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Looking for Large Glasses?

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

So often we have customers come to us asking for larger than average frames.  Fortunately, one of the ideas behind the Black Eyewear label is ‘vintage styles for today’s faces‘.  We have a variety of large frames to offer men and women.

What does large mean when it comes to choosing frames? Of course the measurements are important.  An average lens width would measure 45 or 48mm while some Black Eyewear models measure 56 or even 60mm.  But the overall size and thickness of the frame must also be taken into consideration.  Are you looking for a wide frame or a chunky frame, a large lens area or a large frame area?

Here are a few of our largest designer glasses for men and women:

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

Eyewear in the films of Wes Anderson

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Have you ever noticed the theme of eyewear in the fantastically kooky films of Wes Anderson?  With a penchant for glasses and sunglasses of the 1970s we take a look at the role specs play in a few of his films.


Darjeeling Limited

Adrian Brody’s character Peter Whitman insists on wearing his late father’s prescription sunglasses (one of many items of his father’s he has held onto) during his journey of self discovery across India with his brothers who are played by Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson.  To get the look see our selection of stylish vintage 70s sunglasses.


Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Bill Murray stars as an eccentric oceanographer, who may remind audiences of Jacques-Yves Cousteau.  Many cast members wear 70s style aviators in this film of man versus beast which was filmed in the beautiful Italian riviera.


The Royal Tenebaums

Gene Hackman as disasterous father Royal Tenenbaum in signature specs that are very similar to Black Eyewear Dexter.  Luke Wilson as Richie Tenenbaum a tennis prodigy who suffers a nervous breakdown and secretly loves his adopted sister Margot (Gwenyth Paltrow).  Similarities exist between Richie and Bjorn Borg, one of these is choice of eyewear similar to Black Eyewear Quincy.  Also pictured here is Bill Murray as Raleigh St Clair, a famous neurologist and husband of Margot who wears small round metal frames.

Black Eyewear 'Dexter'

aviator sunglasses

Three Days in May

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Now on at Trafalgar Studios in London is history play Three Days in May by Ben Brown.  With Warren Clarke starring as Churchill you would be correct in thinking there is going to be some vintage eyewear 1940s style eyewear throughout.  Here’s a preview:

Famous Analysts Prefer Round Frames

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Freud, Adler and Jung all wore round glasses.   Were they merely following the fashion of their time or does this say something of their psyches?

Eric and Ernie

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

At the beginning of the year BBC2 featured a drama, Eric and Ernie, telling the story of the rise to fame of Eric Morcambe and Ernie Wise.  The stellar cast included Victoria Wood and Vic Reeves as the parents of Eric Moir (Morcambe).  Bryan Dick and Daniel Rigby played the young comediens.  The cast wore some incredible retro 40s and 50s style frames as seen below.



Harry Potter in Round Glasses

Monday, November 15th, 2010

The much anticipated Harry Potter finale begins now with the first installment Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in cinemas on Friday.  Although both Harry and the actor who portrays him, Daniel Radcliffe, have grown and changed throughout the series; Harry Potter’s glasses have stayed much the same over the years.  He still wears a round black frame identical to our Saville Row Round Padded Black frame.