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The Great Train Robbery

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Great Train Robbery comes a highly anticipated two-part drama from the BBC with plenty of 60’s frames to keep Roope Vintage lovers entertained!

Keep your eyes pealed for the premier on 18th Dec.

 

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.

The Rum Diary

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Johnny Depp stars in yet another adaptation of a Hunter S Thompson book The Rum Diary.   This film from 2011 is about an American journalist in Puerto Rico during the 1960s who meets the usual cast of misfits and outlaws and of course the beautiful love interest (played by Amber Heard in this case).  Fantastic retro sunglasses and glasses feature throughout and we’ve got styles similar to these 60s classics.

 

 

 

 

 

The Italian Job

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

It’s totally typical that a cool classic film like the 1969 original Italian Job would feature some fantastic frames.  Check these out for a blast from the past. Roope Vintage has frames to match the look.

Michael Caine as Charlie Croker wearing a frame similar to the Black Eyewear Tatum or Chet.

 

 

And Benny Hill as Professor Peach in round metal frames similar to the NHS Oval Curl.

 

Brighton Rock – 60s Style

Friday, February 4th, 2011

If you go to see Brighton Rock this weekend be sure to look out for fantastic 1950s and 60s style frames.  Both the book and original 1947 film were set in the 1930s but this version,  directed by Rowan Joffe and starring Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Helen Mirren and John Hurt, is set in 1960s Brighton.