Robert Roope Vintage

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 glasses very similar to the metal combination Black Eyewear ‘Milt‘.  Could his success be down to these fantastically stylish frames?

Metal Combination Glasses

Black Eyewear on the catwalk at SAFW 2015

November 6th, 2015

The ‘Lena’ and ‘Coltrane‘ look sensational as Black Eyewear walks the cathedral catwalk, St Albans Fashion Week 2015.

Photos courtesy of Michelle Becker: Pink Soul Pictures, Stephanie Belton and Alessandro Pelosi


Black Eyewear at St Albans Fashion Week 2015


Black Eyewear at SAFW 2015


Black Eyewear at SAFW 2015


It’s Clear Frames for Gareth Malone

October 5th, 2015

The latest series of Who Do You Think You Are featured the nation’s favourite choirmaster Gareth Malone.  In this program he is wearing some fantastic clear crystal frames which are very similar to the classic Black Eyewear ‘Dorsey‘.


Black Eyewear 'clear crystal' frame

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 Black Eyewear and Robert Roope’s designs.



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‘ or for a more contemporary look the ‘Roy‘.


vintage metal combination glasses

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 Black Eyewear ‘Chico

Oval gold frames

Round vintage style glasses

It’s That Time Again: Goodwood Revival 2015 is Here!

September 4th, 2015

Love all things vintage? Going to Goodwood Revival 2015? Visit Roope Vintage and Black Eyewear for your 1950s style specs. We’ll be at stand 128 all weekend, 11-13 September 2015.  Hope to see you there.

Black Eyewear at Goodwood

Roope Vintage at Goodwood

Black Eyewear at LCM SS16

June 26th, 2015

Black Eyewear was chosen to attend LCM SS16 from the 12-15 June at Victoria House.  Here are some pics from the weekend.

Black Eyewear at LCM SS16

Black Eyewear at LCM SS16

Black Eyewear at LCM SS16

Classic Specs for Goodwood founder Lord March

May 29th, 2015

Lord March, owner of the Goodwood Estate and racing enthusiast, wears classic specs befitting a gentleman who founded Goodwood Revival.  We’ll be there again this year enjoying  a great weekend of historic motor racing with a side of vintage fashion!

By the way, Lord March’s glasses are ever so similar to our Black Eyewear ‘Benny‘.

Black Eyewear

Black Eyewear 'Benny'


How To Spend It

April 26th, 2015

The Black Eyewear ‘Coltrane‘ ‘Trudy‘ and ‘Wes‘ sunglasses feature in Friday 24 April’s Financial Times Magazine How to Spend It.  They add gorgeous colour to a Mediterranean inspired fashion shoot: Trio Con Brio.


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