Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Randolph Ranger Lens - You Choose Promotion

On our new site:  www.randolpheyewear.com, you can choose a three standard lens package for the Ranger line for $75

Thursday, July 25, 2013

New Website Launch!!!

Please visit our new redesigned website for Randolph Eyewear.


***Randolph Eyewear is an authorized dealer of Randolph Engineering***

Johnny Depp wears FlightStudio's Randolph Aviator's Sunglasses

An avid fan of Flight Studio's Randolph Aviator sunglasses, Johnny Depp often wears his 55mm Silver and Blue lenses sunglasses. " Randolph Aviators are the epitome of flight, air and space bound sunglasses. Form the Apollo missions to day to day airline and military flight operations, these are stylish jet serious instrument visions for professionals Oscar Garcia states " As a former Boeing 747 pilot, I can say that the lenses, frames and engineering of Randolph Engineering Aviation sunglasses, sold by Flight Studio, were essential through every take off , landing and flight hour sunrise to sunset" Oscar Garcia, Flight Studio Chairman concluded.
Please visit our online store at: www.randolpheyewear.com to purchase your pair of Randolph Aviators.  

Randolph Engineering is a "must have" Fashion Accessory.

Randolph Engineering Sunglasses are a " must have" accessory for celebrities, professionals and fashion-design connoisseurs. Here is a collage of recent press release, on top magazines such as Esquire, Maxim, GQ, Gala Men, Vanity Fair, Sharp, New York ON and Celebrated Living with top celebrities on their cover; Josh Brolin, Alec Baldwin, Scarlett Johansson…enjoy browsing how our Randolph engineering sunglasses are portrayed in the best of print media-limelight. As always, call us for the best Randolph Engineering sunglasses and eyewear customer support in the world! Call us +1-786-493-9013 or email customercare@shoprandolphengineering.com 

Josh Brolin and Randolph Engineering Jag Chrome Frame sunglasses featured by Celebrated Living

The Renowned Magazine for American Airlines Premium Class Passengers a perfect fit 

InterFlight Studio announces its dedicated new Randolph Retail Store soft opening at 168 SE 1st Street 10th Floor, in Downtown Miami, Florida.

Flight Studio-Randolph Sunglasses store has softly opened and offers a full stock of the world's best sunglasses. Randolph sunglasses have a powerful aviation, aerospace and space travel DNA and Randolph has stood by the brand for over two decades. Flight Studio caters to a clientele worldwide attracted both by the quality of these outstanding vision instruments, as well as Flight Studio's brand client care and product support and expertise.

Flight Studio's initial d├ęcor and design for the store is capturing accolades from clients and fellow aviation galleries and design studios. Flight Studio is in the process of taking feedback and ideas to assist in re decorating and creating the ultimate Randolph Sunglasses shopping experience for a grand opening targeted at the end of 2013.

See photos and video below and call us, email or now COME BY OUR RANDOLPH SUNGLASS STORE for a new retail experience with IFS. Visit our new website at:  www.randolpheyewear.com  
 +1-305-400-6789/6749 or call Yvette or Oscar +1-305-904-5182/5183 for a personalized appointment.

PanAm TV Series Captain Wears Flight Studio Randolph Aviator Sunglasses

The Randolph Aviator’s are the original equipment for flight professionals, past, present and future. Mike Vogel, as Captain Dean, commands a Boeing 707 jetliner in the fascinating American ABC TV series that is captivating worldwide audiences. The Boeing 707 is portrayed as the classic airborne platform for romance, adventure and worldwide travel, taking us back to the glamorous 60’s when flying was an adventure, full of emotional risks, excitement and drama. Back then, today and in the future Randolph Aviation sunglasses are the symbol of serious vision instruments for professionals. Celebrities, pilots, astronauts and jet setters alike chose Randolph Aviations again and again. Stay tuned for updates and more photos of Captain Dean, PanAm series episodes and celebrities wearing Randolph Aviator sunglasses as offered by Flight Studio.

To purchase Flight Studio’s Randolph Aviators go to:  www.randolpheyewear.com

Also check out our flight store at:  www.flightstudiostore.com

Bob Dylan wears Randolph Aviator chrome sunglasses while receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from USA President Barack Obama at the White House

Flight Studio is proud to announce another celebrity choosing our Randolph Engineering (RE) Aviation Sunglasses for a public occasion. We are used to see our Sunglasses in red carpet and celebrity events, but this one, at the White House, worn by Bob Dylan while receiving the Medal for Freedom, together with Astronaut John Glenn and other guests, certainly gets the Randolph Aviation Gold Medal. The sunglasses are worn by astronauts, armed forces and NGO’s worldwide, as well as a loyal followership of design and quality centered Flight Studio clients. Well done Bob Dylan, well chosen sunglasses for this event, may the world be at peace and in freedom through your lenses. Please go to our online store to purchase your own Medal of Freedom Randolph Engineering Sunglasses:    www.randolpheyewear.com

Tom Cruise Wear’s Flight Studio Featured Randolph Aviation Sunglasses

Tom Cruise Wear’s Flight Studio Featured Randolph Aviation Sunglasses

Stay tuned for Tom Cruise and other celebirty Flight Studio’s featured Randolph Aviation sunglasses. Flight Studio has celebrated the Randolph Aviation sunglasses lifestyle and elegance since 1992. Visit our home page for these amazing shades at www.randolpheyewear.com.  Contact us at:  info@randolpheyewear.com

InterFlight Studio and Randolph Engineering Aviator Sunglasses

As seen on - Jon Hamm - Mad Men

Jon Hamm, as Don Draper, wearing RE Aviator sunglasses in the television series Mad Men photo © ABC

