Robert Roope Vintage

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.

 

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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.

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Season’s Greetings

December 20th, 2014

Season’s Greetings from all of us at Roope Vintage.

Red and Green cat eye glasses

Blue Cat Eye Glasses

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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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.

GOODWOOD REVIVAL 2013 PORTRAITS

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This Old Thing

July 25th, 2014

Television presenter Dawn O’Porter is currently host of the Channel 4 show This Old Thing: The Vintage Clothes Show.  A vintage lover herself, we spotted Dawn and her husband Chris O’Dowd browsing the vintage eyewear styles on the Roope Vintage stand at Goodwood Revival last year.

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Happy Bastille Day

July 14th, 2014

We say grab any excuse to celebrate on a lovely day like today.  Did you know July 14th is  Bastille Day.  Embrace your inner Francophile, get decked out in blue white and red and don’t forget your Eiffel Tower sunglasses!

 

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