Randolph builds eyewear for anyone who expects better. For the individualists, the singular, the uncommon.
For those with a spirit that’s hard to define and a story that needs to be told.
BORN FROM THE AMERICAN DREAM
Former Royal Air Force navigator Jan Waszkiewicz and machinist Stanley Zaleski both immigrated to America with a few bucks and a dream: to build the world’s best sunglass.
ENGINEERED FROM THE GROUND UP
With a background in engineering and some serious hand skills, they built a proprietary solder machine unlike any other. They patented a 200-step process. They created nearly indestructible frame joints, all with materials sourced in the U.S. In 1973, they opened the doors to their factory in a small town called Randolph, just outside of Boston, MA.
BUILT TO MILITARY STANDARDS
We wanted to make a difference. Leave a mark. Be proud of something. So in 1978, we joined forces with the U.S. military to produce the HGU-4/P Aviator for fighter pilots. Each Aviator is built to strict guidelines of MIL-S-25948 standards, a 20-page document detailing the most complex manufacturing specs around.
THE ONLY REMAINING METAL EYEWEAR COMPANY IN THE US.
Today, Randolph is still family-owned and -operated. And are still handcrafting the finest eyewear with top-grade materials, classic designs and a relentless attention to detail and quality. But what’s different about Randolph? All the other eyewear manufactures have gone overseas. Randolph decided to stay here.