Each frame is individually hand-made for up to 14 hours using materials sourced from some of the best manufacturers in the world.
All AM Eyewear acetate frames are constructed using Mazzucchelli cellulose acetate, arguably the best acetatemanufacturer in the world.
The key feature of cellulose acetate as opposed to mold-injectable plastic is that it requires the hand of an individual craftsman to cut, bend and polish the frame to life.
Mazzacchelli's malleable nature means it is perfect for eyewear applications. Most of us are born without facial symmetry, but AM Eyewear frames can be shaped to accommodate our imperfections, resulting in a truly customised, bespoke fit.
We use high-grade, anti-irritant, nickel-free plated stainless steel for all of our metal frames. This coating ensures that when the metal comes into contact with your skin, it doesn't cause irritation.
Continuing our obsession with detail, the AM Eyewear logos inlayed in the arms of our frames are supplied by Italian logo makers Fotomeccanica.
AM steers clear of the more commonly used cheaper, fragile plastic lenses (polycarbonate or CR-39) using only polyamide nylon lenses. In order to achieve their "Military Grade" ranking, these lenses undergo extensive tests for durability and strength.
They also hold a superior light reflective index. Nylon lenses are lightweight, scratch, heat and chemical resistant and have a high UV protection rating.
Still not satisfied? We go one step further by applying a layer of anti-reflective multi coating. This fine blue-hued veneer reduces optical reflectivity or 'back glare' from hitting the eye as it enters the side and reflects off the back of the lens.
This increases wearer comfort and long-term eye health.
AM Eyewear styles are grooved using an 'RX' format so they can be fitted with both prescription and sun lenses.