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The Monocle

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Something about a monocle brings to mind the comedic upper class gentleman or German military officer.  Worn in England from the 1830s onwards monocles are still sought after today and have become well-known and recognisable accessories to various icons and celebrities.

 

 

 

 

 

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.