGHT ENGINEERED INTO EVERY FEATURE
Nose pads self-adjust for fit and comfort, while smooth monoblock hinges mean no sharp corners to snag clothing. That’s a relief!
SIGNATURE BAYONET PIECES DESIGNED FOR COMFORT
Our iconic bayonet temples were designed to slide easily under pilot headsets, helmets, and other headgear. What does this mean for you? Serious comfort. We also calculate the exact angle of our temple bend to help prevent headaches that may result from undue temple pressure.
A “TWIST TEST” ON EVERY BATCH
To test the integrity of our joints and finishes, every frame is subjected to a “twist test” in an ingenious machine we call “The Twister.”