5 Sunglasses inspired by Brad Pitt's Iconic Style

Seven, Fight Club, Inglourious Basterds. There’s probably no need to recall some of the best movies Brad Pitt has appeared in, nor to make introductions about the actor's style. There are hundreds of articles about him, but you know what? You won't find one that doesn't mention his glasses.

5 Sunglasses inspired by Brad Pitt's Iconic Style

In the years of his transformation, between yesterday and today, sunglasses and eyeglasses have always complemented Brad Pitt's look. Shining the spotlight on him gives us shades far apart in style. Here in the TBD Eyewear editorial staff, we had fun scrolling through our collection and matching a pair of Made in Italy glasses to each "Hollywood" occasion.

Oscar Eyewear

At the 68th Oscars, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, we find a young Brad Pitt from the 90’s, hand in hand with actress Gwyneth Paltrow. A custom at the time. All black with a contrasting pointed collar, round sunglasses and plain temples - just like our Ulster Rhodium with bottle green lenses. The style here is retro.

Brad Pitt indossa occhiali in metallo per gli Oscar del 1996
Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow, 1996 Academy Awards

Red Carpet and Orange Lenses

The actor chose bow ties and impeccable attire to walk the red carpet at Cannes in 2011. Certainly, an outfit of perceptible quality. The theatrical touch here is made complete by the glasses: wide and with orange tinted lenses. The frames, strictly black to stay within the limits of elegance that the outfit creates, reminded us of our Donegal: handmade and designed for three-piece suits to be worn at leisure. 

Brad Pitt indossa occhiali da sole con lenti arancioni durante il Festival di Cannes 2011Brad Pitt during Cannes Red Carpet in 2011

Leisure on the track

2016. Brad Pitt takes to the track on the Sarthe circuit alongside driver Alex Wurz. That year, he was in fact the starter at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a sports race that is also a social phenomenon and event. For the occasion, the actor chose a shaded teardrop lens in dark gray and a black leather jacket. For our TBD Eyewear version, the aviator-style sunglasses Piquet have a textured double bridge, also paired with a teardrop lens. And they are handmade from bio-acetate, a super sustainable material.

Brad Pitt indossa occhiali da sole aviator alla 24h di Le Mans nel 2016
Brad Pitt during 24 Hours of Le Mans Race in 2016

Coppola and transparent frames

Once upon a time...in Hollywood, and Brad Pitt's coppola. In the very year of the release of Quentin Tarantino's ninth film (2019), Pitt had made this headgear a style symbol of the summer, albeit far removed from the character he plays. And the glasses? Not to overdo it, the champagne-colored frame occupies delicate shapes, framing a decidedly darker lens. We have them in a handcrafted version, the Donegal Eco Champagne, which can simply be paired with both casual suits and tailored dresses, for a decided elegance.

Brad Pitt indossa occhiali da sole color champagne a Cannes nel 2019Brad Pitt arriving at Cannes Festival in 2019

Relaxed, with Style

On the eve of the release of his new movie, Bullet Train, Brad Pitt braves a much more relaxed outfit, compared to the usual red carpet looks: colorful, super light materials and genderless garments. The dark havana color of the sunglasses echoes the warm hues in his clothes. Just like our Lino in bio-acetate; biodegradable and recyclable.

Brad Pitt indossa Occhiali Dark Havana alla Premiere di Bullet TrainBrad Pitt during Bullet Train Premier

You don't need to have an eclectic soul like Brad Pitt to argue that glasses are not just an accessory: they exude a distinct style and are a true expression of self. Do you agree?