Our team has applied unrivaled artistry, innovative design, and a drive for creative exploration for over five decades. Now, a new generation of craftsmen continue this tradition.
250 Steps, 71 hours, and 13 Craftsmen.
Each of our designs is crafted by hand in the renowned eyewear workshops of Sabae, Japan - requiring up to two years and as many as 250 steps to bring to life. This is eyewear created through 50 years of experimentation and creative exploration: each frame reflecting a unique journey from concept to construction. We never stop seeking new innovative techniques to express our ideas.
Masters of Metal
Using the finest metals in the world — titanium, stainless steel, sterling silver, and 18k solid gold — our master Japanese craftsmen transform raw materials into intricately detailed works of art, employing techniques few others would attempt: prioritizing quality over mass production.
Sculptors of Acetate
Our Japanese acetate forms are sculpted exclusively from an organic plastic derived from cotton and cured for over three months prior to construction. This lengthy process produces uniquely rich colors with unrivaled strength and durability. Each piece is then hand-finished by master polishers who have apprenticed for 10 years to perfect their technique, producing a remarkably soft feel, sculpted for a lifetime of hard use.
Architects Of Eyewear
Every hinge, temple, and component used in our eyewear is thoughtfully considered and uniquely designed for each collection. From our iconic side shields to our innovative pince-nez bridges, our designs are an unmistakable homage to our heritage today, redefined for tomorrow.
A Clear Vision
Our CR-39 lenses are lighter and more impact-resistant than glass and filter out 100% of harmful UVA and UVB light. Each lens is treated with seven layers of anti-reflective coating. This reduces eye strain by eliminating unwanted reflections. For even greater clarity, our polarized lenses filter out distracting glare and enhance contrast.
Once each piece of eyewear has been hand-assembled and meticulously inspected for imperfections, it is adjusted and aligned to meet our highest quality standards. This rigorous process reflects 50 years of mastery in creating products designed for your expression.
Heritage Collection Original Release: 1997
Taking inspiration from the pince-nez style popular in the late 1800s, the round shape is complemented by round nose pads and rim wire that features our signature Matsuda engraving.
Paying homage to our history, the bold round M3100 features pressed titanium rims incorporating our signature M+N motif. The intricate engraving is highlighted by hand applied lacquer that beautifully contrasts the precious metal plating.
A striking round creation with strong architectural lines, exuding an industrial feel. Ribbed detailing, visors, and an elegant lacquered top bar all lend a nod to the Machine Era of the early 20th century.
The M3044-S is an oversized round sunglass crafted of a metal alloy and featuring a high arched top bar and fitted with hand sculpted Japanese acetate side shield. The unique colorways are complemented with semi-flat 2 base lenses.
The M3080 was designed for people that want to express who they are to the world. Taking inspiration from an archival design, this forward thinking sunglass is characterized by ribbed titanium paired with hand finished Japanese acetate. The round profile of the temples provide the ultimate in comfort while complimenting the round lenses.
A contemporary exploration of the round safety glasses worn by industrial workers in the early 1900's. The round shape stands out with a mesh bridge and sideshields that have been thoughtfully updated with a hexagonal pattern.
This modern round style is expertly crafted of high grade titanium and incorporates subtle side shields in the rim. The round shape is contrasted by sleek rectangular titanium temples, making this frame lightweight and very comfortable.
The M3081 is a large contemporary navigator shape with semi-flat sunglass lenses. The front is crafted from titanium sheet metal and features contrasting Japanese acetate inserts. Both the top bar and temples are executed in Titanium and feature hand applied lacquer over gold or PVD finishes.
Designed for those that want to make a statement, the M3111 is a large "driver" sunglass, inspired by the sharp lines of sports cars from Matsuda's car collection in the 1980s. Featuring titanium and Japanese acetate construction with mesh sideshields.
A bold take on the timeless aviator, the M3098 features elegant ribbed side shields complemented by a "stained glass" lacquering technique. Crafted of high grade titanium and Japanese acetate the M3098 is designed for those that want to stand apart from the crowd.
The M3088 is a small modified aviator inspired by the small sunglass styles popular in the 1990's. It is expertly crafted of titanium and the wide rims incorporate subtle side shields adorned with our signature M+N motif. The modernized silhouette is paired with sleek titanium temples, making this frame very durable and lightweight.
The M3072 is a large, tear drop sunglass that is inspired by a vintage aviator shape from the early 1980s. The temples are crafted of ultra-lightweight and flexible beta titanium with hand-lacquered details along the temple tips and frame front.
Considered to be one of the most iconic sunglasses of modern day culture, the M3023 is a modified aviator made of aged Japanese acetate and titanium. Subtle Matsuda details can be found on the side shield and throughout the outer rim.
Inspired by the characted defining eyewear of the 1950's and 1960's, the M2050 is a harmonious blend of Japanese acetate and metal that highlights our expertise in the two materials. The bold pantos shape features a metal inner rim crafted of titanium that has been expertly integrated into the Japanese acetate front.
A new limited edition sunglass that pedestals our unrivaled craftsmanship and spirit of forward thinking design. A modern day interpretation of the iconic 2809, this new edition masterfully combines intricately detailed titanium and premium Japanese acetate, crafted by hand in Fukui, Japan. This ultra small production is designed for collectors and those that manifest their own unique identity.