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Archive for August, 2013

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!

Celebrating 50 years of ‘I have a dream’ speech

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

This month marks the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream speech’ which was influential in the fight for civil rights for African Americans.  Here is an iconic photo of the speech and we notice a figure standing just behind Martin Luther King wearing glasses in the popular style of the 1960s.

For this 60s style try the Black Eyewear ‘Erroll‘.

Malcolm X, another civil rights leader, also wore glasses that have become iconic and associated with the style of the 1960s.  Our 1960s metal combination frames are named MX in his honour.

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.