Photographed by KEN LEE/Black Box Studio
“Born into the business, I’ve been styling, designing, creating and sourcing product for more than 33 years. I have a love for the eyewear created in the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, and for years have worn out old Victory catalogs trying to incorporate the look from past decades,” says William Marfuggi, CEO and chairman of Eagle Eyewear. “Now the timing is right for me to actually re-create the product my grandfather designed and that made Victory the brand it was.”
Merchandising materials include a one-place frame display and logo plaque.
$$. For additional information, contact Victory Optical, (908) 236-9300; web site: www.victoryopticalcollection.com
Victory Optical, founded in 1941 in Newark, N.J., grew to be one of the largest domestic manufacturers of fashion eyewear. By the 1970s, Victory was producing 20,000 frames a day with 300 employees and four branch offices around the U.S. At one point, it had a second factory in Hialeah, Fla. and an office in Havana, Cuba.