OPTICAL LINE is based on the concept that the completion of eyeglasses includes the process of "fitting" to adjust the comfort according to the shape and size of the customer's face, ear height and nose width.
In order to ensure that each customer can wear eyeglasses as a part of their face without any stress, we adjust the fit to suit each individual customer at stores that have the skill to adjust eyeglasses.
After purchase, lenses must be fitted according to the intended use.
Prescription lens, colored lenses, blue light cut lenses, etc., are processed according to the customer's wishes, and eyeglasses are completed as a finished product with the addition of the optician's skills.
A complete reproduction of vintage glasses from the era when they were made with the skills and souls of craftsmen, which cannot be reproduced by today's mechanized factory production. BJ CLASSIC COLLECTION founder Ken Hamada has been trying to go beyond mere manufacturing and recreate the culture and philosophy of that era as the ultimate goal of eyeglass production in Sabae.
With the demand for uniform products in every field and the elimination of uneven individuality, are eyeglasses not also under the same spell? One day, Ken Hamada, the representative of the company, visited the workshop of a Kutani-yaki craftsman and felt the same thing. Each piece of pottery has a different taste and a slight difference, even if they are made from the same material. If only we could express this beautiful appearance in the world of eyeglasses. The beauty of "unevenness" was born after being released from the spell of many years. No two pieces are the same in spite of their delicacy and precision. The glasses that look like a work of art were born after a great deal of time and effort was spared.
Combination type classic glasses combining metal and plastic materials. In particular, the combination of plastic for the front part and metal for the side part and bridge part became a representative work of the BJ CLASSIC COLLECTION.
Titanium, a metal that is the most suitable for eyeglasses with modern technology, is a material that is resistant to metal allergies and rust, maintains light and flexible springiness and strength, and allows flexible fitting adjustment. This titanium processing technology was established by eyeglasses in Sabae ahead of the rest of the world. And the glasses that reproduce the American classic using this titanium will become the PREMIUM series.
CELLULOID, which can only be made by hand by skilled craftsmen, is the most suitable material for eyeglasses with its springiness, strength, and beautiful gloss. It is synonymous with genuine classic glasses from Sabae. BJ CLASSIC COLLECTION's philosophy of "manufacturing what we believe in" is expressed through the use of this difficult and time-consuming material, which has been a challenge since the company's founding.
The model, with its distinctive eyebrow-shaped browline, was created in the 1950s. It began when an officer with thin eyebrows asked for it to be made to give him a sense of dignity. It was then popularized among the U.S. military and quickly spread throughout the world. It is also famous for being worn by Malcolm X, the black liberation leader. In Japan, it took the world by storm in the 1960s and has been loved for a long time since. This "BROW" expresses the good old American craftsmanship while at the same time being made to fit the Japanese face and frame.
In addition to the functional aspect of blocking the glare of sunlight and ultraviolet rays, classic sunglasses that are easy to incorporate into styling regardless of the season.
Polarized sunglasses that can be worn with a single touch on prescription glasses. Polycarbonate polarized light and AR coated (anti-reflection treatment) lens is used to suppress diffuse reflection and improve visibility. Two types are available: flip-up type (FLIP-UP) and front-mounted type (CLIP-ON).
The highline collection features a celluloid frame front decoration that is the culmination of craftsmanship and 10-karat gold homage to the golden rising sun.
Compared to the OPTICAL LINE, which requires adjustment, the FLEXI LINE can be used immediately without adjustment and fits all kinds of faces, with a movable nose pad that fits according to the nose position and a springy beta-titanium core in the side.
With functional lenses to match each model, it is available not only at opticians but also at apparel stores and web stores.