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Archive for the ‘Retro 50s’ Category

Henry Holland

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

What glasses would Henry Holland wear if he decided to go retro?  These are our picks based on glasses he’s been seen wearing previously:


The classic wayfarer epitomised in the Retro 50s ‘Memphis‘,


To push the boundaries a bit go for the Retro 50s ‘MX‘ metal combination frame.

The Challenger

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Veteran actor William Hurt stars as physicist Richard Feynman in the 2013 BBC production of The Challenger about Feynman’s search for the cause of the Challenger space shuttle disaster.  In the film, Hurt wears classic retro 50s two tone glasses similar to those originally worn by Feynman and similar to the Retro 1D.  Off screen Hurt prefers a metal frame, wearing a gold panto in the photo below.

Wayfarers are out…

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Even Ray-Ban has acknowledged that the popularity of Wayfarer sunglasses can’t continue forever.  They have recommended the 1990s style Arista, a metal panto frame, as an alternative at £125.

Try one of our identical Retro 50s panto collection at £117?

Retro 50s Panto

Pitch Perfect

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Musical comedy Pitch Perfect caught our eye due to the amazing selection of sunglasses featured on its film poster.  We offer a variety of vintage sunglasses styles to suit every diva’s personality!

Graham Coxon in 50s Glasses

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

We’ve mentioned Graham Coxon’s 50s style two tone glasses before.  Now it seems he prefers a lighter colour similar to the tortoiseshell colour of the Retro 50s Retro 1D.


Vintage Glasses in The Hour Series 2

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

The Hour has returned to BBC2 with period eyewear similar to Black Eyewear.  Our favourite reporters are on the case in vintage  cat eye glasses and 50s styles.

Vintage Eyewear in Cycle Style

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Horst A Friedrichs and Prestel have brought out a wonderful new book which celebrates London Cycle Style.

With the incredible popularity of cycling the capitol is awash with stylish cyclists;  many, as you will see here, capture the elegance of an earlier age.

Vintage style is paramount and so are retro glasses.

Here are a few of our favourites along with recommendations for similar eyewear styles.

Anne Robinson’s Glasses

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Anne Robinson’s glasses are part of her persona.  She peers out of them, down at us, in an imperious manner and this is what we love about her.  Her glasses aren’t always the best shape for her face but they suit her personality.  She certainly favours colour and her glasses often match her hair, a lovely marmalade colour.  If you’re a fan we have just the frames for you!

Roy Orbison’s Iconic Frames

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Roy Orbison’s voice is not the only distinctive thing about him, so are his sunglasses and of course that quiff!  Orbison’s chunky frames with three pin decor are similar in shape to Buddy Holly’s and to our own recent addition Black Eyewear Gerry.

You Got It

Pretty Woman

The Rum Diary

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Johnny Depp stars in yet another adaptation of a Hunter S Thompson book The Rum Diary.   This film from 2011 is about an American journalist in Puerto Rico during the 1960s who meets the usual cast of misfits and outlaws and of course the beautiful love interest (played by Amber Heard in this case).  Fantastic retro sunglasses and glasses feature throughout.