Robert Roope Vintage

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

Colour of the Year 2017

January 1st, 2017

Pantone has declared Greenery to be the colour of the year 2017.

Don’t worry, Roope Vintage has your eyewear solution.  We have a selection of frames available  in colour Sage which matches the vitality and zest of Greenery.

Here our models wear SHELLY and BENNY in Sage.

Sunglasses in colour Sage

Green sunglasses

 

Green Sunglasses

Green sunglasses

Winter Sun

December 21st, 2016

Even though winter has arrived don’t neglect your specs!  There are still plenty of reasons to put on a fantastic pair of sunglasses.  Check out some of our wintry Street Style images taken out and about in Shoreditch.

Black Eyewear Sunglasses

Black Eyewear sunglasses

Black Eyewear Sunglasses

Black Eyewear sunglasses

Black Eyewear sunglasses

Black Eyewear sunglasses

Vintage Eyewear in The Crown

December 19th, 2016

Haven’t seen The Crown yet.  Fantastic telly to binge watch over the holidays and lots of gorgeous vintage frames to lust after.  Here is our pick of the best: Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in sunglasses similar to the VIVIEN, Matt Smith as Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in aviator sunglasses similar to QUINCY and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill in small round frames similar to POPS.

And a little heads up, look out for Black Eyewear featuring in Series 2.

 

Cat Eye Sunglasses

Aviator Sunglasses

Round glasses

Nathan Haines in Black Eyewear

December 17th, 2016

New Zealand jazz musician and friend of Black Eyewear, Nathan Haines wears classic COLTRANE sunglasses. Be sure to listen to his latest release ‘Five a Day’. It’s a beauty.

Photograph by Karl Pierard

Black Eyewear Coltrane

Classic sunglasses

We Wear Perfume

December 14th, 2016

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

Robert Roope

Castro’s Iconic Eyewear

December 12th, 2016

Lots of images of Fidel Castro in the press following his recent death. His iconic glasses of the 1960s are ever so similar to the Black Eyewear GERRY seen here.

Fidel Castro Glasses

Gareth Malone Glasses

November 4th, 2016

Our favourite Choirmaster, Gareth Malone, is back with his latest series travelling the length and breadth of Britain looking for the best choir. And he’s wearing a lovely pair of metal combination frames similar to Black Eyewear MILT glasses.

 

Metal Combination Glasses

London Fashion Week SS17

September 17th, 2016

Black Eyewear is showing at London Fashion Week SS17. Find us in the Designer Showroom: Brewer Street Car Park, Brewer Street, London W1F 0LA, today to Monday.

 

London Fashion Week SS17

This lady looks fantastic in the Black Eyewear TRIXIE Red cat eye sunglasses.

Cat Eye Sunglasses