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About Us

We don't make just another pair of glasses. We make functional works of art that represent an honest connection between you and the people who made them.

Capital Eyewear Acetate Sunglasses Handmade in the USA.

Capital is an independent eyewear design and manufacturing studio in San Francisco, California. All our glasses are handmade in the USA by skilled craftsmen with outstanding attention to detail.

Eyewear which protects and enhances your sight should be made to the highest standards in the most responsible way possible. In an age of cutting corners, we take the road less traveled and focus on quality above all else.

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American Hardwoods

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Following the recession of 2008, Steven Kilzer began making sunglasses in a Montana garage. Fed up with his options for work and the quality of today’s major brands, he taught himself the craft of handmade acetate and wood sunglasses.

Sunglasses: Current State

More than 80% of major eyewear brands are owned by one company. We are here to offer an alternative.

The current state of the sunglasses industry. What brands are made where.
The current state of the sunglasses industry. What brands are made where.

All Our Glasses Are Handmade in California with the Finest Materials & Craftsmanship in the World.