Who Is Charlie V?
My dad, Charlie Victor Alcini was a highly skilled superior craftsman and artist. He always believed in working to the best of your ability, never sacrificing integrity or quality… it showed in his fruit and character. As a clay sculptor and model maker in Detroit, he applied these qualities to every project he worked on. When I was younger, I remember tagging along with my dad and seeing his dedication and commitment to not only his work, but to his family. We lost him too soon, he was only 66… but his legacy lives on in the sunglasses aptly named after him.
Charlie V sunglasses are American made and uniquely crafted to convey high quality and unparalled craftsmanship. Whether you live an active lifestyle or just like to chill with friends, we have you covered with superior eye protection and equally stylish looks.
Gerard Alcini – Founder
OUR SUNGLASS STYLES
Wrap Around Sport Sunglasses
Precision engineered with a state of the art twist and pivot hinge design—enabling a more compact folding position. This is great for slipping in your shirt pocket or stowing in an overhead bin inside your car. The arms are also less exposed to potential damage because they’re not bulging outward when folded this way. The polycarbonate frames are tooled, produced and assembled in the USA using time tested injection molding technologies. The lenses are premium grade, 2mm shatter resistant polycarbonate, meeting all US and European standards for full UV protection and are polarized for an added level of safety, comfort and protection. The hinge is made up of stainless steel components, with the visible portion being produced from a leading edge 3D additive manufacturing system. 3D metal printing is an exclusive process—almost solely limited to the medical and aerospace industries today. Charlie V’s feature a 3D printed stainless steel hinge cover.
Classic Wood Sunglasses
Mindfully organic, “soft” and weightless; our Model Maker frames are unisex, fitting both men and women perfectly. We offer six beautiful variants made from combinations of Cherry, Mahogany, Maple and Walnut. We handcraft our Model Maker frames in the USA from start to finish using only premium hardwoods. These beautiful frames are laminated 15 layers high, then compressed under 20 tons of pressure before any shaping takes place. The end result is as strong as it is stunning. The ebb and flow of the paired hardwoods with their contrasting natural beauty and natural organic textures are sure to capture your attention (and everyone around you too). Each frame is one of a kind- and uniquely crafted just for you because no two frames are the same. Oh…and did we mention how good they wear? Charlie V guarantees 100% that these will be the most comfortable sunglasses you’ll ever own- Yep, that’s how good.