In 1996 after graduating from University, Tom Davies made a decision to move to China. Whilst there, he landed a job working as a designer for a start-up eyewear factory in Hong Kong, designing spectacle frames and the machinery that made them. He soon identified a gap in the market for properly fitted frames that were exceptionally comfortable, elegant and made with meticulous craftsmanship.
After returning from China, using the knowledge he had gained, in 2001 Tom Davies created his own brand TD Tom Davies which soon became known as one of Britain’s leading Bespoke eyewear brands. By 2008, Tom opened his own workshop and started offering his services via a network of exclusive opticians. We are excited to be one of these select stockists.
From the beginning Tom’s prestigious handmade spectacle frames have been produced by the most skilled craftsmen using the highest quality materials principally natural horn, pure titanium and cotton acetate. Each frame is made by hand and takes between 16 and 22 hours to make. Unsurprisingly this customised approach to eyewear has attracted much attention from; billionaires, Middle-Eastern royals, Who’s Who in the entertainment world.
We are pleased and privileged to offer our customers not only the Ready-To-Wear and Customised Collections but also the prestigious TD Tom Davies Natural Horn range. The use of horn creates a totally unique product to the customer. Every frame has it’s own markings and colours that can never be exactly replicated. The material is completely hypoallergenic, 35% lighter than acetate and the perfect companion for those seeking a frame that is gentle, kinder to their skin and allergy safe.
The horn frames are sourced from non-endangered farmed animals in India and Africa. The animals are already farmed for their milk and leather making their horns a natural by-product. By using them for spectacle frames, Tom Davies has made great use of a sustainable material that may otherwise be wasted. As a material, the horn is smooth and silky to touch and naturally soft in colour. It is also very strong due to the production method which laminates sheets of horn together for extra strength.
TD Tom Davies is endorsed by many celebrities. From Ed Sheeran to Heston Blumenthal, Tom Davies’ fully customisable service has something to offer everyone. Petite faces, larger heads and unusual bridges are no challenge for Tom Davies eyewear.
Create the perfect fit with Tom Davies Ready-To-Wear or indulge in the beautiful Natural Horn range available in store at Claudine Ickeringill Optometrists, Chichester.