Tortoise & Blonde designs are classic in theory, construction, and execution. We use industry-standard cellulose acetate, German-engineered hinges and hardware, and the best lenses for your individual needs.
The frames are manufactured in the same factories used by the world’s leading eyewear brands, then fabricated and dispensed under the watchful care of our in-house optometric team to your specifications.
Founders Dr. Steven Weisfeld, a practicing Optometrist, and son Evan Weisfeld started their brand from scratch to create an optical collection that is both timeless and constantly evolving.
Slow and steady, speed and light, old-school and new, utility and whimsy, pragmatism and risk taking: Tortoise & Blonde is a concept that embraces opposites and ideas.
Our collections are curated by our design team to include exclusive T&B styles, found only in our shops and online...you won’t find them anywhere else. We’ve partnered with a 75 year old family factory in northern Italy to produce our frames using some of the same techniques established by industry pioneers, enhanced by modern technology.
Occasionally we’ll feature brands we admire in addition to our core T&B collection. We admire these companies’ designs and creativity, and feel their product would look great sitting next to our own.