In 1903, William Harley partnered with Arthur, William, and Walter Davidson to build their first motorcycle in a small shed in their Milwaukee backyard. Working nights and weekends to bring an idea to life, the founders of Harley-Davidson handcrafted parts to roll out their first three motorcycles. Their creation has become not only a fixture on the world’s highways, but a symbol of freedom, adventure, and individuality.
From those earliest days, Harley-Davidson® motorcycles were woven into the American landscape. By committing to innovation and resilience, Harley-Davidson powered through several recessions, the great depression, and two world wars.
Today, the brand is one of the most recognized and highly respected brands in the world with a unique culture – an unbreakable bond. The company grew from humble beginnings to become the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer and distributor.
Harley-Davidson® eyewear incorporates this heritage into every eyeglass and sunglass frame produced with subtle call-outs to those same handcrafted parts that make their motorcycles an enduring fixture on the world’s highways. The styles include high-quality materials such as titanium and stainless steel with a range of colorations and intricate details ideal for the active lifestyle of the Harley-Davidson® motorcycle enthusiast. Harley-Davidson® eyewear also features larger eye sizes and longer temple lengths for most of the men's optical styles. This feature gives a function and fit, which enhances the wearer’s experience. For women, rhinestone detailing is used as inspiration from Harley-Davidson’s own jewelry line.