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Vintage Eyewear in The Crown

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Haven’t seen The Crown yet.  Fantastic telly to binge watch over the holidays and lots of gorgeous vintage frames to lust after.  Here is our pick of the best: Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in sunglasses similar to the VIVIEN, Matt Smith as Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in aviator sunglasses similar to QUINCY and John Lithgow as Winston Churchill in small round frames similar to POPS.

And a little heads up, look out for Black Eyewear featuring in Series 2.

 

Cat Eye Sunglasses

Aviator Sunglasses

Round glasses

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

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Love all things vintage? Going to Goodwood Revival 2015? Visit Roope Vintage and Black Eyewear 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

Mr Sloane

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Will Mr Sloane ever get his life together?  Followers of Sky Atlantic’s new series Mr Sloane will be tuning in Friday night at 9pm to find out.  While eagerly anticipated this romantic comedy, created by Robert B. Weide and starring Nick Frost, won’t appeal to everyone as Mr Sloane’s antics are totally cringe-worthy!  True to character, slightly behind the times, Mr Sloane wears glasses of the 1950s while the rest of the world is speeding into the swinging sixties.  Here are our picks that best match his classic retro 50s and metal combination eyewear choices.

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Masters of Sex

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

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 Saville Row ‘Panto Gold Curl’ and the Upswept ‘Glenda’.

Made in Dagenham

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Today is International Women’s Day and what better way to celebrate than with a film all about equal rights for women with, of course, a few vintage glasses as well!

Made in Dagenham a dramatization of the 1968 strike which took place at the Ford plant in Dagenham. Female sewing machinist workers walked out due to pay inequality.  Successful, the strike directly resulted in the 1970 Equal Pay Act.

Starring Sally Hawkins, Rosamund Pike, Jaime Winstone, Andrea Riseborough and Miranda Richardson, it is Bob Hoskins as union rep Albert Passingham whose glasses really stand out as spot on 1950s/60s in the film.

Made in Dagenham will be shown on BBC 2 Saturday at 9pm.

Call the Midwife

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Last season Call the Midwife was all about Chummy‘s panto glasses.  This season Sister Bernadette updates her NHS glasses from round metal to the feminine upswept style.  Will they gain her the attention of Dr Turner?

 

 

Hitchcock

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

With Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as his wife Alma the film Hitchcock, in cinemas now, is sure to be great.  It follows the course of their relationship throughout the filming of Psycho.  Scarlett Johansson stars as Janet Leigh and Toni Collette gives a fantastic performance as Hitchcock’s secretary Peggy Robertson.  All three leading ladies wear fantastic vintage glasses and cat eye sunglasses.

 

 

 

James Dean Glasses

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Cultural icon James Dean is known for his early tragic death and brooding good looks.  He was also a specs wearer and poster boy for classic frame styles of the 1950s.  Here we match his look with vintage eyewear from Roope Vintage.

 

 

 

Black Eyewear – Vintage Inspired Eyewear

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Black Eyewear is a collection of designer sunglasses and glasses inspired by the vintage eyewear of the 1950s.  Updated for contemporary style these frames can be fitted with prescription lenses.

Black Eyewear - Vintage Inspired Eyewear

Mad Men Misses Out

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Although nominated in many categories Mad Men did not come away from this year’s Emmys a winner.  Pipped to the post time and again by Homeland we were disappointed our favourite vintage glasses inspiration missed out on the prize.