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Wesley Knight

American Made Since 2013

Wesley Knight

Nashville, Tennessee
I, Wesley Knight, build bespoke bench made eyeglasses by hand and eye. Based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tell us about your business.

Grounded in the tradition of bespoke English tailoring, my product carries fingerprints of my conviction to uncompromising standards of true comfort, functionality, and beauty. I, Wesley Knight, am a Texas-born, Tennessee-raised, Southern craftsman, who builds bespoke and made to measure eyewear from water buffalo horn, by hand and eye. At thirteen I crocheted my first beanie and experienced the joy of creating—the seed took root and my journey in craft began. During the ‘first fitting’ of a bespoke frame, I will discern my clients specific needs, requests, aesthetic, and facial structure—recording critical distances, points, relationships, and taking a plaster mold of the nose in order to build a complimentary, comfortable, bench-made frame. My product mirrors my convictions as a craftsman to only produce the finest product—with forty hours or more invested into each frame. My hope is to birth an heirloom product that will last from generation to generation.

What makes your business stand out?

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Grow slow.

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