Roy Schwalbach is a jack-of-all-trades. Having been a model and actor in the 1990’s, Schwalbach became an agent for photographers, directors and other creatives, and later opened his own photography studio, Jack Studios. “The funny thing was that I didn’t know anything about the photo business,” as he mentioned in our Fall 2012 issue.

If Jack Studios came about by chance (Roy saw a space and an opportunity), Jack Eyes, his latest endeavor, came about “While game fishing, [Roy] noticed guys would fly in with their jets, get on their $2-5 million boats, with their platinum Rolexes, all the while wearing really inexpensive delaminated plastic frames.” Schwalbach recognized that there was a need for high-end, premium eyeglass frames and without giving it a second thought, decided to create his own line.


©Jack Eyes


©Jack Eyes


©Jack Eyes


Jack Eyes glasses are handmade in Japan, while their leather casing is carefully stitched in Colombia. The glasses are the epitome of cool; they are designed with the latest fashion trends in mind, so they fit anytime, anywhere, on anyone.

You can try on a pair at Jack Studios (601 West 26 St), at Jeffrey’s (449 W. 14 Street–both in Manhattan), or view and buy them at the Jack Eyes website.