Rivets & Hinges

Rivetted hinges are a part of Cutler and Gross’ DNA. Rivetting is a technique for attaching the hinge to the frame.

Metal pins are carefully hammered through the acetate frame and welded to the hinge. The first Cutler and Gross frames were made by George Smith above the flagship store in Knightsbridge, who fitted double pinned rivetted hinges.

These hinges continued to be used as a necessity for many frames and as their popularity increased, the demand for Cutler and Gross glasses grew. Cutler and Gross would offer to repair the hinges to prolong the life of their coveted frames and each were personally designed and made for its owner.

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