Made famous by the legendary James Dean and then Johnny Depp in the recent decade, TVR 504 is one of the most iconic vintage designs ever created. Based on the iconic JD shape frame, the model is meticulously recreated by hand by our expert craftsmen in Sabae, Japan; including 50s retro anti-slip strips, seven-barrel hinges, keyhole bridge, signature SPM (Sun Platinum Metal) spear rivets and miter cutting by hand.
Miter cut is a critical technique vintage eyewear where the frontal frame and legs each lie at a 45-degree angle, creating a 90-degree angle. True Vintage Revival remakes all the original elements of the TVR® 504 using the exceptionally rare, authentic mould that produced this classic shape that has been worn by many illustrious icons of the century.
To celebrate the overwhelming support and encouraging response from customers over the years, TVR® OPT will be offering this 2022 EDITION using Zylonite material, featuring the intricate Japanese engraving depicting The Great Wave of Kanagawa on the metal core in this classic frame that comes with a modern twist.
2023 True Vintage Revival 10 years anniversary
The story of TVR® begins in a small city in Japan
Powered by a true love for vintage eyewear and a strong interest in rare blueprints of eyeglasses from the golden days of 19th Century, TVR® OPT (True Vintage Revival) was founded in 2012 to remake, recreate and reintroduce the essence of vintage eyewear to the world.
TVR® OPT’s inspiration, blueprints and real vintage eyeglass models come from all parts of the globe. All materials and artistry are sourced and nurtured in Sabae, Japan — a city known for inventing the concept of nose pads and famous for its history of handmade eyewear for generations.
All TVR® OPT eyewear are made by hand by a handful of artisans from Sabae, Japan, who are masters in handmade craftsmanship and artistry when it comes to making vintage eyewear pieces. Original tools and moulds from the 1920s to 1980s are put back into good use in the making of each and every TVR® OPT eyepieces. TVR® OPT also pays close attention into details, keeping true to its name — True Vintage Revival. Age-old styles like the keyhole bridge, seven-barrel hinges, 50s retro anti-slip strips, miter cutting technique and the individual vintage-shaped rivets are among the features that make TVR® OPT creations unique, admirable and respectable.
Its first re-creation, the TVR®501 is inspired by the decade when colour television was invented with its TV-shaped frames being a classic style that is still popular until today. And come 2022, TVR® OPT collection is set to redefined the true essence of vintage eyewear with a revisit to its most classic shapes, colours, history and aesthetics. All TVR® OPT models are made with pristine quality using the highest quality of materials including the rare SPM (Sun
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