Bringing Back the Old Hollywood Charm
Iconic Eyewear in Movie History.
What is it about old movies that make us feel strangely nostalgic for a time we have never lived in? Perhaps it’s the very same charm that makes us look through our grandparents’ photo albums on rainy afternoons or invest in a record player in the era of music streaming—it’s all fun and games until you realize you have nowhere to put it and will have to spend the weekend looking for an equally stylish stand. Old classics can teach us a thing or two about elegance. We stand in awe of Cinecittà (our very own “Hollywood on the Tiber” in Rome) and Old Hollywood actors, with their good manners, graciousness and winsome custom of hat tipping. Let’s admit it, we would love to have Cary Grant’s impeccable style or Marcello Mastroianni’s lackadaisical old-school charm as he wanders about a pale, moonlit Rome in La Dolce Vita.
Due to our inevitable professional deformation, our eyes fall on the iconic eyeglasses that made cinema history and ended up influencing the glasses frames designed and made in Italy by The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear. The Gabardine Sunglasses reflect Mastroianni’s timeless elegance with his cream-colored suits always paired with polished Oxford shoes, while in the Pleat Classic Tortoise model we recreated Gregory Peck’s gentlemanly, spectacled style as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.
Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird
Pleat Classic Tortoise
And how could we ever forget about Cary Grant’s offhand aplomb in North by Northwest? We celebrate him with our Donegal Classic Tortoise Sunglasses, inspired by his witty, typically British charisma.
Cary Grant in North by Northwest
Donegal Classic Tortoise
Through our craftsmanship, we seek to capture the old-fashioned elegance that, after all this time, still wins us over—it’s a legacy of beauty that must be preserved.