Today I’m proud to announce my newest partner – Victory Optical! Victory Optical is a decades old company that was originally founded in 1941 by Vincent J. Salierno. At the height of their success, Victory was the leading name in fashion-forward eyewear with innovative designs that appealed to the likes of Buddy Holly, Dean Martin, and Connie Francis. After Vincent Salierno’s death the company ceased production but his family never ceased interest in eyewear trends.
Today, the third and fourth generation of Victory Optical has resurrected the company to answer the call for vintage inspired frames, originally made popular by Vincent Salierno throughout the 40′s, 50′s, 60′s, and 70′s. Victory currently offers three collections of eyewear that are authentic to the company’s original designs: Heritage, Inspired, and Suntimers.
I have four pairs of glasses (courtesy of Victory Optical) to review in total but first I’d like to show you the El Ria frames from the Heritage collection. The El Ria’s were made popular in the 50′s, but with their subtle cat eye shape and key hole bridge, they fit right in among the trend-setting shapes of the mid 40′s when women’s eyewear was just starting to progress as a fashionable accessory.
Aside from the adorable mini V’s in the corners of the frames, I’m also in love with the mini key chains that accompany each pair. I decided they make very cute decorations for my mini pine tree!
There are many “retro inspired” eyewear companies out there now, but none felt authentic to me until I found Victory Optical. I finally have a pair of frames that I feel comfortable wearing with my WWII impressions (I’ve seen cat eye frames as early as 1943!) as well as non-vintage clothing. Since I wear glasses everyday I’m always on the hunt for authentic reproductions that are durable, and more importantly, replaceable if something should ever happen to them. I found exactly what I was looking for with Victory Optical!
If you’re in the market for new frames and crave true, authentic vintage, then look no further than Victory Optical! With designs in all your favorite 40′s, 50′s, and 60′s shapes (not to mention a lot of fun colors!) I bet you’ll find a must-have pair in no time. I know I did!