Imagine yourself in the cock-pit in a dog fight in your F-18 or cruising the riviera bathed in sunshine wearing loafers and a DB jacket or even on set starring in a Hollywood masterpiece with a pair of Randolphs. There’s a common misconception that all Aviators come from Ray-ban when in fact the ones you spot on Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (1976) come from Randolph Engineering. They’ve been MIA for a while but are now raring and ready for action again in 2010.
Randolph was co-created in 1972 by two engineers Jan Waszkiewicz and Stanley Zaleski. Interestingly enough, their designs caught the eye of the U.S Military in 1982 and Rudolph became the sole supplier of eyewear for the army.
But what is in it for us earth lovin’ hippies then? Each pair of Randolphs are designed as classics andÂ isn’t a brand that is led by design fads or trends. A pair of Randolph Glasses will also last you a lifetime and never date.
It wasn’t long until civilians cottoned on to the stylish, meticulously handcrafted product and Randolph became a force to be reckoned with commercially. It was in Hollywood where Randolph experienced another of its greatest triumphs. The now classic Randolph Aviator model was picked up and worn by the following luminaries in some of Hollywood’s greatest movies. Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver, Robert Duvall in Apocalypse Now and Johnny Depp in Once Upon a Time in Mexico. The Randolph Engineering eyewear range consists of many iconic and classic designs, however the timeless Aviator is Randolph’s greatest asset and most unique design.
Check them Randolphs out at www.randolphusa.com and you could be a step closer to looking like Johnny Depp.