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We Wear Perfume

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Robert Roope, founder of Roope Vintage was recently interviewed by We Wear Perfume on his thoughts on fragrance and why he wears Karl Lagerfeld for men.

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Good Weekend at Goodwood Revival 2015

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Roope Vintage had a blast at Goodwood Revival last weekend.  There was interest in our glasses from a new generation of vintage enthusiasts and we caught up with some familiar faces from St Albans.  As always the atmosphere was fantastic and we received wonderful feedback about Robert Roope’s collection.

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Roope Vintage at Goodwood Revival 2015

 

Roope Vintage Goodwood Revival 2015

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 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

Goodwood Revival 2014

Friday, September 26th, 2014

The Goodwood Revival is not only the world’s most historic motor race meeting but is also the only meeting to be staged completely in a nostalgic time capsule of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

Every year Robert Roope heads to Goodwood with his collection of vintage eyewear.

 

 

 

 

Roope Vintage at Goodwood Revival 2012

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

It has been exactly one week since Roope Vintage exhibited at Goodwood Revival 2012.  This year’s festival broke all the records and was a sell-out event with a record number of attendees!  Motor racing hero Dan Gurney was honoured in style and celebrities Ewan McGregor, Kim Cattrall and Rowan Atkinson were spotted amongst the motor racing enthusiasts.  We had a great time too and it was lovely to catch up with familiar faces we haven’t seen for a while.

 

Black Eyewear Designer on Three Counties Radio

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

That’s right, Robert Roope, founder of Roope Vintage and collector of vintage glasses and sunglasses, will be featured on BBC Three Counties Radio tomorrow at noon. Be sure to tune in and listen to the interview with Nick Coffer.

Robert Roope @ VINTAGE Southbank 2011

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Although Roope Vintage didn’t attend this year’s Vintage Festival as a retailer, Robert Roope did spend an afternoon at VINTAGE  Southbank.  Here are some photos of the wonderful time had there!

 

Architecture Icons Wear Frames With Style

Monday, June 27th, 2011

To architects design is important so it follows that they pay attention to the style and design of the glasses they wear.

Design is important to us too which is why we have carefully selected our collection of vintage frames created by Robert Roope, glasses and sunglasses designer.

Here are some architecture gurus through the ages and the design inspired specs they wore.

 

Walter Gropius was a founder of the Bauhaus movement in Germany and The Architects Collaborative in the US.  He wore glasses similar to Vintage 50s Jake.

 

Philip Johnson is best known for the Sony Building (formerly AT&T) in New York and his Glass House.  He often collaborated with Mies van der Rohe and wore round specs similar to our Anglo American 180E.

 

As a student I. M. Pei was very interested in the early modern masters.  You may be familiar with his glass Pyramids at the Louvre or the JFK Library.  His iconic round tinted glasses are identical to Anglo American 221EVO.

 

It is hard to miss the creations of Frank Gehry whose works such as the titanium clad Guggenheim in Bilbao have become tourist attractions.  He frequently may be seen wearing classic Aviators.


Richard Meier is best known as the architect of the Getty Center in Los Angeles.  Of note are his prominent use of the colour white and his fab round glasses.


Plumen Lightbulb Designer Wears Vintage

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Design is important to us at Roope Vintage and is evident in our collection of vintage and reproduction glasses and sunglasses.  Design also runs in the Roope family.

London design group Hulger has won awards for its eco friendly light bulb, Plumen. The world’s first designer low-energy light bulb was co-designed by Nicholas Roope, son of Robert Roope.  Here he is wearing fab retro Anglo American Princeton glasses while demonstrating the versitility of the Plumen!