Front view of Tom Davies factory in London on a sunny day

Tom Davies Bespoke History


2022 marked 20 years since British designer, Tom Davies launched his bespoke eyewear service. In a boost for UK manufacturing and design, Tom moved his production from China to the UK in 2017 where he trained a new generation of glasses makers, combining the latest manufacturing techniques with traditional hand-crafting skills.

Bespoke History


2022 marked 20 years since British designer, Tom Davies launched his bespoke eyewear service. In a boost for UK manufacturing and design, Tom moved his production from China to the UK in 2017 where he trained a new generation of glasses makers, combining the latest manufacturing techniques with traditional hand-crafting skills.


Eyewear brand Tom Davies was created in London in 2002, and from the outset offered customers a fully bespoke service using the highest quality Titanium and Acetate. Over the years Davies has added Silver 925, natural horn, 18k gold as well as some weird and wonderful custom made materials in his London factory. Such as frames made from coffee, oyster shells and even the leftover confetti from someone's wedding.
Workbench with frame parts and tools in the Tom Davies factory in London
Eyewear brand Tom Davies was created in London in 2002, and from the outset offered customers a fully bespoke service using the highest quality Titanium and Acetate. Over the years Davies has added Silver 925, natural horn, 18k gold as well as some weird and wonderful custom made materials in his London factory. Such as frames made from coffee, oyster shells and even the leftover confetti from someone's wedding.
Bespoke eyewear designer Tom Davies during a bespoke consultation with a female customer

The Tom Davies bespoke service is truly one of a kind. Tom’s commitment to excellence and timeless designer frames have won him an impressive and loyal fanbase - from high profile A-list figures to discerning private individuals.

The Tom Davies bespoke service is truly one of a kind. Tom’s commitment to excellence and timeless designer frames have won him an impressive and loyal fanbase - from high profile A-list figures to discerning private individuals.

It didn’t take long for the film industry to notice the designer and recruit his services to aid visual storytelling. The first film Tom worked on was Keeping Mum back in 2005. Over the years Tom has provided eyewear for over 30 films, including Cruella which won an oscar for costume design and last year's Matrix film was the biggest project Davies has been commissioned for to date. There are 5 films featuring Tom Davies frames to be released over the coming few years.
Frame sketch of 1983 acetate frame by British eyewear designer Tom Davies
It didn’t take long for the film industry to notice the designer and recruit his services to aid visual storytelling. The first film Tom worked on was Keeping Mum back in 2005. Over the years Tom has provided eyewear for over 30 films, including Cruella which won an oscar for costume design and last year's Matrix film was the biggest project Davies has been commissioned for to date. There are 5 films featuring Tom Davies frames to be released over the coming few years.

In 2015 The first Bespoke opticians was opened in Chelsea in London. Four more followed in as many years and Tom refined his levels of service and design, introducing revolutionary features such as the Nose Bar, which ensures every bespoke frame fits your bridge perfectly as well as the ability for any frame in his stores to be bespoked to your natural features.
In 2015 The first Bespoke opticians was opened in Chelsea in London. Four more followed in as many years and Tom refined his levels of service and design, introducing revolutionary features such as the Nose Bar, which ensures every bespoke frame fits your bridge perfectly as well as the ability for any frame in his stores to be bespoked to your natural features.

He also revolutionised the clinical experience by pioneering the introduction of ZEISS hospital grade equipment into the standard clinical experience. Our examinations take one hour, look in detail at your overall health through your eyes. This also provides additional data used in the design of a bespoke lens. This approach has changed thousands of lives by providing better vision as well as saving the eyesite of some lucky customers who would have gone undiagnosed until it was too late to help them.
Limited edition acetate frame LE91214 by Tom Davies
He also revolutionised the clinical experience by pioneering the introduction of ZEISS hospital grade equipment into the standard clinical experience. Our examinations take one hour, look in detail at your overall health through your eyes. This also provides additional data used in the design of a bespoke lens. This approach has changed thousands of lives by providing better vision as well as saving the eyesite of some lucky customers who would have gone undiagnosed until it was too late to help them.
Bespoke eyewear designer Tom Davies during a bespoke consultation with a female customer

Today, Tom’s stores and his partners around the world are changing people's relationship with eyewear. One frame, for 3 years for all occasions doesn't make any sense. These days we prefer to consider your eyewear wardrobe. Something for work, something for sports, something for relaxing and something to go out in. Afterall, with something so powerful on your face, which communicates so much more than the fact you need glasses, having accessory and performance options when you dress in the morning is not only desirable but life changing.


Click here to find a bespoke retailer or book into one of our Bespoke Opticians.

Today, Tom’s stores and his partners around the world are changing people's relationship with eyewear. One frame, for 3 years for all occasions doesn't make any sense. These days we prefer to consider your eyewear wardrobe. Something for work, something for sports, something for relaxing and something to go out in. Afterall, with something so powerful on your face, which communicates so much more than the fact you need glasses, having accessory and performance options when you dress in the morning is not only desirable but life changing.


Click here to find a bespoke retailer or book into one of our Bespoke Opticians.