- HAND CRAFTED IN JAPAN
The “Circa Collection” is exclusively manufactured in Japan using advanced techniques steeped in a rich heritage that stems from the golden age of eyewear production. The factory is situated within a historical town of the Japanese Edo period, located along the Nakasendō, an old travel route previously utilized by Samurai kings, now home to fully inhabited villages and nationally recognized architectural preservation sites.
“Our obsession with quality demands that we utilize only the most precious materials, develop the most innovative hardware, and partner with the most respectable eyewear manufacturers in the world in order to create a rarefied product that embodies a perfect balance of form, function, and fairness.”
- Relying on his twenty-plus years of experience in the eyewear industry, Mr. Mage selected two of the worlds most exclusive factory partners for the task of manufacturing his eponymous line of spectacles. These collaborators, in both Japan and Italy, employ fair and ethical production methods that uphold J.M.M.’s business standards of respect, compassion and transparency. Paired with artisanal technical guidance, J.M.M. redefines eyewear production methods in subtle ways, allowing for the full development of sculptural design without the obstruction of fit or comfort, enabling form and function to thrive in holistic balance.
OVER ONE HUNDRED HANDS TOUCH EACH J.M.M. SPECTACLE BEFORE ITS ARRIVAL AT THE LOS ANGELES FACILITY, RESULTING IN AN UNSURPASSED QUALITY- CONTROL PROCESS.
Each component of Jacques Marie Mage eyewear is carefully considered throughout every phase of its creation, from conception to completion, in order to offer products that are rare, exquisitely crafted, often risqué, and always relevant. Over one hundred hands touch each J.M.M. spectacle before its arrival at the Los Angeles facility, resulting in an unsurpassed quality- control process. Our tolerance policy includes a final twenty-point measurement test for all fit specifications and detail finishes, virtually eliminating any chance of production flaws. Crafted with the highest level of manufacturing prowess and tested with the lowest tolerance standards possible, Jacques Marie Mage products are designed to last a lifetime.
Our Circa Collection is adorned with precious metal hardware, custom tooled of either silver or gold composition. Each piece created by our Japanese manufacturer requires intricate tooling using the lost wax casting method followed by hand polishing techniques. In this ancient process dating back hundreds of years, each motif is cast in rough form, then polished by hand, and antiqued one piece at a time. Our signature spur-shaped rivets, designed after the classic 8-toothed wheel fixed onto a horse rider’s heel, and front-facing arrowhead pin, a nod to those timeless quality of those pointed projectiles used throughout human civilization, set form and function in a holistic balance.