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Built out of a love for eyewear and an appreciation for true craftsmanship, Lowercase was established in 2016. We founded the company with a mission: to once again localize the trade of eyewear to the US, while creating a product that is second to none in quality and design. The value in our unique approach can be seen in the designs and felt in the construction.

The design of each frame embodies its own particular story. Inspired by music, location, history and events of the city, you truly are wearing a piece of New York. The details of the frames are purposeful and play to each theme. From bold lines to underlying detail, the designs are unique and allow artistic expression for each individual.


Every pair is made in our Brooklyn workshop from start to finish, by combining modern technology with traditional methods. When you buy a pair of Lowercase frames you can trust that they have been handled with the utmost care. We use only the best materials crafted by the some of the finest craftspeople New York has to offer - people who take pride in their craft and refuse to produce anything less than the best. Each pair goes through a 30 step process that takes 2 weeks to complete.

 We invite you to visit our workshop located in the Brooklyn Army Terminal. Our location itself is an architectural experience that has no equal in NYC. Not only will you get a behind the scenes tour to see first hand how your frames are made, you will also meet the entire team who crafts your frames from concept through to the last screw. Our doors are always open to show you how your frame was made, to show you how we emphasize sustainability and most importantly, so you can meet the people who designed and built every millimeter of your frame.

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