When we launched Archie Brower Company in 2002, our collection was primarily based on original frame designs from Archie's 1960's collection. Over the years we have inserted a few slighty more contemporary frame designs, but overall, the collection is big and bold.
Archibald Brower was a Bay Area optical frame designer and manufacturer in the 1950's. I met the man in 1998 when I had him refurbish an ophthalmic instrument for me. Over the next ten years I built a relationship with him and subsequently purchased the remains of his frame inventory.