Saturday, January 28, 2012

The coolest glasses in film fashion

I'm pronouncing it here. Gary Oldman's glasses in the fantastic new film 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy', have GOT to be a contender for the coolest glasses in film fashion...ever. I can think of others, as in the specs De Niro wore in 'Casino', but honestly these babies here take the cake, simply because they are so unbelievably non-descript. They make a big play on glasses in this film, in the way that 'Wuthering Heights' uses the window as metaphor for a psychological barrier between characters. Apparently, Oldman tried on hundreds of pairs to get the right one. According to Le Carre, who also worked in British intelligence, if you were a spy, you wanted to blend in to the background. To be almost invisible. These glasses certainly helped with that. 

Expect Prada to do a version of these in a year or so. Betcha.



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6 comments:

L.L. said...

Nice glasses; how was the film?

Wallace Chapman said...

* * * * stars

Lauren@Styleseer said...

Brilliant! The glasses and Gary Oldman's performance. The film was good, but not quite as good as the original BBC mini-series. Have you seen it?

Anonymous said...

Just like my grandad's in the seventies!

Sarah-Rose said...

They are excellent glasses.

The note about trying on multiple pairs reminds me of my favourite moment from Stanley Kubrick's Boxes, the 2008 documentary, where they showed that Malcolm McDowell tried on all sorts of hats for A Clockwork Orange before Kubrick decided on the bowler as "the most sinister" hat.

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