We choose to sell Randolph Engineering frames because they are exceptionally well made. We need to give our customers a frame that is commensurate with the quality of our lenscrafting. RE offers precisely this. They are made in America and have a great optical legacy, but the real point, and the primary reason we work with them, is that the frames they make stay together, retain their shape (and their ability to hold our lenses) and are backed by confident, competent customer service. A secondary consideration is that the frames are classically and enduringly styled so that you buy them once and forever.