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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

 

Castles in the Sky

Tuesday, 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.

NHS_Panto_Chestnut_3Saville_Row_Round_Padded_Tortoiseshell

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Ben Stiller’s latest project is to star in a new production of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  The film is based on the 1939 short story by American author and New Yorker contributor  James Thurber.  Mitty is drawn into daydreams where he performs heroic actions out of character with his everyday exitance.  The story was also made into a film in 1947 which starred comedic actor Danny Kaye.  Stiller wears appropriate vintage eyewear throughout the film and has been aged to play Mitty.  Look out for the film in 2013.

 

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.