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4 Iconic Glasses that Dominated the Silver Screen

Let yourself be inspired by Hollywood icons and find your style on TBD Eyewear.

We all know that the most iconic glasses worn in famous movies are inseparably linked to the character who donned them. Since the clothes selected or created by the costume designer tell a story about the character who wears them, the chosen eyeglasses become an essential prop that contributes to the actor’s successful performance.

Even our team at TBD Eyewear succumbs to the indisputable movie charm and, when it comes to designing new glasses frames, the characters we love the most are bound to become our muses.

Daniel Craig in Spectre (2015)

In addition to popularizing the “shaken, not stirred” vodka martini, Agent 007 will undoubtedly go down in history as a men’s style icon, together with the six actors who portrayed him in the past 57 years.

In Spectre, aside from the impeccable suits, we were impressed by the sunglasses worn by Bond in Rome. This typically British style inspired us in the creation of our Donegal Black sunglasses, featuring a bold square bio-acetate frame that lends its wearer a striking, manly elegance. They probably won’t magically turn you into Daniel Craig, but our Donegal Eco Black sunglasses can certainly help you exude at least part of James Bond’s effortless charm.

Donegal Eco Black | Bottle Green

Elegant and eye-catching—inside and out the big screen—66-year old Jeff Goldblum embodies the true meaning of “aging like fine wine”, as he has shown us with his acting talent and ever-growing iconic and ironic sense of style.

Jeff Goldblum in Indipendence Day (1996)

In 1996 Independence Day hit the theatres and Goldblum, who played the smart satellite technician David Levinson, was already giving us a taste of his lucky ability to rock any kind of eyeglasses.

To recreate the same intellectual charm, we recommend our Cran Classic Tortoise spectacles: a simple yet refined round frame with a timelessly elegant tortoise shell pattern.

Cran Classic Tortoise Optical

In The Aviator we follow the story of the wily industrialist, glamorous movie producer and aviation magnate Howard Hughes, portrayed by the superlative Leonardo DiCaprio. Set in a splendid reconstruction of Hollywood in its golden age, Di Caprio’s character dresses accordingly, alternating superb suits and double-breasted blazers with a more casual—yet equally stylish—aviator jacket and laced leather boots.

Leonardo Di Caprio and Cate Blanchett in The Aviator (2004)

Inspired by Di Caprio’s sunglasses in the movie, our Vicuña Tobacco in 24k gold combine the timelessly round design with brown lenses to soar in life with elegance.

Vicuna Gold Tobacco

Boasting a career studded with sardonic and melancholic roles and yet an underdog status in the movie industry, Bruce Willis appears in The Jackal as a ruthless assassin hired to kill a leading American politician.

Bruce Willis in The Jackal (1997)

In a memorable scene, Willis catches a glimpse of his pursuer and peers at him over his cool sunglasses, smiling and waving at him—just before starting to shoot. His sunglasses resemble in shape and colour our Cran Eco Transparent | Gradient Grey model, which combines a clear round frame with dark grey lenses to endow its wearer with a mysterious elegance.

Cran Transparent Gradient Grey

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