Our Story

For more than a century, Morgenthal Frederics has maintained an unwavering commitment to creating, curating, and caring for the world’s finest eyewear. The leader in the independent luxury space, we handcraft the highest quality frames and lenses available anywhere and choose partners that hold themselves to the same standards of excellence. Every heirloom-quality piece is distinctive in its design, exemplary in its craftsmanship. Made by hand over hundreds of hours, master artisans meticulously carve, sculpt, and press the frames to life using only the finest specialty materials. Morgenthal Frederics celebrates eyewear as the ultimate expression of individuality. This philosophy translates into a bespoke approach to styling and fitting at our 13 boutiques across the country.

About The Designer

Jeff Press

 

Jeff Press began his career at Robert Marc NYC in 1996 before training under Richard Morgenthal, eventually becoming an optician in 2001. As he continued to hone his talent over the years, Press touched nearly every aspect of the business, and saw an opportunity to experiment with natural materials, eventually creating the largest and most successful collection of buffalo horn eyewear in the world. His innovative designs and techniques earned him membership to the CFDA in 2015 and have made him a sought-after collaboration partner, not only in the fashion space but with industry leaders in the optical world, including Mykita, Maybach, Matsuda, and Chrome Hearts. Jeff was named Chief Creative Officer of Luxury Optical Holdings in 2019, and now oversees product design and creative for Morgenthal Frederics, Robert Marc NYC and designer collaborations with Monse and Oscar de la Renta.


We believe selecting frames that best amplify one’s individuality is an art and fitting them with precision is a craft. We have hand-selected a team of expert opticians who execute masterfully at our 13 boutiques across the country from initial styling and fitting through the continued service and care of each piece.


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Morgenthal Frederics

For more than a century, Morgenthal Frederics has maintained an unwavering commitment to creating, curating, and caring for the world’s finest eyewear. The leader in the independent luxury space, we handcraft the highest quality frames and lenses available anywhere and choose partners that hold themselves to the same standards of excellence. Every heirloom-quality piece is distinctive in its design, exemplary in its craftsmanship. Made by hand over hundreds of hours, master artisans meticulously carve, sculpt, and press the frames to life using only the finest specialty materials. Morgenthal Frederics celebrates eyewear as the ultimate expression of individuality. This philosophy translates into a bespoke approach to styling and fitting at our 13 boutiques across the country.

About The Designer

Jeff Press

 

Jeff Press began his career at Robert Marc NYC in 1996 before training under Richard Morgenthal, eventually becoming an optician in 2001. As he continued to hone his talent over the years, Press touched nearly every aspect of the business, and saw an opportunity to experiment with natural materials, eventually creating the largest and most successful collection of buffalo horn eyewear in the world. His innovative designs and techniques earned him membership to the CFDA in 2015 and have made him a sought-after collaboration partner, not only in the fashion space but with industry leaders in the optical world, including Mykita, Maybach, Matsuda, and Chrome Hearts. Jeff was named Chief Creative Officer of Luxury Optical Holdings in 2019, and now oversees product design and creative for Morgenthal Frederics, Robert Marc NYC and designer collaborations with Monse and Oscar de la Renta.


We believe selecting frames that best amplify one’s individuality is an art and fitting them with precision is a craft. We have hand-selected a team of expert opticians who execute masterfully at our 13 boutiques across the country from initial styling and fitting through the continued service and care of each piece.


Other Flagship boutiques