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post #31 of 44
I settled on an Anglo American (English) frame 'Bakerville', that's nearly identical to the Black frame 'Bird' that I posted above. Got turned onto them via Moscot. Not Marcello but handsome none the less. I'd still love an answer to what he's rocking. I'll keep an eye on this thread.
post #32 of 44
I've been following this thread for over a year now and I just thought I'd keep it running again. Here's a screen capture from the movie showing the frame exactly from the front:

The few things I notice are:

1. The height of the lens is almost the same as the width, giving it the appearance of being more square than it is rectangular.
2. The temple arms are rather pointy, almost like a cat-eye's

Last year I visited a vintage frame optician in London and I showed him the screen capture. Believe it or not, they had a NOS frame that looked exactly like it, except it was brown crystal instead of black and it had the cross sign on the temple arms, much like Bausch and Lomb's safety frames. It was a generic frame with absolutely no markings so I couldn't tell the make. The optician didn't know either other than it was from the 60's.

I usually wear 46/48 sized lenses but these were small, probably 40/42 so I ultimately decided to give it up. And as usual, it was the only one *sigh*

Not to give up, I went looking further online and after quite some digging, I stumbled upon Oliver Goldsmith's 'Kolus' (available from Retrospecs.com) below:



Although not quite the same, with it being slightly chunkier overall (the MM frame had a slightly thicker browline and thinner along the sides and bottom) and the bridge is more of a wayfarer's style, I think the Kolus is the closest thing I've seen so far.

Let me know what you guys think.

-Husni
post #33 of 44
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Originally Posted by SoulMUSZE View Post
I've been following this thread for over a year now and I just thought I'd keep it running again. Here's a screen capture from the movie showing the frame exactly from the front:

The few things I notice are:

1. The height of the lens is almost the same as the width, giving it the appearance of being more square than it is rectangular.
2. The temple arms are rather pointy, almost like a cat-eye's

Last year I visited a vintage frame optician in London and I showed him the screen capture. Believe it or not, they had a NOS frame that looked exactly like it, except it was brown crystal instead of black and it had the cross sign on the temple arms, much like Bausch and Lomb's safety frames. It was a generic frame with absolutely no markings so I couldn't tell the make. The optician didn't know either other than it was from the 60's.

I usually wear 46/48 sized lenses but these were small, probably 40/42 so I ultimately decided to give it up. And as usual, it was the only one *sigh*

Not to give up, I went looking further online and after quite some digging, I stumbled upon Oliver Goldsmith's 'Kolus' (available from Retrospecs.com) below:



Although not quite the same, with it being slightly chunkier overall (the MM frame had a slightly thicker browline and thinner along the sides and bottom) and the bridge is more of a wayfarer's style, I think the Kolus is the closest thing I've seen so far.

Let me know what you guys think.

-Husni

That's so close it's time to kop.
post #34 of 44
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Originally Posted by lithium180 View Post
I'd be interested to know the maker of MM's sunglasses as well.

They are Persols.

http://gearcrave.com/wp-content/uplo...rcellomast.jpg

http://gearcrave.com/2008-07-09/wedn...ol-sunglasses/

I have a pair of Persol folding reading glasses, my second pair. My first were
lost at one of the best restaurants in San Francisco, appropriately enough.
I rarely dine in such places.
post #35 of 44
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Originally Posted by comrade View Post
They are Persols.

http://gearcrave.com/wp-content/uplo...rcellomast.jpg

http://gearcrave.com/2008-07-09/wedn...ol-sunglasses/

I have a pair of Persol folding reading glasses, my second pair. My first were
lost at one of the best restaurants in San Francisco, appropriately enough.
I rarely dine in such places.

I'm glad people are still watching this thread!

@Comrade: Sorry to hear about your lost readers. I'm inclined to agree with you that MM's sunglasses definitely look like Persol's 2720.

However, discussions on a different forum (http://www.opticsplanet.com/msgboard...lo+mastroianni) suggest they are the 60's version of the Prada SPR 07F. The modern day counterpart is below:



post #36 of 44
Persol seems to have new offerings this spring/summer. This one in particular looks very much like the optical frame MM wears, the PO2979s. They're sunglasses but the overall shape and proportions are pretty much spot on IMO, except the temple arms aren't as pointy.

http://www.otticanet.com/persol.cfm?...hiale=PO_2979S

They're also of a medium/large size, being 51-20-145 which should fit most faces well.

Enjoy folks!
post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by comrade View Post
I have a pair of Persol folding reading glasses, my second pair. My first were
lost at one of the best restaurants in San Francisco, appropriately enough.
I rarely dine in such places.

C, where did you find these? I have been trying to find a pair.
post #38 of 44
I'm still hunting for a pair of sunglasses in this shape.

Saw these Lunettes that are kind of similar:
post #39 of 44
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Originally Posted by nickelcobalt View Post
I'm still hunting for a pair of sunglasses in this shape.

Saw these Lunettes that are kind of similar:

You won't go wrong with Persol's 2979s.
post #40 of 44

I contacted with a company named RVS that makes hand made eyewear( http://www.rvsbyv.com/ ). I asked them if they know what's the brand of MM's glasses. The answer I received was  'RVS Hand Made Eyewear has actually just released the exact same model for its 2012 collection'. 

 

In my opinion, I do not think it's accurate enough.

 

 

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post #41 of 44
I think the bridge is a little small and like most modern frames, they have a slight curve on the frame front. They're not bad but definitely not the "exact same model". Looks more like the Warby Parker's Winston: http://www.warbyparker.com/men/optical/mens-eyewear-winston-eyeglass-frame-black
post #42 of 44
Yeah, none of those are really right. I don't think we'll ever know who made the originals.

I saw these at Spectacles for Humans the other day. Sorta close but too thick. Not bad.

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post #43 of 44
looks like some frame makers are beginning to source this as a thing. perhaps somebody ambitious will actually go after a copy or a frame historian will pipe up and settle the debate on the MM regular glasses.
post #44 of 44
If anyone's interested, here's a vintage one by 'Peerage' that is slightly more rounded than MM's frame. Sized 50/20 which brings the full width to about 5 1/4" - 5 3/8". Would be suitable for someone with an oval or squarish face.

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Get it on eBay here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-Thick-Hornrim-Nylon-50s-Eyeglasses-Frame-Rockabilly-Peerage-50-20-ao-FRANCE-/190619875081?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c61d47709#ht_3026wt_922
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