Robert Roope Vintage

Metal Combination Frames are ‘Legend’

September 14th, 2015

Tom Hardy stars as both Ronnie and Reggie Kray in new film Legend about the notorious East End gangsters.  Distinctive metal combination frames help to differentiate the look of the two brothers.  For a similar vintage original frame try the ‘Altor‘.

 

vintage metal combination glasses

 

 

‘Life in Squares’ or in vintage glasses?

September 9th, 2015

Recent BBC2 drama mini-series Life in Squares was not received with huge acclaim however we noted it for the vintage frames.  Both the character of Lytton Strachey and that of the mature Virginia Woolf wear appropriate eyewear of the time.  For Lytton’s small metal oval gold frames try the OVAL ‘Olly‘ Gold.  Virginia’s bold round glasses are the spitting image of the Anglo American ‘116‘.

Oval gold frames

Round vintage style glasses

It’s That Time Again: Goodwood Revival 2015 is Here!

September 4th, 2015

Love all things vintage? Going to Goodwood Revival 2015? Visit Roope Vintage for your 1950s style specs. We’ll be at stand 128 all weekend, 11-13 September 2015.  Hope to see you there.

Black Eyewear at Goodwood

Roope Vintage at Goodwood

Classic Specs for Goodwood founder Lord March

May 29th, 2015

Lord March, owner of the Goodwood Estate and racing enthusiast, wears classic specs befitting a gentleman who founded Goodwood Revival.  We’ll be there again this year enjoying  a great weekend of historic motor racing with a side of vintage fashion!

By the way, Lord March’s glasses are ever so similar to our Anglo American ‘406‘.

 

Indian Summers

March 17th, 2015

Set in 1930s India, during the final years of British colonial rule, Channel 4’s Indian Summers is a stunning visual feast.  As you would expect, the period costuming is wonderful and includes round NHS style glasses for the character Eugene Mathers.

 

1930s glasses

 

MasterChef 2015

March 14th, 2015

New series of MasterChef, new glasses for Gregg Wallace.

Week 1 contestant Tony has already impressed and we think he could go all the way, maybe it’s the specs?  They are very similar to the classic Anglo American 406 seen here.

Tony from Masterchef

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

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 his collection of vintage eyewear.

 

 

 

 

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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