Robert Roope Vintage

Freddie Highmore wears ‘Bird’

December 8th, 2014

Actor Freddie Highmore, of Bates Motel is seen here for Bello Magazine wearing the Black Eyewear ‘Bird‘ classic 50s glasses.

Black Eyewear 'Bird'

Bright Old Things

November 21st, 2014

We’re pleased to announce that Robert Roope, designer of Black Eyewear, has been chosen by Selfridges for a new initiative, Bright Old Things, to take place in the new year. Robert has been given a dedicated Oxford street window which will spotlight his creative vision, he is collaborating with a designer who will participate in London Collections:Men, Todd Selby has visited Goodge Street to capture Robert in his creative space and Black Eyewear glasses and sunglasses will be sold in Selfridges!


Bright Old Things


Read more on Selfridges’ Press Release below:

Selfridges announces a new twist on Bright Young Things – press release

Gareth’s All Star Choir

November 14th, 2014

Choirmaster Gareth Malone coached a group of celebrities in order to produce a single for Children in Need.  A specs wearer, you can see Gareth in frames very reminiscent of the NHS 524 here:

BBC I-Player: Gareth Malone’s All Star Choir

Vintage NHS Glasses

Vintage NHS Glasses

St Albans Fashion Week 2014

November 3rd, 2014

Black Eyewear took part in St Albans Fashion Week once again this year with frames modelled in two catwalk shows, the Luxe Show and the Cathedral Catwalk Show.  Here are some photos from the week.

Romero in Milt at Porsche


Frames ready for models


Models in Black Eyewear



Cathedral catwalk


Black Eyewear on the catwalk

Black Eyewear Hot off the Press

October 25th, 2014

Black Eyewear has certainly been in the press recently.  Lots of fantastic stylists have used our glasses and sunglasses in some creative editorials and fashion shoots for a variety of interesting fashion and music publications such as Spindle Magazine, MixMag, Out There and Meade.  Singer Nina Nesbitt looks amazing in the heart-shaped ‘Nina‘ sunglasses.

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Goodwood Revival 2014

September 26th, 2014

The Goodwood Revival is not only the world’s most historic motor race meeting but is also the only meeting to be staged completely in a nostalgic time capsule of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

Every year Robert Roope heads to Goodwood with vintage eyewear and his own collection, Black Eyewear.

Here are a few of our favourite moments from the weekend:




Black Eyewear in Cosmo

September 14th, 2014

Black Eyewear is known for anything but black!  The glasses and sunglasses are available in striking colours which are very popular for use in eye catching fashion shoots.  It came as no surprise then that the ‘Abbey‘, Red Cherry, featured in the September issue of Cosmopolitan.

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It’s Revival Time!

September 12th, 2014

That’s right, our favourite time of year, this weekend is Goodwood Revival!  We’re back exhibiting in the Revival Market, Stand 103.  We look forward to catching up with old friends, making new acquaintances and generally having a good time so stop by, visit us and try on a few pairs of glasses.

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Castles in the Sky

September 9th, 2014

Last week’s BBC 2 historical drama Castles in the Sky was the wonderful telling of the invention of the radar which was so important in the Battle of Britain.  Starring Eddie Izzard as spectacle-wearing inventor Robert Watson-Watt, actors Alex Jennings and Julian Rhind-Tutt also wore glasses appropriate to the 1940s as Henry Tizzard and Albert Percival Rowe.

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Countdown to Goodwood Revival

August 18th, 2014

Roope Vintage loves exhibiting at Goodwood Revival where there is such a fantastic atmosphere and so much fun to be had!  We will be there again this year and are sharing this video we made of last year’s escapades to help to heighten the anticipation.