From 1987, Oliver Peoples had a passion for superior product and a distinctive culture rooted in California. These core values have remained at the heart of the brand and endure today. The first Oliver Peoples designs were inspired by an estate collection of vintage American-made eyewear purchased by the founders of the brand in the late 1980’s. The sophisticated aesthetic created by the heritage brand was a departure from the crowd. By defining a new style, the direction of eyewear changed globally. This vintage aesthetic that inspired the first collections remains at the heart of the brand. Each Oliver Peoples frame is hand crafted with careful attention to detail, sculpting and perfecting the materials to achieve a balanced and refined final product. The technically intricate process involves both state of the art machinery and the human touch, such as the individual hand-insertion of the genuine pins and plaques. Each frame is tumbled and polished, and finally hand adjusted, carefully referring back to the original drawing created in the design studio in West Hollywood.