Robert Roope Vintage

Give the Gift of Glamour this Christmas

December 3rd, 2018

What could be more glamorous than a pair of vintage Christian Dior glasses or sunglasses? Perfect for Christmas parties or as a designer gift chosen with love.  Shop our vintage original collection here: DIOR

Anglo American Eyewear

October 26th, 2018

Anglo American – the classic optical brand, even the logo is iconic, original  design and outstanding quality.

Shop our collection of vintage and contemporary Anglo American Eyewear frames.

 

Anglo American

Iconic eyewear

 

La La Land

January 11th, 2017

Winner of seven Golden Globe awards, recent film La La Land has captured imaginations.  We love that one of the main characters is a jazz pianist with dreams of opening his own jazz club.  Although the film is set in modern day Los Angeles it has a very vintage, very 1950s, feel to it.

The Monocle

January 9th, 2017

 

For a vintage look you can’t go wrong with a monocle.  Eyewear doesn’t get much more vintage than that!  They can add the finishing touch to a fabulous retro revival outfit or you may simply find one incredibly useful as did a recent customer who purchased one to aid his map reading.  Roope Vintage offers both metal and acetate monocles on a cord.  They can be purchased as seen or fitted with a prescription lens.

 

Monocle Silver

 

 

 

 

 

Monocle Havana

We Wear Perfume

December 14th, 2016

Robert Roope, founder of Roope Vintage was recently interviewed by We Wear Perfume on his thoughts on fragrance and why he wears Karl Lagerfeld for men.

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Billie Jean King

July 11th, 2016

Tennis legend Billie Jean King has worn some amazing glasses over the years and this year at Wimbledon she didn’t disappoint.  Feeling inspired?

 

Here is a look at some of the styles she wore on and off the court.

 

 

NHS Panto

Panto glasses

Aviator

Aviator glasses

 

 

 

 

Liverpool Coach’s Success Down to Glasses?

November 23rd, 2015

By all accounts Liverpool FC’s new coach Jurgen Klopp is transforming the team.  We’ve spotted him wearing metal combination glasses .  Could his success be down to these fantastically stylish frames?

Metal Combination Glasses

Good Weekend at Goodwood Revival 2015

September 19th, 2015

Roope Vintage had a blast at Goodwood Revival last weekend.  There was interest in our glasses from a new generation of vintage enthusiasts and we caught up with some familiar faces from St Albans.  As always the atmosphere was fantastic and we received wonderful feedback about Robert Roope’s collection.

Blitz

 

Roope Vintage at Goodwood Revival 2015

 

Roope Vintage Goodwood Revival 2015

Metal Combination Frames are ‘Legend’

September 14th, 2015

Tom Hardy stars as both Ronnie and Reggie Kray in new film Legend about the notorious East End gangsters.  Distinctive metal combination frames help to differentiate the look of the two brothers.  For a similar vintage original frame try the ‘Altor‘.

 

vintage metal combination glasses

 

 

‘Life in Squares’ or in vintage glasses?

September 9th, 2015

Recent BBC2 drama mini-series Life in Squares was not received with huge acclaim however we noted it for the vintage frames.  Both the character of Lytton Strachey and that of the mature Virginia Woolf wear appropriate eyewear of the time.  For Lytton’s small metal oval gold frames try the OVAL ‘Olly‘ Gold.  Virginia’s bold round glasses are the spitting image of the Anglo American ‘116‘.

Oval gold frames

Round vintage style glasses