Randolph Engineering RE Aviator photo © Randolph Engineering

Jon Hamm, in a red convertible, wearing the RE Aviators during the filming of an episode of Season 4 of Mad Men 
photo © 
Jon Hamm, as Don Draper, wears RE Aviator sunglasses in the television series Mad Men. The RE (Randolph Engineering) Aviator worn by Hamm have unique bayonet temples, that are designed to fit comfortably under headgear.
The sunglasses in the series have been slightly modified by vintage sunglass guru Russell Campbell (who has worked on sunglasses for many movies that are set in the past), to fit the 1960s style better. Don Draper will wear the pair again in the upcoming Season 4 of Mad Men, see the spy-photo on the left of actor Jon Hamm in a red convertible during the filming of a new episode.
RE Aviator
There are countless aviator styles out there, but only one Randolph Engineering. Built for the U.S. Military, the RE Aviator surpassed their rigid specifications standards. When NASA Astronauts lift off the launch pad, or when America’s top gun pilots step into the cockpit, Randolph Engineering provides the priceless pair of sunglasses that helps them safely navigate the skies.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hollywood finds local sunglass company

Randolph Engineering’s high-end shades got a big lift when they were featured in the first three seasons of “Mad Men” 
Randolph Engineering’s high-end shades got a big lift when they were featured in the first three seasons of “Mad Men” — that’s actor Jon Hamm (far right) wearing a pair.
Like many other small manufacturers across America in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the tool-making company Randolph Engineering faced a stark choice: It could adapt, or die.
Founders Jan Waszkiewicz and Stanley Zaleski had launched the company in 1972 as an optical machinery factory.
Six years later, they saw tough times ahead and chose to reinvent Randolph Engineering as a maker of high-quality sunglasses.
“They decided that they needed to do something, or else they were going to be out of business,” said chief executive Peter Waszkiewicz. “There wasn’t going to be enough tool work to do.”

Today, Randolph Engineering remains a small business, but its products are on display to millions as popular eyewear for characters in movies and television shows.
Randolph’s sunglasses range in price from $129 to $349 a pair, but they all start with imported wire bent into frames.
“The biggest hit was ‘Mad Men,’ ” said Mary Waszkiewicz, the company’s marketing manager. Its sunglasses appeared on actor Jon Hamm’s face for the first three seasons of the popular show.
“Everyone wants to look like Don Draper,” she said, referring to Hamm’s character.
Randolph Engineering glasses have enjoyed their share of screen time in movie theaters, as well. Tom Cruise wore Randolph’s aviator sunglasses in April’s “Oblivion,” a post-apocalyptic action movie. Ben Kingsley wore Randolph shades in “Iron Man 3” in May.
For many years, the company produced sunglasses exclusively for military pilots. In the 1990s, Randolph Engineering slowly began to sell sunglasses to retail customers. Today, tucked down a side street among the restaurants, stores, and office buildings in the town of Randolph, the company’s sunglass factory makes more than 500,000 pairs of glasses a year, Peter Waszkiewicz said.
“People are going to buy our product because they like our story,” he added.
Hollywood star power has also given a boost to the brand as it competes against popular higher-end names like Ray Ban and Oakley, both of which are owned by the Italian sunglass giant Luxottica.
But Randolph is still a very small player in a big industry that generated $3.2 billion in sales last year. The company projects sales of as much as $20 million this year, up from $8 million in 2011.
It has added 24 jobs in recent years, building the workforce to 60 employees.
Randolph counts on its distinctive style to make an impression in the minds of consumers. The straight-back sides of many sunglasses, for example, were created because they are easy to put on under a helmet, harkening back to the company’s military history.
But military pilots probably don’t have much use for 23 karat gold-plated sunglasses, one of the finishes available for many of Randolph’s styles. The company’s glasses range in price from $129 to $349.
No matter what an individual pair costs, all Randolph Engineering glasses originate in the same place. A machine in the factory begins the process by bending imported wire into eyeglass frames to fit individual lenses. It can make up to 2,000 frames a day.
Then, employees solder hinges and other small parts to the frames, working their fingers deftly around red-hot machines.
Workers add the sides, or temples, to the glasses, while others use a machine that laser-cuts glass and polycarbonate lenses to fit different frame shapes. The entire cutting process takes just 17 seconds.
Plated frames are washed and polished in sudsy, round tubs that contain rough or smooth stones, depending on whether the glasses need a matte or a shiny finish. Skilled workers, some of whom have been employed by Randolph for 25 years, complete each step of the manufacturing process.
“It’s unusual in the eyeglass industry to be able to achieve that level of being made in the US, just because of the specialized material and tools, and it’s hard to find skilled workers,” said Marge Axelrad, executive director of Vision Monday, a trade publication.
No more than 4 percent of sunglasses are manufactured in the United States, said Steven Kodey, senior director of industry research at the Vision Council, which represents optical industry suppliers and manufacturers.
That’s a dauntingly small slice of a big business, but customers are sometimes drawn to companies like Randolph and their sunglasses specifically because the products are made in America.
Michele Zuccala, owner of the Boston optical shop South End Eye, said customers often come in looking for famous-brand sunglasses but leave with a pair from a lesser-known company like Randolph.
“People like the fact that we have a local company, something made in the USA,” she said. “There’s a lot of buzz on them.”

History of Randolph Engineering

1972 Randolph Engineering founded as optical tool and machinery factory.
1978 Company starts producing eyewear.
1982 Randolph wins firstmilitary contract.
1990 Company diversifiesinto markets for precision shooting, law enforcement.
2008 Firm focuses on lifestyle, optical retail markets.

Gail Waterhouse can be reached at gail.waterhouse@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @gailwaterhouse.