Savile Row eyewear has been worn by a long list leaders and celebrities through the centuries - Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, John Lennon, Denzel Washington, Steve Jobs, Audrey Hepburn, Rihanna, Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Ben Kingsley as Gandhi, and even Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter. Savile Row eyewear makers are passionate and create unique sculptural art forms with a timeless style. Hundreds of processes, days of work and years of experience are evident in each tailor-made frame. Savile Row's hand-crafted frames must be felt to be experienced. Our frames pay homage to a rich history while attracting a young discerning clientele. Savile Row is tailored eyewear at its finest.
Savile Row Eyewear History
In 1898, Max Wiseman & Co was founded and in 1932 he acquired the German Algha eyewear factory and relocated it to London. This factory, relocated from Rathenau Germany along with all its craftsmen and machines, is still in operation today. During WW2 the Algha factory produced eyewear for gas masks and Aviator sunglasses for the British Armed Forces. After the conclusion of World War II, Algha grew to serve 1.5 million customers a year, with 150 employees in its building. John Lennon and Queen Elizabeth II both wore Algha frames, and John Lennon's iconic Round Eyes were Algha-made.
To this day, the company continues to make vintage-style custom-made frames by hand and using the same machines that were brought over from Germany almost 100 years ago.