This year, Randolph Eyewear celebrated its 50th anniversary, marking five decades as a company dedicated to American-made eyewear. In 1973, former Royal Air Force navigator Jan Waszkiewicz and machinist Stanley Zaleski founded Randolph, after immigrating to the U.S. Today, the bustling business is located in Randolph, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston, and still uses machines that the Randolph engineers designed and built in the ‘70s. Being American-made is the core tenant of everything Randolph does—and everything the brand is celebrating this year.

To mark this special anniversary, the Randolph team created a Limited Edition collection featuring the brand’s most iconic styles: Aviator, Concorde, P3, Sportsman and Aviator II. The collection was paired with the launch of a Collector’s Box which included a special cognac sunglasses case, travel journal, golden pins that commemorated the brand’s 5-decade heritage and a cleaning cloth, all packaged in a unique bamboo box.

Moving forward into the second half of its first century, the Randolph team remains committed to staying true to the brand’s heritage and consumers, creating new styles and colorways that feel both timeless and exciting.

As part of these celebrations, and to showcase the Limited Edition Anniversary Collection, Randolph also opened its first-ever retail location this year, with a pop-up store at The Current in Boston Seaport alongside Seaport Common. The pop-up location commemorated this special anniversary, while also signaling Randolph's strong future.

All this work highlights what makes Randolph special: its American heritage and commitment to carrying on its founders’ legacy. As Peter Waszkiewicz, president and CEO (3rd generation) and Sunni Fleming, chief brand officer, told VM, “Accounts and consumers are proud to wear our sunglasses because of their Made-in-America quality, craftsmanship, premium materials and iconic styles. It’s our key differentiator that we’re committed to continue the operation of our family-owned and operated company in Randolph, Massachusetts.”

But for Randolph, the American-made story goes beyond just product. The company also created a documentary this year. It tells the Randolph story in an authentic way, centering on the voices of those who lived it and followed along from the beginning.

Waszkiewicz and Fleming said, “Experiencing challenges is a part of being engineers, manufacturers, designers and craftsmen and it’s how we overcome those challenges that make us stronger. We’re passionate about continuing our founder’s legacy in creating quality, Made in USA eyewear… Our Made in USA products are the root of our business and we’re committed to keeping it that way.”