A Jose Alvarez frame is the result of 60 years of experience in eyewear design and fabrication. Each model is produced in limited series of 50 to 100 pieces, following a fabrication process of more than 300 manual steps.
The acetate comes from an exclusive range of acetate that avoids a big part of polluting solvents used in traditional processes. The metal is an alloy of Titanium an Stainless steel with outstanding mechanical properties that are made possible by its quasicristal structure awarded 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Some of our models are also made out of 95% pure Magnesium which is 2,5 lighter than Titanium itself.
If the weight of each frame is printed on the temples, it is because its weight is exceptionally light. Materials are chosen and processed to lower the weight of each part. Lightness is key in glasses comfort.
Outstanding ergonomics are essential to an outstanding frame. It is all in the design and fabrication details, but also in the decisive adjusting made by our partner: your optician.