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Billie Jean King

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Tennis legend Billie Jean King has worn some amazing glasses over the years and this year at Wimbledon she didn’t disappoint.  Feeling inspired?  Go colourful like Billie has and try ‘Serge‘ Red Cherry or the more feminine ‘Peggy‘ in Pastel Rose.

 

Here is a look at some of the styles she wore on and off the court.

Metal Combination Black Eyewear ‘Roy

Metal Combination

 

NHS Panto

Panto glasses

Aviator

Aviator glasses

 

Colourful Black Eyewear

Black Eyewear glasses

 

Gareth’s All Star Choir

Friday, 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

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?

 

 

What are ‘Panto’ Eyeglasses?

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Panto refers to the shape of glasses which we often associate with the NHS of the 1950s and 60s.  The term panto comes from the word pantoscopic which literally means seeing everything or wide view.  These frames, a combination of round and oval with a high hinge, certainly deliver maximum lens!  While the classic NHS plastic styles are currently very fashionable we are also seeing a resurgence of interest in panto frames which can be fitted with sunglass lenses.

Are you watching Boardwalk Empire?

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

If you are, have you noticed the fantastic vintage glasses.  If you are not, you must tune into this great serial drama directed by Martin Scorsese set in Atlantic City during the Prohibition Era.  Here are some retro frames similar to the eyewear seen in the show.

 


 

 

Boardwalk Empire on Sky Atlantic Saturdays 9pm.  Don’t miss it!

Alys Fowler of Gardeners’ World: Fan of Vintage Eyewear

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

BBC Gardeners’ World expert, Alys Fowler knows more than just gardening.  She sports one after another stylish frame.  From upswept to nhs, and even a frame that looks similar to our Black Eyewear ‘Peggy’, we applaud her choice of eyewear.