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Mr Selfridge wears Chico!

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Last night’s episode of Mr Selfridge showcased lead character, Harry Gordon in a pair of round frames similar to our Black Eyewear Chico. A fabulous period drama based on London’s famous Oxford Street store.

Mr Selfridge in Chico


Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Tomorrow night (Thursday 10th October 2013) sees the debut of ITV’s new 1960s drama Breathless.  The drama takes place in a London hospital following the lives of the doctors and nurses in a Gynaecology unit.  Joanna Page stars as Lily Enderbury an ex nurse now married to the hospital’s anaesthetist.  She wears classic upswept glasses of the 1950s and 60s.

Masters of Sex

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Tuesday 8th October sees the start of a new Channel 4 12 part drama set in the 1950s.  Masters of Sex follows the relationship between Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), the couple who gave birth to the sexual revolution. We have already glimpsed some fantastic period glasses similar to the Savile Row ‘Panto Gold Curl’ and the Upswept ‘Glenda’.

Fabulous Fashionistas

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Did you see the Channel 4 Cutting Edge documentary Fabulous Fashionistas?  Six ladies with an average age of 80 not afraid to be bold when it comes to fashion and eyewear!

If you are similarly daring go for colour and size, the brighter and bigger the better.  We recommend the following Black Eyewear and Vintage 80s frames for making a statement.

Strictly Come Dancing 2013

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Actor Mark Benton, who is currently in Waterloo Road, will be one of a new batch of contestants battling it out on the dance floor to become the Strictly Come Dancing 2013 Champion.  He is also a specs wearer and is seen here wearing metal combination glasses similar to the Black Eyewear Milt or the Vintage 50s MX.  Tune in tonight for the first episode.

Retro glasses in hit US show Dexter

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Mos Def appeared in Season 6 of the US hit television show Dexter.  Playing Brother Sam, a convicted murderer turned born again Christian, a popular character he wore retro two tone glasses similar to the Anglo AmericanByker‘.

Singer on Breakfast News in Cat Eye Glasses

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Scottish singer Barbara Dickson appeared on BBC Breakfast recently wearing a pair of gorgeous cat eye glasses ever so similar to Black EyewearVivien‘.

Monty Don’s round glasses

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

That’s right, Monty Don was spotted on BBC Gardener’s World last night in the shed wearing glasses identical to the Savile Row round padded Tortoiseshell  or Chestnut frame seen here.  His even have curl sides which are available from Roope Vintage as well!


Top of the Lake director in stylish specs

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Have you seen BBC Two drama Top of the Lake?  We spotted director Jane Campion, in a film about the making of the TV miniseries, in some very stylish glasses and sunglasses along with her co creator Gerard Lee.

Campion wears glasses similar in shape to the Anglo American175‘ and sunglasses similar to Black EyewearBix‘.

Gerard Lee’s glasses are like the very traditional Saville Row.

Ade Edmondson Masterchef

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Comedian Ade Edmondson wowed everyone in the Celebrity Masterchef kitchen.  We like the glasses he wore on the program as well and think they are very much like the Black Eyewear ‘Buddy‘.