Robert Roope Vintage

Happy Bastille Day

July 14th, 2014

We say grab any excuse to celebrate on a lovely day like today.  Did you know July 14th is  Bastille Day.  Embrace your inner Francophile, get decked out in blue white and red and don’t forget your Eiffel Tower sunglasses!


ART Paris

Shades of Summer

July 5th, 2014

One colour associated with summer is Turquoise, reminding us of cool waters. Here is our Turquoise inspiration.


Turquoise Poppy MED

Mr Sloane

June 12th, 2014

Will Mr Sloane ever get his life together?  Followers of Sky Atlantic’s new series Mr Sloane will be tuning in Friday night at 9pm to find out.  While eagerly anticipated this romantic comedy, created by Robert B. Weide and starring Nick Frost, won’t appeal to everyone as Mr Sloane’s antics are totally cringe-worthy!  True to character, slightly behind the times, Mr Sloane wears glasses of the 1950s while the rest of the world is speeding into the swinging sixties.  Here are our picks that best match his classic retro 50s and metal combination eyewear choices.

Mr Sloane




Gove to bin To Kill A Mockingbird?

June 11th, 2014

There has been some controversy recently about Education Secretary Michael Gove’s proposal to exclude certain American literary texts from the English Literature GCSE syllabus.  One title bandied about is Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird.

This classic story will be adapted for the stage and presented at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre from 28 August 2014 – 13 September 2014.  We’ve looked at the glasses worn by Gregory Peck in the film version in a previous blog post.  Here we speculate about those featuring in this stage production.




Frock Me!

June 7th, 2014

Off to Chelsea this Sunday for the Frock Me! vintage fair?  Don’t forget your vintage glasses!  What is that you say, you don’t have any vintage glasses?  You are in luck as we offer a wide selection of vintage original upswept glasses and reproduction cat eye glasses.





UPS Valerie BG


D-Day Anniversary

June 6th, 2014

As the nation and the world commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings today, we look at some popular frame styles of the time; antique vintage and authentic reproduction.

D Day 70th



D-Day 70



Mr Selfridge wears Chico!

March 17th, 2014

Last night’s episode of Mr Selfridge showcased lead character, Harry Gordon in a pair of round frames similar to our Black Eyewear Chico. A fabulous period drama based on London’s famous Oxford Street store.

Mr Selfridge in Chico

The Great Train Robbery

December 9th, 2013

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Great Train Robbery comes a highly anticipated two-part drama from the BBC with plenty of 60′s frames to keep Roope Vintage lovers entertained!

Keep your eyes pealed for the premier on 18th Dec.


Courtney on Courtney

November 21st, 2013

Last month Courtney Pine was a headlining act at the Cork Guinness Jazz Festival. Promoting the show he was snapped proudly showing off his Courtney sunglasses in Red Transparent.

Our Zoot is a hoot!

November 17th, 2013

Brighten up your wardrobe this Winter with our Zoot sunglasses, now available in 6 more vibrant colours;

Crimson, Lavender, Navy, Petrol, Plum and Toffee.