Several Years ago we wrote a post on the return of Victory Optical to the optical industry. Rarely have we written a post where we got the comments that we did in such full support of Victory Optical:
‘My grandmother, Mary Jadus, used to work at Victory Optical in the 50′s and 60′s…I remember her coming home with some of the strangest eyeglass frames I ever saw!!’
‘A friend of mine that was 70 years passed away recently. He had a box of antique eyewear. I found a rocking pair of Victory frames. It is almost octagonal in shape, bronze colored, has the nos 643 in the bridge. I just had my prescription lenses put on it and it looks super cool. Glad to hear that Victory is making a comeback. Happy to learn that it is Made in USA too.’
‘Wow! Just returned from my daily visit to my local Salvation army. Picking thru the box of glasses,I came upon a pair of kick-ass, built like a truck Victory bifocals. Tortuise shell, perfect fit and with my reading strength. Unbelievable. Never heard of the company before. These are killer late 50′s or early 60′s. What a find. cost me $1.50. cannot wait to wear at tomorrow’s nite poker game. It is our 11th anniversery. You go Victory Glass Co.’
While $1.50 for a vintage pair of Victory’s is great but also rare.If you want the look, you can now find brand new. Owner and grandson William Marfuggi has reproduced the old designs for today’s Victory Optical Collection. We love it!
Founded in 1941 by Vincent J. Salierno in Newark, New Jersey and was one of the largest fashion eyewear companies in the USA. At one time Victory Optical had 300 employees and produced over 200,000 eyeglasses a day. Each authentic piece has the trademark ‘V’ logo plaque on the temple tips.
We like it, especially the new styles that have just come in.
You can view Victory Optical Collection on their website or visit them at Vision Expo East.
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