Since 1973, RANDOLPH®, the independently owned and operated maker of timeless, handcrafted American eyewear, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023. RANDOLPH® was built by its founders, Jan Waszkiewicz and Stanley Zaleski, with resilience, dedication, and a commitment to Made in USA craftsmanship. Through the brand’s 50-year history, they have outfitted U.S. Airforce Fighter Pilots, A-list talent, and consumers alike, while still crafting frames on the machines that the founders designed and built in their Massachusetts factory. To commemorate the brand’s 50th anniversary, RANDOLPH will be releasing limited-edition pairs of its iconic styles including the Aviator, Concorde, P3, Sportsman, and Aviator II.
The family-owned brand has been a designer favorite collaborating with brands that are drawn to its Americana heritage, authenticity, and quality craftsmanship including, Junya Watanabe, Alpha Industries, and Todd Snyder. Partners work together with RANDOLPH designers to create premium, iconic, limited-edition frames that tell a cultural story and are inspired by brand heritage and designed for the modern consumer. The combination of designer attention, a long-standing military contract, and a loyal fan base has led to consistent brand growth for the business over the last fifty years.
“My father and his partner Stanley emigrated from Poland to the U.S. and, as engineers and toolmakers, had the dream of opening their own factory,” said Peter Waszkiewicz, RANDOLPH President & CEO. “With jewelry-plated frames and innovative lens technology, RANDOLPH is unparalleled in handcrafting premium quality, iconic eyewear. From securing the U.S. Military contract to engineering frames for fans around the world, it has been a privilege to carry on their dream and the company values.”
To commemorate the golden milestone moment within RANDOLPH’s history, the brand will be releasing a 50th Anniversary Collection featuring the most iconic styles over the past five decades: the Aviator, Concorde, P3, Sportsman, and Aviator II. Each frame is finished in jewelry-quality 23K Gold with unique Sky Ivory, black Mazzucchelli acetate temple tips, finished with metallic gold detail, and American Gray SkyTec™ Glass lenses in both polarized and non-polarized. The temple tips are pad printed with the exclusive 50th-anniversary logo. The Aviator, Concorde, and P3 frames are available in either a 50th-anniversary commemorative sunglass box or a limited-edition 50th Anniversary Collector Box made of recycled bamboo that features the 50th-anniversary mark.
This one-of-a-kind collector’s set includes a collection of five pins that depict the evolution of the RANDOLPH logo; a cognac faux leather-bound travel journal with archival brand imagery and inserts for a passport; a cognac faux leather frame case and premium patterned cleaning cloth that displays authentic military specifications. The 50th Anniversary Collection is available at www.randolphusa.com and select lifestyle and optical accounts.
Since 1973, RANDOLPH, the maker of timeless, handcrafted Made in USA eyewear, has been independently owned and operated by three generations and celebrates the brand’s 50th anniversary in 2023. RANDOLPH’s mission is to provide the best sunglass ownership experience in the world, through uncompromised quality, exceptional customer service, and impeccable engineering. Each frame is made by hand at RANDOLPH’s Massachusetts facility in 200 steps and over 6 weeks to create their signature style and comfort. For 40 years, RANDOLPH has also provided the US Military with military-spec Aviators, a contract they still hold today. Made by the extraordinary for the extraordinary. Check them out on their website, www.randolphusa.com