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Little known fact: Massachusetts is home to rather iconic eyewear in modern American history. Randolph Engineering in Randolph isn't just for dads and military pilots—as we know it today, the company has reinvented itself from a top of the line utilitarian product to one lining the shelves of Nordstrom and framing the face of John Hamm as Mad Men's Don Draper. The reported 500,000 pairs of glasses put out by Randolph each year are all rooted in the heritage and techniques of the brand's eyewear back when all they manufactured were military-grade pieces.
Take advantage of the last rays of summer and prepare for the blinding white snowy months ahead at Randolph's factory sale next week. From Tuesday, August 27, to Saturday, August 31, the company headquarters will open its doors at 26 Thomas Patten Drive in Randolph, MA 02368 and offer up to 70% off handcrafted, made in the USA eyewear. Hours on Tuesday through Thursday are 9am to 5pm, Friday from 9am to noon, and Saturday from 10am to 2pm.
· Hollywood finds local sunglass company [Boston Globe]
· Randolph Engineering [Official Site]